Sunday, July 27, 2008

Zombie #20: Jason Yungbluth

Jason Yungbluth is a writer for Mad Magazine, and creator of the comics Deep Fried and Weapon Brown. Deep Fried is an ensemble of Sunday comics gone mad, both in web and paper comic formats. The craziest of these is Weapon Brown, a post-apocalyptic Charlie Brown that you really have to see firsthand.
The zombie above is a zombified version of Clarissa, a little girl who has a very bleak outlook.
Thanks for the zombie Jason!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Zombie #19: Jason Moody

Jason Moody is the artist for a comic called Scarlet Veronica. It comes out in the fall, and it looks like it's going to be pretty fierce. It's about this zombie girl who... fights evil? I can't say that for certain. I do know that she's definitely undead, and the previews are looking pretty slick. Check out this trailer and the preview pages.
Thanks Jason!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Zombie #18: Ken Haeser

Ken Haeser sketched this zombie for me. Ken is the artist for The Living Corpse, about a zombie who breaks free of the insatiable desire for brains, and begins fighting for good. There are only a handful of issues out, but it's already being made into a major motion picture by Shoreline Entertainment. I am definitely looking forward to it.
Congratulations Ken, and thanks for the Zombie.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Zombie #17: David Petersen

I still cannot believe that David Petersen provided me with this sketch. Just look at the thing; the tattered mouse ear, the limp arm. Even at 21x the height of a little zombie like this, I'd be terrified of seeing this guy shambling across the forest floor towards me.
David is the creator of the Mouse Guard series, which is phenomenal in every aspect. I highly recommend that you go out and pick up the first book, Fall 1152. It's an instant classic, and rumor has it that a movie is in the works.
Thank you so much for doing such an atrocious thing to one of your beloved creations, David.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Zombie #16: Christopher Mitten

Christopher Mitten is the artist responsible for Wasteland. Wasteland is incredible. It's vast, it's epic, and there are sand-eaters. Sand-eaters are like zombies, except they're probably alive and they have really sharp teeth. Read the first, double-sized issue for free.
Christopher is also the illustrator for Queen & Country: Declassified, Vol. 3, Past Lies, The Tomb, and Last Exit Before Toll; all of which are published by Oni Press, so each have a descent-sized preview online.
Thanks Christopher!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Zombie #15: Paul Ziomek

Paul Ziomek and Peter Ziomek make up Over the Top, and are part of 7000 BC, an independent comics group based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. They create an awesome brand of home-grown comics; the kind of soulful narrative that you'll be hard-pressed to find in a majority of comics on the shelf these days.
Paul contributed to Hospital Stories, which is a collection of stories that "provide insight into the pain, hope, and humor that surround our experiences with hospitals and the medical profession." He is also the co-creator of Fakin' the Funk and one of the coolest guys you'll ever meet.
That's a zombie Iron Man, by the way. Thanks Paul!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Zombies #14 and #14.5: Katie Cook

Katie Cook is an amazing illustrator who has a penchant for the cute/funny. It was through Katie that the phenomenon of sketch cards came to my attention. I had no idea that other people were collecting/creating small illustrations on blank cards. That's pretty awesome. Star Wars sketch cards? Sign me up.
Check out the Smashy Adventures of the Hulk and this sketch of Mouse Guard. Haha, cute and funny. I told you so.
Thanks Katie.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Zombie #13: Chris Burnham

God. If Chris had sketched this, looked at it, and said to me, "I'm sorry, this is just too good. I'm going to keep it, because you don't deserve it," I would have understood. He would have been right too. I almost feel guilty asking for sketches from artists like Chris. It's a waste of their time, but I am forever grateful. Just look at that guy up there.
Chris Burnham has this awesome gritty pulp style which can be seen in comics like Elephantmen #9, a story about a detective half-man, half-zebra; Fear Agent: A Mammoth Undertaker, essentially a space-cowboy; and most importantly, Nixons Pals, a graphic novel about a parole officer for super villains.
Thanks Chris.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Zombie #12: Tom Brazelton

Tom Brazelton, of Theater Hopper fame, sketched this zombified... well, I think that's himself. Eerie.
I've been reading Theater Hopper since the early days of web comics (for me at least). Staying on topic, check out these individual strips; Zombie Nation and Zombie Spider-man. For the funniest strips I've ever read, which happen to be the two most recent click here; Do You See Pants? and Boy Parts (in that order).
Also, I can now check 'Talk to Tom Brazelton about a movie' off the old 'do before death' checklist; I asked him if he was seeing Wanted that night (opening night). That counts.
Thanks for Zombie Tom, Tom!