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Webcomic / Violet Zombie

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Herberto Martinez: No parent should ever have to bury their child.
Penelope Martinez: But you didn't bury me, I'm right here!

Violet Zombie is a webcomic created by Evan Cotner. It is about Penelope Martinez, a perpetually beautiful teenage girl who died in a freak accident, but was resurrected as a zombie at her funeral. She endures many mis-adventures related to undead hi-jinks, death puns, mystical surrealities, and Latin-American culture.

The series can be viewed here.

Violet Zombie provides examples of:

  • Attractive Zombie: Penelope retains her good looks after becoming a zombie.
  • Dark Comedy: Considering who the main character is, this only comes natural.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Penelope is described in her promo as "sassy, but never salty." Then again, all members of her family show shades of this.
  • Does Not Like Shoes/Undead Barefooter: Penelope never wears closed-toe shoes and goes barefoot at any opportunity, especially when wearing her main outfit.
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  • Does Not Like Spam: Penelope hates guacamole.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies
  • Eye Colour Change: In life, Penelope's eyes had hazel-brown irises. Upon resurrection, the irises are bluish-white, which is caused by loss of pigmentation after death.
  • Friendly Zombie: Penelope is snarky and sometimes mischievous, but has a kind heart.
  • Kill It with Fire/Burn the Undead: Penelope's only weakness is fire.
  • Losing Your Head: Penelope demonstrates this ability frequently, either to scare people or just for fun.
    • Luis as a zombie in one of Penelope's nightmares.
  • Nightmare Face: Another ability she demonstrates frequently for the same reasons.
  • #1 Dime: The sugar skull.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The cause of Penelope's resurrection, radioactive contamination from a fallen satellite, is virtually the same as the zombie outbreak in Night of the Living Dead.
    • The scary face Penelope makes at the end of "Celebration of Life" is similar to the one made by Large Marge
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    • Jason's last name, Bolliger, references the roller-coaster company Bolliger & Mabillard.
    • Penelope's dogs, Heat and Snow, are named after the Miser Brothers.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Penelope loves enchiladas and panaderia pastries.
    • Tacos from Jack in the Box are a guilty pleasure.
  • Trickster Girlfriend: Penelope has a really twisted sense of humor (this probably comes with being a zombie), and enjoys playing jokes on people, including her boyfriend Philly.
  • Wacky Cravings: Herberto finds out about Rosalina's pregnancy when Jason tells him about her craving Jack in the Box tacos.
  • Zombie Stories: Exactly What It Says on the Tin.