|Diary of a Zombie Kid, a New Series from Antarctic Press|
|BY JOEMING DUNN and DOUG DLIN|
SAN ANTONIO, Texas –The most rotten thing about school...is HIM!
Middle school is hard enough as it is, but for Bill Dookes, it's a horrific, festering, rotting, undead nightmare. Bill's deadbeat dad got arrested trying to burn the house down for the insurance. Since then, Mom has had to make ends meet by volunteering at various medical research companies. This would be fine, if she hadn't brought home a mysterious zombie virus! Now on the first day of school, 5th grader Bill has to deal with skin problems and body chemistry changes that make puberty look like a walk in the park! And then there's his unfortunate, ever-growing appetite for BRAINS!
Antarctic Press is proud to announce another of its groundbreaking series, Diary of a Zombie Kid. From writer Fred Perry comes this unusual look at middle school through the eyes of a tweenage zombie. The book will chronicle the misadventures of Bill Dookes, who must survive the tribulations of middle school while trying to keep his “secret.” Mr. Perry has long been acknowledged as a master of both action and humor, and in conjunction with artist David Hutchison, also no stranger to mixing horror and humor, he brings this story to life—er, unlife.
The series will mark the first original novel from Mr. Perry. “This is has been a project we have been thinking about for a while,” he states. “I mean, middle school for some is worse than the zombie apocalypse.” Fred Perry has been a comic creator for over 20 years and has written and drawn over 200 titles. A Marine Corps veteran of Operation Desert Storm, Mr. Perry brings his love of comics and video games, along with his mildly traumatic memories of middle school, to this book.
Something of an unkillable zombie itself, Antarctic Press has been publishing for over 25 years and has been in the forefront of the zombie genre, producing horror titles such as Brian Keene’s Last Zombie, along with zombie humor books like The Littlest Zombie and A Very Zombie Christmas. “Antarctic Press is one of the most respected, innovative and longest-running independent comic publishers, and I’m very happy to have worked with them for many years,” said Fred Perry
"We are extremely thrilled to have him working on this exciting project. Fred is known for his unique style and humor, and I’m sure many people will enjoy this series," said Publisher Joeming Dunn.
Diary of a Zombie Kid is scheduled for June 2011 release.
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