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Atomic Moo’s Con Gets!

Some of the Cool Stuff We Grabbed at SDCC 2018!

Every year that Chud and I can go to San Diego Comic Con we come back with some pretty cool stuff. In years past we’ve picked up some pretty cool Con-Exclusive items, and interesting collectibles, but I’ve never mentioned this stuff on Atomic Moo before. So, today I wanted to take a little time to post about the stuff we accumulated in four days at Comic Con. Unfortunately, this year we did not have a chance to get any exclusive items. We had a bad combination of being both broke and unable to get in any lines. Which is so important to collecting at a convention this big. Know your lines, know where to get tickets for those lines, and be willing to wait a long time in those lines. I don’t have that sort of patients anymore, so no exclusives for me. However; that doesn’t mean I didn’t get some cool stuff and good deals. Let’s take a look…

Art Books From The Warhead Booth

Although I think Comic Cons small press, and artist alley, areas need to be expanded; what is there is a really good collection of off the wall art, indie comics, and past Moocast guest like Warhead author Katrina E. Kunstmann! We came across Kat’s booth and picked up a couple of art books, which (I could be wrong) I think she was selling two for $5.00. Groovy weird.

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Atomic Moo Comic Con Review!

San Diego Comic Con International 2018 Photos and a Moo-Review!!!

Last Sunday, San Diego Comic Con International wrapped up its 48th year, and once again Chud and I were there for all four days for a spectacular show of art, comics, animation, film, books, music, and television shows! Oh, and alcohol. I’m really not a drinker, and though it’s been a week; I still feel wrecked. This con marked our 23rd year as attendees, and although the event had it’s highlights, I walked away feeling incredibly bummed out, but we’ll get to that later. First, the good stuff!

Much like years past SDCC had star filled panels, outside events, and a massive exhibit hall full of every piece of geek related media you could want. As four day attendees we tried to experience as much of it as possible… which actually wasn’t much. Unfortunately we got to see none of the panels in the mane show rooms. The lines for such events were huge, and mostly outside. However, Chud did get a chance to meet the cast of Fear the Walking Dead. He loves the zombie stuff. So, since we couldn’t get into the bigger, fan based, stuff, we sat in on several panels (usually held in rooms 2 or 4) that discussed more creative topics like introduction to television writing, or Indie creators. Panels such as these have way more value for us, and although I would like to sit in the main ballroom and geek out over the next big comic movie, I actually feel better and more inspired for attending the creative work panels. Also, they’re great place to take a break, and get informed at the same time.

Other good stuff this year; We got a ton of SWAG! In Moo-Post of past I’ve often referred to my “Con Pile”. A stack of cards, promo material, and comics collected at conventions that I use to find geek creative posts. I walked away from SDCC with a giant bag of this stuff. Lot’s of new stuff to post about. Then there is the stuff we bought. Comic Con is a great place to source discounted graphic novels, new and old comics, independent comics, and gear. I spent well over $100 dollars at the Famous Monsters booth. I’ll probably do a separate post about all the stuff we came back with, but now I’m happily broke.

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Carlations

The Illustrations of Carla Wyzgala

Hey El Moochadores, sorry about the lack of post the last few days, but (y’know) my life sucks. Anyways, this morning I’m turning to the “con-pile” (all the cool stuff I brought home from SDCC 17) for a little inspiration before I start my day, and literally (not figuratively) on top of the pile is this great set of mini-prints by artist Carla Wyzgala!

Though I can’t find some online sample of all the mini-prints I bought from Wyzgala (Carlations), I found enough examples here to show off her incredible pin-up work done in water colors. Very cool style, and she did a set of prints based on some of my favorite comics, like Saga! Seriously, her version of Alana is amazing – and as we all know; Alana is one of the hottest flying MILF’s since Elizabeth Montgomery on Bewitched. Y’know, this probably isn’t the place for my “flying women” or “nick at nite” fetishes.

Soooooo anyways… Check out some samples below and also go visit Carlations on the Etsy and the Society Six to get some prints, books, or even some shirts. Seriously, it’s sad, but I would totally buy an Alana body pillow. ‘just an idea. Also an Elizabeth Montgomery body pillow. That’s another idea.

Cheers.

Shiver Bureau and Cubicles

Two Great Comics from Walter Ostlie!

Okay El Moochadores, today is the glorious day of the birth of Brethren Moo Chud and Trog (me), but we celebrated last night and at the ripe old age of 41 (32 to any women reading this…) hangovers pack a bit more of a punch than they use to. Yea, I went an “Irish Car-bomb” too far and I’m paying for it. However, prior to last nights drunk’n debauchery, I had the chance to read two really fantastic comics that we received from last weeks San Diego Comic Con.

Created by Walter Ostlie, Cubicles and Shiver Bureau are two wonderfully illustrated, and very funny, graphic novels. Shiver Bureau is like an English Ghostbusters where a pair of skilled detectives fight to defend London from all sorts of evils spirits and Monsters. In the comic I got, the Inspectors are tracking down a bunch of missing orphans and the creepy monsters that are preying on them. Then in Cubicles… well, think Office Space but with space pirates and giant squids. Yeah, I think that was my favorite of the two, but the main story features two office “slackers” who trip over an evil plot to take over the company and also get to save the boss’s beautiful daughter in an epic battle. Well, I use epic loosely, but it’s still very cool.

I thought both graphic novels were very entertaining and Ostlie has an incredible illustrative style that blends humor and intense action in an amazing way. I’ve posted a couple of sample pages below, but if you get a chance visit Ostlie’s online store to get copies for your self. Also, you can actually read Shiver Bureau vol. 2 here for free. We love free! Also, If you really want to support Ostlie and his work, check out his Patreon, and kick him a few bucks every month. Okay. I gotta go lay down now and get ready for my next big puke. Happy Birf-Day to me mudder fuggers!!!

Cheers.

The Art of Bryan Fyffe

Hello El Moochadores! While I continue to post our photos from SDCC 2017, I thought I would start working my way through all the biz and promo cards I just acquired at last weeks big event. SDCC is full of brilliant art work and seeing this stuff helps keep us (the Brethren Moo) inspired to keep making cool stuff too.

So first up is the art work of Bryan Fyffe. I remember passing his booth and really liking the colorful/spooky prints he had created. According to his site, Fyffe is “inspired by old ghost stories, the natural world, and decrepit builds…”, and he works in a combination of traditional and digital techniques. I’ve posted a few samples from his website here, and you can also go buy prints of his work at his online store. Though I’m not sure if the print images posted here are available online, he does have some very cool stuff there. Anyways, check it all out, and I’ll have more from The Con Pile (it’s an actual pile of con stuff sitting by my desk) later today.

Cheers!

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.

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Con Stuff: Warhead #3!

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A guy in London who has an acid green A-bomb for a Head…

Okay El Moochadores, SDCC 2016 is now a week past, and I finally have time to start digging through my “con pile.” Y’know, that ever growing pile of comics, business cards, promo cards, stickers, and other promotional swag that I absorb while wandering the many rows of indie artist. Well, this time I’m going to beat the pile. I know I am. So, to kick things off and get in the swing of things lets start with a favorite!

While at the con I picked up the 3rd issue of Warhead by the talented Katrina Kunstmann (Moocast #82!). WarheadStickerNow, Katrina is way past issue #3, but I’m not, and it was really cool getting back into the world of a man – with an atom bomb for a head – who is all love sick for a giant (yet cute) bunny. Also, many thanks to Katrina for the Warhead stickers! My sketch books are going to be looking much slicker from here on out! Anyways, I’ve got a few iPhone photos of the book below, but they kind of suck for reference so go to store and get a copy for yourself and show some support for indie comics!

Cheers!

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SDCC 2016 Photos!

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Two dorks lost in a sea of geeks…

Wow, what a break! Sorry for the extreme lack of post the last few days (weeks) but last Sunday we finished San Diego Comic Con 2016! Jason and I have been attending Comic-Con since 1995, and if my math is right (probably isn’t) then that is twenty one years of creative-geeky goodness packedIMG_0487 into a four day event. Usually right before our birthdays too!

Though will be Moocasting about this years con on the next episode (#119), I wanted to get some of our images online now. This year we met a lot of talented artist, performers, and cosplayers. I’ll be working hard to arrange interviews with as many as possible, but we also ran into a bunch of past Moocast interviewees like Nicole Brune, Josh Henaman, and Katrina Kuntsmann. All of whom had new art and comics out on their tables!

This last years con was incredibly inspiring, and I think we’re going to do it folks! Jason and I have been hitting the local smaller cons, but this next year I think we’re going to apply for artist alley and pro badges!IMG_3307_copy_t670 Yeah, we probably won’t get them, but we’re gonna try! Anyways, check out the images below, I’ll be adding these to our gallery pages as well.

Also, a special shout out goes to friend of the site Dean LeCrone who’s Dr. Peepers costume won Syfy’s 2016 Weirdly Awesome Cosplay! We’re going to have Dean on the podcast very soon to tell us the whole story, but check out the youtube video below too!

***note: these are just the images I took from my iPhone. Jason was kind of our un-official photographer, and we’re still putting together all of his images, which will appear with the next Moocast! Also, Jason hurry up and get me the damn pictures! Lazy.

Cheers!

Cosplay, Art, and Stuff at the Con!

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The Morning Moo…

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Some What Current News from Not News Guys…

Good Morning El Moochadores! I’m actually glad that I started doing the Morning Moo again. It helps take the sting out of waking up and facing another day. Alright, enough with the good cheer. So today we got San Diego Comic Con news, Star War fan redesigns, and they fucked up King Tut!

Here we go…

Irreversibly Damaged

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Via i09: It’s been recently reported that the blue and gold braided beard on King Tut’s (Tutankhamun… but we all knew that) burial mask was knocked off during an attempt to clean the artifact, and then glued back on, damaging the mask further. According to an article by theTut_Damage Associated Press, the beard was then “hastily” glued back on to the 3,300 year old artifact with epoxy. In the article conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo were quoted as saying:

Unfortunately he used a very irreversible material – epoxy has a very high property for attaching and is used on metal or stone but I think it wasn’t suitable for an outstanding object like Tutankhamun’s golden mask… The mask should have been taken to the conservation lab but they were in a rush to get it displayed quickly again and used this quick drying, irreversible material.

D’oh! According to the AP article, additional damage was done to the mask by a museum work when they tried to use a spatula to remove some of the epoxy and ended up scratching the mask. D’oh! D’oh!

Brainstorm: Fan Designs for Darth Vader and The Storm troopers!

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Is Storm Trooper one word or two? Anyways, Via The Facebook: Facebook group, Brainstorm has challenged followers to redesign Darth Vader and the Storm Trooper (I’m going with two words. I’m not looking it up. I’m just making the call and going with it.)! Click the link above to see some fantastic ideas from talented fans of the films!

Staying? Going? Where Will Comic Con be in 2017?

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Okay, So we love going to San Diego Comic Con. Not just the “royal we” (as in “all of us”), but us – the Atomic Moo guys. We go every year, and we have a great time (despite the celebrity gawkers, rude security staff, and religious nut jobs blocking up 5th avenue…), but for years now there’s been a question of whether or not Comic Con will stay in San Diego, because the event has become too large for the actual convention center. Recently, Comics Alliance published an article that explores the question of where might SDCC go, if it chooses not to renew it’s contract with San Diego in 2016. According to the article, the cities of Anaheim and Los Angeles are both want to be the new home of the convention. The article goes on to say that Anaheim “offers the largest exhibit hall space in Southern California at 815,000 square feet (almost 200,000 more than the 615,700 sq ft at the San Diego Convention Center). In addition, they’ve begun construction on an additional 200,000 sq ft to the convention center, and recently launched a $2.5 million upgrade to their Wi-Fi infrastructure.” In the article, David Glanzer, a Comic Con spokesperson was quoted saying:

The proposals we’ve received are pretty amazing. It’s not an easy decision.

Okay, so I hope the articles final statements that the con probably won’t leave San Diego are correct. I hope. However, we’re talking about a lot of money here. And, as far as “non-profits” go, Comic Con rakes in the cash (and they love their cash), and a larger venue means… more cash! So, I really hope article’s like this one get the city of San Diego to wake up and do more to keep the con in San Diego. According to an article from San Diego’s Union Tribune, in 2010 the city earned an estimated $163 million! That was 5 years ago for a four day event! There’s been more people and more attention to the con since then! Don’t fuck this San Diego!

Alright, El Moochadores. I’ve got to get to work on… other stuff. So, keep coming back to the site for geek creative stuff, and (it’s getting close) possibly a new Moocast!

Later!

Atomic Moocast #81: Alt Control Delete!

Interview with Ramón Govea of Black Mast Studios!

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Hello again El Moochadores! We’re back with another fun and informative edition of the Atomic Moocast! On this episode we have a State of the Moo, a SDCC 2014 review, and best of all: ACD Cover An interview with Alt Control Delete (ACD) creator, Ramón Govea! ACD is a fantastic new comic looking for funding through Kickstarter, and Ramon told us all about making and managing the book! Keen!

Here we go folks! It’s time to scroll down and click play on the audio excellence we call the Moocast! So Prepare yourselves! Find a cool fizzy soda to gulp down between chuckles! Find a snack loaded with cheese or chocolate chips! Then find a comfy chair adequate to manage your bulk as you mouse over the play button and click start on 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

Show Notes and Links

Alt Control Delete Links

ACD Sample Pages and Pin Ups!

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Additional Show Notes and Links

Sketch Books by Kyle Roberts

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More links will be added later… but I have to go to work. d’oh.

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