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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

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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!

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:

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