In 2012 Kirkman started another series under his Skybound company, through Image called Thief of Thieves. Kirkman was first hired by Marvel Comics to pen a revival of the 1990s Sleepwalker series,[12] but it was canceled before being published; the contents of its first issue were included in Epic Anthology No. Image and its logos are ® and © 2020 Image Comics, Inc. All rights reserved. The remake will be written and directed by Max Landis, son of the original director John Landis. [25] The first issue of the comic was released in June 2014 to positive reviews.

Kirkman is co-creator, writer and producer of The Walking Dead’s companion series, Fear the Walking Dead. At Image, Kirkman and artist Jason Howard created the ongoing series The Astounding Wolf-Man, launching it on May 5, 2007, as part of Free Comic Book Day. In November 2013, Cinemax purchased a TV pilot based on Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta's then-upcoming six-issue exorcism comics miniseries, Outcast. Robert Kirkman is a comic book writer best known for the popular series Invincible and The Walking Dead, which has recently been adapted into a successful AMC TV series.

Fear the Walking Dead is a companion series to The Walking Dead, set in Los Angeles, California and starting prior to the apocalypse. [15][16] Nonetheless, later in 2009, he and Walker produced the five-issue miniseries The Destroyer vol. Personal History. [7] Later, while pitching a new series, Science Dog, Kirkman and artist Cory Walker were hired to do a SuperPatriot miniseries for Image Comics. 5 TP, Fire Power By Kirkman & Samnee, Vol. It has become a worldwide phenomenon as the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time.

[11] Moore continued to draw covers until issue 24 as well as the first four volumes of the trade paperbacks for the series. All content copyright © & Trademarked TM 2020 Image Comics or their respective owners. A year later he and Cory Walker, who had previously worked with Kirkman on SuperPatriot, created Invincible, a new superhero series that was optioned as a film three years later, with Kirkman slated to write the screenplay. [8] In 2005, Paramount Pictures announced it had bought the rights to produce an Invincible feature film, and hired Kirkman to write the screenplay.[9]. Kirkman made an appearance in a 2012 episode of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken as himself where he tries to tell The Nerd and Daniel a hint, but gets eaten by the zombies. While working on that book, Kirkman and E. J. Su created the 2002 Image series Tech Jacket, which ran s… The pre-apocalyptic story centres on a family dealing with an impending meteor strike. Kirkman's first comic book work was self published, through the publisher Funk-O-Tron. He also maintained his position with Image comics, creating The Astounding Wolf-Man and editing Brit.

In 2011 he created the series Super Dinosaur under this new imprint, based on a sketch by co-creator Jason Howard.

He has a son named Peter Parker Kirkman, who was named after Spider-Man. He is also executive producer of the AMC series Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, and the Korean pre-apocalyptic drama, Five Year. Skybound also publishes a number of Kirkman's other works. Also in 2010, he announced he was founding a new Image imprint, called Skybound. Robert Kirkman's first comic book work was the 2000 superhero parody Battle Pope,[4] which he co-created with artist Tony Moore, self-published under the Funk-O-Tron label, and was adapted into a season of 8 animated webisodes that appeared on Spike TV's website in 2008.

He is best known for his work on Image Comics' series The Walking Dead and Invincible.. Kirkman's first comic book work was self published, through the publisher Funk-O-Tron. First and foremost a comic creator, Kirkman has seen groundbreaking success in the adaptation of his comic book titles into major franchises in all forms of content. In 2010, his Eisner award winning series, The Walking Dead, was developed into an AMC television series. First and foremost a comic creator, Kirkman has seen groundbreaking success in the adaptation of his comic book titles into major franchises in all forms of content. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for: Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other In 2007 he started collaborations with Rob Liefeld and Todd McFarlane, on Killraven and Haunt, respectively.

He soon became a mainstay at Marvel, writing the "Avengers Disassembled" issues of Captain America vol.

Kirkman said in 2012 that Image had balked at publishing a comics series featuring what it felt was simply another zombie story, prompting him to say the zombies were part of an alien plot—a notion he had no intention of using except as a means of selling the project.

[31][32] Their son Peter Parker Kirkman was born April 25, 2006.

His second longest running coming book series Invincible is currently being adapted for a live action movie for Universal and an animated series for Amazon. television project known as Five Year will be a joint venture between Skybound and Viki.com.

Thief of Thieves is also being turned into a TV series by AMC, the same company that produced the TV series based on the Walking Dead. [4] He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of its co-founders. Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer. Robert is also the Chairman of Skybound Entertainment. [22], On February 9, 2012, Tony Moore filed a lawsuit alleging that Kirkman, in 2005, had deceitfully engineered him into surrendering his rights to The Walking Dead comic book and eventual TV series in exchange for payments that never materialized. [27][28], Kirkman's latest[when?] In late July 2008, Kirkman was made a partner at Image Comics, thereby ending his freelance association with Marvel. 4, 2004's Marvel Knights 2099 one-shots event, Jubilee #1–6 and Fantastic Four: Foes #1–6, a two-year run on Ultimate X-Men and the entire Marvel Team-Up vol.

Paperback (St. Martin's Griffin, June 2012), ISBN: 1-250-00839-5, Hardcover (Thomas Dunne, October 2011), ISBN: 0-312-54773-0, Audiobook (Macmillan Audio, October 2011), ISBN: 1-427-21768-8. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

[33], In 2020, he is granted a special award ("Fauve d'honneur") at the Angoulême International Comics Festival for his overall achievement.[34]. [26], Kirkman was a producer of the science fiction thriller Air, which starred The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus, and Djimon Hounsou. Kirkman also serves as consulting producer of The Talking Dead, the popular talk show hosted by Chris Hardwick that deep dives into each week’s episode of both The Walking Dead and its companion series Fear the Walking Dead.

Kirkman also created and serves as an executive producer on the show's companion series, Fear the Walking Dead. He also wrote an episode in the first series, titled "Vatos". any Comic Vine content. 8: The Merged TP, Oblivion Song By Kirkman & De Felici, Vol. In 2009, Kirkman and Marc Silvestri took over the 2009–2010 Pilot Season for Top Cow Comics.

Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer.

Robert Kirkman is a comic book writer best known for the popular series Invincible and The Walking Dead, which has recently been adapted into a successful AMC TV series. Robert Kirkman (/ˈkɜːrkmən/; born November 30, 1978)[3] is an American comic book writer best known for co-creating The Walking Dead, Invincible, Tech Jacket, Outcast and Oblivion Song for Image Comics, in addition to writing Ultimate X-Men, Irredeemable Ant-Man and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. Kirkman and David Alpert would be executive producers on the film.

He has since co-wrote two episodes in the second series, titled "What Lies Ahead", and "Beside the Dying Fire", and also wrote an episode for the third series, titled "Made to Suffer".