SLG Publishing, the San Jose based comics publisher, will be  be sponsoring a zombie walk/food drive this August.  August 31st SLG brings Zombie-O-Rama back to the streets of downtown San Jose. Now in its third year, Zombie-O-Rama is a zombie crawl/food drive benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bak of Santa Clara. The event revolves around an outdoor showing of a zombie movie (this year’s film is Fido) which is preceded with a good, old-fashioned zombie walk.

Last year’s crawl attracted over 2,000 people and almost a ton of food was collected for the food bank. This years event will also have live music provided by Brass Hysteria and a zombie fashion show before the movie. The event takes place in the park across the street from the SLG warehouse. More information on that event can be found at Zombieorama.

On August 27th SLG will relaunch its San Jose Comics Festival. Held in the confines of the SLG warehouse in San Jose, The San Jose Comics Festival is a relaxed and low key environment where people can meet and talk shop with comic book artists. The August 27th event has a decidedly SLG slant to it as featured artists include Mike White whose debut graphic novel Amity Blamity has been very well received, and Crab Scrambly who did interior paintings for the Jhonen Vasquez penned Everything can be Beaten. Also in attendance will be Rikki Simons, best known for his work on Shutterbox as well as for being the voice of Gir from Invader Zim.

The San Jose Comics Festival runs from 12-5PM and admission is free. For an up-to-date listing of artists attending visit SJComicsfest.