Zombie Outbrick: Episode 42
Zombie Outbrick: Episode 42

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31st Oct 2011, 12:26 AM

Zombie Outbrick: Episode 42

blockcomics
31st Oct 2011, 12:26 AM

And so we learn why Karen was shocked...

Sometimes the best thing for a very stressed and shell-shocked person is to try to return to routine, as if their day-to-day concerns will continue to be important...
In most cases, this proves to be true, but what about Karen's situation?




Happy Halloween!

This episode is not necessarily a Halloween "special," as the story continues normally.

However, you may notice that 3 very appropriate movies are playing at the movie theater in the news footage... ;)
(see the Halloween blog post for more about the posters.)


The change in scenery in this episode to the conference room again required painstaking recreation, based on reference photos... It took a while to even figure out where I had the television mounted on the wall, then I had to find (or assemble) all of the chairs around the conference table, and I also had to find the misplaced TV remote... Then there was the placement of everything to figure out...


Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys this episode! Let me know what you think.

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synwells
31st Oct 2011, 4:58 AM

The movie posters in the background are amazing.

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blockcomics
31st Oct 2011, 7:11 AM

Thanks! I'm glad you like them, I certainly spent a while on them.

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ComicFox30
31st Oct 2011, 6:48 AM

Wow... Wait a minute, why aren't the zombies going after the cameraman? And why isn't the cameraman running or something?

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blockcomics
31st Oct 2011, 7:14 AM

Who says there's not a zombie off-camera, headed directly toward the unsuspecting cameraman? ;)

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Brickyman
31st Oct 2011, 11:52 AM

wow, this is really anticlimatic, eveyone was expecting a zombie! ;)

still, I like the episode, especially the posters in the background, the monsters are from LEGO minifigures right?

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blockcomics
31st Oct 2011, 2:33 PM

Hah, I suppose it is anticlimactic.

I'm glad you like the posters though! As I said in my author comment, all 3 monsters are collectible minifigs.

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Brickyman
31st Oct 2011, 12:06 PM

I don't suppose you realise that the anchorman in this looks excactly like the one in bricks of the dead ;)

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blockcomics
31st Oct 2011, 2:34 PM

Really? That'd be a pretty unlikely coincidence... ;)

Silver Fox
31st Oct 2011, 3:59 PM

Happy Howloween!

This is good, even if it's anticlimatic as there's no Zombie in the room except on the t.v. screen.

I must say, kudos for the movie monsters in the mob of zombies and I love the movie monster posters.

Is it possible to get a pic of those off say your flicker account? I'm partial to werewolves and love the wolfman one obviously.

One of those zombies also looks a bit like Dave from Bricks of the Dead.

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blockcomics
31st Oct 2011, 4:38 PM

Hah, I almost didn't catch "Howloween!"

I was hoping someone would notice the monsters in the crowd of zombies! I'm glad you noticed them.

And if you take a look at the Halloween blog post, all 3 posters are there; click on them, and it'll bring you to their Flickr versions. ;)

And one of those zombies is Dave from Bricks of the Dead! He's one of the zombies I created for my entry in the BotD Freeform Challenge. I said at one point on the BotD website that "I'd definitely use him in the next zombie crowd scene," and so I snuck him in here.

It seems nothing can slip by you unnoticed!


Anyway, I'm glad you like this episode, despite the anticlimax.

Silver Fox
1st Nov 2011, 2:40 PM

Well...

I have my moments. Yesterday was one of them.

I shall go check the blog and get myself copies for my archives. If you don't mind.

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blockcomics
1st Nov 2011, 9:25 PM

Hah, I suppose we all do.

And of course I don't mind! Why do you think I posted the posters on Flickr? ;)

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MadameLecter
31st Oct 2011, 8:20 PM

I am SO jealous of those posters...are they, by chance for print?!

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blockcomics
31st Oct 2011, 9:23 PM

Hah, I'm glad you like them MadameLecter!

If you check out the Halloween blog post, you can click on each poster to see it on Flickr. You can print them out from there, if you want. (You may have to resize them yourself.)

I did print out some perfectly LEGO-sized versions, but ended up Photoshopping in the posters instead... So maybe later on, I could send you the printable LEGO-sized versions. (Or make them available on this site! ;) )

IStoleYurCar
2nd Nov 2011, 7:54 PM

I'm loving the posters!! The last shot is great!

And what happened? It seemed like just yesterday you were on episode 22! haha

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blockcomics
3rd Nov 2011, 11:05 AM

Thanks ISYC, I'm glad you like them!

And yeah, it really does feel like not so long ago... Those 10 weeks went by fast! ;)

IStoleYurCar
3rd Nov 2011, 6:55 PM

Oh by the way I love the irony in the last shot. The monsters in the posters are in the hoard of zombies chasing the man. Nicely done!

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blockcomics
3rd Nov 2011, 9:08 PM

Thanks! I tried to sneak them in subtly, I'm glad you noticed them.

(On a side note, you just posted the 500th comment on Zombie Outbrick!)

IStoleYurCar
3rd Nov 2011, 9:10 PM

:D What do I win? Haha just kidding. It's great to see your comic has grown so much! Congrats!

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blockcomics
3rd Nov 2011, 9:54 PM

Hah!

Thanks! It really has grown a lot since its humble beginnings. It's been a very gratifying experience to watch it getting bigger and bigger as time goes on.

I only wish it were a bit bigger; then you really would get a prize... ;)

IStoleYurCar
3rd Nov 2011, 10:40 PM

I wonder how long it would take me to post like 500 more comments to get this prize of yours...

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blockcomics
3rd Nov 2011, 11:10 PM

Haha, I was thinking more along the lines of Zombie Outbrick becoming widely-read enough to make some revenue with sidebar ads, to actually fund a small prize...

But if you want to post more comments, that's fine by me! ;)

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Doctor N
11th Dec 2011, 4:36 PM

Love the posters and the custom zombie heads. Where dis you get the head for the lady in the Dracula poster and the zombie heads? Did you make them?

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blockcomics
12th Dec 2011, 6:36 PM

Thanks! I'm rather proud of them, myself! ;)

The zombie heads I made myself; they were designed in Photoshop, then printed on regular paper and applied with gluestick.

As for the lady in the Dracula poster, I cheated with her a bit! ;) It was that "smiling reporter" head, that I believe comes in some of the newer Alien Attack sets. I heavily Photoshopped it after taking the pictures, though.

Dave's comic

AC
7th Sep 2012, 3:10 PM

This looks like another thing from Dave's comic, the cameraman was named Ted as well

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blockcomics
8th Sep 2012, 12:35 PM

I thought I would continue the homage. ;)

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