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Hollywood is Dead to Matt Busch

I’m obsessed with anything that has to do with zombies. Whether it’s a classic film, Night of the Living Dead, the new AMC series The Walking Dead (also been a fan of the graphic novel), or mashing zombies up with some of our most treasured characters, like Marvel Zombies or Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I just can’t get enough of them. It’s almost unhealthy. That’s why I got a little tingly inside when I visited Hollywood is Dead.

Hollywood is Dead was the creation of artist Matt Busch. Busch was already an established artist, having illustrated work for the properties of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones and The Crow, to name a few. In 2006, he had the opportunity to work with the zombie legend, George A. Romero, by illustrating covers for the comic adaptation of Night of the Living Dead. Three years later, Lucasfilm hired Busch to infuse Star Wars and zombies, to help promote the release of Death Troopers. Instead, Busch re-envisioned the Star Wars universe by having the living dead in the saga all along. Lucasfilm pulled the plug on the project for Busch, unfortunately, but the word had already gotten out. Since then, he’s been parodying Hollywood classics by inserting zombies. Classic. Make sure to check out his work, it won’t disappoint you. And, there’s also a store, so this way you can have of piece of art that you’re friends will die for.

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