SUNSET -- Sleek, sexy vampires had better watch out when it comes to the public's monster of choice. Slow-footed, stumbling zombies appear to be gaining on them.
Carter Reid, a Sunset cartoonist, illustrator and owner of "The Zombie Nation," is eating up all of the monsters' popularity, similar to how a zombie devours its prey. Vampires are inherently more serious, the 38-year-old father of two said, while zombies tend to be less serious in lending themselves to humor.
"They are kind of the country cousins of vampires. It's hard to think of a super-sexy vampire doing something humorous," Reid said in explaining the surge in the popularity of zombies, and as a result, the surge his three-year-old side business is experiencing.