Terminal Lance “Necropocalypse” Part 2
June 17, 2011
The Necropocalypse is upon us!
I mentioned in my last update that I have kind of an anomalous obsession with zombies–hopefully with this series of comics you’ll get a glimpse of the extent to which I am enamored with the undead.
This is a series, so expect to see this adventure continue for the next few updates.
I’ve gotten a lot of emails regarding the last post, and general things about zombies as a whole. This has led me to create a new contest!
I’ll give you the gist of the contest here, but the official rules can be read in this thread on the forum. Basically, I want you to draw an image of a zombie Marine–there can be anything in this image, but it has to have at least one zombie Marine in it in order to be considered an official entry. The image can be funny or not, it doesn’t really matter; there’s no real way for me to judge this other than decide which one catches my eye the most. It doesn’t matter if you’re a talented artist or not, but I would suggest throwing some wit at something that is otherwise artistically lacking.
Your entry also must be accompanied by your Zombie Plan. That’s right, everyone’s got one–and if you don’t, maybe it’s time you do.
All entries will be considered official only after they are submitted to the thread linked above. The winner will receive one of the unsold signed prints of Terminal Lance #86, have their work published here, as well as a secret prize that I cannot reveal at the moment–but I can assure you will be awesome.
So what is it about the undead that appeals to the masses lately? Some people have told me that zombies are cliché, to which I say that people who think zombies are cliché are in fact more cliché than the said zombies themselves. Having seen just about every zombie film ever made, along with a vast amount of time playing zombie-related videogames and reading walking corpse-laden literature, I consider myself a fairly knowledgeable authority on the subject. Zombies to me are not just a fun, socially relevant pastime–they’re a subject that I have actually put a lot of heart into. Most that know me personally know that I’ve actually been working on a graphic novel on the subject for many years–which I’m sure you’ll all hear more about sometime in the distant future.
With that said, perhaps I’m a little obsessed–but hey, we all need something to enjoy right? It seems like every group of friends has that “zombie guy”–you know, the one that thinks about it all day? Yeah, I am that guy… and I’m proud of it.