Fleshrot: Tales From The Dead © 2001, Fleshrot Website © 2013
Fleshrot was a project I started in late, 1998. Back then there weren’t any comics solely dedicated to zombies. There certainly wasn’t anything like Fleshrot. No other book at that time celebrated the zombie genre in the way it did. I grew up on Romero films and comics like Tales from the Crypt and Creepy so I wanted to create something that captured the spirit of those influences and brought something new.
Over the next two years, while working my day gig, I devoted late night hours to organizing, writing, and drawing to bring Fleshrot to life. I certainly didn’t do it alone though, I reached out to fellow creators to contribute their amazing talent to the ultimate zombie book. I was even lucky enough to have the godfather of zombies, George Romero, write the forward for the book! Fleshrot Volume 1 was published in 2001.
In 2004 I stopped publishing to due to a unfortunate personal circumstances. However, like any good zombie movie, it’s never really over. I made this book for fans of zombies. And it was a fan of the book that re-ignited the spark. This site is back because of fans like you!
When I was in the 7th grade the world of comic books was nothing more than a turn stand at a convenience store. It was a cousin of mine who opened my eyes when he introduced me to an amazing black and white comic titled, "The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". It captured my imagination and I soon became an avid comic collector. There was something extremely comforting about a comic book store. Whether it was the smell of the pages, perusing boxes filled with a hundred adventures to discover, or the amazing art on each page, I was hooked in. It was a wonderful time in my childhood and changed the course of my life. From that moment on I focused my energy on art. Sometimes to the chagrin of my teachers. But it didn't matter. I knew where I was going.
Why zombies? Well quite simply, I love zombies. Zombies are familiar creatures to us in a round about way. They are the rotting shell of what we used to be. I think that's what makes zombies so horrific. It's scary to think of your next door neighbor or even you grandma wanting to eat your brain! Zombies are a twist on the dark side of human nature; the basic instinct to kill and feed.