The time has come to at least point a shaky finger at branding THE ZOMBIE DATING GUIDE'S mascot, Undead Fred. The website is this.close to being finished and I'm only waiting for lightning to strike before showing its bad thang off. Well, not that bad thang. So, what am I waiting for? My own inept ability to do graphics for myself. I have had the incredible luck to work with artist/writer Jason Tudor on the Zombie Tarot, which is featured on the site, but I want to brand this sucker on my own. T-shirts, buttons, stickers for contests - it's all going into building the platform that my poor Fred will stand on before editors. It's my job to make him as steady as possible when he gets poked by the curious.
So - will Undead Fred be a zombie looker? Slick and a playah? How about nerdy and insecure? Nah. He's an extension of myself so smart-assed and quick and I need to find a representation that will embody the essence of his rotting matchmaking ways. I have a soft spot for the ugly and unloved so don't expect an Undead Hugh Jackman (I'd keep him for myself anyway) but hopefully I can either draw or find Fred online so he'll be my champion in New York.
Long live, er... meh, whatever, Undead Fred!
How do you see Undead Fred?