What is Skybound?
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman’s creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur,Thief of Thieves and Clone as well as Witch Doctor, Guarding the Globe and The Astounding Wolf-Man. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound’s successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Who we are
Robert Kirkman, Partner
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.
Sean Mackiewicz, Editorial Director
Sean edited superheroes for DC Comics and made love for Harlequin Books. He’d like things to be a little more professional at Skybound.
Shawn Kirkham, Director of Business Development
Shawn comes to us from the music industry and brings with him a life long passion for comics. He also loves Lego. And cupcakes. And whiskey. All at the same time if possible.
Brian Huntington, Online Editorial Director
Brian has a background in social media, online publishing, writing, pop culture, and zombies. Skybound decided it would be a good idea to let him do all these things at the same time. Granted, we had to child-proof the office.
June Alian, Publicity Director
If you read about Skybound somewhere, it’s because June called someone and threatened to murder their entire family if they didn’t give us some press. I’M JUST KIDDING! She uses her social tact, which is limitless. Her last name is not pronounced “ALIEN.” Found that out the hard way.
Helen Leigh, Editorial Assistant
Helen moved up in the world. From office manager (and much more) to Sean’s Editorial assistant. She still enjoys making things happen. And curmudgeonliness. And still with the big words.
Lizzy Iverson, Assistant to the Director of Business Development
Lizzy lends many important qualities to the Skybound office, including daily fun facts [she quit doing this], detailed tea knowledge [I don't even think she drinks tea], and filmmaking expertise [so she says]. Her first job ever was at a comic book store, so she can also bag comics with mad speed and skill [she makes the intern do it].