This is my favourite use of drawn sound effects in the whole book. I think I did a good job here! I hope you agree. :)
Okay! We have winners for the Zombie Limerick Challange! First of all, you are ALL winners here. You all did a great job, and I’m thrilled to have such talented readers. But I only have 5 copies of Nursery Rhyme Comics to give away, so I could only choose five awesome Zombie Limericks.
In no particular order, here are my favourites:
1) Zombies On My Doorstep (set to the John Denver tune “Sunshine on my Shoulder”) by Warren!
I liked this Zombie tune because it seemed like something that could actually be a part of a high school play. Taking a familiar tune and changing the lyrics to reflect the play made a lot of sense, plus a John Denver zombie song is just hilarious. Good job, Warren!
2) Untitled Free Verse Zombie Poem by Jennah!
Really nice work here, Jennah. I was attracted to the poems and limericks that tended to tell stories, and your piece was very evocative. I really enjoyed reading it. I like it when poems rhyme, but a well crafted free verse poem is a think of beauty.
3) Midnight Snack by Dave! And Dave even did a drawing to go with his poem too! Nice work, Dave.
Again, I like the poems and limericks with a bit of story to them, and this one was terribly clever. The rhyming scheme worked really well too. I read all of the poems/limericks/haiku out loud, and Midnight Snack rolled easily off my tongue.
4) Tegan the Vegan (Zombie) by Anna!
This one just made me crack up. I will always be a sucker for that Man from Nantucket rhyme scheme.
5) … and finally, Rita’s continuation of the Friends With Boys zombie song!
I can picture the glowering students slouching around the stage singing this verse. Total musical theatre.
So congrats to everyone! And thanks to everyone else for entering! I really enjoyed reading all of your work. I have very entertaining readers. Emails will be going out to the winners today. The prizes will go out sometime next week.
Anyway, stay tuned! I have a guest interview this week with the esteemed Dave Roman, author of the First Second graphic novel Astronaut Academy. He’s also one of the few people to write both X-Men and Avatar: The Last Airbender comics in an official capacity. :D