Fangoria talks to writer/artist Bob Fingerman about his new horror novel, Recess Pieces, which he pitched to Dark Horse as “The Little Rascals meets Dawn of the Dead.” A little horror, a little humor, and lots of zombies:
“Just after I had seen Saw II, I was talking about how it seemed like they spent so much time coming up with these really baroque ways of killing the characters, but they didn’t come up with any people you cared about. [With many] horror movies, that’s the case. So I made a joke that the only way you could ever get an audience to care about the characters without doing any work is if you made them all children and puppies. And then I began to think more and more, ‘Yeah, I’d like to do a horror thing with just kids,’ except of course then I would make them characters you actually do care about. That was pretty much the genesis of it. That, and I love zombies. If I can put zombies in something, I’m much happier.”
A four-page preview is available on the Dark Horse website.