There’s a Zombie in the Basement

“If Dr. Seuss and Tim Burton got together to write a book, this would be it.”

litpicklogoWelcome to the project page for my picture book, “There’s a Zombie in the Basement”, inspired my son’s fear of my artwork.

Milo won’t fall asleep because he thinks the monsters in the basement are gonna get him. And, if he can’t get to sleep, no one will. Mom and Dad better hope his wild imagination doesn’t get the best of him!

See the history of this project:

Cover-to-cover preview of dummy manuscript – 9/22/15

Fast Draft Video – 5/20/14

I’m happy to announce that this Kickstarter project was FUNDED! The book is being published by Squid Works Kids in conjunction with Mascot Books. If you would like to order a copy of the book, you can do so TODAY (Soft launch date May 3, 2016; Hard launch September 10, 2016):

Order There’s a Zombie in the Basement by Stan Yan.

32 page 8″ x 10″ color hardcover $14.95 US

ISBN 978-0975504130


There's a Zombie in the Basement

You can also purchase or REVIEW (pretty please!) my book on Amazon, GoodReads, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Abe Books, Wordery or IndyBound. Signed copies can also be found at I Want More Comics!, Mr. X Comics, Escape Velocity Comics, Mutiny Information CafeEnchanted Grounds, Mile High Comics, Vision Comic Books & Oddities and Babysitter’s Nightmare (in the back room at FashioNation).

Goodreads Book Giveaway

There's a Zombie in the Basement by Stan Yan

There’s a Zombie in the Basement

by Stan Yan

Giveaway ends October 14, 2016.

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Companion DVD


Video reading of my picture book in production, “There’s a Zombie in the Basement”. Contents of this video are (c) 2015-16 Stan Yan, and may only be used for review or promotional purposes and with my written consent.

Zombie Girl women's t-shirt

Zombie Girl T-shirt (men’s/women’s/youth/toddler sizes):


Zombie Girl men's t-shirt

Men’s and Women’s 2XL-3XL:


no solicitor sign

Laminated 5″ x 8″ sign



BUNDLE: Includes a signed book, companion video, t-shirt, solicitor sign and zombie girl refrigerator magnet!


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Media coverage:



“This fun, rhyming book will entertain you and your children and might get your child to realize that those monsters may just be in their minds.” -Bill McManus (Huffington Post)

five-star-award-200“…reads like a Dr. Seuss book…” – Jowill (LitPick)

Storytime Pup Pick of the Month: “…fun, superbly illustrated book which will hopefully help kids learn not to be afraid of things they dream up in their imaginations.” – Bill McManus, Storytime Pup

“Frightfully fun…” – W.E. Elliott (Almost Normal Comics)

“While you would think this is not a great book for bedtime…you would be wrong.” -Kris Kaila (My Novelesque Life)

“For parents that are horror fans, especially those who have items or whole collections related to the genre, There’s a Zombie in the Basement would be a great addition to their children’s libraries.” -April Marie (Dread Central)

“Parents can now enjoy a peaceful evening of uninterrupted rest.” -Ken Artuz (DecayMag)

“The story is written in rhyme that is often fun and engaging.” -Blue Ink Review

“Read it, loved it and this needs to be in every child’s collection for sure!” -Daniel Sharner (5280 Geeks)

“It appears that your book, read in my soothing voice, (lol) can help relieve a tiny amount of migraine pain.” -Eddie Cabot (IMHO Podcast)

And see the pingbacks below for other progress blogposts!

Thanks so much to my Kickstarter backers:

ACME Comics Group
Amanda Desmarais
Amanda Whipp
Andy Jolley
Andy Williams
Angel Dey
Ben Price
Bonnie Hay
Carol Townsend
Cat Mills
Cathie Evans
Chris Davis
Chris, Alina, and Lucas Biernacki
Clark Redhorn
Craig Gassen
Dana Cain
Daniel Crosier
Dave Adams
Doug “FlavahText” Breese –
Squid Lodge, St. Cloud Chapter
Eddie Cabot, IMHO Podcast
Ellen & Peter
Ellen Yu
Fellow author Chris Shumate
Fred Hudson III
Gail Raether
Gina Minor Allen
Greta Quintana
Guy Anthony De Marco
Harley Rose Taich
Holly Westbrock
Jack Smith
Jack Spellman
James Glackin
Jennifer Lotharius
Jeremy Greene
Jess Moss
Kaitlin Munro
Karon Argue
Katherine Phromkharanourak
Kathy H.
Keelee von Cupcake
Kevin Gentilcore
Kimberly M
Lara Quintero
Leslie Osborne
LewisOne with
Liz A
Martin Deschatelets
Martin Eichelmann
Michelle Baldwin
Michelle Wright
Mike Cervantes
Mike Hance
Mindy Kreitzman
Monte Michael Moore
My Gal, the Zopmbie
Nate from
Nathan Greyman
Nicole Dobbins
Phill Layman
Rick Omortis Schreck
Roisin McCormac
Sarin Tatroe
Smitty and Cass
Stephanie Caban
Steve Mejia
Suki U.
Susan Bellone
Suzy Creamcheese
The Geraghty Family
The Jacyszyn Family
The Joneses
“The Little Story Book Garden” dedicated to Children with cancer ‘Susylee’
The Scott Family
The Seader Family
Tiffni Rule
Tim Marquitz

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