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Proactive Insurance: The Pros #3

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Last Day for the Kickstarter

Hey El Moochadores! Here’s a quick shout out for Steve Stormoen’s Kickstarter for issue #3 of Proactive Insurance: The Pros. This is a full color, 22 page book about “unlikely spies, an insurance company, the FBI, and a ten story handgun named ‘America’.” Pretty cool stuff. The campaign has reached its goal, but there’s still 10 hours left to help contribute and get some cool rewards. Check out the promo video below, but hit the link above to learn much more!

Cheers!


Insurance is about more than just car accidents and flu shots. Governments and corporations carry insurance policies for risk management that are so abstract, you’d need an ouija board to figure it all out.

With so much money at stake, would you want to take any chances? Company Insurance doesn’t. They decided to hire a team to enter volatile situations and determine the outcome with perfect certainty. A team of proactive insurance agents — The Pros.

Aerobicide – The Extreme Ninja Workout!

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Kickstarter Campaign for a Retro-Action Comic Book Set in the 1980’s!

Okay El Moochadores, yet another reminder of why I’m kind of an awful person. The creators of this comic contacted me a couple of weeks ago to see if I would post about it on the Moo. To which I said, “Sure! Of course I will.” Then life happened, I got sick, and forgot all about it until today, when I was cleaning up my in box. D’oh! However, there’s some good news! First, there’s still time to contribute (keen) and second: The book has it’s funding (double keen)! So, get your wallets out while I tell you all about it.

Creators at Shonuff Studio have a great idea for a comic book. Okay, maybe not “fire breathing super-cow” great, but still pretty great all the same. The book is called Aerobicide: The Extreme Ninja Workout and pits a young asian-american women against the evil gangs of yuppies and weight lifters that plagued the 1980’s! Here’s the official synopsis:

It is the 1980s. Venice Beach has been taken over by Weight lifting gangs, Yuppies and evil ninjas.sheri-banner-web An 18 year old dance instructor, Sheri Ken, has inherited the skill of a ninja by the way of ancient chants on a cassette containing Heavy Metal music. She must use her ninja skill to annihilate any foe who threatens her dance studio and to make it in time for her next Hollywood audition.

They had me at “Weight lifting gangs.” According to the KS page, they’ve already partnered with Ape Enertainment to publish the book, they’re just seeking the cost of printing the first run of 24 page, full color, comics. Terry Parr, the comics creator, does all the talented art work for the book, which looks frigg’n great.

Though it is true they got their funding, there are still a few days (6 as of this post) to contribute and get in on some of the cool rewards like exclusive prints, a cosplay cover (Leggings!) and VHS covers. Which is cool, until you have to explain to millennials what a VHS was and why it was so important back in 1988… I hate kids. Check out the KS promo video below, along with some sample images from the comic.

Cheers!

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GWAR: Orgasmageddon!

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The Scumdogs conquer comics!

We love comic books. We love Gwar. Can we love Gwar in our comic books? Oh, fuck yes. So, the band of all bands has just launched a Kickstarter to fund the making of a full color four issue series, Orgasmageddon! Written by Matt Miner and art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, the series takes the band through time and space where I’m guessing they kill the shit out of everything. Groovy.

Hit the link above to check out all the contributor awards. As of this post the campaign is only a few days old, but they’ve already hit a big chunk of their funding. However; they’re not there yet! So, check out some preview pages below along with the promotional video then stumble on over to their KS and give cash, coin, or blood… whatever it takes to get this book made! Also, I posted a youtube video of one of my all time favorite Gwar songs: Saddam A Go-Go!

Gwar!

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Proactive Insurance: The Pros #3

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Guns. Spies. Claims adjustments!

Hey El Moochaodres! Steve Stormoen has recently launched a new kickstarter for the third issue of The Proactive Insurance: The Pros. The 22 page book is already finished, but they need funding to get the book printed through PrintNinja. In issue #3, the team hacker, CLE, takes on a cult! Stormoen was nice enough to provide us with a preview issue for #3,covers which I thought was really good, until my computer started making noises. Strange noises. Then it died. Not the fault of the comic, but I kind of wish I could have gotten to finish it. Oh well. At least I managed to save a couple of sample pages before the crash, which you can view below along with the kickstarter promotional video. The Pros #3 is written by Stormoen, with art by Jelena Djordjevic, letters by E.T. Dollman, and design work by Greg Benninger. So, check it all out while I give my thumbs a rest. I’m typing this all out on my little iPhone and it’s really starting to hurt my hands. Anyways, Click the link above for more information on the book and contributor awards. Also, best of luck to Stormoen and his team. We hope to see future issues of The Pros. Hopefully on a brand new computer… that works.


Insurance is about more than just car accidents and flu shots. Governments and corporations carry insurance policies for risk management that are so abstract, you’d need an ouija board to figure it all out.

With so much money at stake, would you want to take any chances? Company Insurance doesn’t. They decided to hire a team to enter volatile situations and determine the outcome with perfect certainty. A team of proactive insurance agents — The Pros

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Lords Of The Cosmos Issue #1 Kickstarter Update!

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Hello El Moochadores! The other day I recorded an conversation/interview with Ugli Studio creator Jason Lenox for and upcoming Moocast, but my time is incredible short these days, so I wanted to post about some of the news and announcements we discussed while I continue to work on the latest episode (coming soon). A lot is going on with Lenox and his comic, Lords of the Cosmos. A few weeks ago I posted about the LotC comic’s Kickstarter and now it has hit it’s goal! However, there is still time (about 8 days as of this post) to contribute and get in on some really cool rewards.lords-of-the-cosmos-kickstarter-promo-image-3-1 One of which includes a custom sculpture of one of the LotC characters by artist Erich Adie. I kind of feel bad, because when I posted about this a couple of weeks ago, I forgot the sculptures which, in or out of their packages, look frigg’n amazing! Check out some images below!

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Also, Lenox is now running his own convention! Nittany Con is happening this month on September 25th at State College (which, I think is a town), Pennsylvania. Tickets are only $5.00 and kids 5 and under are free. Way cool! Lenox will be there along with a bunch of other comic creators to show off their creative works! Hit the link above for more information about guests and events, but if you’re in the area, swing on in and support a con that’s actually about comic books!

I’ve posted the promo video for the LotC Kickstarter below along with a couple of sample images, and images of the custom sculpts, pulled from the KS page. Check it out and support a cool indie comic project! Also, check back sometime this week for Atomic Moocast #121, where we’ll have our discussion with Lenox and all the cool happenings!

Enjoy!

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The Atomic Moocast #120!

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Interview with Andres Salazar!

New Moocast!!! We’re still getting settled from back to back conventions, but somehow I managed to finish this latest episode. I’m amazing. Anyways, on this grand spectacle of a Moocast we’re talking with indie comic creator, Andres Salazarcover about his graphic novel: Pariah Missouri! A great read chuck full of wagon chases and spooky happenings in the pre-civil war Missouri! Also, we’re talking a little Nerd Con 2016. We boothed at another convention, this time with a fellow brethren moo. Find out what happened!

So, here we go folks! Get to listen’n to this one while it still has that fresh “moocast” smell! Go now and grab every disgusting salty snack, and fizzy beverage, laying about your kitchen, then roll up into a comfy spot and plug into 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:

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Pariah Missouri Sample Pages

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Lords Of The Cosmos Issue #1

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New Kickstarter from Jason Lenox and Ugli Studios!

UGLI Studios just announced their new Kickstarter campaign for Lords Of The Cosmos Issue #1. This is a “super-sized” comic book from indie comic creator, Jason Lenox described as “A love letter to action figures, Saturday morning cartoons, prizes in cereal boxes, and cheap comic books your mom would throw out.”

Very heavily influenced by the fantasy and science fiction mash ups of the 1980’s, Lord’s of the CosmosSide is set on the world of Aiden where the sentient disease, Umex has returned to cause all sorts of havoc, and now its up to the Aiden’s heroes to stop him. I don’t think it get’s better than that…

The Kickstarter just launched a couple of days ago, and we’re working on getting Lenox back on the Moocast sometime before the campaign ends, but until then; Click the link above to learn more about the campaign and possible rewards for contributing. Below I’ve posted a short synopsis along with the KS promotional video and some sample art.

Enjoy!

Lords Of The Cosmos is the tale of the exotic planet Aiden, a planet lost to space and time, where all manner of escaped supervillains, heinous inter-dimensional demons, exiled Earth gods, ancient biowiazrds and corrupt war kings struggle on a hostile world that is the under the control of a sentient, planet-wide machine. Sound fun? It isn’t. But it makes for a heckuva story.

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Pariah Missouri Complete Hardcover Collection!

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Kickstarter for a Graphic Novel About the Supernatural Frontier!

Hola El Moochadores! Sorry for the lack of post lately, but Jason and I are preparing for a couple of conventions, and what with the those dastardly day jobs, our time is a bit short lately.

However; a few days ago I had a chance to record an interview with Andres Salazar about his comic book series, Pariah Missouri!webcomic-page01 Now, the Moocast is chugging along at my usual Moocasting pace, so until its ready for all your eager ear holes, I just wanted to share Salazar’s current Kickstarter for a graphic novel that collects the first three volumes of Pariah Missouri. When complete the collection will be an “exclusive over-sized hardcover,” with Omnibus, RPG and TIME Stories games. Andres explained the TIME Stories game to me, and sounds like fun.

Anyways; The good news is the Kickstarter has already hit all its funding goals with over a week to spare. The better news is, you still have time to contribute to the campaign and collect unique rewards for helping get this unique book made. Below I posted a few sample pages, taken from the website, along with the Kickstarter promo video. Check it out, then click the above links, and help support a fantastic story that is really unique even among comic books!

Enjoy!

1857. Pariah, Missouri is a riverboat boom-town and a haven for the unscrupulous. The charismatic Hy Buchanan works undercover as a foppish cheat, and creates a rag-tag team to ferret out evil, both the corruption of man and the supernatural. His first challenge is the arrival of a duo of thespians, whose intentions are not to entertain.

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The Atomic Moocast #119!

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Comic Con, Yestercon, and Sir Noel!?!

New Moocast Mother Fuggers!!! Yeah, it took awhile, but here it is, Atomic Moocast #119. On this episode we kick things off with a “roadcast” discussion of San Diego Comic Con 2016 and all it’s happenings. Well, some of it’s happenings… Anyways, Image_Three You can see some images from the event here, and I’ll post a few below as well. Then, fellow brethren moo and Destiny Comix creator, Sir Brandon Noel joins the show to talk about some of his new projects, life, the universe and everything else.

Its been too damn long to keep blathering when we have an Atomic Moocast to listen to! So, get ready folks! You know the drill: Salty snacks, fizzy drinks, comfy chairs, and quick tap on your listening device and suddenly you’re in moo heaven.

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

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Brooklyn Gladiator #000!

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Excellent Comic pulled from the Con Pile!

Okay El Moochadores, my excavation of the “con pile” continues and today I uncovered something really cool! At this last SDCC 2016 I wandered past the Heavy Metal booth where actor Dan Fogler was signing preview issues of his comic book, Brooklyn Gladiator! Yeah, Dan “Balls of Fury” Fogler made a comic book! keen.

Written by Fogler with Anderw Harrision, also illustrated by Tom Hodges, Brooklyn Gladiator is set in a dystopian future best described as “the lovechild of Orwell, Image_1 Huxley and stoner conspiracy theories.” Set in a world where capitalism, pollution, and government control all conspire to control the American population, a man with strange psychic abilities fights back. Here’s the synopsis from the 2015 Kickstater:

John Miller is public enemy number one.He fights nanite-enhanced maniacs in the underground gladiator circuit and sells bootleg drugs far less contaminated than the government’s brand. Psychic abilities have surfaced in John’s mind, allowing him to bypass the state’s tech and access ancient knowledge. John’s talents will send him on a journey against the machines that govern his city as he deconstructs their regime and the very concept of civilization.

I really dug the art in this book and it’s own special brand of a failed nation. The book starts with some really cool quotes like “mindless consumers buy more crust than pizza. More filter than cigarette” – which kind of sums up my feelings towards this current, Farce Awakens, loving generation of Pokemon chasing nimrods – who’s disinterest in anything unrelated to iPhone apps and skinny jeans allowed for our current sham of an election cycle. Huh. I’m pissed about something, but I’m not sure what anymore.

Anyways, this was a fun read, unfortunately I couldn’t find where a copy of issue #1 can be found (true, I did not look very hard. I have mice to draw!), so I think there is just the preview issue. There is a Tumbler page for the comic and future information might appear there. As for meeting Fogler at the con, and getting a signed issue… meh. Kind of frumpy dude, but then again it was the last day of the con, and San Diego Comic Con can kind of drain your energy. Still, a lesson for any creator at any level, selling their books to fans: liven the fuck up and don’t be a dick when someone’s buying your comic! Smile. Say “hello.” Money is tight right now, so show a little gratitude when some one gives it to you, and don’t act like a miserable old fart! And if you’re not that excited to be there: go the fuck home and don’t create a bad first impression for your other writer and artist who’s work is represented in that book you’re frumpy hands are scribbling on. Fuck’n celebrities.

All the same check out some sample images below. These are just black and white images I pulled from the Kickstarter page and the final, color, pages our much more impressive.

Enjoy.

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