What began as an online service of offering Zombie Portraits online has grown into a full time vocation and two published books for local artist, Rob Sacchetto.
Since its release in July, Rob’s latest book, Zombiewood Weekly: The Celebrity Dead Exposed, has captured worldwide media attention.
From AOL coverage, and MSN.ca to Australian Radio interviews, and Spanish newspaper stories, both the media and public alike are clamouring to talk to the artist about this latest parody of Hollywood’s heroes and villains.
From mass media to fan sites for celebs he has zombiefied, Rob’s 2nd book (the first, The Zombie Handbook: How to Identify the Living Dead, and Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse) has been spreading like virtual wildfire all over the web.
“I even found a Robert Pattinson (Twilight Movies) fan site mentioning that I had turned him into a zombie for the book,” chuckles Rob.
The book was written as a parody of celeb rags as “Entertainment Weekly“ and is being eaten up as voraciously as any gossip of the stars is these days.
No stranger to international acclaim, Rob has sold his original zombie paintings to over 1000 customers worldwide. His work has also been featured in three of horror writer Jonathan Maberry`s books (most recently Rob and Ruin, where Rob not only did zombie character designs but was written in as an “erosion artist” named for him specifically.
Rob will be appearing at two book signings this month in Northern Ontario. The first will be at the Laughing Buddha in Sudbury (his hometown) on October 16th from 2-8pm and the following Saturday, Oct 23rd in Sault Ste. Marie as a special guest at the Soo Zombie Walk, (Schedule and Location to be announced. Visit www.ssmarts.org for details).
Rob`s works also been featured in the documentary Zombiemania, which has aired in both Canada and the USA, on Animal Planet`s ‘The Lost Tapes’ zombies episode and will be shown on an upcoming National Geographic special on zombie culture in media.