Wednesday of course means a fresh delivery to the ZombieDollar$ gates and this week Mimic has been good enough to send over even more zombies on top of his previous submission. This unholy trinity also happens to include my favourite zombie of all time 'Tarman' from my my favourite zombie flick of all time 'Return of the Living Dead'. Thanks Mimic, I'll make sure they get a nice big plot to claw their way out of.
Close friend of Zombiedollar$ and all round superstar of the living dead Aaron Blecha has just scrawled a whole mortuaries worth of zombie illustrations for new children's book 'Zombiekin's' and as always with his work it looks great. So if you have any children who are playing it a bit too safe with their reading material get them some good ol' zombie matter before sparkling vampires and schoolboy wizards steal their souls!
The original JEdward! Despite being a fan of Jonathan's since his Jim Morrison Pet Shop Strip many moons ago, and despite Jonathan's support of Zombiedollar$ thanks to his plugging it on his equally fine but altogether sexier Draw Serge! blog somehow he has been tragically unrepresented here at $Z HQ. Well all that ends today as Jonathan has not only sent over a fantastic zombie (something about a suited and booted zombie really appeals to me) but he also provided me with a great quote which will soon appear on the website's intro page and may well be the new ZombieDollar$ mantra. Cheers Jonathan!
I'm having a real problem, the above zombies were dispatched to Zombiedollars HQ but somehow I lost their papers! Does anyone recognise the artists? At the moment they have been given residency within the gates of the graveyard but I'd really love to give full credit to the original artists.
Can anyone help?
Ian is an incredibly talented UK illustrator and animator. He currently seems to be working through the complete works of Sherlock Holmes, creating densley layered and faithful graphic novels every couple of days. He currently also has an adaptation of 'At the Mountains of Madness' in the pipeline, and I for one can't wait to see what he produces.
As always, click his name to visit his fantastic blog, or just click here.
Zombie Flick of Choice: I Walked With a Zombie
I love me some zombie GI! I think it goes back to my formative years when House came along (the comedy horror, not the doctor show) with it's badass Big Ben character. Combined with the awesomeness of 'Camouflage' riding the charts and GI's from beyond the grave where all the rage it seemed. When Gomer Pile failed to rise from beyond and save the day at the end of Full Metal Jacket the following year, a nation wept at a missed opportunity.
John works in the video games industry and creates super sexy art that has a fantastic sixties counter culture underground comics flavour to it. Unfortunately he doesn't get to update his blog too often, but there's still a beautiful back catalogue of his work which you can trawl through! Check it out...
Travis Pitts is a legend among geeks and anyone familiar with his work knows why. is tee designs combine full on geek nostalgia with a fantastic eye for the craft of illustration. He's recently been putting out alot of ubercool minimalist movie posters which move away from his traditional illustrative approach yet still rock like Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers. As you can see, this particular zombie is five years old now so is beginning to smell quite ripe, so I may have to ask the good Mr Pitts if he has something fresher on the slab.
Visit Travis' site here.
MunkOne is an LA based artist who has more cool and outstanding zombie artwork than seems humanly possible. He's worked for a vast wealth of clients and is as close to a rocknrolla as an illustrator can possibly get. This piece, entitled Sarah, is just one of the many he has been kind enough to share with me and I put it here as it sit's very nicely alongside Mr Smarts own cute zombie girly.
Check out more of his work over at Munkone.com and prepare to feel incredibly uncool.