The Dead Roots anthology
With the official launch party coming up this weekend, I’m really proud to have been asked to contribute to this rather excellent project – a shared world zombie comic anthology, edited by Mike Garley, featuring creative talent from TV, film and comics. Funded by an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, the 200+ page Dead Roots collection is available as a limited edition Hardback, regular paperback, and digital pdf.
“I wanted to create a shared world anthology that even though told by multiple creators was still about the characters, so I needed a way to cut through all the potentially page-wasting exposition and create a world where the problem was obvious, that way the creators can get straight into what they do best, and that’s telling great stories.
Zombies gave us that way to cut into the crux of storytelling. Although sometimes overused, there’s no mistaking what zombies are, they’re scary kill or be killed monsters, that more often than not signify the end of the world.
Instead of focusing on the zombies we focused on the characters and how they would react in the initial hours of the outbreak, avoiding cliched, gun-toting stories, and dealing with real world problems… amplified by zombies.” – Mike Garley
I’ve posted a selection of pages from the 6 page short I did, written by David Bishop (Author and ex-editor of 2000AD), including a page from the book coloured by Josh Sherwell and lettered by (anthology digital editor) Mike Stock.
Coloured and lettered: