One of the most asked questions I get at comic conventions is “Do you have Walking Dead?” Even cast members of the show have come by asking. So I thought it was past due to draw some Walking Dead. For the record, the most asked question is, “Did you draw this?”
I was pretty much with Walking Dead right from the start. Amazing make up and effect. The depth of exploring the characters. As much as they say it’s a never ending zombie film, it actually does one thing that Zombie movies can never do. They can never really invest in the characters. With the standard zombie movie, you have a group of survivors, it’s a large group. They are scared, paranoid, and they are going to be killed by zombies.
Because you need a large cast in any zombie movie, you feel like you don’t really get to know anyone. You’ll remember the leads, but after that, they turn in to archetypes. I can only think of two zombie movies where I remember who people are, if not names. The original Night of the Living Dead and Shaun of the Dead. Even with those, the cast starts getting pretty thin as you get to members with less screen time.
With the time we get to spend with the group in Walking Dead we really get to know all of them, although sometimes it takes a while. I didn’t really start to remember who Carol was until they got to the prison. She was basically a glorified extra before that point. But with as much time as we have with Walking Dead we learn what these characters want beyond survival. And we get antagonists that have the room to become real villains.