Zombies overrun university campus

November 22, 2007

Graphic novel Zombies Calling was released last week by Halifax resident Faith Erin Hicks.  She tells the story of Joss and friends who defend themselves, by adhering to the rules of the film genre, against zombies who have overrun a certain Canadian university.  The comic uses zombies as a metaphor for the ultimate in disengaged students, and takes "some completely unfair potshots at the university student loan system." One exchange has Joss explaining that she's less afraid of zombies than of her student loan: "When I graduate, I'll have the same amount of debt as my parents had when they bought their first house.  I'll have a mortgage, but no place to live."