Whiskey for my men, beer for my zombies.on October 21, 2009 at 12:01 am
Now you might be wondering why I didn’t title our latest comic “Dawn of the Dead”, what with the obvious sleazy pun on the artist’s name. Well, that’s just it: too easy. I like to think I have my boundaries. Occasionally.
Here we are just ten days from Hallowe’en, and in between writing and my Real Job(tm), I’ve been busy┬átrying to get┬áthe word out about Zombie Ranch. You might have noticed a few more ranking buttons popped up linking to places like webcomicplanet.com and webcomicz.com – I also added us to the Zombie Webcomics section of the Zombie Survival & Defense Wiki, did a shameless plug (no, really, that’s what the subforum is called) on the forums of All Things Zombie, and another shameless plug on the Zombies Bite blog.
Much better than self-promotion, though, is when others independently consider you worthy of promotion. So far only a couple instances of that, but what can you expect when you’re just starting, right? We were very happy to have our sneak peek publication reviewed at ComicBookCollectorsBlog.Com, and just today I┬ádiscovered that someone maintaining a list of horror-themed webcomics on the forums of Comic Monsters found us.
I’m putting a lot of links in this post. Why? Because I think the best kind of promotion is still good ol’ fashioned word of mouth, or its Internet equivalent. With that in mind, I’m sure a good number of you coming here already know about The Zombie Hunters and Everyday Decay, but if you don’t, go check them out. Another long-running zombie webcomic is Dead Winter. Finally, there’s this one I just found today, and it’s rocking my socks: Raising Hell.
I stole the title of this post from my wife, who in turn got the idea from a Toby Keith song she downloaded for Rock Band: “Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses.” I’m not a big TK fan, but I must admit I love that title.
Oh, I almost forgot! Back in 2004 I used to waste a lot of time playing a free browser-based MMO zombie game called Urban Dead. Well, lo and behold, that sucker is still going! Give it a whirl if you feel the notion.