Library Of The Living Dead Becomes Viral Comic Hit

A free comic teaching new library users how to use their system, using the narrative device of a zombie attack has, well, extended a little outside its intended audience.

Library Of The Living Dead Becomes Viral Comic Hit

Created for McPherson College, a small liberal arts college in Kansas, published the comic as a free PDF for its members. Anyone could download it however. And anyone did.

Six hundred and fifty thousand of them. Two days ago they reached seventy-nine downloads a day, and it's still growing.

Library Of The Living Dead Becomes Viral Comic Hit

Created by C Michael Hall, Matt Upson and Dustin Evans the comic takes a run through the library's various services and lays out the different sections of the library, as zombies attack from all sides, looking for a possible defense machanism. Sadly it seems they don;t have any work by Max Brooks on the shelves. Nevertheless they do find all sorts of materials and spotlight some of the library's more prominent staff members in the process, both alive and undead.

Library Of The Living Dead Becomes Viral Comic Hit

Could this be the biggest educational comic of the year? A paid-for print version is on the way…

Library Of The Living Dead can be read here.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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