Mendoza Matches Zombie Tramp vs. The Doll-Faced Witch Hunter
Aug 15, 2016
Get a glimpse of an all new character set in the Zombie Tramp universe! What happens when a witch hunter's soul from 17th-century Salem, Massachusetts gets infused into a life-sized, ball-jointed, 3D printed, sexbot in present time? Get set for this quirky adventure full of M.I.T. nerds, Necronomicons, sadistic witches, cute sidekick ghosts, and one bad-ass witch hunting, Gothic Lolita! Jump right in with this HCF sneak peak of the regular series. As Dollface encounters everyone's favorite, sexy undead witch... Zombie Tramp. For TEEN+ readers.
Halloween ComicFest talks with writer/artist Dan Mendoza about Zombie Tramp vs. The Doll-Faced Witch Hunter #1 from Action Lab - Danger Zone, which you can get FREE on Halloween ComicFest at your local comic shop!
Halloween ComicFest: For those unfamiliar with Zombie Tramp, how would you describe it?
Dan Mendoza: Zombie Tramp is a dark comedy, horror action title about an ex-call girl, turned Murderous undead witch that travels across America searching for answers to what she has become. In her travels, Janey/Zombie Tramp attracts nothing but bad karma and bad people of the world, including people from her past that had destroyed her life. This is not a “zombie virus outbreak” book, it’s more of an exploitation, slasher film, where you root for the bad guy that is Zombie Tramp.
Halloween ComicFest: Where did the idea for Doll-Faced Witch Hunter come from?
Dan Mendoza: I’ve always been fascinated by Lolita and Gothic Lolita characters in Anime and Japanese culture. Those cute but dangerous characters in frilly dresses look are visually stunning to me. Also for about 3 years now, I’ve really been getting into the Ball Jointed Doll (BJD) culture. They are so articulate and beautiful and about a year ago, I was asked if I wanted to expand on the Zombie Tramp universe with a new character like we did with Jason Martin’s Vampblade. A Witch hunter maybe? Right away, it all clicked in my head. What about a Gothic Lolita, Ball Jointed, Witch Hunter? And Doll Face was born.
Halloween ComicFest: What’s the most rewarding part of doing both the story and art for the book?
Dan Mendoza: I’d say the most rewarding thing about writing and drawing a book is that I have full control. Everything I think of and visualize in my head, turns out in just that way. It brings me back to the days when I first started Zombie Tramp. I would just sit at a table and regurgitate every thought from my brain.
Halloween ComicFest: What can fans expect from Zombie Tramp vs. The Doll-Faced Witch Hunter; why should they pick your comic first during the event?
Dan Mendoza: For fans of the Zombie Tramp series, I’d say it’s a no brainer. You’ll definitely love this title. If you have never read a Zombie Tramp book in your life, then that’s ok too. This title has a standalone feel and headlines Doll Face as a great new character that people will find original and interesting.
Halloween ComicFest: Why is Halloween Comic Fest the perfect event to debut this title?
Dan Mendoza: Halloween of course. I love Halloween and making characters to fit a Horror genre. This title is no different.
Halloween ComicFest: What are some of your favorite Halloween movies or monsters?
Dan Mendoza: It’s got to be great slasher characters like Jason, Freddy, and Chucky. To me those are the big three. My favorite horror movies are films like, Ginger Snaps, Orphan, Dolls, Sweeny Todd, Troll, Basket Case… the list goes on and on.
Halloween ComicFest: If fans enjoy Zombie Tramp vs. The Doll-Faced Witch Hunter, what other comics would you recommend?
Dan Mendoza: Other titles I think fans would enjoy if not buying them already are, Vampblade, Puppet Master, and Blood & Dust.
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