Winter of Zombie 2015: Mike Evans
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The Winter of Zombie continues this week with a spotlight interview on Mike Evan today. As you know, zombie writer Mike Evans was once known as El Susquehana del Chupo! He once slaughtered a penguin in Oklahoma (the musical, not the state). Most people tell us he's a swell guy. His pelt was prized by native Eskimos in the 18th century.
Don't say Eskimos, it's not polite. Call them Inuits. Eskimos get offended being called Eskimos. Inuits don't mind being called Inuits. Where do you put this thing? Inuit?
Get it?!?! HA!
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The Blogshit: What is more important to the story: A sympathetic human survivor or a zombie with an interesting storyline?
Mike Evans: If you don’t care about the character then it won’t matter how awesome the story is. I can’t finish a movie or book with a main character who I don’t care if they live. I’m all about characters and how likeable they are regardless if they are good guys or complete assholes. My reviews always mention how much they love the people in it.
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The Blogshit: For you, who are the most important writers in zombie fiction at this moment?
Mike Evans: I don’t read the genre at all. It is to hard to accidentally think of your own books. As far as who is important I think the guys like Mark Tufo, Shawn Chesser, John Obrien are pretty damn important. Why you ask? Becaue they show that indies can do it, that they can do it on their own and they don’t need to be signed with anyone to be successful and they are all very nice guys.
The Blogshit: Is there room for sex in the zombie apocalypse?
Mike Evans: I think there is, but like anything there needs to be a certain amount of taste with it.
The Blogshit: How much consideration do you give to the seasons in your zombie stories?
Mike Evans: I do quite a bit of it honestly. The current book Orphans IV I’m writing is set in winter. Because it isn’t just driving down a street in a car, you need to drive down a icy street in the middle of winter, with blisteringly cold winds blowing across and creating white out conditions. Zombies and Chainsaws Vol I was fun because I set it in sweltering heat which in the Midwest early summer is a fantastic time to expect to get tornadoes.
The Blogshit: Our final question always revolves around zombie themed food. This Winter of Zombie, Books, Beer and BLOGshit wants you to consider setting up a food truck to cater to a zombie clientele. What would you name your Zombie Food Truck?