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.
J.J. Didde, Partner
J.J. has founded, run, and sold numerous enterprises, primarily in the natural resources and government contracting fields. Publishing was the obvious next venture. J.J. brings with him a strong work ethic, having been a champion pugilist at University. J.J., known primarily for his relentless and unyielding personality, is also a strong supporter of charity, giving generously to the Firearms without Borders organization.
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.
Helen Leigh, Office Manager
Helen make things happen around the office. In her spare time she enjoys exercise and curmudgeonliness. And big words.
Lizzy Iverson, Assistant to the Director of Business Development
Lizzy lends many important qualities to the Skybound office, including daily fun facts, detailed tea knowledge and filmmaking expertise. Her first job ever was at a comic book store, so she can also bag comics with mad speed and skill.