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Debbie Does Deathmetal Zombie Girl Band


Debbie Does Deathmetal is a fictional band in the universe of one of our Dark Ink Pictures comic books, Cursed Mountain.  They are a punk/thrash metal zombie girl band, and they show up in the sequel to Cursed Mountain in a big way.

To bring these characters to life, Chris and I cast 3 models for the roles, and brought in two amazing makeup artists, Tracy Raffelson and her assistant Lauren Killip.  We shot at Third Ward in Brooklyn, which gave us plenty of space to let the models get into their roles as zombie rockers.  We had a team of people with lots of talent and great attitudes who made this session the coolest it could be. The experience of seeing these characters in the flesh was totally surreal, but also a lot of fun!

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All images © Chris Rizzo and Sarah Hoppes. All Rights Reserved.

Photographers: Christopher Rizzo and Sarah Hoppes
Makeup: Tracy Raffelson and Lauren Killip
Models: Rosalie Sealey, Kristin Nehls, and Kristina Radke

Concept Art and Illustration: Brett Strong

Special thanks to Joe and Elaine Rizzo for providing instruments and to Tristan Wyatt for providing additional photo equipment.

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  • Baby Nightsoil 3 years, 8 months ago

    Too cool for school

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  • Sarah Hoppes 3 years, 8 months ago


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