Fri
Sep 26 2008 9:39am

Better Zombies Through Physics 01

Join us for chills, thrills, and pulse-pounding scientific breakthroughs as we embark on a tour of the Quantum Zombie, Inc. facility, courtesy of a guy who bears a striking resemblance to famed scientist and cat-lover Erwin Schrödinger. Hijinks, hilarity, and an abundance of felines await you in Tor.com’s newest comic strip.

Links to other episodes are here.

(c) 2008 Jim Ottaviani and Sean Bieri

22 comments
Paul Jessup
1. pauljessup
This seems oddly familiar...

http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/jessup_06_08/
Liz Gorinsky
2. TooMuchExposition
paultjessup @ 1: I would say that I was shocked that there's a short story out there that made reference to Schrodinger's work, but...actually, I'm not. :)
Joshua Starr
3. JStarr
His head is in two locations at once! QUANTUM HEAD.

Okay, actually the art is fun and I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes...
thelittlefluffycat
4. thelittlefluffycat
Cat-centric! Awesomeness! :)
Paul Jessup
5. pauljessup
Was my other post deleted?

TooMuchExposition @ 2:
Yeah, but my point was that both follow a similiar train of logic using the undead and Schrodinger's cat. That, I thought, was surprising.
thelittlefluffycat
7. netbob
Aren't cats kinda undead already? So making a zombie cat would really have the reverse effect?
Megan Messinger
8. thumbelinablues
RobertB @ 6 -- No, I think they're running a smaller, perhaps jump-drive, version of OS X. :-P
thelittlefluffycat
9. genericwhiteguy
I like the combination of Schroedinger and undead zombie cats-- clever!

This other zombie site cracks me up -- greeting cards for the zombie apocalypse and a funny zombie news blog.

ifyouwereazombie.com
thelittlefluffycat
10. Dilirah
Hahahaha. I have a no-tail Manx, so that part about the Manx cracked me up.
thelittlefluffycat
11. DBarr
Thumbalinablues: would that be Panther, Leopard or Tiger?

(And why did they name the OS X series after German tanks?)
thelittlefluffycat
12. brian victor c.
brilliant art of course . I didn't get the joke though . Because I'm a zombie too .
Norm Hartnett
13. NormHart
I can not believe that Tor is collaborating with Jim Ottaviani and Sean Bieri in this horror! Taking these sweet, lovable, little kittens and turning them over to vombification!

I hope you can assure me that no cats were harmed (physically, mentally, or spiritually) in the production of this travesty.

Concerned Californian,

:D
Irene Gallo
14. Irene
Speaking of horror, I have to admit that Bieri's : http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_phocagallery&view=gallery&id=9428%E2%84%91=2410&image=2410#thumbs
Made me laugh much louder than I should be willing to admit -- Speaking as both a meat _and_ tofu lover.
thelittlefluffycat
15. Fiddlestiks
Is this supposed to be funny?
thelittlefluffycat
16. Mumbles Magoo
Jim Ottaviani has written some great, non-fiction, cartoon-books in the past.
thelittlefluffycat
17. Michelangelo
Schrödinger's cat - hilarious! In a perfect world, Bela Lugosi would still be around for the movie adaptation.
thelittlefluffycat
18. Torsten Adair
Wow... my head hurts just trying to understand the thought expirement with a zombie cat... Must lie down, take break from plans for World Domination...
thelittlefluffycat
19. Jen Contino
Good show, Jim & Sean!

Jen
http://www.comicon.com/pulse
Clifton Royston
20. CliftonR
For those who missed the allusion, Eugene Wigner was another brilliant theoretical physicist, sometimes nicknamed "the silent genius" or "the silent Einstein".
thelittlefluffycat
21. Larry T.
I was disappointed. I have other examples of his work and the above is not at the same level.
Elizabeth Bear
22. matociquala
A short story that makes reference to Schrodinger's Cat? You know, I once had one of those rejected by an editor who said she'd already published five such stories, and that was a lifetime limit....

(I like the no-haggle pricing policy. But I would charge extra for a Manx.)

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