August 30, 2012

Meet the Judges: Rob Sacchetto (Sexy Zombie Contest)

Tomorrow is the last day in our Sexy Zombie Photo Contest, and once September comes around the public will be voting for the top three finalists in each category. Then, a panel of judges will vote for the finalists. Chief among those judges is the undisputed master of zombie portrait art himself -- Rob Sacchetto.


Rob Sacchetto has created Zombie Portraits from photos for thousands of zombie-loving people like you... and me! My girlfriend and I recently commissioned a couple's portrait from him, and it's the gift that just keeps on giving! All you have to do is click here and order your custom illustrated zombie portrait. The site is newly improved and the ordering process is integrated right into the site.

Sacchetto's books, Zombiewood Weekly: The Celebrity Dead Exposed and the The Zombie Handbook: How to Identify the Living Dead and Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse, are still in stores and on Amazon while Books a Million stores in the US are selling his latest "Know Your Zombie" 1000 pc puzzle

Rob also works tirelessly over at ZombieDaily.com, producing a new work of zombie art every day, including frequent update with sketches of hot zombie babes.


Judge Q & A

The Zed Word: What's your favorite type of zombie?

Rob Sacchetto: My favorite actual Zombie Movie is, hands down, Return of the Living Dead. Each zombie had a personality, and their own traits, and personally, I find it JUST as influential as Night in the way it portrayed zombies. Some of the Zombies could actually still talk, and of course one of them first uttered the immortal word "Brrraaaains!" Now, whenever ANYONE says brains that way, you KNOW that they're referring to being a zombie!


ZW: For your Zombie Daily blog, you've been recently sketching a series of nude zombie babes. What's your fascination with these busty girls from beyond the grave?

RS: I love drawing the female form and I love drawing Zombies, so put ‘em together and you’ve got the artistic equivalent of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, “Two great tastes that taste great together!" And really, the public at large, especially the zombie community or as I like to call them, the Zombie Nation, seem to love the naked undead as well. I get double or triple the hits on images like those versus any other zombie drawing! I say, give people what they love, and since I love to draw them, it's double good!

ZW: You're at home working on one of your famous zombie portraits, and suddenly zombies attack! What's the first thing in reach you go for to defend yourself?


RS: I've got three long, deceptively sharp metal rulers in my studio that could hack a zombie's head in two if one got in through the window. After that, sling shot, golf club, T-square and all sorts of knives....I've thought about this...!

Winners in our second annual Sexy Zombie Photo Contest, will walk away with bragging rights as 2012's SEXIEST FEMALE or FEMALE ZOMBIE and an awesome zombie prize pack including free admission to SHOCK STOCK: Canada's Filthiest Horror Convention in 2013, horror magnets courtesy of The Butcher Shop, and a DVD copy of A Little Bit Zombie or Juan of the Dead!