Attack of the Zombie Animals

moo-brains-20150515-headerSubscribers of my email newsletter The James Foley-O will know that I have a new book coming out in October. It’s about a pet rabbit that dies and comes back from the dead as a zombie; it’s called My Dead Bunny. It’s written by Sigi Cohen and published by Walker Books Australia. I’m busting to show you the cover! I’ll reveal more in the next couple of months. In the meantime, here’s some pictures of other zombie animals …

I’ve been visiting a lot of schools lately and testing the book on unsuspecting classes. I usually ask the class to suggest another zombie animal that I could draw, then the students draw their own zombie animal characters. The kids’ ideas have been hilarious. Here are my favourites.

Here’s another that was suggested by students – a zombie cow …

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… which I played around with in a photoshop demo at Great Southern Grammar last month, producing this:

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This is pretty much the style of My Dead Bunny, just rougher; I’ve used a lot of found textures to render the backgrounds. The images are mostly black and white like old horror movies but with spot colours to highlight the zombie bunny.

I can’t wait to share more with you!

Author: James Foley

James makes books for courageous kids. His books include 'The Amity Kids Adventures', 'In The Lion', 'The Last Viking'. A couple of these books have won awards. People have also bought copies, and for that he is grateful. His new book 'The Last Viking Returns' is out now. Follow James at www.facebook.com/jamesfoleyillustrations , @James_R_Foley on twitter and instagram or at www.jamesfoley.com.au

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