We follow up last year’s history of Halloween episode (episode 15) with our fondest memories of the holiday, from parties to costumes. What are you being this year or have you been in the past?
You may be frightened or having fun each October 31st (or respective celebration date in other countries), but do you know about the origins of Halloween, The Jack O’ Lantern, trick or treating, and how it’s celebrated around the world? Join me in this episode for a look into some haunted history.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It is the one time of year where we can be anyone we want by donning costumes and enjoying Autumn. This year to celebrate, I want EVERYONE to get involved in this social media fun.
Oh, and did I mention that there will be giveaways for the ones I feel are the best? Extra points for costumes inspired by my books. 😛
Here’s what to do. Each day there will be a topic. Post anything you want on that topic. For example, you can see that days 1-3 are about zombies. That means you have 3 days of posting anything zombie related. It can be your costume, your favorite book, movie, news article… anything you want!
When you post, make sure to tag me on social media @Rickpipito and I’ll retweet or share. Also, don’t forget to use the hashtag #scrypthalloween.
Let’s get this going to see how many people we can get involved. I will be using it for promotional purposes, but also to share my favorite things. Here’s the list of what to post on what dates. Any questions feel free to ask. It starts October 1st, and here’s a breakdown of FAQ:
Oct 1 – 3: Anything ZOMBIE
Oct 4-6: Anything VAMPIRE
Oct 7-9: Anything WEREWOLF
Oct 10-12: Anything GHOST/SPIRIT/HAUNTED
Oct 13-15: Anything DEMON/HELL
Oct 16-18: Anything TECHNOLOGY/MACHINES (things that may one day become the Terminator?)
Oct 19-21: Anything with GENETIC ABNORMALITIES/SUPERHUMAN ABILITIES/FREAKS
Oct 22-24: Anything CONSPIRACY related (could be your own conspiracy or a popular one)
Oct 25-27: Anything ALIEN
Oct 28-30: Anything TIME TRAVEL related
Oct 31: Anything HALLOWEEN. Post whatever you’d like that has to do with the topic.
*Remember to try to be tasteful. You can post whatever you’d like, but if its too far out of the realm of comfort I won’t reshare. Other than that, have fun and feel free to spread the word.
**Winners of the giveaways will be contacted throughout the entire month of October.
Well, finally the 31 Days of Halloween has concluded. We’ve shared some insights, information, teasers, had a hell of a lot of fun, and it all leads up to tonight. Halloween has always been a big tradition in the Pipito houses. We’ve had neighbors working with us on building attractions for the kids in the area to trick-r-treat through, and while we no longer have time to do that sort of thing, we still look forward to creating our own costumes.
Here’s a collage of our costumes over the years. The only exception is that this year, Roberta (of http://www.homemadedelish.com) will be Malificent, and I and my son will be Sabretooth and Wolverine respectively. My daughter already had her dress up with daddy, so Dracula and Draculaura make an appearance in the picture above.
I’ve also included a picture of Dan and Tara, since Dan is the other half of sCrypt Comics. He really goes all out being the artist that he is, so you can see the designs he’s done below. You can click on either image to make it larger.
What are you being for Halloween?
For today’s installment of my 31 days of Halloween I made a top 5 list of my personal choices for film, book, etc. These are stories that not only have entertained me, but inspired me to continuously try exceeding what I did and topping each previous book I write. I tried to keep them as Halloween related as possible, and even though some aren’t horror, they fall into the thriller category and have spooky elements. What are your personal choices? Feel free to comment below.
TOP 5 NOVELS: The “Area 51” series by Bob Mayer (writing as Robert Doherty), Dan Brown’s “Robert Langdon” series, Thomas Harris’ “Hannibal Lecter” series, The “Atlantis” series by Bob Mayer (writing as Greg Donegan), Dean Koontz’ “Frankenstein” series (please don’t watch the movie because it’s terrible the books are great though. *Bonus All novels in the FLESH AND LEFTOVERS SAGA by Rick Pipito (had to add them, sorry.) 😛
TOP 5 TV SHOWS: Once Upon a Time, Arrow & The Flash (I put these as one because they crossover and exist in the same universe), 24, Law And Order SVU, Hannibal
TOP 5 GAMES: The “Tomb Raider” series, The “Resident Evil” Series, “Silent Hill”, “HeroQuest” (This is a board game I had growing up, and I just remember how awesome it was. I recently found it in my parents’ attic), The “Doom” series.
TOP 5 SONGS: Dragula by Rob Zombie, Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett, Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr, Don’t Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult (because everyone needs more cowbell), Mz. Hyde by Halestorm
TOP 5 MOVIES: Ghostbusters 1 & 2, The Goonies, Monster Squad, Van Helsing (Kate Beckinsale, Huge Jack Man, and monsters? I don’t care if its cheesy. It’s awesome), The Brendan Frasier Mummy Movies.
BONUS—-TOP 10 COMIC BOOK Movie List (in numbered order):
1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2) X-Men Days Of Future Past
5) Captain America: The First Avenger
6) Guardians Of The Galaxy
7) Man Of Steel
8) Spiderman 2
9) Thor The Dark World
10) Batman 1989
*This list is current as of 10/29/14 of course. It will most likely change, but it is the order I believe works. I wanted to put both Punisher movies in there as well just for pure fun, but they didn’t make the cut.
Back when we were working on the first sCrypt Comics spinoff, my brother and I had been having discussions about how everyone had those window sticker stick families on their cars. It was overkill and I made the comment of “you think they’d do something different.”
A week later, Dan had made sure to have some stickers of his own printed up. The zombie stick family began, and we threw it in the concept art pages as a joke. Now with each installment, we add to the theme another family. I did the ghost one, but still it was fun.
If you’d like your own window sticker, or other merchandise check out our online store at http://www.cafepress.com/scrypt
A follower messaged me and wondered where my post was on beer, since I put the Halloween themed wines up. This weekend I tried a few great brews while discussing future plans with my brother. From left to right: Round Guys Brewing Company, Stone Black IPA, Great Lakes Brewing Nosferatu, Guilty Filthy Soul Rye Porter, & Night of The Living Stout.
As a homebrewer myself I’ve appreciation for the varieties. They all tasted great and were perfect for discussing the future of sCrypt Comics and where we’d like to go. Do you have any recommendations?
FLESH AND LEFTOVERS: While zombie incidents plague the world, the survivors must unite to prepare for a much bigger threat.
BLOOD, THE SECOND HELPING: Vampires have been a thing of legend, but throughout history they’ve played an important role. Now a team of humans who have survived horrific incidents must seek out the vampire lord and destroy his clan.
BONES AT BREAKFAST: A sinister villain has evolved into a creature beyond imagination. With his army of werewolf servants and allies, he will attempt to reshape the world in his image.
SOULS 4 SUPPER: The ghosts of countless people roam free in a desperate move toward the afterlife. Can a small group of covert operatives surpass them to prevent the opening of Pandora’s Box?
DEVIL’S DESSERT: Hell’s demons have chosen earth as their final battlefield against the forces of heaven. With humanity caught in the center of this eternal war, they will have to choose their own path toward survival or face extinction.
TECHNO FEAST: A supercomputer has evolved and taken control of all networked technology. With the world at its command, humanity must find a way to combat the threat, by seeking out answers that have been hidden from the public eye.
Non fiction books:
NO, IT’S NOT. YES, IT IS: ARGUMENTS: A lighthearted look at arguing through personal experience will give you a few laughs, might teach you a thing or two, and help better your approach when disagreeing with someone. At the very least, you will know how to deal with certain personalities.
Graphic Comic Books:
ZOMBIE INCIDENTS: spinoff filling in back story of events in Flesh and Leftovers.
LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE: spinoff building on the world of Blood, The Second Helping.
IN CASE OF WEREWOLF: spinoff of events in Bones At Breakfast.
GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS: spinoff stories from Souls 4 Supper
EDEN’S ORDER TRILOGY: Collects Flesh and Leftovers, Blood the Second Helping, & Bones and Breakfast, as well as novelized versions of Zombie Incidents, Legends of Vampire, In Case of Werewolf and bonus material.
PANDORA’S CHAOS TRILOGY: Collects Souls 4 Supper, Devil’s Dessert, & Techno Feast, as well as novelized versions of In Case Of Werewolf, Demonic Entities, Final Upgrade, and bonus material.
All of the above listed are available for purchase in multiple formats through the links on the right of this page.
For Day #2 in my 31 Days of Halloween series, I figured I’d focus on my second novel. This time I’ll share some historical events that I tied into BLOOD, THE SECOND HELPING. How do vampires fit into human history? What events were they directly involved with? Is our history as true as we are taught? Here’s a list of hints toward what happens.
1) King Arthur was the first human to figure out the weakness of a vampire he encountered, so the legendary sword, Excalibur was forged from silver to be placed in the “stone,” which is not quite what legend says.
2) The Sphinx in Egypt has been a mystery for ages, but there is much more to the mystery and riddle than we know. Two vampires that ruled the land long ago had the monument built to hide something that could prove fatal to their kind.
3) Vlad “The Impaler” Tepes may not be the Dracula that Bram Stoker wrote about, but he is certainly tied closely to the man who truly is the dark vampire lord.
4) Chicago in the early 1900s was filled with heavy mob activity. Imagine that scene when a vigilante vampire begins abducting them. Tempers will rise and betrayal will ensue.
5) Wine has changed throughout history, but no one knows that wine is good for the blood more than a vampire. The longest lived vineyard in the world rises and falls.
6) The Fountain of Youth holds the key to the mysteries of why the Amazon rainforest is so vast and full of life, but the Fountain itself is a mystery. Could Abel (the world’s first victim of murder) be the answer?
7) Elizabeth Bathory’s name may make some people think of the game where you stare into the mirror and call “Bloody Mary”, but what are the true origins of that urban legend and why?
8) There’ve been numerous stories in the past thirty years about teens who actually believed they were vampires. In reality they aren’t but following the trail of one of these teens might make you see it in a different manner.
9) Various faiths tell the story of when Cain killed Abel, but what was the mark that was truly placed on Cain by God?
10) What was going on behind the lines during the most violent battle of the Russo Japanese War?
11) The CIA has been involved in many conspiracies, but there is one that has been kept a secret for over 40 years… They know about the existence of vampires and may even have employed the like in their ranks.
12) The story of Samson and Delilah is filled with betrayal, lust, and (you guessed it) a vampire.
BLOOD, THE SECOND HELPING and its spinoff graphic novel comic, LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE, are available through links on the right side of this page. Stay tuned for more 31 days of halloween, tomorrow.
My fourth novel, “Souls 4 Supper,” and its comic book spinoff, “Ghostly Hauntings” center around the topic of death and the afterlife. The stakes are upped for all of the protagonists as the deal with ghostly entities. What kind of ghosts are we talking? All kinds. As with my other novels, i attempted to incorporate all variations of lore and bring about something new, where it can all coexist.
My ghost and spirit world breakdown is as follows in my books…
1) Seeing the dead: Some people with near death experiences survive only to be able to communicate with the lost souls of the dead. They are forever tormented unless they find a way to release each lost soul into the afterlife.
2) Ghost Towns: More than just myths and urban legends, if an entire city’s residents were to die from some tragic event, and their souls are unable to find their way to the afterlife, then their ghostly remnants are left behind to wander. Unfortunately over millennium, they begin to lose their minds, so while some ghosts have purpose, most wander aimlessly, unaware of their former existence or the need to find final rest.
3) Djinns (Genies): These are people who have done something so wrong, that their spirits are forced inside a magical object. The longer their spirits remain, the more powerful they become. However, their powers come at a cost, as it is unpredictable to how their final usage will appear.
4) Children: Up until the age of 5, most human children are able to see ghostly apparitions. They often giggle, and interact with what us adults perceive as them having imaginary friends. In reality, the children aren’t imagining anything.
5) Hoaxes: Many ghostly reports are false. Some people thrive on scaring others by creating spectres, photographs, and tall tales to create the urban haunting legends.
6) Ghosts trying to communicate: Some spirits are trapped here with a purpose. They will not rest until their murderer is discovered. Often these ghosts move objects in our world to try to leave clues for us to find. These spirits often become angered, and frustrated at our lack of perception.
7) Catching Ghosts: Ghosts can be captured by linking the four planes of existence. There is Heaven, Hell, Earth, and the spirit realm. By disrupting these planes with extreme emotion, it is possible to summon a spirit here or make it visible. Then it can be contained through certain uses of EMF (Electromagnetic Frequencies).
8) Dreaming: When we dream, our souls have the ability to leave our bodies. In this state, our spirits travel to different places, times, possible futures, and alternate realities. The reason that we cannot often recall these dreams is because the human brain can’t fully process this type of travel. Our souls are fully aware of what happens even though we may not.
9) Reincarnation: If you were to die, would you come back as someone else? Depending on whether you repent for your misdeeds or are honored for your heroism, tells how those can return. Not everyone is reincarnated. Only a few are given this chance.
10) Famous Encounters: Traveling spirits take a look closely at events throughout history. Veronica Beranice wiping Jesus’ face, Joan of Arc, JFK’s assassination, The Tower of Babel, The Rosetta Stone, Hua Mulan, Bonnie and Clyde, and Atlantis are some of these seen closer in Souls 4 Supper.
11) Pandora’s Box: This fabled box is in fact shaped like a pyramid. Its contents, if opened will spew forth chaotic realms. It acts as a gateway for souls to enter to the afterlife, or something more powerful to exit into our world. Chaos comes in many spiritual forms. It all depends on who opens it.
12) Book of Knowledge: This haunted book will be different for every reader. Its spiritual essence, born of the tree of Knowledge from the Garden of Eden, will gaze into one’s soul and biography their life.
13) Possession: Some spirits are friendly, while others are quite the opposite. When two souls inhabit the same body, an internal struggle begins. Only the most powerful and willing soul will become the dominant entity.
14) Ectoplasm: Ghosts powerful enough to exist in this world will leave behind a gooey residue. This residue will evaporate however in direct sunlight or bright light, which makes analyzing it a difficult task.
15) Wraiths: Wraiths are vampires that die and are unable to pass on to the afterlife. These immortal beings are strengthened and able to return to the real world if they consume enough powerful souls to empower them.
Without going too far into detail, those are some of the ghostly entities in my books. For this round, we enjoyed the bottle of wine shown above. You’ll notice that the comic book cover is in a picture frame. That is because at this moment of posting this, I am still awaiting my final proof copy of the issue. It’s all the same. Here are some of our favorite ghostly things not related to our own creations…
Rick’s favorite video game involving ghosts is Silent Hill. His favorite ghost movie is the Sixth Sense. His favorite ghostly character is DC comics’ Deadman. One of his favorite ghostly books is Philadelphia Ghost Stories by Charles J Adams III.
Dan’s favorite video game involving ghosts is Soul Reaver. His favorite movie about ghosts is Ghostbusters. Lloyd the bartender from The Shining is Dan’s best ghost of the year. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is Dan’s favorite ghostly book.
What are your favorites? Are you a ghost story fan? Grab yourself a copy of “Souls 4 Supper” the novel. It is available at www.lulu.com in softback book and on www.amazon.com for the Kindle. Also, the spinoff comic book “Souls 4 Supper: Ghostly Hauntings” is available for purchase at www.indyplanet.com. Help support our soul sucking.
“Souls 4 Supper” and its spinoff are (C) 2012 by Rick Pipito. Stay tuned for our demon spotlight…
Werewolves are creatures even more deadly than vampires. I knew from book 1 that my third novel would entail Werewolves. I am in constant need of upping the stakes with what my characters face. Keeping with the theme, I wanted all aspects of lycanthropy lore to fit in somehow. I took this and expanded upon it to give more depth.
Dan again was a very effective cohort with the comic book spinoff, and of course the cover art for the novel. Like zombies and vampires, werewolves are told in various ways. Whether it be a full moon, having the ability to change at will or something entirely different, there are countless cases of these tales. “Bones At Breakfast” the novel, and its comic book spinoff “In Case Of Werewolf” gather these varying accounts and bring it into the world I’ve established. Check out the breakdown of our werewolves…
1) Cursed by a Gypsy: These are people who have done something to anger a gypsy. Once the curse is upon them, they lose all humanity during a full moon. Unaware of their primal instincts, they go on a killing spree, feasting on the bones of their victims. Once they awake in human form, covered in blood and viscera, they are horrified at their state, but have no recollection of what happened.
2) Legendary Creatures: Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch, the Abominable snowman… these have all been names given to a unique and rare race of beings. Born as a wolf, their DNA alters throughout the years to become more human like. As an infant they are 100% wolf, but by the time they reach an elderly age, they are bipedal and appear as a crossbreed between human and lupine. They are extremely fast, which makes catching a glimpse of them very difficult.
3) Effect of the Moon: Very few people were born during a rare blue moon phenomenon. Those who survived grew into their teenage years as normal humans. Even in their youth they discovered that they had instincts and athletic ability beyond others their age. It is in their teenage years that they begin to experience something new. Each phase of the moon has a different effect on their DNA. A full moon changes them into a werewolf void of all reasoning, and blue moons, harvest moons, and other phases of lunar presence have different effects. One man even dared to make his way through school and by excelling as an astronaut, he was able to make it to the moon’s surface. Ever wonder what happens to a werewolf on the moon itself?
4) Mythological influence: Greeks and the Norse speak of two creatures. Cerberus and Fenrir stray from what is known to common man. In fact, they are abominations. Human male dna impregnating a female wolf created these wolf men. They are deadly and intelligent having the appearance of both parental traits as well as the instinct of an animal and thought/speech of a human. To anger them would be unwise.
5) Stories and Folklore: You may have heard of the fairy tales: The 3 Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Peter and The Wolf, The Strange Cast of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde, and Sleeping Beauty, but they were more than just tales. They were true stories that happened quite differently than you’ve ever heard, and the werewolf is the center of them all.
6) Spirit Guide: Many native American Indians had the ability to channel a spirit guide. Those gifted with that of a wolf were able to summon all of a wolf’s abilities for their own use.
7) Changing at will: Some werewolves, bitten by the Experimental werewolf, can change form at will. They have a craving to feed on bone marrow that can sometimes take away their rationality.
8) Superior Werewolves: By experimenting on a vampire with various animal traits, the vampire takes in this super soldier purposed serum and is permanently changed into an Experimental werewolf. His height changes, he becomes androgenous, and exhibits many other enhanced abilities while fully comprehending his actions. His bite will turn any survivor into a werewolf. When a vampire drinks from this experimantal’s blood, they will exhibit a change. For example: a female vampire drinking the experimental’s blood will become a lycan queen. With six to eight breasts and a hideous look, this queen can telepathically communicate with anyone she changes into her minions.
9) Wargs: These are the Lycan queen’s minions. They were once human who are now oversized wolves. They obey her every command and can communicate telepathically with anyone in their army.
10) Historically: Werewolves have not just influenced tall tales. They have been prominent parts of our history on this planet. Charles Howard Bury chased them, The Garden of Eden was located by them, The Moonlight Battle during the Revolutionary war was won by them, and these are only some of the instances.
11) Latin Gang: Manada de Lobos is a Latino gang of murderers that killed those who disagreed with them in horrendous ways. The bodies of the victims were mutilated in such a way as to mimic that of a lupine attack. Each member of this gang bears at least one tattoo of a wolf, and they stay close to each other like a pack.
12) Silver: It is true that all werewolves can be killed by silver, however there are some types that can be killed my normal means as well.
Now you have an insight into what my werewolves are all about. The books reveal much more. Dan and I kept with our tradition, and celebrated a bottle of wine upon release of our third comic. This time we chose one that captured not just our werewolf, but the fairy tale aspect as well (you know, since werewolves are such an influence on them). Here are our favorites…
Rick’s best pick for werewolf video game is Van Helsing. His movie pick is the classic Lon Cheney WolfMan. Lucian from the Underworld films is his favorite werewolf. When it comes to books, Stephen King’s Silver bullet is his first choice.
Dan’s best pick for werewolf video game is Altered Beast. His movie pick is Teen Wolf with Michael J Fox. Beast from the X-Men is Dan’s pick for best werewolf. For books, Dan enjoys Zenescope Comics’ The Hunger.
What are your favorites? Are you a werewolf fan? Grab yourself a copy of “Bones At Breakfast” the novel. It is available at www.lulu.com in softback book and on www.amazon.com for the Kindle. Also, the spinoff comic book “Bones At Breakfast: In Case Of Werewolf” is available for purchase at www.indyplanet.com. Help support our bone cracking madness.
“Bones At Breakfast” and its spinoff are (C) 2012 by Rick Pipito. Stay tuned for our ghostly spotlight…
My fascination with zombies began a while back. They are what made me decide to broaden my writing from just music to fiction. In early 2010 I began writing my first novel, and that was the beginning of the sCrypt world. Soon, fans began talking about my zombie stories, and they wanted more. I, being part egotist, didn’t want just that. As I moved onto the next topic for my novels, my brother, Dan, and I began writing and organizing our comic books.
Our horror world had been given birth. So what makes our zombies so special? Here’s a little insight into the Pipito mind. “Flesh And Leftovers” the novel, as well as it’s comic book spinoff “Zombie Incidents” takes a look at how the undead can coexist through all sorts of lore. Each incident describes a different cause/effect on humans.
1) A mutated strain of rabies: Animals are just as susceptible as humans to the rabies virus. A new strain that causes a very violent transformation within the brain, causes those infected to be extremely aggressive. Biting, thrashing, and yes even running human and animals have lost all reasoning, and have one purpose… to spread the rabies further, and quell their foaming mouths. Blunt trauma to the head is the best way to stop them, as their bodies do not feel the pain that a normal person would. The adrenaline coursing through them acts as a narcotic of sorts making them extremely dangerous.
2) Viral (from the infected’s eyes): Imagine having a sexual encounter and catching something; only the thing you catch is a virus that turns you into a flesh craving walker. As the brain begins to lose primary function, the human thought process remains. They can do little more than shuffle slowly after their prey. From the moment one becomes infected, their view on the world begins to change. All they desire is food. Even decapitation of these zombies does not fully kill them. They must have their brains destroyed.
3) Uber Dead: The demons of revelation possess four hosts. These possessed become much larger and stronger than any human. They think clearly about their purpose to end humanity, and can raise minions from graveyards or any other resting place. Although the minions are extremely weak, the demons themselves can mend body damage. For example… if an Uber dead were to lose a jaw, it could literally rip a healthy jaw from a living host and replace theirs like a twisted jigsaw.
4) Radioactive “Freaks”: A radioactive meteor decades ago infected one man’s blood. When he dies of a heart attack, the green blood within him reanimates his corpse. His rampage takes place in a special needs hospital, where the deformed patients become an even ghastlier site than he. These are your standard shuffling zombies, enhanced or hindered by their deformities.
5) Cannibals: A tribe deep within the Himalayan Mountains worships their god Rakshasa. None of them know who or what Rakshasa is, but they do his bidding. Kidnapping wanderers or villagers nearby, they offer their sacrifice to their god. Unable to see his face, they are then returned the corpse. The victim’s blood has been drained, and the villagers use the body as food and more. Their dissection and fileting tactics would make even Hannibal Lecter cringe. These are not the dead. They are humans with a different culture than what we see as standard.
6) Generation Z: Vaccines have been used for years, but every few years these shots that are designed to prevent sickness must be administered to children. The combination of the various strains in them has changed those under the age of thirteen into the walking dead. These dead devour living flesh. The virus is transmitted however differently among adults. A bitten adult will die within hours and never reanimate, while other youthful victims of a bite or fluid transmission, will become shufflers as well.
7) Drug induced: Although not a zombie, the victim of this drug hallucinates severely. They believe the extreme as if zombies are conspiring against them. All touch with reality will fade on a bad trip, and until the effects wear off, any person high on this drug will go as far to murder the healthy people around them, that they perceive as zombie threats. Once the effects are gone, the drug abuser’s brain liquefies within hours bringing death.
8) Voodoo (Macumba): When a black magic powder is used on unexpecting victims, they become zombi. While they remain alive, their comatose state makes them highly susceptible to suggestion.
9) Parasite: A tetrabite is a creature that originated from Martian soil. When it is freed from status, it quickly leaps onto its victim. After burying its tail into a human brain stem, it feeds off its host. Once attached, the host strives to reproduce more tetrabite parasites. The only way they can do this is through human saliva. The host’s bite becomes deadly and within hours, the next victim joins the parasite ranks.
10) The original zombies: Vampires warred with humans long ago. As the vampires turned new victims, and their offspring turned more, they began to change. By the sixth generation, vampires had become extremely different from their predecessors. These creatures no longer desired blood. They no longer thought freely. They no longer moved fluidly. Instead, the craved flesh, and moved slow with only the impulse to continue feeding on flesh (human or vampire).
11) Frankenzombie: Various body parts of dead men, stitched together to form one grotesque creature, and attached to a battery are brought back to life. But the already long dead parts have a mind of their own. The dead jigsaw man sees only death as it reaches to murder those nearby.
So there you have it folks. Those are the zombies in our universe. I have consulted Dan with his ideas to perfect the stories to his liking. When discussing the spinoff comic, they enjoyed an appropriate wine, pictured above. What makes us love zombies? Well, here are some of our favorite zombie related things…
Rick’s favorite zombie book is the Deadworld series by Joe McKinney. Always at the top of his zombie movie list (despite the low points) is the entire George A Romero Of The Dead series. His love for the genre began and continues with his favorite video game series Resident Evil. Solomon Grundy is his fan favorite pick for zombie of the year.
Dan’s favorite zombie book is World War Z by Max Brooks. At the top of his zombie movie list is 28 Days Later. His favorite video game in he series is Dead Island. Tar-man is his zombie of the year pick.
What are your favorites? Are you a zombie fan? Of course you are; so go grab yourself a copy of “Flesh and Leftovers” the novel. It is available at www.lulu.com in softback book and on www.amazon.com for the Kindle. Also, the spinoff comic book “Flesh and Leftovers: Zombie Incidents” is available for purchase at www.indyplanet.com. Help support our flesh eating madness.
“Flesh and Leftovers” and its spinoff are (C) 2010 by Rick Pipito. Stay tuned for our vampire breakdown…
It’s that time again! Get your pens and brushes ready. We are holding a contest drawing, so spread the word. The winner will get a personalized autographed copy of one of Rick Pipito’s novels or a sCrypt comics graphic novel (winner’s choice of either.) There are multiple ways to enter in the drawing.
1) Follow us here, on Twitter @rickpipito, and/or on facebook www.facebook.com/fleshandleftovers. Then let us know. (the more places you follow us will give you extra chances to win.)
2) create a fan fiction horror piece short story. This cannot exceed 1,000 words. (We will post this story with credit to you on our site) (Extra chances are gained if this is a fanfiction piece revolving around one of Rick’s novel stories)
3) submit a piece or multiple pieces of artwork to be displayed with credit to you on our site. Art must be in the theme of one of the novels by Rick Pipito. (Zombies, Vampires, Ghosts, Werewolves, or Angels/Demons) (Extra chances are gained if it is fan art of one of the characters or scenes from the novels)
4) show us your Halloween costume (it has to be the same theme as in number 3 above). (Extra chances awarded if it is a character from the novels or comics by Rick Pipito)
The contest will end on Halloween (October 31st 2013). Then a winner will be drawn. Winner will be contacted via email with information on how to claim your prize. Spread the word and have fun!
Prize choices include the novels: “FLESH AND LEFTOVERS”, “BLOOD THE SECOND HELPING”, “BONES AT BREAKFAST”, “SOULS 4 SUPPER,” “DEVIL’S DESSERT”, “NO, IT’S NOT. YES IT IS: ARGUMENTS”. sCrypt Comics issues include: “ZOMBIE INCIDENTS”, “LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE”, “IN CASE OF WEREWOLF”, “GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS”
*Remember, you can enter as many times as you’d like based on the above rules.
SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY BY COMMENTING HERE OR EMAILING ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org WITH THE SUBJECT “HALLOWEEN DRAWING”