Babies like to bite stuff....
We're in the process of working with our agent Matt Elblonk to develop a pitch for publishers, and so Marc and I are tweaking the story and creating some new images.
One of Matt's comments was that the Baby Zombie is compelling on the cover, but no where in the book. It's something that has nagged at me as well, so we decided to rework the book to experiment with bringing Baby Zombie into it. It's required not just swapping out big zombie for Baby zombie, but rethinking the humor and composition of some of our images.
We've decided to start with putting Baby Zombie into the Babies like to bit stuff sequence. For various reasons, we decided that instead of having baby bite the dog and baby zombie bite the electrical cord, it should be the other way around--mostly based on thinking about the kinds of things that babies and baby zombies would actually eat in the real world. We're increasingly thinking about how our zombies fit into the zombie mythology which has been richly developed over the years--we have a fear that if we violate some of those norms, it'll jolt readers out of our world and into a kind of fact-checking mode. (Think that's right on? Think that's dumb? Tell us in the comments!)
But what you really want to see are Marc's images, so without further ado... please leave your crit in the comments... we'd love your help shaping the book!