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Help us to print our four-part (200+ finished page) shared-world zombie comic anthology, featuring top talent from TV, film and comics!
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Day 17

Posted by Mike Garley (Creator)

Yet another amazing style is on display in today’s cover artwork, The Garage, by Andrew Ellard, George Zapata and Mike Stock. 

New stretch goal! 

I’m absolutely delighted to announce a new stretch goal at the £8,500 mark – A four-page exploration of zombies, entitled ‘The Contextualization of the Dead’ by horror aficionado Dr Shaun Kimber. This supplementary essay will appear in the hardcover edition of Dead Roots, and will be a must-have for zombie enthusiasts everywhere! 

Shaun will explore where Dead Roots fits within the history of zombie culture, what it is about zombies that makes our skin crawl, and he will chew over why zombies are so popular within contemporary culture. 

Dr Shaun Kimber is a Senior Lecturer in Media Theory at Bournemouth University, UK. His book Controversies: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer was published in 2011. He has written several chapters on horror film cultures, most recently ‘Zombies Are Us: The Living Dead as a Tool for Pedagogical Reflection’ in Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education. He is currently working on the co-edited book Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media

If that wasn’t impressive enough, he also quotes Robocop in emails! 

As always, all tweets, Facebook updates, and other forms of communication that help us reach more of our stretch goals are appreciated! 

Please note: You can change pledges at any time, including decreasing them (boo), so if you’re currently at a lower pledge level, you still have the opportunity to change your pledge so you can get your hands on Contextualization of the Dead!

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