Sketchbook Of The DeadSketchbook Of The Dead features artwork from some of the most exciting international artists available.The cover artist is Stefano Cardoselli of Heavy Metal Magazine and Vincent Price Presents from Blue Water Comics.Other artists include Mark Lone, Andrew Villar (creator of Ambush Comics, a highly popular book in his native Philappines), Special Effects master Scott Conner, William Cook from New Zealand, up and coming painter Amber Michelle Russell and Fernando Jimenez.
Love Bites. Hate Eats... The "Zombie" Apocalypse is coming. It's not "if" it's "when," and if you think you are going to be one of the brave survivors you see in the movies and video games or read about in books and graphic novels you are sadly mistaken. You know who I mean, the handsome and tough hero who was a Navy Seal that women love and men want to be. Or the beautiful, big breasted, brilliant heroine with a PhD in "Science." You aren't even the wisecracking sidekick who lives to defend the heroes. You are a regular person, an everyman. Just as I was before I created this fully illustrated guidebook. So face it, the odds are much more in favor of you becoming one of the undead. A ghoul. A Dead. A "Zombie."But don't worry, there is hope. There are ways for you to "live" a very rewarding "life" after you turn. How long, well that depends. But you might as well enjoy it while you can. Sure, it's not as cool as being a vampire. They get the late nights partying, looking like the heroes I mentioned above, the cool clothes, and getting to sleep all day. No, you will be a staggering, oozing, puss-filled mess. But how can you fight Healthies armed with weapons that can be anything from a boy with a screwdriver to a soldier with an automatic rifle? You will not only have physical limitations but you will also be stupid, right? Wrong.Many "zombies" retain much of their intelligence after they turn. The ones that are out in the open and shuffling toward people who have guns or other weapons are the dumb ones. The ones that weren't prepared. The smart ones know what to do. They go unnoticed. They wait for their chance to attack. They plot. But if the "Zombie Apocalypse" is coming and hasn't happened yet, how do I know all of this? Because it has already started. It just hasn't reached you yet, or maybe you're not aware. The mind can play tricks.And because I'm Hetfield Madden.And I'm a "Zombie..".
Times are tough... The ruling despots, from the safety of Ahura Mazda, their hidden underground fortress, have plunged the nation into civil war... The church has been taken over by a pagan fanatic who craves Armageddon... False-flag nuclear attacks on home soil are destroying the planet... And now the dead have risen up to feast on the living. Zora, an army deserter who hears voices from above, joins up with a baldly scalded nuke-survivor named Zeno in order to locate Ahura Mazda and deliver a taste of justice to the cowards who orchestrated the apocalypse...preferably, without being served up as zombie lunch-meat. A paranoid, absurdist fable spattered throughout with humor, bathos and viscera... Full color graphic novel.
From movies to comics to graphic novels, monsters and their ilk tap into the terror that lurks in the darkest regions of the human collective unconscious. Enduringly popular characters, from vampires to zombies, provide an exciting challenge and appeal to comics and animation artists. How to Draw Chiller Monsters, Werewolves, Vampires, and Zombies features the artwork of the comic David Harman, comic-book artist and Hollywood monster designer Kerry Gammill, Gene Colan as well as Neal Adams, Jim Steranko, Jack Davis, Frank Frazetta, Basil Gogos, and Wally Wood.