For the record I shave as rarely as possible. Not just because I can sport a glorious neck beard that makes all the ladies swoon, but because each manly bristle is so powerful and laden with testosterone that it quickly annihilates any razor that dares to strike at it. I’m not made of money, I can’t buy that many razors.
So I’ve had back to back conventions… Then the flu and bronkitis. That’s hell on the comic and my output. Don’t worry I “almost” a healthy human being now and will start with the newest story arc for the comic on Friday. In the meantime. Here’s some pictures of the nonsense I get up too.
This is the “Are You Zombie Ready” panel I was on at FanX. Holy cow if I had a nickle for every time I advocated wholesale murder and cannibalism during the zombie apocalypse I could quit my day job. After this panel no less than three people told on me to my wife that my “Zombie Plan” was to kill all the men and acquire as many potential mates as would fit in my zombie fortress.
The Jokes on them however, as she was already well aware of my plans.
I do a lot of custom sketch work for people at conventions. Below are a few of my favorites from the FanX 2016 weekend. My personal favorite is the zombified sketch of Brigham Young. I live in Utah and I’m honestly surprised I don’t get this request as often as I should.
I’ve been missing in action for a bit due to conventions. Sorry about that. So here’s my favorite Walkind Dead mashup by way of apology.
Ace aventura The walking dead mashup
Posted by The walking dead videos on Saturday, November 29, 2014
Clicker Zombie Makeup Tutorial from Freakmo. This is a pretty detailed zombie makeup tutorial for a Clicker Zombie from the game “The Last Of Us.”
Freakmo goes into detail on how she sculpted, cast, and painted the fungoid mask for this epic cosplay. Materials are mentioned as well. This is a great tutorial for anyone considering doing something more ambitious than just the average “raccoon eyes” zombie makeup you see so often.
If you haven’t played “The Last Of Us” and are wondering what a “Clicker” is:
“Clickers” is the nickname given to humans in the third stage of the Ophiocordyceps Unilateralis infection. They have had prolonged exposure to the fungus and are completely blind. Navigation is still possible using an adaptive echolocation, similar to that of most bats. This makes an eerie clicking sound, thus earning Clickers their nickname.
I’ve been doing a lot of sculpting and casting in resin over the last year. I can really appreciate the amount of work that went into making the mold for this clicker zombie makeup tutorial. This is a multi-part mold and she’s casting in layers. Her comments on painting techniques are very informative as well. Holy cow though, that is a lot of work for one mask.
This makes my own zombie makeup efforts look like amateur hour. Visit her youtube channel if you are interested in upping your cosplay game. Especially when it comes to makeup and special effects. You can subscribe to the rest of Freakmo’s makeup tutorials here.
Fair warning of course. The makeup tutorials on her channel are pretty grisly. Everything from zombies to severed fingers. I’m grossed out and obsessed with them. To be expected with zombie makeup, but you have been warned.
Also if you don’t like gory zombie effects what are you doing here?
I’m a huge H.P. Lovecraft fan and sometimes I run across something I love related to that. Had to share this. It’s pretty awesome.
A man is lead by his nightmares to a distant house where he hopes to put a stop to them. A Lovecraft inspired film.
Directed by Alexander Crews
Written by Chris Barkman
Produced by Guy Iorio
It’s a new year for The Zombie Nation. Last year petered out and ended with a whimper for the comic as I was buried under Freelance work and other….. Unspeakable things. Things that to even glimpse them would drive you mad.
Thankfully the wife got a job she loves that makes it so I don’t have to take some many freelance jobs and work so late. This translates directly into more effort to creating more for The Zombie Nation and my wife’s company Adorablyevil.com Basically this is the year to turn this hobby into a full fledged business.
That brings me to my New Year’s Resolution:
Maintain my update schedule
Get my The Comic’s graphic novels done
Get my “Big Book Of The Undead” project done
Get my wife’s side of the business up and running
Make new products for the store
Master the art of promoting the comic better and marketing
Start writing more and posting more zombie articles
Start my youtube drawing channel
Get Elvira Mistress of the Dark to sign my boob
That last one is key to my plans for global domination.
With luck, willpower, and various pacts with dark Gods 2016 is looking like its going to be a very big year for me.