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!
A Kickstarter Project for a comic book anthology inspired by Las Vegas!
Hello again, El Moochadores! For today’s post I got a pretty cool looking Kickstarter project for a twisted comic book anthology about Las Vegas! When funded, The Strip will feature more than 100 pages of “weird and warped comics” about a Las Vegas as seen through the eyes of future archaeologist. Here’s a proper synopsis from their Kisckstarter page:
The Strip is a futuristic travel mag, full of speculative stories of “The Vegas that Was or Could Be!” Intergalactic travelers flock to the ruins of the once-great VEGAS to learn about the ancient culture that lived there, and each story is a special stop on the tour that re-imagines the original city of sin. The tour guides “educated guesses” are a real hoot, and each story is a flashback or historical re-enactment. Part drunk history, part whacked out re-interpretation to please the alien rocket-set.
As of this post Red Stylo Media has hit over half their funding for the project, but there’s only about two weeks left to join in and help contribute. I’ve posted their promo video below along with a few sample images taken from the KS page. Check it out, and hit the link above to learn more about contributor rewards and the many creators behind this project.
Kickstarter for “a collection of one hundred comics about talking back to your self-doubt and anxiety, and a plush demon to go with ’em.”
You know, I was just thinking that today I would like to post about a kickstarter project dealing with self doubt and anxiety, because (you know) we’re Atomic Moo, and self doubt and anxiety are our bread and butter here. Anyways, Talented Portland based illustrator, Lucy Bellwood, has a Kickstarter going to publish a collection of a hundred comics about anxiety (think Steven Pressfield idea of “the resistance” made funny) along with of plushie of the little anxiety monster.
As of this post the project has hit its goal of $25,000, but that’s no reason for you not to still contribute and get in on some cool rewards like limited edition prints and the plush toy. I’ve posted Bellwood’s KS promo video below, but click the link above to learn more about the project and contributing.
Hey El Moochadores, I just wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to a pretty cool looking Kickstater from one of my favorite English (at least I think he’s English… actually I’ve never met him. For all I know he could be a very creative house plant from Akron Ohio. But he sounds English!) artists. Written by Justin Gray and illustrated by Jimmy Bruxton, Standstill #1 is the story of a “global pandemic where 90% of the human race suffers from a mysterious paralysis.” So, they’re not dead…yet?
Anyways, from some of the samples posted on the KS page the art and story telling look solid. In fact, the project has already hit all of its funding as of this post. Coolness. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t still contribute and reap some cool rewards for pitching in.
Check out some of the sample pages below along with the KS promo video. Also, click the Stand Still Kickstarter link above to learn more about the story, its creators, and contributor awards.
A manga adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic story, Peter Pan by Elaine Tipping
Okay El Moochadores, this last year I started using Instagram for the first time (atomic_tails), and I still don’t know if I’m doing it right, but I do see a ton of cool art and comic projects posted there daily. Soooo… I thought I’d start to share some of these on my very own geek creative website. One such project is up on Kickstarter right now is from manga artist Elaine Tipping. The Peter Pan Manga – Volume 3 which, like the title says, combines the classic J.M. Barrie story with a very cool manga style. This third volume includes chapters 7-10 and if you contribute enough you can even get the previous two volumes.
Okay, not that I’m a huge Peter Pan or manga fan, but I actually do dig this project. I honestly do enjoy any sort of mash up and I think it’s a good step in the evolution of story telling. I’ve posted some sample pages below which show off Tipping’s incredible artistic talent and interesting take on a classic tale. Also, fuck Disney for trying to take other peoples stories and branding them as their own. Seriously. Peter Pan is in the public domain and belongs to everyone, not just the halfwits that bought (and ruined) Star Wars. Sorry, ‘couldn’t help my self…
Anyways (I gotta see a therapist) check out the sample pages below along with the promo video for the KS. Use the link above to visit the Kickstarter page and learn more about the project, rewards, and more about the comic. As of this post the project has more than half its funding and 20 days left to contribute. So, get on board and help make something very cool!
A Series of Retro-Inspired Super Hero Action Figures from Fresh Monkey Fiction!
I was looking for something to post about this morning and I came across this Kick Starter for action figures from Fresh Monkey Fiction. Cool name. Anyways, this really reminded me of the early 1990’s when I was a teenager and a new wave of indie, or creator owned, comic book heroes were hitting the shelves. It was kind of a cool thing to go into a comic shop pick up (or order from the Action catalog) a Madman or Nexus. This is the second set being produced by Fresh Monkey Fiction and features The Red Hook, Madman, Stray, Jon Sable, Midnight Tiger, Nexus, The American, and E-Man. Each figure stands 4.5″ tall and 5 points of articulation. As of this post the KS has 20 days left and they’re about a third of the way to getting their funding. I’ll post some sample images below, but click the link above to get more information of the campaign and contributor rewards. Also, Fresh Monkey Fiction is running another Kickstarter for a pulp fiction novella: Eagle Force Pulp: The Cat in Eight Lives Left. Based on their Eagle Force action figure line this looks like a lot of fun and worth a look. Okay, I’m now very late for work. It’s okay. I hate my job.
New Kickstarter for a four issue collected volume from Source Point Press
Hello again El Moochadores! Been awhile right? Well, we’re back and this time we got a Kickstarter campaign to share! Sooo… Let’s go!
Currently on Kickstarter is a new(-ish) campaign for a pretty cool indie comic; The Misplaced: The Collected Edition. Written and Illustrated by Chris Callahan, and published by Source Point Press, Misplaced is a collection of four issues about a dark supernatural tale of love and desperation in the aftermath of a horrific tragedy. Here’s a proper synopsis:
A young man pushes through the afterlife searching for the soul of his lost bride. But to find the missing, one spirit must return to the land of the living and uncover the truth of immortality.
From what I’ve seen, this comic looks pretty cool. Callahan has an almost “Sandman” like art style and I’ve always dug the other world adventures. Maybe it’s all the Lovecraft reading. Anyways… As of this post the kickstarter has met its goal and there are 19 days left to contribute. Also, they have some pretty cool stretch goals. If the campaign earns $4,500.00 then every single backer will receive a FREE digital copy of our newest release FALLSTREAK. A whole graphic novel! If the campaign hits $5,500.00 then the Misplaced will be produced as a hardcover volume at now extra cost to the backers. El Moochadores interested in contributing can hit the KS link above to read more about the rewards which also include digital copies and original art.
I’ve posted the Kickstarter promo video below, along with the sample pages provided on the KS page. For more information you can also check out the Misplaced page on the Source Point Press website.
Okay, I didn’t really know who Larry Hama is until Numbers (aka: Helix Mary Sue) from Ages 25 and Up explained. However, I still think this is a good idea for a Kickstarter and worth a shout out here on the Moo. In brief: Larry Hama is a comic writer and illustrator who worked on stuff like the G.I. Joe of the 1980’s and Wolverine. I didn’t realize it, but I even have some of the old comics Hama worked on. Keen. So, yeah. Give the guy an action figure.
Brought to us by Freshmonkeyfiction.com and REMCO, this figure (when made) will be 4” high sculpted by Nick Whitmore and original art by Adam Riches. As of this post the KS has met its funding goals, but there’s still 15 days left to contribute and collect some special rewards. Anyways, click the link above for more information about the project.
I think I was about five or six years old when Dark Crystal came out, and there is no f***ing way I would have ever wanted to play with any toys from that creepy (weird) movie. However, I’ve always had an interest in toys and action figures. Maybe it is due to a bit of arrested development, or some head trauma, but I just never gave up on collecting figures from the stuff I liked. So, getting a book on toys that never were, would actually be really cool. There’s something about the mix of history and childhood that just seems right. Except Dark Crystal. Seriously. I still hate that movie and the nightmares it gave me.
Anyways, the The Toys That Time Forgot Kickstarter is about to end and I just wanted to give the Moochadores a heads up about a project (I think) is really interesting. Written by journalist Blake Wright this 200 page volume (when funded) will feature 20 + stories of toys that never made to the shelf. Stuff like Krull action figures, and Osmosis Jones, which may have made it to the prototype stage, put not to production. As of this post, the Kickstarter has hit all of its funding, but there’s still time to contribute and collect some cool rewards, plus get what looks to be a really cool book.
Check out the KS promo trailer below, along with a few sample images pulled from the Kickstarter page. Click here for more information about the book and contributor rewards.
Hello again, El Moochadores. Yeah, ‘been awhile since our last post, but I’ve been really “under the weather.” However, I’m feeling much better today and The Doubleclicks have a new song out. So, I’m going to try and get back into my routine while you (our loyal cult of super bovine buffs) check out their new tune. The song is called “Now Is The Time, and is the latest song from their “You Should Write A Song About That” project,. This song also appears on their soon to be Love Problems album, which has a Kickstarter right now. Actually, a very successful KS, with 10 days (as of this post) left to contribute and cash in on some cool contributor awards to boot!
Check out Now is the Time below, while I go and (try) to remember where I left my pants. I’ve been in sweatpants the last week, and I’m kind of hating giving ’em up.
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