Tag: Independent Comics (page 1 of 7)

Skies of Fire: Book I

Kickstarter for a Dieselpunk Airship Story of Loyalty and Revenge!

Hello, El Moochadores! Right now there is a Kickstarter for Skies of Fire: Book 1 and since this is a fantastic diesel punk indie comic I’ve posted about in the past, I thought I would give there first graphic novel a quick shout out here on the Moo to see if we can’t get ’em a bit more support. This new hardback, cloth bound volume will contain the 1st four issues of the series created by Vincenzo Ferriero and Ray Chou, with art by Pablo Peppino and Bryan Valenza. Here’s the synopsis:

Skies of Fire takes place in the Aquilan Empire, a kingdom where airship travel has become the dominant means of transportation, commerce, and war. In the center of the Empire lies a monstrous, never-ending storm called The Expanse.

In Issue One, the raider Delmonte orchestrates a surprise attack on the key trade outpost, Port Prince. His actions prompt Royal Guard Captain Helen Pierce to volunteer for an expedition to bring him to justice.

As of this post the Kickstarter is a total success, and Skies of Fire: Book 1 has a wopping $32,000.00 in funding, over a $10,000.00 goal! Way to kickass, indie comics! However; there are still 19 days left to contribute and get in on some cool rewards special to the KS campaign! So, go donate! Unfortunately, I don’t have any sample pages to post, so check out the KS promo video below, along with a few sample pieces of art from the book. Check ’em out and go help out a really cool book about diesel fueled fighting airships!

Cheers!


We’re always looking for cool new content to share here on Atomic Moo, so if you have a “geek creative” indie project and would like us to post about it email Trog@atomicmoo.com! Also, don’t forget to help support Atomic Moo by following us on Twitter (@atomicmoo) and Facebook!

Metalshark Bro!

A New Comic Book About Mutant Sharks, Demons, and Heavy Metal. Keen.

Okay, El Moochadores, I’ve got another Kickstarter project for a comic book that looks bad ass. Metalshark Bro is a “classic shark meets demon, demon transforms shark into a sharkman, shark vows vengeance on demon story.” Fuck’n cool. C’mon, we’re Atomic Moo. We dig any story that mixes animals, comics, and maybe some heavy metal. Here’s a proper synopsis:

It’s about a normal shark who is cursed by a demon to walk on land as a man. The shark doesn’t dig this at all, he wants his fins and his ocean back. The demon makes a deal with the shark. If the shark collects rogue souls, the demon will reverse the curse. Of course the demon is a big fat liar head and refuses to fulfill his promise to the shark.

The shark vows revenge and becomes Metalshark Bro! Then things get weird…weirder. Metalshark Bro! has to face all kinds of strange, fantastical monsters on his road to vengeance.

Written by Bob Frantz and Kevin Cuffe, with art by Walter Ostile (Shiver Bureau) the finished book (according to the KS page) will be over 100 color pages of sex, violence, cursing, and sex. Please back this project.

Below I posted the KS promo video along with a smattering of sample art from the comic. Check it out. As of this post there are 22 days left to help contribute, and we highly recommend that you do.

Cheers!

Five From Beyond!

New Comic Project from Kyle Roberts!

Hello again, El Moochadores! Kyle Roberts is one of our favorite indie comic creators, and he has just launched (and successfully funded in less than 2 days!) a new comic anthology on Kickstarter!

Five from Beyond is a five part anthology with a healthy mix of horror, suspense, and Sci-Fi, all inspired by comics and television like the Twilight Zone, Eerie, and Tales from the Crypt. The comic was written by Roberts. Illustrated by Illustrated by Rafael Romeo Magat, and Roberts, with colors by Ilaria Fella. According to the Kickstarter page, the book is already “99%” finished, so it should be good to go as the KS campaign raps up. Groovy.

I’ve posted the KS video below, along with some of the available sample pages for the feature stories like Parent/Guardian and the Brokener. Check it all out, then hit the link above to see contributor rewards and show your support to a really cool looking comic.

CROSSING #2 and #3 Kickstarter

New Campaign to Fund a Paranormal Comic Series

Okay, El Moochadores, recently I got an email from the good folks at Red Stylo Media about their latest Kickstarter for Crossings issues 2 and 3, and it does look pretty cool. Created by Enrica Jang (writer), Alex Cormack (artist>, and Mark Mullaney (logo, color, letters), this paranormal indie comic follows the life of a former train engineer (M.C. Tejada), and the ghost of the girl he ran over (Nina) on his first day on the job. Here’s a proper synopsis:

A rookie train conductor is haunted by the ghost of an annoying goth princess who threw herself in front of his commuter train. She swears her death was a murder made to look like a suicide and she won’t “cross over” and leave him alone until he helps solve her case.

So far the Kickstarter has about a quarter of its funding (as of this post), so now would be the time to jump in and help support a fun independent comic series. I posted sample pages I found on the KS page below from issue #2, and issue #1, to show that both the humor and art in this comic are solid. Click the Kickstarter link above For more information on the comic, its creators, contributor rewards, and stretch goals. Hopefully this book will get funded and be at this years SDCC, I think I’d like to get a copy.

Enjoy!

Issue #2 Preview

Issue #1 Preview

The Foreigner: Book One!

An Atomic Moo Comic Book Review!

I love that new graphic novel smell. Okay, its weird, and yeah a neighbor did catch me taking a hefty sniff of the package left of my a door step last week, but life is short and a new book just has a great smell! Sometimes a man just has to take a moment and savor a good book whiff. Don’t judge. I pay my taxes and open doors for old ladies. If I want to sniff my new books, then I’m a damn well gonna smell the hell out of them!

The delightfully aromatic graphic novel I’m talking about this time, comes to us from writer and artist Kensuke Okabayashi who recently (successfully) funded his new graphic novel, The Foreigner: Book One! This 170 + page, full color, graphic novel isn’t just a fun smell, it’s a good read too! Created, written, and illustrated, by Okabayashi, The Foreigner: Book One is the story of a man named Kaz, who is mysteriously transported to the world of Ravenika when he tried to save his kidnapped wife. Here’s the proper synopsis:

This is a tale about Ravenika, a war-torn world ripped apart by three powerful brother kings and their queens battling for each other’s share of land and riches.

Not one of them would have expected that Kaz, a bewildered human who was mysteriously transported to Ravenika while attempting to save his kidnapped wife, would be the one to forge peace among them. For Kaz in particular, the stakes are high:

Restoring peace to Ravenika is his only way home.

I actually had already read this book when it was still a Kickstarter way back in 2016 (ancient times), but that was a digital version and you can read the review here. Now that I have a physical version, the experience is much better, and not just for the smell! Though… it helps. The book itself highlights Okabayashi’s very clean and bold art style, and his clear sense for design. Though self published, this graphic novel is easily on par with works being put out by Image or IDW, and I love their book designs. Also, as much as I love it when an artist sends a digital copy, physical books are just sooooo much better to read. Maybe I’m a very old nerd, but for me, nothing is better than some alone time with a good physical book.

I don’t want to spoil any of the book, but I did post the first six pages of the graphic novel below. However; the book is now for sale and soft cover copies are only $24.99! So, click this link, and go get your own copy! Support an indie artist! Let’s take the wind out the sails of shit box comic companies like Marvel! Also, keep checking back. The Foreigner: Book Two kickstarter should be out sometime this fall. We’ll let you know how that one smells too.

Enjoy!

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The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade: All Souls’ Day

New Kickstarter form David Lucarelli

Hello again, El Moochadores! One of our favorite indie creators has launched a new Kickstarter to fund the third (and final) installment of The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade! With only 22 days to go, The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade: All Souls’ Day already has a big part of its funding, but they still need a bit more help to get the book made. Written by David Lucarelli and illustrated by Henry Ponciano, All Souls Day is a “130 pages of spine tingling pulse pounding adventure and horror in with shaded black and white art.” Pretty cool quote.

The whole story is about a brigade of secret, Scottish, vampire hunters and their two newest members Gavin and Doug. I’ve posted a proper synopsis below, along with the K.S. promo video, and a few sample pages of the comic. Check it all out and please help this great project become a success!

Cheers!


In 1954 hundreds of school kids descended upon a cemetery in Scotland looking for a vampire. It was considered mass hysteria. In the Brigade series, some of those kids found what they were looking for. A half century later Doug and Gavin are a couple of juvenile delinquents drinking in that cemetery the night the vampires come back, who unwittingly end up becoming the newest members of the Brigade. In All Souls’ Day, the Brigade risk everything in a last desperate attempt to defeat the vampires before it’s too late.

How to Flat Comics Properly

A Flatting Tutorial for Photoshop from K. Michael Russell

Okay El Moochadores, the more I do my own illustrations, the more I want to expand my skill set. For the last five or six comic strips for Atomic Tails I have been using Adobe Photoshop (CS3) to color. This tutorial from K. Michael Russell explains how to make “flats” (color separating) in PS. I thought the video had a lot of useful information and also a little bit of an ASMR vibe. Pretty cool.

Anyways, check out the video below and hit the link above to see more tuts… and then get better at making comics!

Enjoy!

Cow #7

We’re getting back to work on the Atomic Moo Comic Book, and I’m about to start doing some of the illustration work for it. Thing is, I’m not the best illustrator and I’m really not use to drawing cows. Which is kind of necessary when your comic book is about a fire breathing super cow. So, to get ready for the new Atomic Moo comic, I’m going to draw 100 cows. Okay, 100 cows before Halloween. To keep on track with this I’ll be posting the next 93 cows here on the Moo. I mean, I kind of have to.

The Story Behind DMC – Darryl Makes Comics

Distractotron’s Interview with Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC

Hello again El Moochadores! Distractotron’s video of this post really kind of helped. I’ve been having a very tough time managing my personal life and my creative life (career?) and things have been kind of… dark lately. There are a lot of obstacles (many of which I think I make my self) to getting stuff done, and it is hard for a guy like me to maintain focus. Not to mention the clinical depression and constant fear that just clings to everything I do. However, there’s always this thing of “just do it anyways” that keeps me (and Chudd) creating art, or comic strips, or even (someday) a comic book. Watching DMC talk about making comic books doesn’t fix anything for me – not by a damn site- but there’s a moment at the end where he talks about the passions we’ve had since kids and not letting them die. I think he’s right that a lot of comic books and comic art are a part of me and it’s very important to bring that stuff out. I really hope DMC is successful at comics as he was at music, and I hope videos like this help the creatives out there to focus just a little more on the stuff that is important in life. Like a comic stirp about foul mouthed mice, or a comic book about a fire breathing super cow. Very important.

So, enjoy the video. It was filmed at New York Comic Con 2017, and hit the link above to see s’more really great videos from Distractotron. Guys who’re doing it right. You can also go check out DMC’s comics at the official Darrel Makes Comics website. Now I have to go draw some mice, then figure out how the hell I’m going to pay the rent.

Cheers.

WARHEAD: Volume One

He has a giant, acid green atom bomb for a head

Okay El Moochadores, check out this new Kickstarter for one of my favorite indie comics; Warhead! If successful, this project will collect issues 1 to 6 in one awesome volume. Written and illustrated by Katrina Kuntsmann, Warhead is about Adam, a young grafitti artist living in London, who has a large (acid green) atom bomb for a head. Check out the KS synopsis:

He also has a giant, acid green atom bomb for a head. But then again, when your ex-girlfriend and landlord is en eight legged elk centaur, and your best friend has a cricket for a head, you don’t stick out so much. With Adam seemingly sliding in and out of this already surreal landscape, it begs the question how much of his world is real, and how much is a product of his mind.

As we follow Adam as he tries to keep his life together, we are invited to watch as his mind begins to unpin and witness what occurs when the two meet. Given life by Katrina’s rough, vivacious style and talent for cinematic pacing, WARHEAD delivers engaging atmospheric scenes and haunting imagery.

Katrina (Kat? Kitten? I think she’d be okay with that) has a great illustrative style, and there’s something very creepy-cool about the world she’s created in Warhead. I’ve posted a few sample images below from the KS page, but hit the link above to see original prints from Katrina and learn about contributor awards.

Cheers!

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