Zombies That Ate the World was my third coloring gig for comics. It is a brilliant dark comedy from the French publisher Humanoids, written by Jerry Frissen and drawn by Guy Davis. If you’ve never heard of it, its an interesting take on the Zombie genre. In the near future, the dead rise and but instead of this being an apocalypse they are accepted back into society and are referred to as the more politically correct term of “Life-Impaired”.
Perhaps you’ve seen some of this series. It’s first English printing was in 2003 where it was a part of the anthology title Metal Hurlant, beginning with issue 8. However, Metal Hurlant didn’t run the entire thing. In 2009, Devil’s Due published the series in English as a monthly title. Most recently, in 2011, Humanoids put out 2 English language hardcovers collecting the entire series. This is my favorite printing, aside from the original French tomes.
Back in 2005, I was told that Humanoids was having an animated pilot of The Zombies That Ate the World produced. They asked me to color some of the character designs and even a few backgrounds. Here’s several examples of those:
I don’t know if they actually used any of those, I don’t believe I was credited. However, the pilot does match the colors I did in the comics pretty well. Check out the final here:
Unfortunately, this animated pilot was never picked up. But if you enjoyed it and want to know where the story goes, it does continue in the comics: