Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Go Read: Over My Dead Body by Ben Stenbeck & Tim Molloy

Above: Over My Dead Body cover by Ben Stenbeck. Copyright Ben Stenbeck & Tim Molloy 2013.

Back in 2001, Ben Stenbeck collaborated with fellow NZ cartoonist Tim Molloy on an atmospheric zombie comic, Over My Dead Body.

Set in a bleak post-apocalyptic setting, a long gun slinger faces down the undead, as the forces of heaven and hell test his resolve. Scripted by Molloy & Stenbeck - with art by Stenbeck, it should also be noted this was a full decade before The Walking Dead cornered the market in zombie drama.

Above: The Cowboy, by Ben Stenbeck. Copyright Ben Stenbeck & Tim Molloy 2013.

It was samples from this 51 page story that first caught the eye of Dark Horse editor Diana Schutz, leading to Stenbeck's first professional art gigs, before graduating to major projects like Living with the Dead (written by Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson), and Baltimore (written by Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden).

Above: Zombies on the move! Copyright Ben Stenbeck & Tim Molloy 2013.

You can read the entire story for FREE at Ben's website HERE.
For more of Stenbeck's art, there's also his art blog, Monster & Stuff HERE, and you can follow him on Twitter: @BenStenbeck.

- AK!

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