Zombies are a pretty big deal right now, from television shows to movies to city streets (not real zombies mind you, we’re talking about zombie walks). Zombies also have made a pretty big showing in Blurb books. So we’re celebrating the upcoming Halloween holiday with some artful and funny zombie books.
First up is Jill’s Zombie Knowledge, an adorable and slightly bloody undead adventure. Claire Hubbard’s style is bold, graphic, and beautifully imagined.
Lumbering out of the vaults next is Marco and the Zombies. Taking on the “zombie as metaphor for a conformist society” theme, Marco takes on the soulless inhabitants of his town. It’s all done in a loose, expressive illustration style that perfectly conveys the ambiguity of Marco’s world.
Going more three-dimensional is the art book simply titled Zombies!!! It showcases the sculptures of Nicole Johnson. Each of her charmingly grotesque creations is given a little bio. We like Mr. Foster with his sweater vest.
Wondering how to survive a zombie invasion? Look no further than the boldly designed and informative Surviving Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies. Carrie Wowk’s book will get you through whatever horrors should come your way.
Rounding out this motley crew is The Many Deaths of Scary Boy (recently featured in IndieReader), about a boy who dies again and again (and again). And again. Elisio Da Costa’s graphic novel may not be the classic definition of a zombie, but it makes eternal recurrence a frightening prospect indeed.