Hyundai and Skybound had already begun building a Zombie Survival Car for San Diego Comic-Con 2012. The vehicle was to be built by master crafter Gary Castillo of Design Craft Fabrication. The Elantra ZSE was already well into development and was under the direction of Robert Kirkman himself. Skybound provided illustrations to help the fabricators build what would be seen. The result was pretty cool in my opinion. Still, I wanted to see more and this lit a fire in me for the following year. I didn’t get to art direct any of this. But, it would pave the wave of inspiration and all good things to come.
The ZSM Elantra was designed with the following items placed into it:
- Primer paint job
- Lo-pro spiked herd plow
- Flood lights
- Trunk net harpoon
- Driver and Passanger machettes
- Iron bar windows
- Trunk Flood Lights
- Titanium Wheel Spikes
- Steel Armor
- Fully retrofitted survival dashboard
Skybound provided these awesome rough sketches for Castillo’s team to build the first vehicle.
Illustration Courtesy of Skybound & Innocean
And here is the result. Pretty damn awesome IMO.