World Champion Judah Friedlander, stand-up comedian and star of 30 Rock and American Splendor, visited the Avatar Press booth at the New York Comic Con this past weekend. He met Mike Wolfer, the artist who created a zombie version of Friedlander in the 2008 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD ANNUAL.
Friedlander posed for a picture with Wolfer (right) and Avatar Press E-I-C William Christensen (left), then tweeted this a couple of days later:
— Judah Friedlander (@JudahWorldChamp) October 16, 2012
Friedlander and Wolfer met several years ago at a horror convention at a magazine vendor’s booth. Simultaneously inquiring about vintage magazines, the two struck-up a conversation. Since Friedlander is the “World Champion,” Wolfer offered to honor his outstanding achievements in everything by awarding him comic book posterity.
He appeared as a supporting character in the 2008 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD ANNUAL, and he was also included with fellow comedians Brian Posehn and Patton Oswalt on the wraparound cover illustration for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: NEW YORK.
Wolfer admitted Friedlander’s best-selling self-help book, “How To Beat Up Anybody,” has also gotten him out of many a scrape with ninjas and Bigfoot.