Posts Tagged: Cheryl

Episode 121

Zombie Cliché Lookout: When things are looking dire for our heroes, chances are we’re going to hear a callout for something big from one of the characters, who is usually – but not always – the group’s leader. These are generally requests for someone to volunteer for a suicide mission, or come up with a… Read more »

Episode 120

Zombie Cliché Lookout: After characters split up to investigate a situation or search for supplies, they have to reconvene and get everyone on the same page. These brief expository scenes are there primarily for the characters share information with each other. This way we know that all the characters are aware of the situation, and… Read more »

Episode 119

About this Episode: Oops, looks like the doors on my two sets aren’t quite lined up in the third frame. Zombie Cliché Lookout: Even in the zombie apocalypse people are going to do things that make them dangerous, or at least really creepy, and they often get physically restrained (handcuffed, tied up, locked in a… Read more »

Episode 118

Zombie Cliché Lookout: In most zombie stories, characters rarely talk about how absolutely disgusting their daily lives have become. People are generally much more concerned about their daily survival than worrying about how icky it is that they are literally surrounded by hundreds of dessicated corpses (walking and otherwise). When a character does point this… Read more »

Episode 117

Zombie Cliché Lookout: Characters often stumble upon items that initially appear to be of little value. Of course the audience always realize these things are going to play an important roll down the road, usually during some climactic event. This is fairly similar to Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s rule about showing important items: “If in… Read more »

Episode 99

About this Episode: I was really trying to pull off a creepy vibe in this strip, especially in the forth panel. I’m not sure if I’ve managed it, but I’m pretty happy with the results. Zombie Cliché Lookout: Once things calm down after a freak out, the person who lost it is in for a… Read more »

Episode 98

Misc: Don’t forget, there’s only two weeks left to get in your entries for our Adaptation Challenge Contest! Zombie Cliché Lookout: Conventional wisdom states that there’s strength in numbers. This is true in more cases, but zombie stories like to shatter this perception with liberal doses of craziness and mistrust. All it takes to weaken… Read more »

Episode 97

Zombie Cliché Lookout: The post-freak-out conversation is often an awkward one, for both the freak him/herself and those who witnessed the event. There are a number of valid concerns to address following the freak out, not the least of which being “Is the group safe with this person now that they’ve thrown their little shitstorm?”… Read more »