Zombie Cliché Lookout: The Way it Works Around Here
In a zombie survival situation, it’s helpful to have a set of basic ground rules that everyone in the group follows. These can do everything from avoiding detection (no loud noises, no bright lights), to keeping the peace (decision must be approved by majority vote, all decisions final), from making sure everything gets done (assigned duties) to dealing with internal problems (dissension punished by expulsion from the group).
The funny thing about rules is that, while they are extremely important, getting a diverse group to agree on them is never an easy feat. Everyone has a different idea of what’s important, and – believe it or not – a lot of people think that they’re a natural leader, and should be the one to make these sort of decisions. The bigger the group, the more difficult coming up with a set of rules is going to be.
About this Episode:
You notice how when “Dad” talks, his balloon is big and encroaches on the other panels, and then when Sam talks his balloon is really small and fairly close to him? That’s what passes for clever art in this comic.
I also juxtaposed the two characters a bit, with “Dad” floating to the left in panel three, and Sam to the right in panel four. Again, this passes for artistic expression in my book.
Don’t forget, Evan (formally ZombieMutts) is looking for discussion questions for July/August, when I’m out on paternity leave. If you have any brilliant ideas, make sure to drop him a line.
Discussion Question: Zombie Mashups
The zombie genre is a pretty versatile on. We have zombies in comedies, historical epics, political satires, fantasy (everyone caught up on Game of Thrones?), and anything else you can think of. So the question is, in what sort of movie/book/comic/game/etc. would you like to see zombies show up?