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City Paper’s Coloring Issue gets Zombified 

Five Pittsburgh artists create undead coloring pages in honor of Night of the Living Dead's 50th anniversary

This week's Pittsburgh City Paper Coloring Issue cover - CP ILLUSTRATION: JIM RUGG
  • CP illustration: Jim Rugg
  • This week's Pittsburgh City Paper Coloring Issue cover
"It has been established that persons who have recently died have been returning to life and committing acts of murder. A widespread investigation of funeral homes, morgues, and hospitals has concluded that the unburied dead have been returning to life and seeking human victims. It's hard for us here to be reporting this to you, but it does seem to be a fact."
Night of the Living Dead
Zombies have taken over this week's City Paper in honor of Night of the Living Dead's 50th anniversary. Our second annual Coloring Issue features five zombified coloring pages by Pittsburgh artists, inspired by the film.

Remember this famous scene?

click to enlarge FILM STILL: IMAGE TEN, INC.
  • Film still: Image Ten, Inc.
It was filmed in Butler County's Evans City, and was the inspiration for this week's cover artwork by artist Jim Rugg. Many have claimed the best view of Pittsburgh is the one you see arriving from the Fort Pitt Tunnel. Can you imagine exiting the tunnel to this motley crew?

click to enlarge CP ILLUSTRATION: JIM RUGG
  • CP illustration: Jim Rugg
I bet we can guess what place you don't want to get stuck in when the zombie apocalypse hits town. The Whole Foods parking lot, amiright? We especially dig artist Matthew New's "No Skin, No Hair, No Problem" sign in the window.

click to enlarge CP ILLUSTRATION: MATTHEW NEW
  • CP illustration: Matthew New
Did you know zombies like high art? It's true. They've taken over the Andy Warhol Museum, illustrated by Angela Fullard.
click to enlarge CP ILLUSTRATION: ANGELA FULLARD
  • CP illustration: Angela Fullard
You might think living near all these rivers will make us safe, but as artist Lizzee Solomon shows us, zombies can just go across the water in kayaks like the rest of us. Even Lawrenceville hipster zombies.
click to enlarge CP ILLUSTRATION: LIZZEE SOLOMON
  • CP illustration: Lizzee Solomon

Oh well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Pull up a bar stool at Romero's and order an IC Fright. Artist Marcel Walker calls this one "Drinking Your Brains Out!"
click to enlarge CP ILLUSTRATION: MARCEL WALKER
  • CP illustration: Marcel Walker
Sprinkled throughout this week's print edition are also five bonus coloring images created by CP staff artists Connor Marshman, Maya Puskaric, and Jeff Schreckengost. Plus, senior staff writer Amanda Waltz talks to three cast and crew members from the original Night of the Living Dead to bring us an oral history of the film from its origins to its anniversary.

If you've got braaaainnnnnnnnnns, grab some crayons before you pick up this week's issue — hint: you're probably gonna wanna grab extra greens and reds.

"They're coming to get you, Barbara!"
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