As promised, Jed Rowen—popularly known to film buffs as Inbred Jed from "Zombie Farm"—has filed a short dispatch and some pictures from Comic-con in San Diego. (Here's one of them. Jed's the guy on the left. Dig the press pass. See our slide show with pics from Jed's latest movie.) I could be wrong, but I'm fairly certain that this is the first recorded instance of a zombie writing for the Atlantic, and we're awfully proud to have him. And so, without further ado...
Dispatch from a Zombie (that's me, Jed):
Today I drove down from L.A. to the San Diego Comic-Con to represent my zombie brethren at this world-renowned popular culture-fest. No, I didn't dress up or prosthetic myself up in Zombie gear or make-up.....I looked pretty ordinary [ed note: relatively speaking]. I just wanted to blend in and snoop around to see if Hollywood TV shows and movies, comic books, video games, graphic novels, etc. are still respecting the undead. And lo and behold, I stumbled upon this amazing new TV show soon to air on AMC called "The Walking Dead" .... a brand new series all about zombies taking over an entire town!!! I got to take my picture with a corpse on their make-shift set they built on the floor of the Comic-Con, and they also took a pic of my face and super-imposed it on one of the zombies stumbling around the town in one of the episodes!!
After this, I found out that the annual Comic-Con "Zombie-Walk," where hundreds of people make themselves up as zombies and do their best zombie walk, is happening on Saturday!! I think I'm gonna drive down again from L.A. again and teach these zombie-hacks and amateurs a thing or two about how a REAL zombie struts his stuff!! [ed note: if he does, I'll publish it]
Anyway, here's your headline: zombies are alive and well at San Diego Comic-Con!!