With this installment I really started to tighten up a lot of the loose pencils that I had on previous pages but have still kept the rough loose quality. I think a big help is going to be getting a drawing tablet down the road as I’m doing all of this with a mouse right now.
Zombie Duck Hunter: one star
I decided to grab a bunch of zombie games to pass the few free moments I have this fall so I started with this classic game from the Nintendo era now resurrected on iOS.
Like the classic duck hunt, ducks come flying by and you shoot at them. The key here is that you are shooting zombie ducks, instead of regular ducks.
That’s it. I mean you could guess that much from the title right? It’s called Zombie Duck Hunt after all.
This game falls into a category of games whose game play hinges on the gimmick and the window dressing. It’s sort of a cheap duck hunt game that’s just been dressed up with the undead. That is, the zombies in this game don’t actually effect the mood or feeling of the game by building a palpable atmosphere and don’t add to the game play at all.
The game seems to be a bit roughly put together in some cases. Like where the blog displays inside a pop up window. But it pops up at full size so we have to navigate rather awkwardly around the window.
All in all it was a fun minute and a half but there’s nothing here to keep my attention for longer than that even on the crapper.
This is a brilliant idea that’s been around on YouTube for a while. The story starts, and at the end of the video you choose where the story goes by clicking a link to one of two videos based on the choice you’ve made. Just like the choose-your-own-adventure books from when we were kids.
This video looks to have been a promotion for a pizza shop. The story is silly but it’s a zombie pizza comedy in choose-your-own-adventure form so I shouldn’t be overly critical. Have fun, and good luck surviving to the end!
Pages three and four are probably the loosest and sketchiest that I’ve made. I’m still having fun figuring how I want the book to look and having a good time finding the story in the telling. I’ve just laid page five to rest and will be working up page six, the last in this chapter some time this weekend.
There are a lot of different explanations for what makes a zombie in movies and books; everything from voodoo to radiation can cause an outbreak it seems.
One of my particular favorites is parasites. Mostly because it makes the most sense in believable sense. In this case, the “zombies” aren’t really dead, they are simply behaving according to how the embedded parasite is forcing them to act. It seems far fetched no matter how you spin it but it is the only sort of zombieism that can be found abundantly in nature.
So for all you science and zombie lovers here is a quick video showing how DISGUSTING and horrible these parasites can be. (But if you are at all like me you’ll also see real beauty in how nature works. It’s amazing really.)
I’m still experimenting with exactly how I want it to look. The images in the bottom part of the page are a lot looser than I intend to make future issues. I might come back to this one and tighten it up at some point, but for now it’s just fun moving ahead.
This was my first jump into Surviving the Dead, and the best part? It’s based on a true story.