Zombie Cliche Lookout: Turn, Turn, Turn
A lot happens in the early part of a zombie outbreak. People don’t know what’s going on, and panic. The zombie population explodes as people are infected and die before survivors know how to cope with the dying. Services start shutting down one at a time. First the police, fire department, and ambulances stop responding. After that, stores and gas stations start emptying out. Maybe they exhaust supplies, maybe they get looted, or maybe the people who work there are unable or unwilling to show up. Next, 911 (or whatever the emergency hotline equivalent is in your country) stops answering. Soon, utilities like power, gas, and water start winding down. The comfortable life we’re used to is gone in a matter of weeks.
Then something strange happens. The people who make it few the first few weeks of complete chaos start figuring things out. They learn how to get by and defend themselves. The world is still incredibly dangerous, but there’s a short period of equilibrium where people can survive on what they can scrounge for a while. But that won’t last. Soon, people will start running out of what they need, and start banding together under powerful, charismatic leaders who want to consolidate or even conquer.
About this Episode:
I tried something a little different with this one to show the passage of time. The idea was showing the snow moving in and out to give us a sense of winter. Honestly, I don’t think it looks great. I had it set on a tripod to have the angles consistent shot to shot, but it looks too samey, so I moved the camera around a bit between shots. It’s a small improvement, but damn, this is a failed experiment.
Zombie Cliche Lookout: Winter Zombies
There was a fair bit of talk last week about jumping ahead and wanting to see how the zombies would react to cold weather. We’re not doing that in the comic, unfortunately, so I want to see what you guys think of things. What is the cold going to do to the zeds, and to the living?