WHAT'S THE COMIC ABOUT?
Zombies Calling is a 112 page graphic novel published in November 2007 by SLG Publishing. It was written and drawn by me, and was my published comic, after years of doing online comics. Zombies Calling is a comic about three friends, Joss, Robyn and Sonnet, and their attempts to survive an infestation of zombies by following the Rules of Zombie Movies. You know those cliches that seem to pop up in pretty much every movie with the term "walking undead" in it? Doesn't it make sense that following those rules would help you survive a real life zombie attack? Makes sense to me. Thus, Zombies Calling.
WHERE CAN I BUY ZOMBIES CALLING?
You can get it at most better comic book stores (stores with a good indie selection), like my local shop, Strange Adventures. Or you can buy Zombies Calling online at Amazon.com/.ca or directly from SLG Publishing. You can ask any bookstore to order it in, which they should do with a minimum of fuss, and I've been told its popped up occasionally at better Barns & Noble bookstores.
REVIEWS + INTERVIEWS
NOTE: If you are someone with a blog/publication and are interested in reviewing Zombies Calling, give me a shout. I still have a few review copies kicking around. Also feel free to contact me about interviews. I'm always happy to chat.
A review in The Onion AV Club (woo!)
A review at Broken Frontier.
Zombies Calling on a 'top ten comics of 2007' list at Playback: stl.
A review at The Daily Crosshatch.
A review at Playback: stl.
A review at Living Between Wednesdays.
A review in Storm the Barricades.
A review at Wilnervision.
An interview with me at Comic Book Resources.
An article/interview with me in The Coast, Halifax's indie newspaper.
An article/interview with me in the Canadian Champion.
An interview with me on Weaponizer.
An article/interview with me at The Gateway.
OF ZOMBIES CALLING:
For about five years, I did the online comic Demonology 101, and Zombies Calling is my very first foray into print. It was published by SLG Publishing on November 14th. In the beginning, Zombies Calling was a one-joke short comic about a ridiculous action movie cliche (the 'ordinary person instantly become a badass ninja when accosted by zombies/serial killers/terrorists/Mickey Roarke). Later, because I liked the characters and the idea of doing a tongue-in-cheek zombie comic, I developed a story around it, involving university exams, student loans, and the lack of zombie-killing weaponry in Canada. Trust me, if it ever came down to a zombie invasion, we would be very unprepared. All *I* have to defend myself with is a potato masher...
THE ORIGINAL ZOMBIES CALLING COMICS (2004):
Below is the original comic, in all its goofy glory. It's worth noting that I was not trying very hard at all with the artwork, and it was back in 2004 when I drew it, slouched on my bed (I now sit primly at a drawing desk. Miss Manners would be so proud). The published comic doesn't look ANYTHING like this, but it retains a certain charm.
COVER / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 /
SIDE COMIC (Sonnet Explains It All) 1 / 2 /
THE PITCH COMIC (2005)
After Demonology 101 wrapped up, I decided that I wanted to give this whole print media thing a try. Much as I love online comics, I'd been doing them for over five years, and I felt it was time to move on. So, during a bout of unemployment, I drew up a 15 page proposal, recycling the first ZedC joke, and sent it off to SLG. A good while later, long after I'd given up and moved on to other things, they contacted me about publishing the comic. Yeah, I was pretty shocked. It was sort of like finding out the Loch Ness Monster existed, and he wanted to publish your stuff. Weird.
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Character stuff (sent with the pitch): Joss / Sonnet / Robyn /
THE SOON TO BE PUBLISHED COMIC (2007):
Go here to see a preview of pages 1-15! Hopefully that whets your appetite for more...
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