Liberty and zombies for all.
Illustrator Jeff McComsey has a dangerous affliction: He’s convinced everything tastes better with a heaping helping of zombies.
FUBAR is his anthology of zombie comics, which first brought together dozens of talented creators to recast the stories of World War II with an injection of the undead. The second volume in that series, Empire of the Rising Dead, was successfully funded on Kickstarter last year, and went on to become the first Kickstarter comics project to land on the New York Times best-seller list.
Now McComsey and an all-star crew are back with American History Z, a manic zombification of the past 236 years. From zombie George Washington to zombie Jimi Hendrix, FUBAR will cover the USA from sea to shining BRAAAAAAAIIINNS.
Forget what you may have learned — this undead history lesson is our Project of the Day.
Play the next (severed) hand.
Póstumo is a zombie-inspired playing deck where the suit of hearts is comprised of actual hearts and the Queen is a mutant zombie corpse.
It’s obviously perfect for creeping out your poker game come next Halloween, but for the macabre among us? They just might be perfect all year round. Muahaha!
What kind of brain-munching guidebook for miniature zombies could be so insistently cute that we’ve found ourselves watching the project video on repeat?
It could only be A Brain is For Eating! Penned by writers/parents Dan and Amelia Scott, this silly poem is equal parts gross-out and giggle-worthy, plus it features some rather — ahem — colorful original illustrations. Seriously, the video is a don’t miss for all you Halloween enthusiasts out there. It stars the couple’s adorable, zombie-outfitted kids reading the entire thing aloud to each other. (Luckily, you’re safe behind your computer screen when they start hungering for braaaaaiiins.)
A Man and His …Zombie? Check out some exclusive stills from the David Fincher-backed adaptation of cult-fave comic The Goon, plus a Q&A with directors TIm Miller and Jeff Fowler:
The thing that’s so great about the comic was that it really wasn’t just about zombies. It was kind of the melting pot of everything that’s kind of crazy and cool. You’ve got giant robots, you’ve got vampires, you’ve got creatures, demon priests. It’s a great sort of amalgamation of all that stuff. It’s really not just zombies.
For more not-just-zombies, check out The Goon’s project page.
OreZom Trails is what Oregon Trail would have been if the classic computer game was set in the ’80s and the world was infested with flesh-eating zombies. Instead of forging a path to the West with your hardy pioneer family, you just so happen to be one of the few remaining survivors of a zombie apocalypse — and you have only 30 days to voyage across the country and save the world. It’s a retro adventure mish-mash throwback to the games and movies we loved as kids, but launched into the 21st century on your totally mobile device. We’re fording the river to bring you OreZom Trails as our Project of the Day.
Forbes talks to Dead State creator Brian Mitsoda. ZOMBIES!
Woah — zombie comic turned major motion picture. View their still-funding Kickstarter project here.
Zombie Apocalypse, the Board Game. Want! I obviously need to hang out on Kickstarter more often to see all the cool stuff.
We know, right?!?!
When Safwat from Oh Expletive! gives you unicorn and zombie tattoos, you get neck tattoos.
Zombie Kitchen is a line of zombie-themed kitchen gear, created by illustrator Cassie Kelly. We weren’t sure what convinced us to back this first — the gruesome-yet-hilarious designs or the pun-filled project description:
Kitchen product design is in need of a re-animation. You will love crafting culinary delights with this new set of zombie kitchen accessories. Your loved one will think you a regular Romer-eo when you cook him or her a dinner in this stylish apron.
Either way, we’ll definitely be rockin’ the guts-for-an-apron at our next office BBQ. Who’s hungry?!
Inspired by the legendary computer game Oregon Trail, The Men Who Wear Many Hats have created the zombie-parody Organ Trail. An aesthetic homage to the Apple 2 (ahh, the memories), the game lets you traverse a zombie-ridden apocalyptic landscape — bartering with other survivors, killing the suspected infected, escaping the undead, and more. Last year, the guys posted the game online for free, and have since accumulated over 600K players! Now, their Kickstarter project will help them develop the game based on community feedback, adding a new soundtrack and a whole roster of brand new features. What can we say? We’v been bitten by the zombie-themed gaming bug… so we made The Men our Project of the Day.