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local zombies

Since I'm now officially a comic book nerd, I made a trip to the comic shop in fredericton. I picked up a few gossipgirl-esque graphic novels to indulge in and also took a reccomendation from the clerk to read Zombies Calling. It's by a girl called Faith Erin Hicks from Halifax, NS... I love when I can support maritime artists! The novel is about a british-culture obssessed college girl and her roommates fighting for their lives in a zombie apocolyptic world! It's bloody good.
In other zombie news, the tv show (yes, I watch an embarssing amount of tv series online..) The Walking Dead.. aside from cheap "special" effects.. is a really decent zombie pass-time. A cop wakes from a coma to find the world in ruins and sets out on a mission to find his wife, Lori :) and his song Carrrrll. fuck thats an ugly name,, carl. Anyway, if you have the need to sit like a mindless hour wasting tv zombie, check it out.


Graphic World

Get ready for what is probably my nerdiest post ever. Recently, I had to read a graphic novel for my English Lit class called Kick-Ass. I'm such a non- nerd: I'm terrible at math and science.. I don't even watch The Big Bang Theory! But the intense action, minimal verbal description, crisp artwork and immediatness of this book made me realise what I've been missing all these years: Comic Books!
Kick-Ass is at times comedic but mostly it's just dark, gritty and awesome. This 17 year old social outcast kid decides to be a superhero and discovers that he isn't alone. Enter Hit-Girl. The ten year old assasin with a dirty mouth.. I just ate it all up. And soo much blood.. I definately cringed a few times.
After I devoured Kick-Ass I was hungry for more and was turned onto Ghost World by my lil cutie Tavi Gevinson of It's about.. me basically. A girl just out of high school who loves doing art but can't quite seem to make her life work the way she wants it to.. It's also kind of dark with really cute humor and a childish innocence you wouldn't expect from such a tough looking character. Loved it.

If either of these stories sound appealing but you don't dig the panel lifestyle then lucky for you, both are now motion pictures I also saw recently and are really great! I actually like the ending of Kick-Ass movie version better!! Peace :) PS: I'd love to hear some reccomenations for others I might enjoy :)