Art by Beppi, Story by Dia VanGunten
In 1989, MGonz was a pioneer internet troll – and a computer program created by Dr. Mark Humphrys. The encounter betweeen MGonz & Somebody revealed much about conversation, neuroscience & human nature.
See the full transcript of the convo between man and machine.
Read a reddit on the “vile” exchange.
See another Pink Zombie Rose comic.
About the Artist
Beppi feels things very deeply…. Wait…That’s Bette Midler in Beaches. Beppi makes art. She draws her images from everywhere often combining disparate ideas & images & somehow making them work. Jim Cunningham (Patrick Swayze) from Donnie Darko meets Rev. Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) from Night of the Hunter. She has shown her artwork in conventional galleries, as well as more unusual spaces like renegade fashion shows. She has illustrated comics for decades, illustrating possibly the first transgender super hero for Cross Talk in the 90s. She often collaborates with her sister, Mary Knott. You can currently see her illustration work based on Dia VanGunten’s series Pink Zombie Rose.
About the Writer
Dia VanGunten is the creep behind Pink Zombie Rose, a series of graphic novels. “On the Blink” is part of PZR; Pieces of Pink Zombie Rose have been published in Apple In The Dark, Caustic Frolic, Fatal Flaw,Funemployment Press, Open Sewers, NoNothing Magazine, 100 Subtexts, Viridian Door’s X.
Two PZR chapters were nominated for the 2022 Pushcart Prize. (Fatal Flaw, Virdian Door X.) See another Pink Zombie Rose comic.