Everyone Gets to be a Mouse!
Okay, I’ve been hit with the queen mother bitch of all head colds, so this’ll be brief. Please check out my latest Atomic Tails web comic strip (on the interwebs…) and I hope you enjoy the continuing adventures of Chud, Trog, and their scruffy friends. Also, check out Trog’s Blog to read my rants about making my first Web comic series, and also (also) check out the Archive for past comics. I think I’m suffocating in my own snot, so I’m gonna end this now.
Everyone Gets to be a Mouse!
For all the stuff I post on here, I really do kind of dig it when I get to post something of my own. Not saying its gonna be good, but I just like that I’m (at least) trying to apply some to the stuff I’m learning through Atomic Moo.
Anyways, I just finished Atomic Tails #25. You can read about its making on my official Atomic Tails blog: Trog’s Blog. Also, you can follow Atomic Tails on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Just search “Atomic Tails.” Anyways, enjoy the comic below and remember: its free!
The adventures of Chud and Trog Continue!
Hello again, El Moochadores! Yeah, I haven’t been posting a lot lately, but mostly because I’ve been focused on getting the new Atomic Tails comic finished. Comic #22 tells a little bit more about Chud’s plan for a comic book (greatest comic book in the history of the world…). I don’t like patting myself on the back, but there’s some stuff in this strip, I’m kind of proud of. Anyways, check out the new comic below, and after that go check out past comics at the Atomic Tails archice. Also, you can read a little bit about what went into the making of the comic (this is a learning experience too) at Trog’s Blog.
***Explicit Language*** for all you sensitive folks.
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They’re all mice! Everyone get’s to be a mouse!
Hey El Moochadores, I just finished a new Atomic Tails! Yeah, kind of weird for a guy in his forties to slopply drawing a comic about mice, but fuck it. I’m having fun and learning a lot in the process. You can read all about this comics strips creation on my offical Atomic Tails blog or Trog’s Blog. heh.
Also, I launched a Patreon for Atomic Tails. I am scary broke right now and I need help paying for the site. Right now there’s only a dollar donation offer (which get’s you our sincerest thanks!) but were working on some improved rewards and offers for anyone interested in helping out.
Look to the right and you’ll see the first Atomic Tails ad too! Both Chudd and I worked on this one, and I kind of dig the results.
I posted the new comic strip below, but also go check out the comics archive to see more comics and my progress in making it. Well, I hope there is progress… On to strip #18!
Okay El Moochadores, I just finished another strip for Atomic Tails! Check out #14 and the introduction of Buttery Wholesomeness. Based on the same Buttery Wholesomeness who occasionally helps out with the blog and podcast. The real life Buttery is much more a cartoon character. Anyways, more strips are coming soon.
Original review by Chris “Buttery Wholesomeness” French.
The views and opinions of Buttery Wholesomeness do not necessarily reflect those of Atomic Moo; However it is important to note that Buttery Wholesomeness does not necessarily acknowledge the opinions others, including those of Atomic Moo…
“So,” Buttery Wholesomeness glowered. “I suppose it’s well past time for me to get started.” With that, he threw his copy of Max Collins’ (Road to Perdition) The Wrong Quarry into a pile of discarded novels. Water dripped from the ceiling of the warren, his dwelling in the tunnels under the neon nightmare that was Las Vegas Boulevard, pooling at the bottom of the moldering pile. Buttery cracked his knuckles and turned to his pieced-together desktop.
I love a hard-edged protagonist. I suppose I’m not alone in this, of course; if anyone is willing to admit that they read a line of comics from the 90’s that wasn’t Archie, you do, too. But I’ve always found the harder protagonists more compelling. I like deep mental scarring, I love drama. Those two things, well-written, feed from each other, and make for some very compelling stories.
In this, The Wrong Quarry doesn’t disappoint. Quarry, an assumed name, of course (who would name their kid Quarry, after all?) did a bit in Vietnam, learning a new trade, as he says. Coming back to the World, he gets hugged up with a gentleman who brokered contract killings. This was the guy who gave Quarry his working name, because, as he said, he was harder than stone, and just as cold. When the Broker double-crossed Quarry, he came back to talk to the Broker about it.
Seems to have been a short visit. Quarry got the better of the discussion.
The views and opinions of this review’s author do not necessarily reflect those of Atomic Moo’s; Though they should since we’re trading our views and opinions for a smokes and candy bars.
I sat in the Rat Warrens under the scar that is Las Vegas, awaiting my fate. I’d just murdered the Rat King, and had been placed, in his stead, atop the stinking mound of filth that was his throne. The toothless human errata that inhabited those dark places where more sensible men feared to go (without being fully vested in their hobo-stab-insurance policies, at any rate) swarmed about my feet, some of them hopeless, many of them stupefied by their intoxicants of choice. How, could I turn such a rabble into a force to be reckoned with? How could I bend such a mob to my needs? It was then that a package arrived.
Trog had sent me a book to read. He had been completely immersed in his labors, none of which were even mildly reputable, and had, somehow, been entreated upon to spend his time reading this book, and others like it, and reporting to the entire Over-world about the quality of the craft therein. I happily agreed to do the job in his stead; it would provide a much-needed outlet for me. The job of managing the Warren was difficult. In time, it would become easier, of course. Until then, there was a new book to read…
HOLY SHIT, IT’S BEEN AWHILE! Sorry I haven’t been on the blog much, but life has been getting in the way. Someday, I hope things settle down enough that I can get things back on track. Thankfully Trog has taken the reigns and is doing a pretty good job running the blog and podcast (kind of his thing now). Here’s something pretty cool though. Our good friend and brethren Moochador posted a review of the new zombie film World War Z on our Facebook Epic Thread (don’t know what that is? Good, let’s keep it that way…), that we thought was super awesome! Read the review below and let us know what you think!
Buttery Wholesomeness’ Moo Review: World War Z
I, for one, enjoyed the book. AND the movie, actually. When Brooks wasn’t a screenwriter, I feared the actual Hollywood ending, where we win the war, and everything goes back to some semblance of normal, complete with a president in front of a podium talking about how the indomitable human spirit will triumph. Meanwhile, I’ve got thirty [rude and obtrusive people] who can’t even turn their fucking cels off for the movie, and every damned person in the place is overweight, including me (although, i -have- been trimming weight, so nyaah).
But, see, we didn’t get that.
The book was collection of vignettes about what was going on in different parts of the world when everything went South. But see, there’s no real narrative structure in that. It would be difficult to have a movie about a guy collating facts and stories about the war, after the fact. No drama, no drive, no need to engage the characters that show up. Instead, we see a guy attached to a mission to find out more about patient zero and the virus.
The movie was good, man. very entertaining. They managed to feed the audience some of the most interesting vignettes through the narrative, which is good, because it gave me that “Oh! This is THAT GUY!” feel from reading the book ahead of time.
(They didn’t talk about the Lion of Pashtu, or whatever his name was, and I was really looking for that. They did drop a nuke, which might have been him, which is also cool, even if he didn’t use nukes.)
All in all, yeah! Definitely worth seeing. Now, about the Zedheads.
They don’t attack like people, which was one of those things that bothered me about a lot of zombie movies.
They attack like rabid dogs.
Teeth and jaws first. Kinda cool to see, and it really fed me the idea that they weren’t as much in control as reacting to stimulus.
So, yeah. Good times.
Good evening El Moochadores! It’s been a few weeks but we’re back with a little less money, a few new bruises, and another episode of the Atomic Moocast! On this edition of the Atomic Moocast we talked with independent comic book creator, Kara Barrett! Kara has just finished a successful Kickstarter campaign for her new graphic novel; The Bargain! Check this out:
Twenty years ago Jackson signed his soul away to pay his mother’s gambling debt. Now his bill is coming due on New Year’s Eve. Peddling potions and mojos as a traveling salesman most of his life, Jackson understands a thing or two about magic. But salvation always eludes him. Louisiana is his last hope. Jackson’s hunt for a way to break the devil’s pact leads him to a haunted plantation in search of a crazy hoodoo slave ghost and then to the wild streets of 1955 New Orleans. With the assistance of an alluring creole healer named Lissette, can Jackson find a way to save himself before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve?
Follow the link above back to Kara’s Kickstarter project and check out the niffty benefits you get for donating to her project!
Also on this episode; One of our past Brethren Moo returns! Buttery Wholesomeness is back and joins us for a State of the Moo before this shows interview! Buttery helps us discuss the finer points of 1912, Tarzan, and Kevin Smith!
So this is it El Moochadores! Now is the time to scour your fridge for snacks and cool fizzy sodas, then flop your extra large McButt into a comfy chair, and hit that button that will start the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about!
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