Posts Tagged: Murphy

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 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 »

Episode 96

Zombie Cliché Lookout: All too often we avoid the unpleasant until our response is forced by time or circumstance. It is often easier, though seldom wiser, to put off facing an uncomfortable situation. We hope, in vain, that whatever problems we face might disappear on account of our lack of consideration, but that is never… Read more »

Episode 95

Zombie Cliché Lookout: The stunned silence and awkward conversation following a sudden, inappropriate act is a staple of not just genre fiction, but life in general. Too often we are gobsmacked by the sudden and inexplicable actions of a person we thought we knew, and find ourselves struggling to account for it while keeping up… Read more »

Episode 94

Zombie Cliché Lookout: At some point in the story, the lamb becomes the lion, dispensing violence like an old pro and saving the day. This can either be spun as a singular moment of victory, or as the anguished loss of innocence. Acts like these can upset the dynamics of the group just as much… Read more »