|Last Breath, James Ryman|
Ever since George Romero's epic film, Night of the Living Dead, in 1968, there has been a hoard of the zombie influence on the arts in pop culture. Films, literature, and the visual arts, along with a fan base that has, through the decades, evolved/mutated into two separate subcultures. The two subcultures of fans, of this zombie trend, are divided into those who sympathize with zombies and with those who are interested in fighting and surviving The Zombie Apocalypse. These groups have given way to an all new inspiration for zombie art within the different medias and exploding like an uncontrollable virus on to the scene of pop culture. May it be your feeling the fear and horror through the images of a zombie film; chewing your nails with anticipation over a good zombie novel; or marveling over the depictions of horror and gore within a composition.