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“The Walking Dead” Family Tree: How the AMC’s Dead Yourself App Turned My Cousin Cheryl into a Regular Francis Bacon

“The Walking Dead” Family Tree: How the AMC’s Dead Yourself App Turned My Cousin Cheryl into a Regular Francis Bacon

Munk's Junk (Everything Else), Television
Dead Yourself Family picture
In Los Angeles, summer of 2012. Left to right: me, Ritchie, cousins Cheryl Murphy and Sandi Black.  Who knew that Cheryl was the family artist?

So Ritchie has been trying to get me to watch AMC’s Walking Dead for a while.  I told him I wasn’t interested in this whole zombie thing and that I don’t even understand why it’s a thing at all, culturally speaking.  Then the other day my cousin Cheryl from L.A. sent me this picture using the Dead Yourself app:

Dead Yourself App

I thanked her for sending the picture without recognizing us.  When I finally did two days later, I was hysterical.  Poor Ritchie looks like a burn victim and I look like I’ve had the mother of all relapses.   I started to send Cheryl pictures to Dead—you have to admit, she has a certain flair for this sort of thing.  I told her she should have been a tattoo artist or a nail tech who paint Mount Rushmore on a big toenail.  I’m so proud of her!  Her work reminds me of naive but promising Francis Bacon.

francis-bacon-1
Francis Bacon’s “Figure With Meat,” 1994
Methsada!
Methsada!
Image 2
Cousins Ricki and Marv Glassman, Cheryl and Sandi’s parents.
Oscar!
Oscar!

4 Comments

  1. Cheryl Murphy
    February 22, 2013 at 3:54 pm
    Reply

    It was my pleasure to “dead” everyone! If any Stargayzing fans or their pets would like to be zombied, I’d be happy to oblige! xoxo

    • David Munk
      February 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Hi Cheryl, Your creativity was a great inspiration to me! Keep up the work. Have you thought about expanding your subject matter to include forest creatures and farm animals?

  2. Sandi Black
    February 23, 2013 at 1:40 am
    Reply

    You two are literally “feeding” each other’s habits on this one, but I love it. xoxo

    • David Munk
      February 25, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Good one!

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