Episode 645: A Quick Errand

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Veteran Survivor One thing that I love about the zombie horror genre is the way the it twists our conception of everyday life. Where we once did things without even thinking about them, we now have to carefully plan and hope for good luck because of how dangerous they’ve become. Our lives… Read more »

Episode 644: Essential Supplies

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Other Needs When we think about zombie survival, we think about food, water, first aid, shelter, and weapons. Well, we start to think about those things eventually, after we stop thinking about all the cool ways we could kill zombies, but I digress. While those are all essentials, many of us forget… Read more »

Episode 643: Quid Pro Quo

Zombie Cliche Lookout: You Owe Me Getting people to do what you want can be difficult, I imagine it would become even more so after the zombie apocalypse starts. Of course, one tried and true method of manipulating people to your own ends is to put them in your debt somehow. Oddly enough, I think… Read more »

Episode 642: Share and Share Alike

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Supplies and Companionship Zombie survival is more than just killing huge hordes of zombies and scavenging pork and beans from the remains of a local supermarket. Don’t get me wrong, zombie killing and beans are big parts of it, but they’re not everything. Surviving on your own, for instance, is going to… Read more »

Episode 641: Strategy Session

Zombie Cliche Lookout: We Want to Help I oscillate a lot between optimism and pessimism. I’m probably a naturally pessimistic person, but over the last few years I’ve really been working to reverse that and change my outlook on the world. So while I might claim that most people are inherently good and decent, I… Read more »

Episode 640: Eggs and Bacey

Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Little Things There’s no question that surviving the zombie apocalypse is going to be tough. I mean, you’ll have to fight and/or avoid all those zombies, deal with a complete shutdown of government and emergency services, cope with a lack of medical support, find ways of procuring food and water, deal… Read more »

Episode 638: All Bark

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Tough Versus Polite We’ve talked a lot in this comic about the importance of working well with other people in a zombie survival situation, mostly because I think it’s both really important and also something that’s often ignored in zombie fiction. There’s a classical – almost cliche – notion of the lone… Read more »