I was going through an old sketchbook of drawings I did when I was first putting together ideas for the Zombie Boy comic strip and I came across this early doodle of Gorr. At first, I wasn’t sure he was going to be a dog or a cat, or even what gender he was! As a matter of fact, I think my thought was that no one would know exactly what he was, haha. It’s interesting to note that the stripes stayed on and so did the basic body shape. So now you know where it all began, maybe you can see some of the reason why I call him a demon-dog! You can see Gorr’s first appearance here.
This whimsical illustration by Chris Zalucki was inspired by a classic Charles Schulz drawing of Charlie Brown and Snoopy sitting on a dock “only with more zombie,” says Chris. Chris creates Man’s Galaxy, which follows the colorful exploits of Manfred E. Galaxy and his sidekick, Dennis Drosophil, as they travel the stars to seek out fun and adventure. Man’s Galaxy is posted every Monday, so warp over there and check it out! Thanks, Chris!
Daniel Elliott, creator of the uproarious superhero strip, The Superpower Union, recently featured Zombie Boy interviewing for membership. This wonderful cameo really thrills me, I’m a big fan of Daniel’s wry and exceptionally illustrated series. You can witness the event here. Thanks, Daniel!
John Fitch, Justin Honeycutt, Joseph Viscia, Joy Horvath, and David Castro, collectively known as Panda Manga, featured Zombie Boy on their latest Geek Life podcast, which you can listen to here. Lots of great chemistry between this fine group, and a very entertaining program to listen to. Thanks, PM!
Follow them on Twitter:
Panda Manga: @indiecomics4all
John Fitch: @ShakkaPanda
Joy Horvath: @JoyHorvath
David Castro: @DCastr
Vince Dorse is the very capable and talented creator/writer/artist of Untold Tales of Bigfoot, which has aptly been described as “an engaging ongoing story ‘for grown-ups and kids’ about a lost dog and the lonely Yeti who becomes his friend.” Vince and I exchanged fan art, the above piece was his rendition of the Ju-Juvenile, Gorr and even Judas the cat. What a great piece of work, eh?
If you’d like to see my version of Bigfoot, click here.
Vince’s webcomic recently made Slate‘s short list of ten webcomics chosen for the Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Webcomic of 2012! The winners will be announced March 1, 2013 so wish him luck!
Vince is also an award-winning illustrator, and you can see his work at his official site here.