The most comprehensive zombie classification chart we've ever seen

While most attempts to classify the different types of zombies limit their analysis to fast vs. slow, alive vs. dead, Jason Thompson's massive zombie taxonomy map goes far beyond that, cataloguing more than 350 different types of zombie.

Thompson is an obsessive fan of the of the horror genre—we've previously highlighted his comics adapting H.P. Lovecraft's Dream Cycle and his webcomic The Stiff—and here he puts that obsession to great use. Drawn in the style of a vintage medical chart, this map classifies zombies from numerous books, movies, comics, video games, and TV shows, from literary proto-zombies to modern zombie romantic comedies. It's fun to get lost looking through this chart. (Be sure to click "expand" on the image below in order to read all the type.)


Thompson is also offering 24"x36" posters of his zombie map through Kickstarter (it should be noted that he's still refining it), and the campaign is running for just a few more days. Keep it as a handy reference in case of the zombie apocalypse.

The Map of Zombies [Kickstarter]

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