Rick Genest, AKA Zombie Boy, is transforming his body into the living dead. He looks pretty badass.
Genest was inspired by horror movies, especially George A Romero’s films. In an interview with Bizarre magazine, he explains his motivation. “I thought long and hard about what I really wanted, what my passion was. And I decided I wanted to be a fucking zombie.”
He’s really lucid about his ongoing tattoo project — which may eventually include tattooing the whites of his eyes and removing an ear — and overall, sounds like a pretty cool guy. Check out the article in Bizarre for the full interview and lots more photos.
Oddly enough, I found Zombie Boy online while researching train trips to St. Augustine. Zombies are everywhere. (But if you know a good way to get to St. Augustine by train, let me know.)
Note: This post was edited on 4/26/2011 to correct Genest’s name, which we erroneously had as Murray.
Models will walk the runway in torn, blood-splattered apparel, zombie art will be displayed and created, and live bands will rock your brains out. Sounds like a blast!
If you’re in Denver (and sadly, I’m not!) you can respond to the casting call and check out the March 7th show at the Fashion Zombies website.
Jeph Jacques, webcomic artist and creator of Questionable Content, just released this zombie-themed motivational poster via Twitter. Jacques says it will be “coming out very soon,” we’re guessing as a t-shirt.
Update (3/13/2009): You can now buy this shirt on Topatoco!