Rob Sacchetto is a guy who loves to draw zombies. Like, really, really loves to draw zombies. When he contacted our zombiephilic editor a while back to alert him to this fact, we were shocked to discover that Sacchetto has done hundreds, possibly thousands of zombie portraits, and he’s actually pretty awesome at it. Sacchetto runs a couple of websites where he shares his work with others, and he’s even got a book of his zombie illustrations available.
Sacchetto’s book looks pretty awesome, and you can get it on Amazon for a song. It’s called The Zombie Handbook: How to Identify the Living Dead and Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse, and you’d better hurry, ’cause the last time we checked there were just four more copies available through Amazon – although there should be more pouring in pretty soon. If you’re more of a digital type, you can pick up the Kindle edition and get it delivered wirelessly. If you’re a zombiephile with an urge to have some nice, light zombie reading on your coffee table, this book is it. Sacchetto’s even worked with Patient Zero author Jonathon Maberry on his book, Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead.
Just as interesting as Sacchetto’s book are his two websites, Zombie Daily and Zombie Portraits. Zombie Daily is Sacchetto’s regularly-updated zombie art blog, where he’s got over five hundred zombie drawings he’s done posted up for folks to enjoy. If you’re interested in something a little more personal, though, you should check out Zombie Portraits. It’s a great business idea Sacchetto’s set up where he’ll take any portrait and zombify it for a reasonable price. There are before-and-after images up on Zombie Portraits, and I’ve got to say that his work is pretty impressive. He manages to completely zombie-out his subjects, while making them remain instantly recognizable – which, in my view, is exactly how zombies would work in real life.
Zombiephiles of the world, if you’ve got any appreciation of art whatsoever, go check out Sacchetto’s websites and pick up a copy of his book. If you don’t have any appreciation of art, go check out his stuff and you probably will afterward!