Robert Kirkman, creator of comic series The Walking Dead, will be appearing at New York Comic-Con from October 8 – 10; below please find details on his scheduled panels and signings.
Image Comics: The Writers / Friday, October 8th / 4:30-5:30pm / Room 1A14
Some of Image Comics’ favorite writers get together to describe the writing process for their books, from inception to publication. Join juggernauts Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Nick Spencer, Ron Marz and Steve Seagle for a discussion about writing, followed by Q&A.
AMC: The Walking Dead / Sunday, October 10th / 2:15pm- 3:45pm / IGN Theater
Moderator Eric Moro of IGN.com will lead panelists (including Robert Kirkman, series stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden and Steven Yeun, and producers Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd) in a discussion about their experience shooting the “The Walking Dead,” and the process of bringing Kirkman’s comic book to life on the small screen, among other topics, followed by Q&A.
Friday, 3:00- 4:15pm, Booth 1647
Saturday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Booth 1647
Saturday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Booth 1647
Sunday, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Booth 1647
MERCHANDISE: the newest Walking Dead books: The Walking Dead: The Covers hardcover, and The Walking Dead Book Six hardcover. Additionally: New Invincible and Walking Dead t-shirts, a limited edition convention exclusive Walking Dead plush doll (with removable head), Walking Dead baseball and bucket hats, as well as the buttons, t-shirts, and tote bags released for San Diego Comic-Con. The Comic-Con preview of SKYBOUND’s Witch Doctor will also be available exclusively at NYCC.
ABOUT Robert Kirkman: Robert Kirkman is a New York Times bestselling author known for being the cultural zeitgeist of the comic book industry. He maintains one prerogative in every undertaking: quality. It is Kirkman’s belief that good people who produce good writing and good ideas make comics people love. Kirkman was recently made partner at Image Comics and continues to revive the industry with refreshing new characters. AMC is adapting his bestselling series, The Walking Dead, into a TV series (in production over the summer of 2010), and his books are among the most popular on the comiXology iPad and iPod Touch app.
About SKYBOUND: A division of Image Comics founded in July 2010, SKYBOUND is helmed by Robert Kirkman, who handpicks and publishes up-and-coming comic creators for publication and development. Kirkman and SKYBOUND management maintain an active role in the promotion and expansion of their talent pool’s projects, and artist and company alike will be fully vested in the development of their properties into new mediums (e.g. television, film) globally. The first SKYBOUND Original, Witch Doctor, will be published in early 2011, and will be followed by a collaboration between Kirkman and Nick Spencer (Morning Glories) entitled Thief of Thieves. More via SkyboundEnt.com.