The zombie genre of entertainment is a huge playing field full of games and other memorabilia. Because of this, I decided to dedicate an entire section of my shop just to zombies. Why? I love them because they provide a great commentary on society. Commercialism, Politics, War, etc. You can take any genre of fiction and plop in zombies and you have a sort of Greek chorus that symbolizes a message about the issue. I fear them because out of all the things that could happen in this world, whether it be nuclear war, economic meltdown, or any other host of threats, zombies are a substantial equalizer. If the possibility were there, they would be a huge threat. Not to mention the idea of your loved ones turning into a zombie and attacking you puts you in a huge pickle. I truly believe there could be a viral outbreak much like 28 Days Later, turning people into raging killers. However, I don’t believe that it will be like the Romero films with flesh eating reanimated corpses.
Currently, I have 12 designs, four of which all play off the same theme.
MyPyramid.Gov. Instead of breaking down the different food groups by type, zombies will most likely just see YOU as the entire pyramid.
Christianity and Zombies go hand in hand. After all, if you take a look at Jesus Christ, he lived, was killed, and then rose from the dead. He is the original zombie, patient zero if you will. The trick of this design was depicting Jesus as a darkened figure while still maintaining the realistic look of him in most images. I simply took the brightness down to where it held the symbolic look of Jesus with a crown of thorns but gave it that darkened appearance that kind of lurked in the shadows. Then I stamped it with a stenciled font of the words Patient Zero.
Zombie Task Force
Like I said before, if there ever were to be an outbreak of zombisim or as the UF exercise called it , Zombie Behavior Spectrum Disorder, it would most likely be a virus. The original Night of the Living Dead never directly cites the reason but speculates that radiation from a space probe that exploded in Earth’s atmosphere caused the incident which is then transferred to others through infection or whenever someone dies and still retains enough brain to reanimate, as in the case of Barbara’s brother, Johnny. Max Brooks’ novels cite the outbreak as being caused by a virus called Solanum in which the dead do not rise from the grave, but people die from infection and reanimate.