Snow White Zombie Apocalypse #1-4

Created by Brenton Lengel

Snow White awakens to Prince Charming's Kiss...28 days later. The fourth installment of the Ringo Award-nominated dark fantasy series.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

NPCs: Myth, Magic, and Retail #1 + Free Premium Limited Edition Sticker
about 2 months ago – Fri, Oct 13, 2023 at 10:36:32 PM

Hey everyone,

So first of all I need to thank each and every single one of you for being such a champion of my work. It's because of you that Snow White Zombie Apocalypse #4 is about to be released in comic shops nationwide on 10/25/23! And It's because of you that the SWZA Vol. 1 Graphic novel will be hitting actual stores, distributed by Simon and Friggin' Schuster (one of the big five publishers)  in 2024!

It's also because of you that Durruti: Shadow of the People became the massive runaway success that it was! 

And on that note, I want to show you something I've been working on, it's my THIRD original comic series which is just about to launch, I give you:

NPCs: Myth Magic and Retail

NPCs is a collaboration between myself, my co-writer Zac Xeper the lead singer and frontman for the punk band Dogpark Dissidents (currently signed to Say-10 Records); as well as artist/inkers Juan Francisco Mota of Zenoscope and Kit Buss of Critical Role (campaign one)& Cloven Bloodlines.

These four powerhouse creators have put their heads together to create something truly unique and incredible: a comedic high fantasy comic series that dares to ask: What would happen if Bob's Burgerscrashed headlong into Game of Thrones?

Intrigued? Of course you are. Check out our trailer! Then come back.

You check? GREAT! That's freaking awesome isn't it? It's a series *about* the non-player characters in Roleplaying Games!

When The Chosen Hero, Gwendolyn the Vanquisher (of the Trollenheim Vanquishers, First of Her Name) suffers a debilitating injury, and is forced to abandon her life of high adventure to take a job in the magical and exciting world…of retail:

This is somewhat poetic as at the beginning Gwen...isn't exactly the best person:

Gwen used to be an adventurer like you, and then she took an arrow in the knee.

This series is SO freaking cool, and there are so many awesome people involved. And do you know what the best part is? YOU get to help out AND get a really cool limited-edition sticker for your trouble!

To get this badass Premium & Limited Edition 3" x 3" sticker you've just gotta do three things:

1) Click "Notify Me" on this page before launch on 10/17/23 at 07:30 EST.

2) Pledge at "The Book" level or higher during the first 24 hours.

3) Comment your best line of stock NPC dialogue on the page. Something like "I hear the king has a new advisor" or "I am error."

The top THREE comments will be selected at the end of the campaign, and whoever makes them, will get a FREE Golden Blood-Covered King challenge coin! (a $20 value)!

4) Send this campaign to all the cool people you know! (Optional)

This campaign will *only* be running for 15 days (not the usual 30) so make sure you pre-follow, both so you can get your free sticker and chance to win one-of-three gold challenge coins!

Remember, the more pre-followers we have, the better Kickstarter's algorithm will treat us! 

So even if you decide you want to sit this one out and wait till SWZA #5, you can STILL help this badass new series happen, with just two mouse clicks!

And you will ALSO have the chance to purchase any Snow White Zombie issues you may have missed (Like the SWZA Trade paperback and Deluxe Collector's Edition Hardcover!) AND any Durruti comics you have yet to acquire!

So starting Tuesday, 7:30 AM you can grab all the cool stuff I've made over the years AND help me make something truly unique and hilarious at the same time!

So what are you waiting for?

> Click Here to Pre-Follow NPCs #1! <

The FIRST SWZA Graphic Novel! Variant Cover + SWZA #5 Reveal!
almost 2 years ago – Sat, Feb 26, 2022 at 02:12:03 PM

Hey folks!

So, wanna see something cool? The campaign for the first SWZA Graphic Novel is dropping at 7am TOMORROW, on the auspicious date: 2/22/22!

I've been positively BURIED under work to get this campaign ready for you, and I think you're REALLY gonna love it. Why? Well for starter's here's the cover:

Hell heckin' yeah!

And here's the trailer:

Sold yet? You should be. This is going to be HUGE. Not only is the the first Graphic Novel that I and Autonomous Collective have ever put out--it contains ALL Snow White Zombie and Reign of the Blood-Covered King comics, as well as  a TON of supplemental material including two NEW SWZA Stories drawn by Ralf Singh (Zinnober, The Impure) & Kit Buss (Critical Role Season 1, Amazon's The Legend of Vox Machina). 

As well as TWO variant covers based upon the two series most responsible for me making comics today, namely: 

Wendy Pini's Elfquest Homage Variant:

Patterned Directly after Elfquest Book 2...the first graphic novel I ever read.

And Bill Watterson's Calvin & Hobbes:

Rapunzel and Snow White very much work as Calvin & Suzie.

PLUS a forward by Comic's Legend Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Marvel vs. DC) photos of the original NYC production, a copy of the original 10-Minute Play AND a look at what's to come from issue #5 and beyond.

And who's that? Our old friend Jack The Giant Slayer who will be making his SWZA Debut in issue #5!

Whether you're getting the graphic novel or not, this book is a milestone not just for me, but for the series and for you. It's a celebration of everything we have accomplished together over the past two years.

As such, if you could please pre-follow the page every single person who does gets us one step closer to getting funded, (as it helps Kickstarter's all-mighty algorithm realize that what we're doing is super cool.)

Cheers (and deepest gratitude)


Reign of the blood-covered king #3 is HERE + SWZA #1-4 has SHIPPED
almost 2 years ago – Fri, Dec 31, 2021 at 01:09:49 AM

Hey everyone,

Thank you so much for bearing with me. This was a uniquely difficult fulfillment challenge, made all the more difficult due to some personal and family issues that were forced to take center stage. 

However, I was finally able to take my very last trip to the post office today.

So, as long as you are not from Australia or New Zealand your books should arrive in the next week or so. 

There are still a few of you who live in AU and NZ, and I apologize for the further delay. As your countries are locked down right now, I cannot send mail. Your books will ship as soon as the lockdown is lifted.


Reign of the Blood-Covered King (Digital) is here, and available for DL.

Here's a few panels completely out of context: 

That is one intense cow.

I'm really happy with how it came out, and I'm sure you're gonna love it. Check your PM box for a DL link!

Also, as soon as the holidays are over, I will be sending out rewards for Durruti: Shadow of the People -- so If you haven't gotten yourself a copy of Issue #1 yet this is your last chance!

Happy holidays!


SWZA #1-4 is SHIPPING + RBCK Ashcan Reveal & Survival of the Able
about 2 years ago – Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 08:15:23 PM

Hey folks!

So sorry for the radio silence, things have been CRAZY busy on my end. There were also some minor supply issues (due to a vendor sending the wrong item on several orders).

But at long last SWZA #4 is ready to ship!

This is just the first batch

Everything will be mailing out this week and next, so keep an eye on your mailbox! There are ALSO a few people who still either haven't given me an address, OR who still haven't given a working credit card. Check the list in case you're one of them (names partially redacted for privacy):

Failed Pledge/No CC:

1) Steven L*****n -- $31

2) Jessica H*****n -- $16

3) Ashton R*******n -- $308

Paid, but no mailing address:

1) Jim Con*****n -- $20

2) Joseph K***y -- $44

No address & Failed Pledge:

1) Chris G -- $192

Especially if you're in that second group, send me a message/email ASAP, as at this point I have your money, but can't give you what you paid for until I know where to mail it.

 Now without further Ado:

Reign of the Blood Covered King #3 Cover

That's right folks, we have a NEW character AND a NEW setting, which is Herrald Von Bergg's home:

Green Root Manor

And his super-hot not-wife Meadowsweet:

Hachi Machi

I'm sure this vision of enlightened domesticity WON'T go horribly wrong. 

This final, 6 page ashcan chapter turned out BEAUTIFULLY, and is currently being lettered. Expect the digital DL soon, and you'll be able to order the final chapter in this 3-Part Prequel ashcan series on the next SWZA campaign.


So, I was recently invited to play in a Celebrity Roleplaying game for Able Gamers/Everyone Games, where you are trying to survive a medieval zombie a handi-capable person. Here it is:

 I'm playing along with actors Aliza Pearl (Blood of the Void) Noah Emlyn (Star Trek Discovery), it was an absolute blast -- and we raised quite a bit of money for charity,

Best of all, this awesome new game is right here on kickstarter, and is almost funded, check out:

As you can see, we had a ton of fun, and dealt with unique challenges in a fantasy world that feels simultaneously fresh and incisive.

Their campaign is running for twelve more days and they are ALMOST funded, so see if you can push them over the edge and get this cool new twist on an old concept.

Keep your eyes on your mailbox!


SWZA #4 Digital is HERE + Durruti Variants
about 2 years ago – Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 11:41:17 PM

Hey folks! Very excited to let you know that at long last you can read SWZA #4's digital PDF! A link to it is sitting in your KS messages RIGHT NOW. How's that for service?

The book has some INCREDIBLE moments and is already generating some major buzz!

KIINDA glad he didn't finish that sentence

Durruti #1:

ALSO, my new project from the brand-new Autonomous Collective account JUST LAUNCHED yesterday, and is already one of Kickstarter's "Projects We Love" and is 40% funded. I'd HIGHLY recommend checking it out as not only is this a really exciting comic project there is already a movie in the works, which means you guys can get in on this incredible historical biopic/war epic on the GROUND FLOOR:

"A Dove Above" by Kit Buss of Critical Role

Durruti is the most fascinating historical figure that you've never heard of, and in fact as his 1920's anarchist group was called "Los Justicieros" which translates to "The Avengers", Durruti was literally The First Avenger which is exemplified in this variant cover by Durruti artist Jaime Infante:

Patterned after Avengers #213

Finally we have this awesome ensemble anime-style cover from Adam Bryce Thomas of Samurai Jack and Sonic fame:

I can almost hear the themesong

If you can please pledge & share to bump it up in the KS algorithm and get your friends excited about this unique new book that of which comic LEGEND Ron Marz said:

"Durruti lived a life of immense passion, and that same passion is reflected in the graphic novel telling his story. This isn't just exceptional work, it's work that matters. Get it."

- Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Witchblade, Marvel vs. DC)

That's it for now, Cheers!