Zombie Cliche Lookout: Apathy
One of the more challenging aspects of surviving the zombie apocalypse is going to be the mental battle of coming to terms with the way the world works now. Trying to process it all is going to take it’s toll, and as we mentioned before, it’s going to completely break some people. Fortunately, we have a lot of weapons at our disposal to combat these insane stresses. Some of these coping mechanisms are healthy, like unwinding with loved ones or maintaining a fitness regimen. Others, like self-medication, are quite the opposite.
And then there’s apathy. It’s a relatively easy method to use: just stop caring. You won’t be making any friends with this technique, but you might just be able to preserve your sanity a bit longer.
About this Episode:
I really like the subtle reflection I got of Inez in the forth panel. I liked it so much, in fact, that I bumped Brent’s speech bubble up quite a bit just to make room for it.
Which is weird, because I’m normally spending so much time fighting reflections. I’ve also grown quite font of the tissue box in the background here; I think it looks quite cool.
Here’s another suggestion from the comments/forum: Can zombies survive the cold weather?
I quite like this question, because it’s something I’ve seen come up a few times in zombie stories, most memorably in the comic version of The Walking Dead where the dead froze during the cold winter. I quite like this approach. With no blood flow, it makes sense that the dead would freeze if temperatures got low enough. After all, when’s the last time you read the description of a zombie that included words like “warm” or “hot” (unless they are very recently deceased, of course).