In my past, I was a comic book clerk. After working in a comic book store for four years, I’ve never been able to shake my love of comics, pop culture, and sci-fi. So, I’m so surprised it took me so long to discover iZombie. Part of my hesitation is that, of all the supernatural creatures, I’ve never been interested in zombies. I went through the vampire phase, witch phase, even some werewolves and other were-creatures but zombies never seemed all that interesting. Until now.
iZOMBIE started its life as a comic book series is illustrated by Michael Allfred, one of my favorite comic book illustrators so I can’t believe it took me so long to give the series a look. The writer of the series is Chris Roberson, who I’ve only read in some older issues of the Fables series off-shoots Cinderella and Jack of Fables. He’s worked on other things but I was not as familiar with his work. Well, I am now! I’ve read the first trade paperback so far and I love it. Its so nice to soak up Mike Allred’s artwork again — its been a long time and the story is unique, interesting and full of potential.
iZOMBIE became a TV series on the CW. The very first episode is out and the main character and back story are changed a bit from the comic but still keeps the essence of the original comic series. Mike Allred is even doing some of the intro art for the series. And Rob Thomas, beloved creator of Veronica Mars, is writing, directing and producing the TV version of iZOMBIE so… I AM SO IN! The first episode is available from the CW website or on HULU.
And so that this post is not entirely non-vintage AND non-knitting… I’m inspired to knit some zombie-related projects while watching the future episodes of iZOMBIE.
I’ve already made a pair of Zombie socks from the Nerd Girl Yarns “Pacific Playland” colorway so I’ll be donning my Zombie socks to watch Episode Two which airs in the US on March 24. I might have to cast-on the Zombie viXen mitts or, if I’m feeling really ambitious the Zombie Mittens, next week in preparation for the zombie apocalypse.
I heart iZOMBIE and I think you will too.