One on One with Zombie Apocalypse Juror Robb Padgett

Wrong Turn by EBSQ Artist Mark Satchwill
Wrong Turn by EBSQ Artist Mark Satchwill

We did the online version of sitting down with Zombie Apocalypse juror Robb Padgett to get his take on all-things zombie. Since the world might sort-of possibly end soon, we decided to make things fun–just in case.

What for you epitomizes the pinnacle of High Zombie Art?

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo – If one defines “Zombie Art” as art created by zombies. If you’re talking about “Art in which the subject matter is zombies” then I’d have to say Night of the Living dead by George A Romero. Sure, that would mean the genre peaked early, but when dealing with Zombies as metaphor, what else is there really to say that George didn’t? Of course, he popularized the genre so much that George himself went on to make a bazillion more zombie movies. But I like to think he made those movies ironically in order to illustrate the point of the first film.

What do you think most influenced the our current zombie aesthetic?

I’d have to say George Romero again. Although, 28 Days Later by Danny Boyle seems to have taken the zombie genre in a slightly new direction. If “faster zombies” can be considered a new direction.

Vampire. Zombie. Werewolf. Who wins in a mud wrestling match?

Werewolf. Absolutely. It would be a long battle since zombies have stamina. But werewolves are scrappy and smarter. They say a dog is about as smart as a toddler. They say zombies are about as coordinated as a toddler. Any vampire worth his bejeweled medallion wouldn’t be caught undead wrestling in mud.

What’s your favourite side dish to serve with fresh brains?

Is “more brains” an option? I think if one is committed to eating brains, it’s best to avoid distractions.

What is the one non-essential food you’re going to hoard prior to Friday’s Apocalypse now that Twinkies are off the menu?

Fluffy Stuff. It’s cotton candy in a bag. It’s delicious and filled with preservatives so it will last long enough for it to become “essential” again. I plan to live well past the apocalypse so I’ll need to hoard a lot of Fluffy Stuff. My horticulture skills are abysmal. If you ever need to find me after Armageddon, I’ll be the guy on the permanent sugar high. Also, my skin will have probably turned pink and blue from the colorants.

What is the single most important tip you could give someone facing a horde of zombies?

Acquiesce. I’ve never heard a zombie complain.

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About the juror:

Robb Padgett is a new-media potentate living in Los Angeles. His webseries Vampire Zombie Werewolf and Life from the Inside have been viewed millions of times and have been liked by dozens.

Entries for Zombie Apocalypse are being accepted through the end of the month, or the end of the world. Whichever comes first. There is a sliding-scale fee per entry, and you could win a $150 cash prize!

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Tick-Tock! Enter these shows by the stroke of midnight on 31 January 2012

The following EBSQ Art Exhibits will only be accepting entries through the end of Tuesday, Eastern Standard Time:

EBSQ Art Exhibit: Black & White Animals

Show us animals that occur naturally with black & white markings: pandas, skunks, cows, tuxedo cats, zebras…you get the idea. As long as it exists in nature, it’s fair game. [read more]

Flower of the Month: Confiers

To quote They Might Be Giants:

“Most with cones for seeds, most with needles for leaves. C is for Conifers, my kind of tree” [read more]

EBSQ Art Exhibit: Winter

In 2012, we’ll be tackling all four seasons. First up is Winter. All entries must pertain to this season in an obvious way. [read more]

To enter any of the above shows, you must be a member of EBSQ. Not yet a member? Consider joining today!

Our full 2012 Exhibition calendar is here.

Take the 12 in 12 Challenge!

And here’s a sneak peak at what’s coming next!

 

Call for Artists: Accepting Entries Through 31 January 2012

The following EBSQ Art Exhibits are open and accepting entries through the end of this month:

EBSQ Art Exhibit: Black & White Animals

Show us animals that occur naturally with black & white markings: pandas, skunks, cows, tuxedo cats, zebras…you get the idea. As long as it exists in nature, it’s fair game. [read more]

Flower of the Month: Confiers

To quote They Might Be Giants:

“Most with cones for seeds, most with needles for leaves. C is for Conifers, my kind of tree” [read more]

EBSQ Art Exhibit: Winter

In 2012, we’ll be tackling all four seasons. First up is Winter. All entries must pertain to this season in an obvious way. [read more]

To enter any of the above shows, you must be a member of EBSQ. Not yet a member? Consider joining today!

Our full 2012 Exhibition calendar is here.

Take the 12 in 12 Challenge!

 

 

Take the 12 in ’12 Challenge

Create Your Mark by EBSQ Artist Eileen Morey
Create Your Mark by EBSQ Artist Eileen Morey

One of the biggest benefits of EBSQ Membership (at least according to our members) is our monthly exhibits. They’re great for extra exposure, stretching your creative muscles, and on many occasions, winning stuff (which is always nice!)  This year, we have 37 opportunities to compete with your art. Because January is a month of resolutions, we’re challenging you to commit to participating in 12 exhibits in 2012.

To be part of our 12 in ’12,  we ask that you sign your name in the comments below and let us know which 12 shows you want to commit to in 2012. (I’ll be doing the same, because frankly, I need to get off my butt and make more art. )

Better late than never: Our 2012 Art Exhibition Calendar

The Late Great White Rabbit by EBSQ Artist Alma Lee
The Late Great White Rabbit by EBSQ Artist Alma Lee

We normally try to have our new exhibit calendar announced each December, but things got a bit hectic, maybe there was a bit of eggnog involved, and suddenly it was January 2012. Oops! But fear not, we have your art itches covered through the end of this calendar year, or at least, until the Zombie Apocalypse ends the calendar year a week early.

Check out our 2012 EBSQ Art Exhibition Calendar!