CDC Presents Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put together the free comic book Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic. Their blog post about zombie preparedness lead them to taking a stab at a comic book that’s focus is about being ready for real life disasters.
Free copies were given away at this years New York Comic Con, but you can download your own copy from their website. From their website:
CDC has a fun new way of teaching the importance of emergency preparedness. Our new graphic novel, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic” demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy. Readers follow Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies. Stick around to the end for a surprising twist that will drive home the importance of being prepared for any emergency. Included in the novel is a Preparedness Checklist so that readers can get their family, workplace, or school ready before disaster strikes.
Much like the blog post, this is a great example of using pop culture (and in a way new media) to get folks to visit your site and disseminate government information.