So, looking at the cover, you might not know what to expect... or your imagination might get it, and your brain might say, "How are they going to pull this off?" Well, either way, you'll be taken on a ride you won't soon forget. The collaboration of these writers and illustrators is fantastic. Its a fun romp, melding western and zombie genres, and with each gruesome death, a shout out to the power of feminism.
There is nothing "expected" about the pages of this graphic novella. The story doesn't begin at the beginning; it actually starts someplace in the middle. The plot development doesn't follow the traditional ebb and flow and climactic precipice... instead, the authors dangle you precariously off the shingles of a rickety building, while your blood trickles into the mouths of friends and enemies, alike.
I've enjoyed everything I've read from Peggy Christie, and I'm grateful that she has now introduced me to David C. Hayes and a tremendously talented gaggle of illustrators. There are seven severely disturbed artists that have lent their twisted sense of continuity to this story, and the work is better for it. This is truly a work of genuine collaboration; and it makes me want to ask the question, "Did the words come first, directing the art... or did the art give birth to the words?"
You can be certain that is a conversation we'll be having at our next festival.
This is horror of the absurd. And you need to read it... if for no other reason than to cleanse your palate clean from all the predictable zombie stuff that's so prevalent right now in television... But mostly because it is fun and creative writing.
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