Author’s Note: My book Hudson Valley Zombie Apocalypse follows Dr. Rebecca “Becks” Truesdale in her struggle to survive the infection and subsequent spread of the zombie parasites throughout the Hudson Valley of New York. I had really wanted to give Becks a dog, but it really didn’t fit in that storyline. However, I didn’t give up on the idea. When the opportunity to do a graphic novel version of the some of the HVZA stories came up, I quickly agreed—with the understanding that I could include an illustrated dog short story.
Hence, War Dog was born, and I have received a lot of positive feedback on the story. Many people have asked when I’m writing an entire War Dog book. I am thinking about it, and I wouldn’t rule out Becks finally meeting up with the heroic dog. In the meantime, here’s the story from the graphic anthology, complete with the amazing artwork of Ken Frederick who created these poignant and compelling scenes.
If you like the story and the illustrations and would like to see more, please let me know!