We know that even Superheroes are vulnerable to a Zombie virus but I never
imagined for a moment that Nintendo’s Mario and Princess would fall to the
Zombie curse! Well artist Amanda Dockery has given us a horrifying glimpse of
how this much loved duo will appear after joining the ranks of the undead. By
their expressions I’m guessing that Princess has infected her love Mario, who
doesn’t appear to be overly keen on his current predicament, but that’s just my
I’m sure you’ll agree that the pictures are brilliantly done and you can see
how they were developed over at her site - The Art of Amanda Dockery, from
concept sketch to the masterpieces shown here, as well as lots of other crazily
good portraits of well-known stars in her own unique style.
The one thing that I find most striking about these pictures is how
Zombification can make already cool and much admired people/products so much
cooler. Look at all the things that have had Zombies added to the equation
and suddenly you’ve got yourself something very groovy indeed – T-Shirts,
walks, first person shooters, dolls, superheroes, wedding cakes, movies
etc. Even dead people were never so popular until somebody thought of Zombies.
I’m predicting that this fact won’t be lost on marketing gurus and we'll soon
see yesterdays has been products re-launched with a Zombie twist…..anyone for a
Zombie Rubik’s Cube? Damn right!
Zombies – makes stuff cool again.