Zombie Cliche Lookout: Sneaking
They say discretion is the better part of valor, and I’d tend to agree in a lot of respects, especially when it comes to surviving the zombie apocalypse. Sure, it’s fun to see heroes in zombie flicks taking on a giant horde of zombies, but that hardly seems like a very workable survival plan. Knowing when to pick your battles, when to run, and when to sneak around is going to keep you alive a lot longer than just charging the horde like Xerxes at Thermopylae.
About this Episode:
I just love that paniced face in the forth panel. I’ve probably got a half-dozen of those heads, and it hardly seems like enough considering how frequently I use them. They’re great for fear, obviously, but I also like to toss them in for moments of surprise, anger, or just when someone is yelling and being obnoxious.
Related directly to the comic, I went back and forth on how to show Clark creeping up to the window. Originally, I had shots of him slowing getting closer, frame-to-frame, but it looked kind of weird to me. In the end, I think this looks better.
Don’t forget, I’m going to be slowing responding to comments today since I’m out of town (but don’t hold up the discussion on my account). So play nice and I’ll talk to everyone on Tuesday.
Discussion Question: Zombie Senses
This one relates a lot to the episode. Just how do zombies find and track victims? What are their sensory capabilities? Do they rely primarily on sight, like the living? Or do other senses tend to take over? Should zombies develop senses in a way that the living do not or cannot? Do they have any sort of extra sense? And can we trick their senses, like they do in The Walking Dead?