Media Release — The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman and Skybound, his imprint at Image Comics, have special items and events planned for this year’s New York Comic-Con from October 10-14th. At NYCC, Kirkman will participate in panels including a question and answer session about his work, and a panel discussing the success of Skybound. Skybound will also debut two new hardcovers at NYCC: The Walking Dead Hardcover Compendium (Red Foil Version) will be a limited edition of 1500 for $100. The first-ever Thief of Thieves Hardcover, Volume 1, “I Quit” will debut with a limited edition of 1000, available for only $30. Both may be purchased at the Skybound booth, #1229, along with all your favorite Skybound titles, t-shirts and merchandise.
In New York, Kirkman will also be signing copies of The Road to Woodbury, his and Jay Bonansinga’s latest Walking Dead novel for St. Martin’s Press. The book is the sequel to last year’s bestseller, The Rise of the Governor, and will be released October 16th.
Skybound will also keep you posted on where you can buy The Walking Dead: The Official Magazine, which debuts from Titan/Skybound on October 23 and features an interview with Kirkman and The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, and is chock full of art, news and interviews from the entire The Walking Dead universe.
Two beautiful Skybound hardcovers will debut at NYCC. First up, The Walking Dead Hardcover Compendium (Red Foil Version) will be a limited edition of 1500 for $100. Next up, the first-ever Thief of Thieves Hardcover, Volume 1, “I Quit.” will debut with a limited edition of 1000, available for only $30. Both may be purchased at the Skybound booth, #1229, along with all your favorite Skybound titles, t-shirts and merchandise.
You’ve been dying for the latest news on Witch Doctor and creator/writer Brandon Seifert and creator/artist Lukas Ketner will be there to entice you with details about the November 28 release of Witch Doctor: Mal Practice #1. Also, come welcome editorial director Sean Mackiewicz as the newest member of the Skybound team.
Skybound: On the Rise
Robert Kirkman, Shawn Martinbrough, Jason Howard & special guests
moderated by Sean Mackiewicz
Date: 10/12/2012 Friday
Time: 2:45PM – 3:45PM
(seating capacity 350)
There’s no limit on what to expect from Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. Thief of Thieves is already a breakout hit that has been optioned by AMC, Guarding the Globe supplies another monthly fix for the Invincible universe, and the all-ages smash Super Dinosaur is about to blow up in a big way. Join Robert Kirkman as he discusses the imprint’s future with his stable of creators, including the creative teams behind Thief of Thieves, Witch Doctor and more!
Robert Kirkman takes questions from the audience
Date: 10/14/2012 Sunday
Time: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
(seating capacity 1200)
Robert Kirkman, creator of the global sensations The Walking Dead, Invincible and Thief of Thieves, opens the floor to all his fans in this lively and engaging Q&A session.
Thursday, October 11th:
5:00PM-6:00PM Robert Kirkman signing, creator/writer of The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves
Friday, October 12th:
1:00PM-2:00PM Thief of Thieves signing with artist Shawn Martinbrough, writer James Asmus and colorist Felix Serrano
4:00PM-5:30PM Robert Kirkman signing, creator/writer of The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves
TBD Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga sign advance copies of their upcoming novel, The Road to Woodbury. For further details, keep checking www.Skybound.com
Saturday, October 13th:
1:00PM-2:00PM Witch Doctor signing with creator/writer Brandon Seifert and creator/artist Lukas Ketner
5:00PM-6:00PM Thief of Thieves signing with artist Shawn Martinbrough, writer James Asmus and colorist Felix Serrano
Sunday, October 14th:
11:00AM-12:00 PM Jason Howard signing, artist for Super Dinosaur
3:30PM-5:00PM Robert Kirkman signing, creator/writer of The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman’s success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company’s inception twenty years ago and he formed his own imprint there, Skybound, in 2010. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man, and new title Thief of Thieves, among many others. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and in April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He’s the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. www.Skybound.com is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.
About Image Comics
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com