Zombie Cliche Lookout: Reading the Signs
A good outdoorsman can tell a lot of things by just paying attention to the world around him, and those skills will be just as valuable, more so even, in a zombie apocalypse. Just like a broken branch, prints in the sand, or the ominous silence of birds can tell a story, so too can watching the indigenous undead population as they go about their daily (un)lives. I’m being funny, of course, but it’s also very true. If you can manage to remain undetected by the zombies, observing them can tell you a lot, particularly where other survivors might be sheltering.
This can be valuable information in a variety of ways. For instance, if you’re on your own and are looking for other survivors to fold in with, this might be a good way to track them down. On the other hand, if you’ve just had a run in with some nasty people, paying attention to where the zeds are mobbing will give you a few clues to help you avoid them. And then there’s Sam’s situation. Before going inside, he already knows to expect to at least one more living person inside, so he can plan accordingly.
About this Episode:
I went back and forth quite a bit on that last panel, shooting versions with Sam facing in a bunch of different directions. I ultimately settled on this one, but seeing it this morning, I’m second-guessing myself. I think I should have kept him facing away from the camera, which was my first instinct. Ah well, hindsight is twenty-twenty and all that.
Discussion Question: Learning from a Zombie
Once again, we’re going to build on the zombie cliche lookout for today’s discussion question: what can you learn from observing how the zombies around you are acting?