John Wigger joins Brian Dunaway, Joel Duggan and Matthew Ducharme to discuss his webcomic Zombie Roomie.
About the Comic:
|John was looking for someone to split the cost of rent but got more than he bargained for when George, a zombie, became his roommate.
|Zombie Roomie has been running since 2009.
|This may be my first webcomic project, but I’m by no means new to comics. I’ve read comics since elementary school and drawn cartoons and superheroes just as long.
|I have two degrees in Art from Missouri State: Drawing and Computer Animation. I also received a minor in Art History.
|Pride and Prejudice and Zombies came out earlier this month. Did it live up to your zombie standards John?
|Your comic seems to occupy an interesting mid point between gag-a-day and long form. Which is more dominant?
|There’s a real animation sensibility to your art. Do you ever picture it as an animation?
|I’d say your comic is in PG-13 territory. Do people ever try to convince you to nudge the maturity level in either direction?
|— Could lead into the NSFW stuff on John’s Patreon.
|You’ve been publishing Zombie Roomie since 2009. What do you find the most challenging about keeping a comic going for that long.
|How long have you been using Patreon?
|How has the (Patreon) experience been?
|Has Patreon changed the way you approach the comic in any way?
|How sexy is the $10 dollar level on Patreon for Zombie Roomies? It appears to be your most popular level. Sex sells?
|You have a minor in art history. Pop quiz hot shot…
|Are you an old school Zombie fan? I mean you have to be to start a comic on the subject right…is George a nod to George Romero?
|How do you feel about the current state of Zombies in the popular culture? Do you embrace ZombieTainment or avoid it?
|It looks like you are ComicPress. Care to discuss DIY hosting vs social media centered hosting such as Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr…etc?