Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Attack of the zombie pirate robot monkeys from Hell: I don't know how I missed this over the weekend. SBC looks at the zombie explosion in comics, and asks what attraction the undead holds for creators. The Goon creator Eric Powell has perhaps the best answers:

"As far as THE GOON, the zombies are really just punching bags. The Zombie Priest uses them as cannon fodder. I'm not going for the pretentious statements of social understanding with this book."

And on why he chose zombies over, say, vampires:

"I like drawing them. That's reason #1."