Writer Chris Roberson and artist Michael Allred of i,ZOMBIE fame (on sale today) expose their black, white and gray matter in a q & a with editor, Shelly Bond.
So grab a shovel, crack a skull and dig in!
SUGGESTED SOUNDTRACK FOR i,Zombie #1?
M: The first ROXY MUSIC album. It's what I drew it to.
C: I actually have different soundtracks in my head for the different characters. At the moment, Spot is in the forefront of my head, and *his* soundtrack is .357 Lover's DIORAMA OF THE GOLDEN LION.
WHAT MAKES i,Zombie UNIQUE IN A GENRE THAT'S LITERALLY BEEN DONE TO DEATH?
M: The chemistry.
C: The characters.
WHICH CHARACTER FROM i,Zombie IS MOST LIKE YOU AND WHY?
M: Horatio. I dig Zombie chicks, too.
C: I'm in love with Gwen, of course, but I think Spot is a little closer to my heart. And wait until you meet Spot's grandfather!
WHO WINS IN A FIGHT -- FRANKENSTEIN OR SPOT, THE WERETERRIER?
C: In a fist fight? Frankenstein. In a head-to-head Halo 2 match? Spot, most definitely.
M: Unless Spot manages to run away--Frankenstein.
FAVORITE LINE OF SCRIPT OR FAVORITE PANEL OF iZOMBIE TO DATE?
M: The last one.
C: My favorite panel changes every time I see a new page of Mike and Laura's art. They continue to dazzle and amaze me.
WHY AN ECO-FRIENDLY GRAVEYARD?
M: Why not?
C: Because embalming fluids taste icky to Gwen.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS? WHY OR WHY NOT?
M: Yes. I've seen them.
C: I believe in Space Ghost. And Casper the Friendly Ghost. After that, it becomes a little hazier.
WHICH TWO ACTORS WOULD MATE TO PRODUCE THE ULTIMATE ZOMBIE?
C: With the amount of plastic surgery that so many actor and actresses get, could we even *tell* if one of them was a zombie?
M: James Dean and Marilyn Monroe
FOOD CONCOCTION THAT TASTED AS CLOSE TO A BRAIN AS YOU CAN IMAGINE?
C: I have the palette of an eight year-old, so honestly anything that involves more than two or three ingredients is on that list for me.
M: Do real brains count?
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE SIDE OF THE BRAIN AND WHY?
C: Um, the inside?
M: The inside out
WHAT WILL BE YOUR EPITAPH?
C: "CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED"
M: "Temporarily available"