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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

I may have posted about Kurzgesagt, in a Nutshell videos in the past, but the last couple of days Chudd and I have been working on ideas for new button art (Murray Brothers Creative), and while sourcing reference material I came across these videos. Not only are the videos highly informative, covering everything from human evolution to rocket science, but they’re also produced using (what I feel) is a great style. I love how they translate complex subject matter into an understandable narrative demonstrated brilliantly with simple shapes and animation. The Kurzgesagt youtube page describes them selves as “Videos explaining things with optimistic nihilism. We are a small team who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.” Groovy.

They say they’re trying to produce new videos every month and I’ve posted a couple of samples below. Go check ’em out on twitter, but you can also help support the group by contributing on their Patreon.

Enjoy!

The Great City of Gateway

New Fantasy World by Sean Andrew Murray!

Hello again El Moochadores! I recently found out that fantasy Artist Sean A. Murray has launched a Patreon for his magical world: Gateway. Gateway is a vast exploration of Murray’s imagination featuring a world full of strange creatures, magic, and (of course) some of the best illustration work I’ve ever seen. Here’s a quote from his Patreon:


Gateway is full of diverse peoples and creatures, amazing buildings, locations and landmarks, and brimming with wondrous magic. It’s inspired by the real cities of our own world; stories await you around every corner and characters from vastly different locales come together to live in an exciting patchwork.

It’s also a place where adventure and intrigue happens due to the rich complexity of environments, cultures and factions. This vast city is a fantasy world in and of itself.

Now don’t get me wrong, I think Sean A. Murray is a brilliant illustrator and I want to see him be successful in creating his fantasy world, but I’m not posting about this out of sheer altruism. You see, I’m a Sean Murray too, and I love to illustrate. Now, I am no where near as talented as Sean A. Murray, but the quickening is soon upon us! That epic time when all the artist Sean Murrays of the world will come together and battle to the death! The last remaining Sean Murray (probably me since I’m like the Kurgan of Sean Murrays…) will get all the artistic skill and knowledge from all the fallen Sean Murrays. So it is vital you support Gateway and help Sean A. Murray advance his skill while I go and sharpen my Katana. There can only be one…

Check out a short promotional video below, along with a few sample images from Gateway, but also go visit the site to see the vast amount of beautiful fantasy illustrations! Also, check out the Patreon (link above) to learn about contributor benefits and awards!

Hey Bub!

New Print on Murray Brothers Creative!

Hello El Moochadores! This is just a real quick post to announce a new print on Murray Brothers Creative. Hey Bub, is a Wolverine fan piece done in vector art featuring classic (1980’s) Wolverine in his brown and yellow costume. Illustration work was done by Atomic Moo’s Chudd, and you can buy the print on 8.5″ x 11″ or 5″ x 7″ (mini-print) sizes!

“Snikt!”

The Atomic Moocast #121!

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Lenox: The Return!

NEW FRIGG’N MOOCAST FOLKS! Hey El Moochadores, we got a great episode for you this time! For episode #121 we talk about our trip to SLCC 2016 and all the great stuff there. Good con and you can see some of the pictures from our tripCover here. Then, Jason Lenox is on the show! Lenox is now running Nittany Con in beautiful State College Pennsylvania! Actually, I have no idea what State College Pennsylvania looks like. Green? I don’t know, but they have a comic book convention and that’s awesome! The con is happening Tomorrow from 10am to 5pm and tickets… $5.00! That’s awesome! Kids five and under are free! Serious get out there and check it out! Also, gratz to Lenox for getting all his funding for Lords Of The Cosmos Issue #1 funded on the Kickstater! Good stuff.

So, here we go my fellow slors, shlebbs, and chubbs! Moocasts are rare and precious and you need to enjoy this one! So, go and grab a sugary snack and a bag full of salted whatnots! Then roll your self into a safe and comfortable spot where you can plug in and play the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about!

Enjoy!

Free music used by the Atomic Moo cast is royalty free and was created and composed by Kevin MacLeod and can be found at Incompetech.com. Please support this site!

Songs used:

  • Funk Game Loop
  • As I Figure
  • Who Likes to Party
  • Fast Talkin

Show Notes and Links

Lords of the Cosmos Images!

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Nittany Con Press Images

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Chudd’s Mini-Sketches!

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PLAY THE ATOMIC MOOCAST BELOW!

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New TMNT Art by Rocky Davies

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Check out this incredibly cool set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle art by illustrator/designer, Rocky Davies. According to his Facebook page, Rocky was asked by Nickelodeon to do these as part of an promotion for the big 80’s crossover episode. Radical. Get it? ’cause we said Radical in the ’80’s… Do kids still say “Rad?” I guess I don’t really care.

Anyways, check out the sample images below, but also hit the link above to see way more of Davies art work. You can also listen to our interview with Davies on Atomic Moocast #84!

Enjoy!

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Omnia: The Golden Age!

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New Kickstarter for Three Custom Playing Card Sets

One of our favorite Italian designers (okay, the only Italian designer we know) is back with a Kickstarter for 3 new, custom playing card decks! Check out the Omnia: The Golden Age from Italian designer,f0834ab8262c7634067768bdcbc8cd48_original Giovanni Meroni and Thirdway Industries. According to the Kickstarter page, these cards will be printed by Expert Playing Cards Co. with Classic Finish, and their original. Though style design is similar to the original Omnia set, these cards were “redesigned from scratch – with new characters, new symbology and a new limited edition.”

So far the campaign has hit it’s goal (and then some. Way to go Giovanni!), but there’s still 26 days to go and get yourself a custom deck! I’ve posted a few sample images below, but check out the Kickstarter page for more information on the design work, contributing, and available rewards.

Enjoy!

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From Sketch to Color!

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Cool Photoshop Tutorial from Kristian Sather!

Hey El Moochadores, artists, and cartoonists! Before I leave for work today (yeah, Labor day. Fuck day jobs) I thought I’d share this cool tutorial from Kristian A. Sather. In this Vimeo video, Slather clearly explains a technique for coloring your sketches in Adobe Photoshop (CS5). Truth be told, I actually use a much early CS and most of the steps still apply. I’ve been working up my own sketch and I’ll go back and re-post it with this post when it’s done. You’ll be pretty amazed, I’m sure. Anyways… checkout the tutorial and go check out his many other helpful tutorials!

Enjoy!

The Art of Bob Rissetto

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So, I’m working my way through the con pile and lately I’ve been finding some great stuff. Also it just feels like it’s been awhile since I posted about some amazing art. So check out a small sample of art, and character design, from professional illustrator Bob Rissetto. Rissetto has an amazing style and hopefully, someday, we’ll be creating on this level. I’ve posted a small sample of his work below, but check click the link above to see much more.

Enjoy!

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Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Limited Edition Playing Cards

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Commemorating History!

Celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta is a new Kickstarter campaign for this unique, limited edition, luxury playing card sets. Designed and hand illustrated by Alexander Chin the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Limited Edition Playing Card sets come in two packs, Rebels vs. Royals.1bd11266ec6a42501b244ca9a2903e0c_original Chin went all out on the production of the cards. Each set features wonderful illustration work that carry symbolism “based on the court cards that they hold” along with elegant tuck cases to store the decks. Contributors to the campaign can also get access to a special gold and silver versions of the cars sets, limited to just 500 sets. So far the Kickstarter campaign is a massive success. With 18 days left to go, Chin has already earned over $62,000.00 in pledges, but there’s still plenty of time to get in and secure a deck for yourself. Check out the video below, along with a few sample images, but be sure to click the link above to see more images of the beautiful illustration work, and to learn about the rewards for helping to contribute. You can also visit Seasons Playing Cards to see more of the cards.

Enjoy!

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Hall of Heroes Vol. 2

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New Poster from Scott Park Featuring 63 Amazing Women from Film and TV Lore!

Illustrator, and Graphic artist, Scott Park has a new art print out featuring 63 of film and televisions best heroines. The print, Hall of Heroes, Vol. 2 is for sale on Society 6 and is a “Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.” Keen. The poster features classic heroes, like Princess Leia and Tinker Bell, along side new heroes like Imperator Furiosa (aka: best road warrior ever!)

Check out the poster art and click back through the links to see more of Scott’s art work. I’ve posted a few sample close ups below, but I think the print is best taken in as a whole… yeah. Also, check out our interview with Scott on Atomic Moocast #94! Good listen’n. Great times.

Groovy.

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