The Map of Zombies is a Kickstarter project, with its creator, Jason Thompson, asking for $1,000 to print up a bunch of these 24 in. x 36 in. posters. Drawn in the style of a vintage medical chart, the Map of Zombies seeks to catalog the incredible diversity of creatures called zombie. If you’re a Romero purist, it’s the kind of thing that could give you a seizure, but for the rest of us, it’s a lot of fun to see how popular zombies are and how they are portrayed in pop culture. Slow zombies, fast zombies, Nazi zombies, animal zombies, funny zombies, romantic zombies, it’s got it all. The project has already raised about $16,000, way beyond Jason’s goal. Click here to learn more and contribute.
You can also click here to see the map itself (you can click to zoom in and see the detail). I was happy to see my novels TOOTH AND NAIL and THE INFECTION included in the fast-moving “rage” zombie category, with THE INFECTION earning its own subgenre, “rage zombie slaves of giant alien monsters.” (Not quite accurate, but I’ll take it!)
Take a look at the map and see how many books and movies you recognize.