A Kickstarter where modern game parody meets handmade Japanese prints.
Hello again, El Moochadores! It is the (my) weekend, and I have some time to post about cool (nerdy) stuff here on the moo. Actually I’m just taking a break from working on my comic strip. A whole day of cartoon mice and I need see something else to look at… Like kickass, game inspired, wood block prints!
So… the Ukiyo-e Heroes Kickstarter doesn’t need any help from us. This Kickstarter is just a few days old and it has it $38,000.00 over its goal, but the project is so unique that I want to post about it here too. Also, it really reminds me of college and print making classes.
Anyways, currently on Kickstarter there is a new campaign that mixes video game boss fights and traditional Japanese print making. The project, Ukiyo-e, is a continuation of a successful 2012 Kickstarter campaign that featured popular figures from pop culture in the same print style. Created by Jed Henry and Dave Bull, this Kickstarter offers contributors high quality Giclée prints 12″ x 17″ in size (Ōban format) and signed by Jed Henry. Also, “A selection of the designs are available as handmade woodblock prints, measuring 7″ x 9″”. They have a great video that shows the making of these prints, which I have posted below the KS promo video. According to the KS page, these prints are made on the highest quality washi paper. Groovy.
Along with the videos, I’ve posted a few sample images from the KS page to show the quality of work. Check them out and if you’re interested in learning more, or contributing, please click the links above.
P.S. El Moochadores. If you are currently working on (or have produced) an independent comic, film, game, or music that has a strong nerd/geek vibe: Let us know! I’m always looking for cool “geek-creative stuff to post about” here on the Moo, and learning about your project would really help me out – and save me a lot of time searching the internet!
Hello again, El Moochadores! It’s been a few days since I last posted, and since I’m not willing to abandon the site (Fire-Breathing super-cow… I’m never letting this go) I thought I would post a new Rodgon video on how to draw monsters. I’ve been watching a lot of his videos, and I think it is having a positive effect on my cartooning skills. I think. Actually, I’m a piss poor critic of my own work, and mostly sure that everything I do is terrible. God, I wish I had that self-esteem my parents stole from me all those years ago…
…annnnnywayssss… I’m working really hard on getting an new Atomic Tails cartoon done, and some new Atomic Moo art, so enjoy the video while I go practice some drawing.
Okay El Moochadores, while working on the next Atomic Tails I’ve been watching (more like listening) a bunch of drawing and inspiration videos. A few that stood out are from Minnie Small. She has some good advice on improving art skills, tools, and being creative, but mostly I’ve been digging the accent. Serious ASMR’n here, and I think I have a female English accent fetish. I’m not sure a person can fetishize an accent, but I’m willing to try.
Anyways, I’ve posted one of her videos below on improving your skills, but hit the link above to access more of her videos. Also, you can check out some of her art prints selling on Society 6. And(!) go check out her blog for a look at more art and info!
Hey El Moochadores! In an effort to raise money for new art work, prints, and buttons, we are selling our first generation of art work at very reduced rates. We’re still very proud of our this work, but there’s new stuff we want to try and to do that we need to sell some of the prints we made last year. So, like many of our 8 1/2 x 11″ prints -that we normally sell for $10.00 at conventions – are now just $5.00 each. 1 1/4″ Buttons are just $1.00. There’s not much left of this stock of prints and buttons, so if you see something we made and want to help support Atomic Moo (and its handsome founders) now would be the time to jump on and make a buy. Not that there’s really a time limit, but some of the art work I’ll be taking down in a couple of weeks as we’re trying to make more original illustrations not based on fan art. Also, we are never re-printing any of this art again. So, when it’s gone… it’s GONE!!!
I’ve posted a few sample images below, but go visit Murray Brothers Creative to see the full portfolio of work and maybe pick something up.
Hey El Moochadores, sorry about the lack of post the last few days, but (y’know) my life sucks. Anyways, this morning I’m turning to the “con-pile” (all the cool stuff I brought home from SDCC 17) for a little inspiration before I start my day, and literally (not figuratively) on top of the pile is this great set of mini-prints by artist Carla Wyzgala!
Though I can’t find some online sample of all the mini-prints I bought from Wyzgala (Carlations), I found enough examples here to show off her incredible pin-up work done in water colors. Very cool style, and she did a set of prints based on some of my favorite comics, like Saga! Seriously, her version of Alana is amazing – and as we all know; Alana is one of the hottest flying MILF’s since Elizabeth Montgomery on Bewitched. Y’know, this probably isn’t the place for my “flying women” or “nick at nite” fetishes.
Soooooo anyways… Check out some samples below and also go visit Carlations on the Etsy and the Society Six to get some prints, books, or even some shirts. Seriously, it’s sad, but I would totally buy an Alana body pillow. ‘just an idea. Also an Elizabeth Montgomery body pillow. That’s another idea.
Hello my fellow (and fella) El Moochadores, I didn’t want to end the day without at least one new Moo-post, so check out this entertaining, and informative video from youtuber Jazza (from Draw with Jazza) that covers not only some basic tools you should have, but also some pretty solid techniques to start practicing. So, give it a watch while I crawl into bed and dream of large, burly, women.
Okay El Moochadores, today is the glorious day of the birth of Brethren Moo Chud and Trog (me), but we celebrated last night and at the ripe old age of 41 (32 to any women reading this…) hangovers pack a bit more of a punch than they use to. Yea, I went an “Irish Car-bomb” too far and I’m paying for it. However, prior to last nights drunk’n debauchery, I had the chance to read two really fantastic comics that we received from last weeks San Diego Comic Con.
Created by Walter Ostlie, Cubicles and Shiver Bureau are two wonderfully illustrated, and very funny, graphic novels. Shiver Bureau is like an English Ghostbusters where a pair of skilled detectives fight to defend London from all sorts of evils spirits and Monsters. In the comic I got, the Inspectors are tracking down a bunch of missing orphans and the creepy monsters that are preying on them. Then in Cubicles… well, think Office Space but with space pirates and giant squids. Yeah, I think that was my favorite of the two, but the main story features two office “slackers” who trip over an evil plot to take over the company and also get to save the boss’s beautiful daughter in an epic battle. Well, I use epic loosely, but it’s still very cool.
I thought both graphic novels were very entertaining and Ostlie has an incredible illustrative style that blends humor and intense action in an amazing way. I’ve posted a couple of sample pages below, but if you get a chance visit Ostlie’s online store to get copies for your self. Also, you can actually read Shiver Bureau vol. 2 here for free. We love free! Also, If you really want to support Ostlie and his work, check out his Patreon, and kick him a few bucks every month. Okay. I gotta go lay down now and get ready for my next big puke. Happy Birf-Day to me mudder fuggers!!!
Hello El Moochadores! While I continue to post our photos from SDCC 2017, I thought I would start working my way through all the biz and promo cards I just acquired at last weeks big event. SDCC is full of brilliant art work and seeing this stuff helps keep us (the Brethren Moo) inspired to keep making cool stuff too.
So first up is the art work of Bryan Fyffe. I remember passing his booth and really liking the colorful/spooky prints he had created. According to his site, Fyffe is “inspired by old ghost stories, the natural world, and decrepit builds…”, and he works in a combination of traditional and digital techniques. I’ve posted a few samples from his website here, and you can also go buy prints of his work at his online store. Though I’m not sure if the print images posted here are available online, he does have some very cool stuff there. Anyways, check it all out, and I’ll have more from The Con Pile (it’s an actual pile of con stuff sitting by my desk) later today.
Hello El Moochadores! As we’re making Atomic Moo more about being “geek creative” and also doing way more with our own creative art projects (Check out Atomic Tails and Murray Brothers Creative), we are always looking for great advice from professional artist, like Kevin Cross. Cross is a professional illustrator/cartoonist who has worked for Marvel and IDW, and he has a youtube channel with a bunch of great learning videos. The one below goes over some tools a would be illustrator could be using as they get along with their drawings. Though keep in mind a #2 pencil and any old chunk of paper is also a good start. Just be drawing.
Anyways, Cross (I feel like we should be calling him K_Cross. Or Kay Kross! Like a boy band member… someone give it a try and tell us how it went) also goes over some good methods for rendering an image in your sketch book using blue (or red) pencil and inks with Copic markers. And he draws a Frankenstein. Which is also cool since we love classic Universal horror films. Check out the video while I go do some of my own bad drawings today. To see more of Cross’s work, and support his videos, check out his patreon.
Okay El Moochadores, I thought I’d kick the day off with some really cool geek creativity. I need some motivation, and nothing for that like “moo-post’n”.
As some of you already know, we (the brethren moo) love paper craft. In fact we have our own -papercrafty- Atomic Moo related project currently underway, but more of that later. So, I came across this on the Deviant Art (yeah, while browsing for weird porn…) and this is incredible! Check out the 3D Origami Snake by Deviant Artist Catstrosity. According to his DA page it took Catstrosity (aka: Kevin from Israel) 2 years to successfully make this and it has 7625 pieces. The entire snake stands about 60 centimeters high. Unreal.
I’ve posted a few other samples of Catstrostiy’s work below, but hit the DA link above to see more of his photo and papercraft work.
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