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All Apocalypses Are Personal

Posted July 16, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 3.10.38 AMI’ve been watching the CW television series iZombie and thinking of few things. Like, how glad I am that it’s not a faithful adaptation of the comic iZombie. And whether all apocalypses, even zombie ones, are personal. And I can’t help wondering if my zombie fatigue has gone into remission. Have I been cured? Read more

4 Responses to “All Apocalypses Are Personal”

  1. K. A. Laity
    July 16th, 2015 @ 4:17 pm

    Laura Allred is a genius colorist. We once had a nice chat about a lipstick I was wearing and how deceptive they can look in the canister, i.e. She never would have bought it thinking it would be too dark. I’d never been complimented on any fashion sort of thing.

    This sounds a lot better than either the CW as source or random comments I’ve heard led me to believe. Thanks for the usual good CG dissection.

  2. Carol Borden
    July 17th, 2015 @ 2:02 am

    Wow, Kate, what a great way to interact with her!

    I’ve been frustrated for a long time by my sense that Laura Allred doesn’t get enough credit. I’m glad colorists are starting to get more respect, and I’m glad that Jordie Bellaire in particular is. But Laura Allred is a genius, dammit. Mike Allred’s work is amazing. He’s long been one of my favorite artists. But her colors bring it to a whole other level.

    Anyway, I am happy to help! It’s worth tooling around YouTube a bit to see previews or clips.

    (“Dissection,” heh!)

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