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Portraiture of the living dead. [some NSFW; via Bygone Bureau]

The zombies are drawn by Frederik Peeters.

Peeters makes bandes dessinées, equivalent to comics/graphic novels. This Swiss artist has published Pilules Bleues (Blue Pills), a quasi-autobiographical story of a couple falling in love and the HIV that changes their lives; Lupus, where a twenty-something goes on an intergalactic fishing trip; Koma, in which a girl explores hidden worlds under the chimneys her father cleans; RG, based on Pierre Dragon's crime fighting experience; and Ruminations, a collection of 20 short stories.

Official bibliography.
posted by Korou (31 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
My French is rusty and I might have made some mistakes, but the artwork is fascinating. Also, since some sites are in French, I was conflicted between the original links or translated pages—I went with the translated.
posted by Korou at 8:27 PM on December 10, 2008


I was expecting a picture of Dick Cheney as a gag at the end.
posted by BrotherCaine at 8:29 PM on December 10, 2008


Undead Golda Meir is about to KICK. YOUR. ASS. (and then eat your brains)
posted by gwint at 8:34 PM on December 10, 2008


best of the web
posted by cazoo at 8:38 PM on December 10, 2008


I'm way too fragile for this right now - will check it out more in the light of day.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 8:39 PM on December 10, 2008


Awesome. I've been going through Julia Kristeva's commentary on Celine, in Powers of Horror, all day, and then I distract myself with a little metafilter, and what do i find? Zombie Celine.
posted by jrb223 at 8:50 PM on December 10, 2008


Awesome, simply awesome. Thanks for the link.

Oh, and gwint is absolutely right about Golda Meir.
posted by ashbury at 8:53 PM on December 10, 2008


Pope John Paul II looks .... just as he did in life. Odd.
posted by Avenger at 8:56 PM on December 10, 2008


Uncomfortably good.
posted by tgyg at 8:57 PM on December 10, 2008


He certainly covered a wide range of people. I've had to look several up, and all have been fascinating.
posted by piratebowling at 9:00 PM on December 10, 2008


Aaaad, somehow the Aailyah broke my brain a bit. Why did I decide midnight was a good time ot start viewing these?
posted by piratebowling at 9:04 PM on December 10, 2008




Ernest Hemingway made me sad... (sniff)
posted by Drainage! at 9:14 PM on December 10, 2008




(I think he really wants to dance)
posted by filthy light thief at 9:19 PM on December 10, 2008


How lovely.
posted by iamkimiam at 9:35 PM on December 10, 2008


This is really cool, thanks for posting.
posted by Corduroy at 11:04 PM on December 10, 2008


This is awesome. Did anyone else scroll through going "Jayne Mansfield....Jayne Mansfield...Jayne Mansfield...THERE she is!"
posted by Jofus at 1:42 AM on December 11, 2008


i was surprised that these made me a bit uncomfortable. i'm glad nobody i knew personally was depicted.
posted by radiosig at 2:27 AM on December 11, 2008


The living Barbara Cartland is scarier than the zombie.
posted by raygirvan at 4:37 AM on December 11, 2008


Brandon Lee actually looks better
posted by mattoxic at 8:00 AM on December 11, 2008


I think it's in kinda poor taste.
posted by mr_roboto at 8:01 AM on December 11, 2008


Well, at least the Brandon Lee's makeup is appropriate. Now he can throw out some pithy one-liners, beat up the rest of these damn zombies before having the inevitable final showdown with his dad.

I figure that from their point of view, it will look like two martial arts masters, at the top of their game, working at the bleeding edge of the best of their abilities to crushingly defeat their opponent.

From our perspective it would just be two shambling undead clumsily crashing into one another.
posted by quin at 10:20 AM on December 11, 2008


I'm a bit confused by Diana Spencer -- her car crash didn't f up her face, if the pap photos can be believed. And I think Freddie Mercury would be much thinner.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 1:04 PM on December 11, 2008


Don't know about you guys, but I just had to give wikipedia quite a workout.
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 1:14 PM on December 11, 2008


her car crash didn't f up her face

Yep: they forgot the emergency thoracotomy. Same with Aaliyah - the p.m. reported severe burns and a blow to the head - unless it's an allusion to Akasha's death by neck bite in Queen of the Damned.
posted by raygirvan at 1:55 PM on December 11, 2008


golda meir has man hands
posted by CitizenD at 2:32 PM on December 11, 2008


I got a kick out of John Bonham having puke all over him. I don't think that says good things about me.
posted by tommasz at 3:05 PM on December 11, 2008


The living Barbara Cartland is scarier than the zombie.

Weird...your Barbara Cartland link redirects to here.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 4:41 PM on December 11, 2008


That is odd. The page is here (assuming that doesn't redirect too). Browsing the direct URL (http://www.zam.it/images/4035/1.jpg) and embedding it as a link in a test page work fine: it's just the MetaFilter link that redirects.
posted by raygirvan at 6:19 PM on December 11, 2008


Ok, that link worked.....UGH!!! Yeah - way, way, way scarier than a zombie!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 12:51 AM on December 12, 2008


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