1-Bit Rogue

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You guys know I’m not a huge gamer. Instead of big, overproduced games n a platform, I tend to go for small, fun games that I can play for a week and then toss.

1-Bit Rogues  is a super fun old-school looking game with a selection of heroes traveling through dungeons. Along the way, you pick up weapons and potions to heal with, battle enemies and kick some butt.

This is all mostly in the vein of classic fantasy games but I’m including it here because you do have to fight zombies along the way. (Yay!)

The game is free but if you tip the developer the price of a beer you can remove ads and unlock the 3-Bit color version. (I prefer the black and white 1-Bit version but tipped the developer anyway cause I’m such a nice guy. Haha!)

Check it out here.

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This is my character fighting a zombie.

Seriously, I loved this game.

 

 

 

 

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Zombie Targets

Note: I prepared this blog post to go out around Halloween but was informed that these products are no longer available, which is a real shame because they are pretty awesome.

zombie-targets-3A while back you may recall me sharing some info with you about some amazing zombie paintball masks which I just completely fell in love with.

Well the good people at Nether Designs who brought you those bad ass masks are back with some sweet zombie archery and paintball targets. Imagine sticking a big juicy paintball in the eye socket of a zombie head and the satisfaction of seeing it burst as your arrow drives its way home!

Really picture that because honestly, I don’t know many people that could actually do that who don’t exist in the land of fiction. So it seems like one of those primary skills all people should have or at least try.

Big shout out to Joe Park for bringing these to my attention.

Check out Nether Designs of Facebook

or at their main site. 

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Jazon and the Dead

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I’m not much of a gamer but this looks fun enough for me to say I hope it comes to fruition. The game has a simple but clean look and feel to it that really appeals to me. The artwork sort of reminds me of a Gorillaz video. Hmm. . . Gorillaz fighting zombies? Yeah, I’d like to see that.

The trailer makes it look lighthearted enough to be fun while still adding in a bit of intensity, like when the slow-moving zombies are closing in and Jason is trying to take out the one closest to him with his bare hands. It’s that frustrating feeling of impending doom in a game that makes me start gripping the controller like I’m trying to choke a Z’s head off. (And that’s not easy.)

There’s a trailer running on YouTube I’ve linked to below and you can check out their site and crowdfunding efforts here.

Screamers

I wish I had the time to get on here and make more of these.

But, this being Halloween, I wanted to make a point to get one out to you.
This one is by request.
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You’ve probably heard the horrible moan of zombies creeping through the night. Moaning incoherently or calling out for brains. Most zombies are moaners. But there are some zombies, some really naughty trouble makers that scream. Not unlike the scream queens of Hollywood horror, screamers let out shrill screeches that are a pain for everyone around them to hear. More importantly though all that racket attracts other dead heads to wherever they are which means trouble for any survivors that happen to be in the area.

Monster Letter Line Stickers

As you may have seen my previous set of stickers for the popular Line App which were zombie-centric horrors, you might also already know that I’ve recently made ups  a whole new set for Halloween.

These Monster ABCs spell out a lot of the most common texting phrases like LOL, and WTF.

Check them out here and if you like them, tell your friends. I’m horrible at self promotion so any likes and shares really are appreciated.

 

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Start to End: Zombies Love Brains

Very soon (October 21st) you’ll be able to get your hands on this great little book I did the illustrations for.

Zombies Love Brains is a salutary tale for young readers, aged 3 and over, which explains that becoming a zombie is no reason to be impolite to others, or to take things that don’t belong to you without asking first.

You can order a copy on Amazon here.

Here’s how I went from sketches to final art for a page depicting total world domination!

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First pencil sketch.

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Quick ink.

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Here’s the boy in color along with an image of the earth I had on hand.

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Final art. Look out world, he’s coming for your braaaaaaiiins!

(As long as he can get permission to do so that is.)

Drawings to Final Art: Granny Loves Brains

Very soon (October 21st) you’ll be able to get your hands on this great little book I did the illustrations for.

Zombies Love Brains is a salutary tale for young readers, aged 3 and over, which explains that becoming a zombie is no reason to be impolite to others, or to take things that don’t belong to you without asking first.

You can order a copy on Amazon here.

Here’s how I went from sketches to final art for just one page.

granny-loves-brandyZombies love brains more than granny loves brandy. And here she is in all her wrinkly glory. She’s not even dead, just pickled in brandy like the teeth in her glass.

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Here int he inking stage, still an area I really want to improve in, I had all sorts of trouble deciding what to do with the dog’s left leg.

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All that sorted out we have old Blue the faithful hound with something in his jaws. I think it’s a zombie hand.
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And here’s the final art.

I’m still moving towards better color and line work over time. Many of the scanned images lack the pop of the original art though it’s often hard to tell unless they are side by side.

So keep an eye out as more and more zombies invade this Halloween and if you’re looking for a fun Halloween story for your kids, I’m sure you’ll love this one.