Death Of Autumn, the

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2000
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of Death Of Autumn, the Creator(s): Tim Malloy
Publishers: Self Published
From: New Zealand

Zombies, wow. Here is a group that we can all openly hate. No one really minds if you badmouth them, you don't even have to tolerate working with one. They shouldn't be allowed in our schools and no vote for Zombies, okay! So it is simple, if you see a zombie, attack, and destroy with extreme malice..

But wait, Tim wants you to think about what's you're doing before you swing that axe or light that match. What are you attacking, what makes you any more human than the poor re-animated guy trying to chew on your leg?

Tim's tale is set a couple of weeks into the future, where a virus has turned most of the population into rotting, stinking and very hungry life-challenged individuals.

The central character, George, is depressed. Life sucks and massacring zombies isn't as much fun as it used to be. The comic follows George on an eventful day that starts with a suicide attempt and goes down hill from there.

It's a depressing tale that is imaginatively told. Tim uses the zombies for more than cheap horror, they are what we all could end up like; worse off than what we hope but at the same time blissfully unaware that we should be depressed about it.

Tim draws with a slightly unattractive style with scratchy crosshatching in places, but he has an excellent grasp of shading and figure work.

In a Word: Grim.

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