Sunday, June 30

Scooby-Doo Zombie Hunter

This print from Travis Pitts came out in 2009 but is such a popular design I wanted to share it here.

We've Got Some Work To Do Now

Not only is the artwork perfect for the Zombie hunting genre, but the understated Scooby-Doo theme song is such a natural fit.  "We've got some work to do now" indeed!

Travis wrote about this design on threadless.com (emphasis mine):
Sticking with my favorite theme of heroic girls (see: Robot Derby Girl, Diodes are a Girl's Best Friend) and injecting realism or plausibilty to silly pop culture icons (ex: Madness of Mission 6 = PAC-MAN), I knew I wanted to make a certain teen detective her canine companion into the sole survivors of a Monsterpocalypse for the threadless loves Horror contest.

Everyone knows that it's always the timid, quiet, second-string female character that gets the dramatic arc and has the wits and skill to survive most horror movies. I struggled for days trying to come up with a semi-realistic interpretation of this toughened, nerdy survivor-type gal- until I remembered I was dating one, and asked her to model for it. She agreed -took a series of pics herself and held an umbrella in place of the shotgun. She wasn't sure about any of them but as soon as I saw the 3rd or 4th one I knew i had my pose. :)
The T-Shirt is still available for purchase at Threadless.

A nice framed print can be purchased at ImageKind.

Travis also has a flickr photostream here.

I am planning a Zombie giveaway for our loyal readers and to get more eyeballs on the blog from our Zombie Facebook page.  I think these will be great to add to the list of Zombie goodies.  And nothing better than supporting an artist of Zombie genre.  As Travis says on his own blog "the life of an artist is a poor one!".   Support Zombie artists!

Saturday, June 29

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Delayed

In shocking news today... well shocking to those addicted to Plants vs. Zombies, #PvZ2 will not be released on July 18th, but "later in the summer".

Straight from the PlantsvsZombies official twitter feed:


Reactions are flowing in from mild outrage to unbridled sarcasm:

The #PvZ2 team also confirmed that the first release of Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be for Apple. &nbso;So Facebook and Android users either need to cross over to the dark side and get an iOS device, or just wait it out.

Zombie Lincoln on Gettysburg 150th Anniversary

As Civil War battle reenactments for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg run this week across the US, we thought we'd share with you how The Gettysburg Address would have really gone if The Great Emancipator was actually a Zombie.

Shout out to Craig Simmons for some great animation and artwork!

Friday, May 10

D.C. Targets Fake Weed With Zombie Campaign

The D.C. Health Department has launched an interactive zombie-themed campaign and website to warn about the dangers of various forms of synthetic marijuana.

According to a statement from the department, the average age of synthetic marijuana users is 13.  “Recent focus group findings in partnership with DOH and local youth-based organizations indicate that synthetic marijuana is seen as an alternative to marijuana, as a result of its cheap cost and ability to go undetected in routine drug testing,” the statement reads.

Wednesday, May 8

Fleshed Out: A Zombie Musical

Two zombies crawl across a stage and bite into their grandmother’s flesh.

“Children are blessings from above. They show you their wonder with their love, but that’s not what I’m feeling now,” the grandmother sings.

“Grandma-ma we love you still, but tonight is the night your guts will spill on the floor,” the zombies sing back.