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Jonathan McKee on the Zombie Craze

Everyone makes fun of the redneck until the zombie apocalypse

This morning we announced the release of Jonathan’s brand new devotional from The Youth Cartel, The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide for Teenagers, that’ll release in mid-August.

Here’s an excerpt from an interview Marko did with Jonathan which shares some of the backstory on the book and helps answer the question: Why in the world would you publish a devotional for teenagers about zombies? 

MARKO: This past TV season Walking Dead was the number one watched show on television. We see even more zombie movies emerging: Warm Bodies, World War Z… Why is America so obsessed with zombies right now?

JONATHAN: It’s funny, when I was in high school I remember watching the original Dawn of the Dead. The zombies were slow and clumsy… but I was hooked! Not because I liked watching blue and green dead people walking around, but because I liked watching a group of people trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. The original Red Dawn had the same effect on me.

I don’t think it’s just zombie movies that are the fad right now… it’s survival against adversity. The Hunger Games provided this, and Divergent will as well. Young people are intrigued with tales of surviving against the odds. The zombie genre provides this in generous portions.

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