I did this piece a little back for Tor . “Foundation”, by Ann Aguirre, is a first-love story between two boys but they are both stuck in bunkers hiding out from a zombie-like epidemic. You can read the story here.
First year after RISD, I was a bit worry that I would be stuck drawing animals and kids forever, as most AD hire illustrators for what is in their portfolio. So I really have to thank the courageous Irene Gallo for seeing my dark-side and letting me “attack” zombies.
I felt like this story calls for a rugged image and my usual lines are too delicate for the job . Immensely excited by this new challenge, I decided to experiment a bit and eventually went with a new approach of drawing the zombies with graphite/charcoal.
I hope you guys like!