Episode 611: Owning Up

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Mistakes and Accidents Accidents are a normal part of everyday life. People slip and fall. Drivers hit each other. Cooks cut their finger. Cops shoot people because they think they grabbed their taser but actually had a pistol. Webcomic authors make typos in their comic write-ups. People are imperfect beings on their… Read more »

Episode 610: Humanitarian Risk

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Death Sentence One of the more horrifying aspects of zombies as a monster is that all it takes is one bite – and sometimes even just a scratch – to ensure that you will soon die and reanimate as one of them. Like the saying goes: the good guys have to win… Read more »

609: Lock It Down

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Turning Point In fiction, battles tend to go back and forth a few times, and then the good guys win in the end after some big, dramatic turning point. This can come in a lot of different flavors. Sometimes one member of the home team pulls off a risky maneuver. Or maybe… Read more »

Episode 598: Never Mind the Curtains

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Nailing In Longtime readers of the comic will know that we are finally arriving at one of my all time favorite zombie tropes: boarding up the house. I’m honestly not sure what it is I like so much about it, probably it’s a lot of little things. Most immediately I’m reminded of… Read more »

Episode 597: Reality Check

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Paralyzing Silence As we all know, drawing zombies to you by making a lot of noise is a good way to get eaten. So naturally, you’re going to want to stay out of sight and as quiet as possible. The problem you might run into is misinterpreting the “as possible” part of… Read more »

Episode 593: Getting Shit Done

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Montage! Show a lot of things happening at once, Remind everyone of what’s going on (what’s going on) And with every shot, show a little improvement To show it all would take too long That’s called a montage (montage) Girl we want montage (montage) – Montage | Team America: World Police

Episode 592: Let’s Focus

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Always Zombies The world is absolutely filled with distractions, and they’re becoming easier and easier to fall into. Just try to get a little work done with Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube all calling out to you like modern day sirens. Of course, when we fall under the thumb of distraction, the worst… Read more »

Episode 591: Big Mouth

Zombie Cliche Lookout: No Secrets When you’re in a small group in tight quarters – say trapped inside by a horde of zombies – it’s hard to keep any secrets. You don’t get to enjoy much in the way of privacy, and most of your conversations are going to be heard by everyone else. Not… Read more »