ZOMBIE B.C. - COMIC BOOK ATTACK

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Zombie B.C.Now you would have thought Zombies and Cavemen would have had an awful lot in common. But no. Not really. Whereas one of them would go, 'HhhGrrr', the other one would go, 'Rrrarrrr'. And together? Ouch! That's a completely different story altogether. One created by my great mate, Steve Vold, who I spoke to only the other day, whilst making funny noises at small animals nearby. Boooo!


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1) What are your own origins, Steve? Plus what path did you take in life before you got to where you are today?   I'm 35 years old and I was born and raised in a small town in Minnesota called Litchfield. I've lived in MN all my life and moved to the Twin Cities about 13 years ago. I've been in the metro area since then. I went to several different colleges never knowing what I wanted to do. I eventually went to trade school and received a degree in graphic design.

Unfortunately, I have never really used my degree in the working field. I worked in restaurants for a long time, then got into the world of technical support for 6 years. Now, I'm leaving to open a new chapter in my life and start working for the USPS as an assistant mail carrier.

Zombie B.C.2) How did your comic, ‘Zombie B.C.’, come about?   I had always wanted to create a comic book from the time I was in high school. With each passing year, things started to come together more and more. I can draw, but I can't draw the Marvel way.

I remember in my early 20's I intended on doing an end of the world comic that would have superheroes and an alien villain. Yet after a few months, I realized this wasn't the direction I wanted to go. Zombies were my thing, so why not do a zombie comic? It was going to be a post zombie outbreak showing how the lives of survivors attempted to clean up aftermath and start a new life.

'Zombie B.C.' came around about 7-8 years ago when my friend and I were talking zombies and he mentioned the concept of cavemen and zombies. From that day forward it has been all I have thought about.

3) In your own words how would you describe this story?   This story will follow primitive man on their journey of surviving a zombie outbreak. There is no dialogue in the story between the cavemen, but we will have an unseen narrator guiding us.

Basically, it's my interpretation of how our early ancestors would handle a zombie outbreak. The story will have a dark tone and contain lots of violence.

4) What theme tune taken from popular culture would you assign to this book?   "The Road" and "30 Days of Night" based upon the hopelessness of the situation. The environment is as tough as it gets to survive in, then add zombies to the mix and you have a world where most of us would rather die than walk 10 feet in.




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5) If you could get a celebrity – either living or dead – to promote your wares, who would you choose, and why would you want to choose this particular person?   Tough question. It's a toss up between George Romero or Bruce Campbell. They both seem like someone I'd love to hang out with and talk zombies, but I'd have to side with Mr. Romero on this one. He started it all for me. If I never saw his movies I guarantee I'd be walking a different path in life.

6) What have you learnt about yourself through this endeavor?   I've learned a lot of humility in this journey, from finding out I don't draw as well I thought I could, and not everyone is a fan of my project. I honestly thought the night I put up the project on Kickstarter I'd have 20,000.00 from backers the next morning.

It's been 23 days and we've generated $1,483.

I have pretty thick skin when it comes to criticism, but a lot of my friends and family rip on me for not being the lead artist. However, most of the input I hear is extremely positive thus far.

7) What were the main obstacles you had to contend with?   Finding an artist who draws like a real comic book artist is tough to find. Keeping them is even harder. I went through several before I landed Stephen Williams as the lead artist. They would always start out really motivated and involved in the project. After awhile though, they would realize how long this was going to take and the love faded fast.

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My motivation was always there, but this year it multiplied times 100. I was sick of just having this on the back burner and nothing was stopping me from getting it finished in 2013.

8) If ‘Zombie’ had a motto, what do you think it would be?   Consume... all... that... Exists.

Ha! So there you have it, folks, my mate Steve and his great comic book, 'Zombie B.C.'. When you have the time please pay it a visit, because I'm sure it'll be right up your zombie alley. Grrrrrrr!!!!