Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Thursday, 08 August 2013 20:52
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Debuting at the Detroit Zombie Con on August 17th, 2013, will be two zombie anthologies from Source Point Press. Titled Feast of the Dead and Feast of the Dead: Hors D'oeuvres, the books are a collection of zombie stories, poems, and artwork from some of the best in the horror business.
From the press release:
"Although considered part of modern folklore, zombies and the undead have been terrifying cultures around the world for thousands of years," says Source Point Press Editor-In-Chief Trico Lutkins. "Their success in the 60s and 70s was due in part to zombies being an allegory for communism. The thought of masses with no sense of self seemed terrifying to the Western World where individualism is held as a prized trait. Zombies have seen a resurgence in recent years, perhaps due to fears that technology meant to help us communicate better is actually creating a disconnect between people." He says that these fears seem evident in more recent zombie fiction, "where there has been a shift from depicting the fear of the hordes consuming their victims toward showing how the survivors band together and reconnect without technology's aid or intervention." Feast of the Dead collects stories that chronicle the survivors of a plague and how they save not only their lives, "but also their humanity," says Lutkins. Among the talented horror authors featured are Niccolo Skill, Mathias Jansson, Gary Reed (the creator of the Deadworld comic series), Jay Wilburn (Life Among the Zombies and Loose Ends), and several others.
While Feast of the Dead focuses on short stories from a diverse and talented collection of authors, Hors D'oeuvres collects even shorter stories, poetry, illustrations, and even some surprise celebrity interviews. "We're very excited at the incredible talent being featured," states Joshua Werner, Source Point's Art Director. "FotD: Hors D'oeuvres will feature some illustrations from artists who've really contributed to the zombie genre, such as Jerry Gaylord from Fanboys Vs. Zombies and Mark Bloodworth of Deadworld fame. We're proud to announce that Hors D'oeuvres will also feature exclusive in-depth interviews with horror film FX legend Robert Kurtzman and actress Emma Bell who played 'Amy' on The Walking Dead." Kurtzman's makeup and special FX contributions to the horror genre seem endless, including films such as Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, Wishmaster, From Dusk Till Dawn, Jason Goes to Hell, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Hostel, and The Devil's Rejects. "Emma gave us a really fantastic interview," Werner says, "and fans of The Walking Dead will really want to check out the things we discussed about the show, as well as other projects she's working on."
Source Point Press will also be debuting Classic Pulp at the Detroit Zombie Con. The first issue of its new comic series, Classic Pulp will focus on horror stories. The company will also have the re-release of the popular book Adoration for the Dead: Tales of Insanity and Terror.
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