(Eric Molinsky)

If you’re suffering from apocalyptic-type anxieties these days, know that you’re not alone. Max Brooks (yes, son of Mel) has been feeling that way ever since he was an adolescent and has made a career out of understanding and raising awareness about what he sees as the single greatest threat to humanity: zombies. He is the author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. And his fear is real, even if, perhaps, zombies are not. On our next episode of Vox Tablet, Brooks talks about why he considers zombies so terrifying and offers this safety tip:

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We also hope you enjoy this special illustration from our frequent contributor Eric Molinsky.