Posted June 7, 2011 at 8:01 pm
I've had this quick, goofy idea for a long while... like during the World Tour. I'm not saying it's comedy genius or anything... I just got a chuckle from it when I thought of it and it really doesn't require that much thought or setup.
I wasn't sure if I should create a circumstance for George to be on an actual show or what... but in the end it's just what it is. Don't consider this canon as it's effectively like the "A Zombie's Survival Guide" comics as it happens outside of the continuity the normal plot based comics have created.
Sometimes a nonsensical thing needs to happen and today was such a time.
I was working on a normal comic and it was going so slowly and I wasn't happy with the results. I was less than half of the way done with it when my normal midnight publishing time came and went.... So, I reached into the idea file I have saved on my laptop and pulled out Iron Chef: Zombie! I intend to try and wrestle that previous strip to the ground and have it for the Friday comic as I think it's a fun idea.
I'm actually really happy with the way the design for this essentially a throw away character, Steve, came out. I'll probably end up using him again as someone in the actual comic... probably with some little changes. That'll make sure folks coming through the archives and seeing Steve and whomever the future character who shares a similar look aren't super confused when he's not been prepared in several dishes and judged on plating and what not.