Today New York City Comic Con announced their first Spotlight Guest, Robert Kirkman! If you don’t know who he is, you’ve been living under a rock but here’s what NYCC wrote up:
Robert Kirkman is a New York Times bestselling author known for being the cultural zeitgeist of the comic book industry. Following the grassroots success of the self-published Battle Pope (2000), Kirkman caught the eye of Image Comics founding partner Erik Larsen. After several short-term projects (SuperPatriot and TechJacket), he achieved superstar status in 2003 with Invincible and The Walking Dead. During a subsequent stint at Marvel Comics, he gained many new fans with the haunting and hilarious Marvel Zombies. MTV translated Kirkman’s Invincible into a motion comic — one of the first in a growing industry trend. Kirkman’s SKYBOUND imprint, under the Image Comics umbrella, is committed to fostering up-and-coming talent in the industry, and all acquisitions are hand picked by Kirkman himself. Kirkman won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series for The Walking Dead. AMC’s interpretation of the comic, helmed by Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd, has received glowing reviews from critics and fans alike, and continues to garner the highest ratings for the network, making it a game changer for groundbreaking television on cable.
I love “The Walking Dead” and I’m still bummed that I missed out on the panel last year at San Diego Comic Con. I’ve been wanting to get into comics lately and I think I might have to start with “The Walking Dead.” I mean, who doesn’t love zombies?
NYCC will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan from October 13th-16th. If you’re on the East Coast be sure to check it out.