A Tommy Tendertreat Tale
Bringing a new flavor to kids' board books
Zombie Food reintroduces young Tommy Tendertreat, last seen in the GGG short film Waker Safety, as he makes the jump from puppet show theater to cleverly conceived board book. Written and Illustrated by Chad Waters, the book features puppets created by Matt Rose and Waters. Combined with both practical and digital sets, Waters set out to emulate the look of still frames from classic stop motion mixed with current animation techniques to create something rarely seen in a children’s book. “It’s like Rankin & Bass meets Pixar” says Waters, “And although the book is formatted like a children’s book, I figured if I could make it appealing for both the parents and their kids, it would make it twice as fun.”
Peppering the individual issues with additional original artwork and real articles and news accounts from the official newspaper of the P.M.A.C., THE BURKE COUNTY BEE, it's a daring approach with a wide range of multi-media influences.
GRITTIER AND MORE GRAPHIC THAN EVER BEFORE!
CULT COMIC BOOK ARTIST
JIM MAHFOOD SIGNS ON TO BRING THE SHORT FILM
P.M.A.C.: WHEN ZOMBIES ATTACK!!
INTO A WHOLE NEW VISUAL MEDIUM
"PART ONE: DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER"
In 2005, Grimm Grotto Goods founders Matt Rose and Chad Waters (PREDATOR, MEN IN BLACK, HELLBOY) teamed up with comic book artist Jim Mahfood to bring the exploits of Officer Frank Hadely and his Post Mortem Animation Control to life in comic book form. When Zombies Attack!! the comic book debut issue was written by Rose and Waters, then passed on to Mahfood to draw, ink and letter, while artist Mike Huddleston brought the cover to life. The WZA!! comic book series was officially launched at the International Comic Con San Diego, July 13, 2005.
"PART TWO: DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER"
THE UNDEAD ARE ON THE RISE IN ISSUE NUMBER TWO!
Officer Frank Hadley and his Post Mortem Animation Control are back to continue the adventure.
This time around creators Matt Rose and Chad Waters have teamed up with fellow Hellboy movie alumnus Simeon Wilkins, along with cover artist Mike, to raise the dead, in living color!
"PART THREE: DEAD ENDS"
DEAD THINGS COME TO THOSE THAT WAIT AS
THE SAGA CONTINUES IN ISSUE NUMBER THREE!
Continuing their battle against all things undead, Officer Frank Hadely and his paranormal clean-up crew, the Post Mortem Animation Control, return to the scene solving clues and gathering evidence. In keeping with the creative trend set by the first two issues, this time around, creators Matt Rose and Chad Waters have teamed up with artist Joe Suitor, along with returning cover artist Mike Huddleston to bring the story to “life.”
"PART FOUR: HAIRY GAME"
ZOMBIES, VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES… OH, MY!
THE STAKES ARE RAISED IN ISSUE NUMBER FOUR
From graveyards to barbershops, as the tension mounts and all manner of supernatural creatures rally against Officer Frank Hadely, his mind-bending partner Chet Thomas and the other officers of the P.M.A.C., the question arises: is there nothing the living can do to stop (or at least reform) the undead, paranormal delinquents, and grim felons once and for all? The answer may be found in the exciting continuation of the saga by creators Matt Rose and Chad Waters along with their creative team, artist Joe Suitor and returning cover artist Mike Huddleston.
"PART FIVE: REST IN PIECES"
ALL BETS ARE OFF IN ISSUE NUMBER FIVE AS THE UNDEAD TALE CONCLUDES IN THE P.M.A.C.'s FIRST THRILLING COMIC BOOK DOCUMENTED CASE!
The dead have had their say and now the comic book event that had its start in the summer of 2005 shambles at a zombie’s pace toward its ultimate conclusion for this particular case file. Officer Frank Hadely, his mind-bending partner rookie Officer Chet Thomas and the officers of the P.M.A.C. square off against the gathering creatures of the night and have a final showdown.
Cranking up the voltage for this final round of reanimated regalement are creators Chad Waters and Matt Rose along with their creative team, artist Joe Suitor and returning cover artist Mike Huddleston.