My life has gotten very busy this year and I've had to put on hold most of my comic-reading (booo). However this is one title I always look forward to and just can't put off: I, Zombie.
Mike Allred is easily one of my top artists (more on this later when I get to a scanner with my sketchbook) so I wanted to support the title out of personal bias, but turns out it is fantastic! And I eagerly read on.
The past few years have tired out zombies, vampires, etc, pretty badly, but this comic offers a fresh and fun take on the matter of the afterlife, with a pretty cute cast to take you through it.
Look at all these stylin' mofos in one panel:
That snow leopard, seriouslyyy.
So here's our main girl, Gwen, the zombie:
Gwen tends to dress comfortably but girly and kind of quirky. I relate to her style more than any female in the comics I tend to read (not to mention having similar haircuts too). Its very real and makes her feel more like a tangible being, its a very cohesive look.
Gwen's best friend is Ellie, the ghost:
Ellie is the more fashion forward, child of the early 60's. She wears a lot of printed mini-length shift dresses with stylish shoes and big hair. Totally adorable & I'd love to see cosplays of Ellie.
That's just two of the girls for now, I may post more with new issues. I do encourage you to pick it up though! Hopefully there will be a trade soon.
Style tells a story. When writing a character, consider that a person expresses themselves through their day-to-day wardrobe, so think that through. It is refreshing to see females in a comic not looking so generic, it helps them come through the page stronger. Does this matter just to me? Or do you think it rounds out a character as a whole to give them a cohesive real-world style? I'm not sure what the female demographics are on comic readership these days, so maybe I should look that up first.
Stay cute, Ellie.