Zombie Cliché Lookout: Enter the walking dead! Our first look at the zombies is often quick or incomplete. A quick glance around the corner, only seeing the creature from behind or from the chest down, or some shambling silhouettes in the distant background. These early shots pique our curiosity and promise more mayhem to come.
Zombie Cliché Lookout: The peace is shattered suddenly, causing everyone to question just how safe they are staying put. This is often all it takes to end the “Should we stay, or should we go” debate.
Zombie Cliché Lookout: There is always a debate about whether the group should stay put and wait for rescue, or set out and try to save themselves. Generally, the stronger characters want to leave, while the weaker characters want to hunker down. Of course that’s only a general rule; there are strong characters who believe… Read more »
Zombie Cliché Lookout: Every group needs the alpha dog. This is the character that’s going to stand up and lead the rest of the group to safety or ruin. The alpha dog isn’t a permanent position, as the person who starts off making the decisions can often prove to be incompetent (or eaten by zombies)… Read more »
Zombie Cliché Lookout: Safe zones are great in theory, but you need some sort of system to ensure that the infected don’t get in and turn your safe zone into a breeding ground for the living dead. The solution is a thorough search of everyone entering, and a quarantine of anyone who looks suspicious (i.e…. Read more »
Zombie Cliché Lookout: The “Safe Zone” is something that pops up in a lot of zombie stories. Oftentimes our heroes trying to get to the safe zone is what sets the story in motion. Almost without exception, the safe zone proves to be anything but, and our heroes must then try to escape after its… Read more »
About This Episode: This is, obviously, the first comic. I shot the first fourteen episodes in one batch. It took a buddy and I two days to build, setup, and shoot it. Another day’s worth of photo editing, spread out over a couple of weeks, followed. My original idea was to present the comic in… Read more »