Tuesday, March 13, 2007

CoTW : Hobo


Atomic Swan Serials and If - E - Zine said...

I honestly believe that this world is seriously lacking in the zombie department, so I'm very happy to see this. Anything zombie related has a good shot of being dear to my heart.

Ok... ummm... actual critique w/o bias... not sure if that's possible here, but here goes:

While I see you put in, as Moe Szylak once affectionately termed them, "stink lines" above the zombie, I'd have to say you might want to watch the headroom here. The dominant mostly white space above his head makes him look smaller than maybe he should be and def pushes his already descended head further down, as if something is weighing down/crushing him and - let's face it - zombies should not be portrayed as being able to be crushed by much of anything unless it's over 1,500 lbs. (not sure where I get that number other than I would assume a large car falling on a zombie would stop it).

Maybe it's me but the clothing u put on him looks like work clothes, so with the bag-n-stick over his shoulder and the sign this pic conjures up ideas of Steinbeckian (a J. Ho-invented term) day laborers traveling cross-country to find work. Not that that's a bad thing. In fact, such a concept and it's implied commentary has quite a bit of potential. I wonder how Steinbeck would have handled the zombie genre? *peers off into space in deep rumination*

As for the sign: CLASSIC! INSPIRED! Simply rad.

Keep it up! (I mean the drawing u perv)

~ charles

rick reese said...

hahaha this is great

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