Wednesday, February 24, 2010

More About Zombies

I thought yesterday's comment about zombies would get your attention. Here's the scoop:

A member of our Raintree Writers critique group, Brian Kaufman, has just released his new novel, Dead Beyond the Fence: A Novel of the Zombie Apocalypse. That's Brian over there on the left.

The cover photo on the right is a picture of the Raintree Writers at one of our critique group meetings. I think they were dissecting my submission the night this was taken.

Okay, just kidding.

I never thought much about zombies before Brian joined our critique group. You can bet they're on my mind now.

Brian's launch party and zombie event was last night. I did not dress up like a zombie, nor did I let the makeup artists apply zombie goop to my face. I claimed that I never wear makeup because it makes my sensitive skin itch, and they believed me.

There were quite a few creepy characters present. Two of the best dressed are in the photo on the left . It's a wonder I didn't have nightmares. This fellow on the right is also in my critique group. We'll call him the smiling zombie. On the other hand, I could also call him Zombie Ken.

Brian's new blog is Food, Politics and Zombies.

12 comments:

Brian Kaufman said...

Makeup or no, zombie Ken looks like a friendly guy. You just can't hide a grin...

Elspeth Antonelli said...

A grinning Zombie; that's wrong on so many levels.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I know. It's bizarre.

April Moore said...

This was a fun event--I felt a little out of place not being in zombie makeup! Next time. Way to go, Brian!

Jemi Fraser said...

So much fun!! I think I'd avoid the makeup too (really am allergic to most play makeup) - but it looks like a great time!!

Kay said...

Who's art department came up with the cover? I thought it was great. Anyone of them looks like me in the morning without coffee.

irishoma said...

If that's Zombie Ken, where's Zombie Barbie?

Patricia Stoltey said...

Kay -- I think the artist for that cover is freelance. I'll have to ask Brian more about that. Wouldn't you love to have that painting hanging on your bedroom wall?

Donna -- I thought no one was going to ask that question. :)

unique FONT said...

OMG! OMG! OMG!

Ann said...

Very clever....sensitive skin excuse. Must remember that if I ever go to a zombie launch.

The art is very good in a disturbing sort of way.

The Old Silly said...

If you got a thang for zombies and also love humor blogs, you should check a blogger buddy of mine, at The Quirky Loon Blog.

Okay, I'll check out food, politics and zombies. Any blog with a title like that has GOT to be interesting!

Marvin D Wilson

Patricia Stoltey said...

I think Marvin just accused me of having a sense of humor. Humph!