Saturday, May 26, 2007

Have you walked your Zombie today?

I wouldn't say I'm a devotee of zombies, particularily, but when you live in a town like Memphis, you have to take your weird were you can find it. And that's why yesterday found me stumbling through downtown with a clot of fake blood in my hair, in the company of these people:

Yup, it was a Zombie Walk.


Lighthouse Pilot said...

I was going to be there, but I ended up having to work late.


They're thinking of doing another one, though. Maybe in October. My friend said they had somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 people.

There are pictures here:

and news footage here:;jsessionid=ED52BCACA577BA7FDCD02A37694CD838?contentId=3317073&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1

Pulpatooner said...

Thanks for the links, Shane! Sorry you couldn't make, but please bring your juicy, nutritious brains on Sunday, and we'll catch up.

Unknown said...

At the risk of being off topic, I have to let you know that I was finally able to get my greedy paws on the three FCBD AdHouse books you did and Project: Telstar. Impressive work all around.

In the IronHide Tom book "Redwald the Rooster" is mentioned as the third and final animalia trilogy. I'm assuming "Pulpatoon Pilgrimage" is one of them but what is(are) the other(s)?

Pulpatooner said...

Thanks! I'm glad there are still copies of the FCBD books that people can get their hands on.

The other "Animalia" books are Scott Morse's Southpaw and Simone Lia's Monkey and Spoon. And, someday I'll make Chris Pitzer a happy man and actually finish the rooster story.


f is for Fer; he failed to floss said...

Zombies roamin' in the (pre)gloamin' makes for pretty pictures. The Commercial Appeal disregarded that angle, though. Gussie and I actually known Erin Jennings, the person being chased, and don't begrudge her the photo op, but come on now. When the undead march up Beale Street and into the South Main community, confusing the sensibilities of the art-smart set, the story is writing itself: if it bleeds, it leads. What are they teaching these people in j-school any more...?

Joel was too modest to mention that buying dinner in a certain campus-neighborhood eatery with a gaping head wound seemingly was not a health code violation. Good to know for hungry zombies on the go.

Pulpatooner said...

Folks, in case you can't follow Chris' link, here it is, cut 'n paste style:,2845,MCA_25340_5556459,00.html

I kind of like the photograph that the Appeal presented. It may not dwell on the aesthetics of the moment, but it kind of looks like news, which is pretty funny.

And, speaking of pretty pitchers, it was Chris who snapped the photo I posted. Thanks, Chris!

Pulpatooner said...

Okay, let's try that link again, with a break in it:

chrishaley said...

Hey, did you notice I'm in the photo the CA used.
I'm going to have to see if Shane can't somehow possibly get me a higher res version of it than the thumbnail sized one they have on their site.

Mark said...

What!? I leave Memphis for the summer and THEN there's a zombie walk? Goddamn.kyba

Pulpatooner said...

That's the thing about Zombie Hordes. They always show up when you least expect them.

theogeo said...

Joel, THANK YOU for coming out and supporting the walk. It was a smashing success and I am so happy with the way it turned out.

Now the question is — which zombie were you?!

— Lindsey

Pulpatooner said...


Thank you for bringing some joy to these old bones. It was great fun. I was the really boring zombie, that kinda just looked like a sleepy guy wandering around. But next time... oh, the plans I have for next time!

I'm cackling now, all steeple-fingered and everything.