Ed Mann Walking was a weekly webcomic that ran from 2010-2015. This was definitely our "training wheels" phase with this format of storytelling and even though we were never totally satisfied with how it came together, we still look back on it with a great deal of affection. If nothing else, the evolution of the artwork and panel layouts is pretty staggering.
EMW initially existed as its own entity separate from the rest of the 27th Letter projects, but we decided to bring everything under one roof and keep the comic here for posterity.
We were developing an epilogue when other commitments forced us to put this on the back burner, but we'd love to go back and give this series a proper sendoff as soon as time permits it.
Ed is a college student on the West Coast desperately trying to get back to his family in New York. The only thing standing in his way is a zombie apocalypse. The Undeclared vs The Undead is a prologue that details the initial outbreak and introduces the others survivors Ed teams up with. It also features a six-panel "Sunday comic strip" layout we later abandoned.
The Hoover Damned
Ed and the gang have escaped the undead hordes ravaging the city, but they have a new problem to contend with - the unforgiving desolation of the desert. They're approached by a group of soldiers who offer them refuge inside The Hoover Dam, but not everyone is convinced that these men can be trusted.
A tragedy forces the group to separate. Ed & Bill make their way to Las Vegas while Alyssa & Beth retreat into the mountains. One group becomes hunters, the other prey. Both will have to make impossible choices if they're going to survive.