Abaddon Books



Released 6 May 2009

By Jasper Bark


On a private island in the Caribbean business guru, Doc Papa, has reinvented the Zombie as a role model for the super-rich. The world’s business elite come to St Ignatius to study the Way of the Barefoot Zombie and interact with a captive colony of Zombies.

They live with them, dress like them and act like them in order to free their own Inner Zombies. Once they’ve learned to harness the Zombie’s single minded lust for blood nothing will stop them from making a killing on the global markets.

However, Doc Papa’s plans for dominating the world’s business arena go awry when the island is infiltrated by operatives from the Zombie Liberation Front and a rogue priestess. Real Voodoo and social satire collide in this gore drenched tale of greed and global profit.



Jasper Bark

Jasper Bark is a novelist, children's author and script writer specialising in comics and graphic novels. He's written four novels, A Fistful of Strontium (Black Flame, 2005 with Steve Lyons), Sniper Elite: Spear of Destiny (Abaddon, 2006), The Afterblight Chronicles: Dawn Over Doomsday (Abaddon, 2008) and The Way of the Barefoot Zombie (Abaddon, 2009). His all-ages book, Inventions, Leonardo Da Vinci, has been translated into five different languages and his Battle Cries series of graphic novels are used in schools throughout to improve literacy for 12 to 16 year old readers. He's written comics for just about every publisher in the British comics industry, from 2000 AD to The Beano, and an increasing number of American and international publishers. Prior to this he worked as a film journalist and cable TV presenter by day and a stand-up poet and playwright by night. In 1993 he released an anthology of poetry and a spoken word album both called Bark Bites. In 1999 he was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Festival.