the walking dead zombified 'The Walking Dead Zombified' shows how AMC transforms walkers

“The Walking Dead” might focus on its human characters most of the time, but it’s just as memorable for its zombies as it is for its story. A lot of time and effort goes into crafting the walkers, and now fans can learn a bit about that process.

A new motion comic called “The Walking Dead” Zombified details a day in the life of a walker. It takes viewers from the process of extras being cast through their training in Greg Nictotero‘s Zombie School all the way up until they’re brought to life in the show — and killed by Rick.

Vincent Martella went through the process when he was turned into zombie Patrick in “The Walking Dead’s” Season 4 premiere. He detailed the experience to Zap2it in a recent interview.

“You get to wear all these cool, interesting colored contacts — they actually went through a couple different ones to make sure that they looked just right with the lighting in the scene. Then I get to get covered in blood and get to have some crazy facial makeup that they put on me,” he says. “It was very specific, the way that my eyes had to move as the zombie and the sounds that I had to make. Zombies don’t really breathe or anything like that, so there’s very specific things that I had to do.”

“The Walking Dead” airs Sundays on AMC at 9 p.m. ET.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz