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Monday, June 20, 2011
Zombie Ranch- DIY of Web Comics
Remember what I said about having doubts about web comics? Zombie Ranch is an example of why I am sometimes skeptical. Set in a future after the Zombie Apocalypse, Zombie Ranch tells of a future where the horrors of the zombies have been turned into pharmaceutical miracles, leading to the big business of zombie ranching (on zombie horses, of course).
I read the first couple of pages in shock at how bad it was, then kept reading a couple more pages, then a couple more, then, inexplicably, it actually started working. The art is semi-amateurish computer graphics, but sure is better than what I could do. The writing isn't great, but it is fun, and since I have never buckled down and published a comic myself, who am I to criticize? Somehow when you throw all this together it actually becomes an intriguing story that you have to keep flipping through.
Zombie Ranch is, well... it's kind of fun. Clearly someone has put a lot of time and thought into it. There’s even a theme song:
Every sunrise they greet a new dawn of the dead They’re out boltin’ and brandin’ and countin’ the head No glory, no diamonds, no frills and no mansion It just, just pays the bills when you’re out zombie ranchin’
They’ve stepped to the call with one foot in the grave So far from the walls of a Safe Zone enclave So come on and ride with the bold and the brave.
Though this kind of strife, might set city folks to blanchin’ It’s just a day in the unlife, when you’re out zombie ranchin’. It’s just a day in the unlife, when you’re out zombie ranchin’.