I Really Love Zombies

I am a huge fan of everything zombie. Zombie books, zombie comics, zombie movies. I love, love, LOVE them all. Everyone who knows me, knows I love zombies. So imagine how thrilled I was, when, for my birthday last year, the gorgeous and brilliantly talented graphic artist I work with, Ana Mlinar, made me this zombie birthday card:

happy birthday zombie

It even kinda looks like me

Isn’t it awesome? I was thrilled beyond words! I hung it up on the wall by my desk, and there it still hangs. Recently, Ana gave me some exciting news. She posted my birthday card on a website called DeviantArt, a site where artists share their work. Well, a gentleman by the name of Joseph McCullough contacted her and asked her if he could use the picture in a book he had written! She gave him permission, he got his book published and sent her a copy as a thank you!! Congratulations on being published, Ana!!!

She let me borrow the book to read. It was a pretty good book. As I was reading, I was checking out the other art works included in the book and OMFG! There were pictures in there by CHARLIE ADLARD!!!!!!

If you don’t know who Charlie Adlard is, crawl out from under whatever rock is on top of you and walk into your nearest comic book store and ask, beg, plead for The Walking Dead.

We’ve written about TWD before, here, here and here. Why you still don’t know about this is beyond me.

In any case, my birthday card is in a book along with Charlie Adlard’s work. Isn’t that the bestest thing ever? I can now die a happy woman.

Of course, I’ll come back as an even happier zombie.

*** Just in case you all think I’ve lost my freakin’ mind about this zombie stuff, check out this video by Sears as well as this link to their website. Hysterical and brilliant. I wish I’d thought of it. Now tell me zombies don’t rule!

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  • Mikewj

    You’d like me, then, because I’m a zombie at least 8 hours a day. You know, from about 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Then I’m a vampire. Sometimes a werewolf. Once in while, I’m somebody named Malisa. It’s hard to explain. Just roll with it, okay?

  • Mikewj

    P.S. — Congratulations.

  • This is awesome! Congratulations to both Ana and you! Personally, I prefer vampires to zombies, but I think you’ll make a very pretty zombie. And as long as you don’t lose any body parts while we’re out dancing, it’s all good. (I really hate trying to find missing body parts in the dark.)

  • I promise not to lose any body parts while we’re out dancing. I also promise not to eat your brains while we’re out dancing. I do NOT promise I won’t nibble on your neck while we’re out dancing, though.

  • See, I knew there was a reason I liked you! Love zombies, also love vampires and werewolves. But really, my favourite thing in all the world is somebody, once in a while, named Malisa. Gives me shivers just thinking about it.

  • Thank you. 🙂

  • Oh my. My favourite thing in all the world is somebody who will not promise she won’t nibble on my neck while we’re out dancing. Gives me shivers just thinking about it. When can we go?

  • Anonymous

    Loved the video! Was that you on the bike?

  • Anonymous

    I’m soooo glad the zombies got him in the end. He was annoying.

    hee hee

    Very funny!

  • I wish! She was hysterical 🙂 They have a couple of other videos as well. Definitely worth checking out!

  • Glad you enjoyed! And yeah, he definitely deserved it. 🙂

  • I’ve got no plans for this weekend…you?

  • BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! That was funny!

    Love zombies too – Is this the self same Walking Dead that premieres sunday that I have been counting the days till? Mmmmm!

    Dead Set wasn’t too bad either except I don’t really like it when Zombies run.. but that’s just me.

    Fav zombie movie?


  • Heh, heh. Fun clip. Did you ever see “Return of the Living Dead”? I thought that was hilarious (incidentally, the zombie movie site I visited said it was banned in Norway! Is Ziva not telling us something??)

    Love your birthday card! Ana is a terrific artist. Congrats to Ana and to you for being so honoured!

  • Mishelle, I think I love you! YES, it is the same The Walking Dead that is premiering on Sunday. I. Can’t. Wait!

    Fav zombie movie is tough – I love most of them! The ones that stick out the most are Shaun of The Dead, Zombieland, 28 Days Later…I could go on and on 🙂

  • Return of The Living Dead is a classic! Curious that it was banned in Norway. I’ll have to research why.

    Ana is an amazing artist, a lovely person and it’s a miracle she hasn’t strangled me yet! The congrats are all hers, all I did was have a birthday 🙂

  • I love that card and it does look a lot like you in a zombie-queen kind of way. Hot! I promise to find you some zombies when you come here. And some zombies. And some vampires. And I’ll nibble your neck too!

  • Hmmm, zombie queen…I could “live” with that! I’m going to have to time my visit with your next Zombie Day, and then we’ll go to the vampire bar and dance the night away while you nibble my neck 🙂

  • That picture is AWESOME!!!! I love Halloween. I’m sick this weekend and am totally upset 🙁 I want to feel GOOD on Halloween! What DID make me feel good instantly was when the zombie hit the ball and you hear the cat noise… CLASSIC.

  • Im terrified of all things scary / zombie related. However, the fact that your birthday card is in that book is totally-super-awesome!!!!!

  • KZ

    Nicky, the awesomeness is off the charts on this post. I love that birthday card. Your friend, Ana, is truly talented. Congratulations to her on being published, and congratulations to you for having a personalized birthday card end up in the same book alongside Charlie Adlard’s work.

    I have to ask you one thing. Does that picture actually resemble you in the remotest possible way? I have a hard time believing that. If anything, I see a slight resemblance to Christopher Lloyd.

  • Nicky

    I’m glad you felt better, even if just for a little while 🙂 Hope you have recovered and that you had a great Halloween!

  • Nicky

    How can you be scared of anything with your Dad, the mutant spider killer, around? 🙂

  • Thank you! Ana is extremely talented but even better, she is talented AND dark! The very best combination 🙂

    We had a contest this summer where people had to guess which picture was the real “us”, you can find it here:


    You tell me if you think the zombie and I look alike. Or if Christopher Lloyd and I look alike. I know they’re both definitely taller than me. 🙂

  • That’s true!

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