Please visit us at booth 1346 to get caught up on your favorite titles and check out our con-exclusive items. Along with our selection of t-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps, and bags, we will be releasing Walking Dead beanies and lunchboxes! We also have advance copies of the Super Dinosaur Coloring Book just for you and your best friend.
All of Robert’s signings are ticketed, so please come early in the day to get a guaranteed spot in line!
Signing/ Panel Schedule
Thursday, October 13th
5:00-7:00- Robert Kirkman signing booth 1346
Friday, October 14th
12:30 – 1:30 WITCH DOCTOR SIGNING with Brandon Seifert, booth 1346
2:00-3:30 – Robert Kirkman signing at booth 1346 (this is a Rise of the Governor-themed signing, select fans will be receiving free copies of The Walking Dead Rise of the Governor novel)
4:00- 5:00 - Creator Owned Comics Panel
Location: American Airlines Theater, 1A06
Speakers: Eric Stephenson, Robert Kirkman
Image Comics partner and best selling writer Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD) is joined by Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson and some very special guests to discuss the exciting present and future possibilities of creator-owned comics. Be one of the first to hear some major announcements from the leading publisher of creator-owned comics.
5:15-6:15 – Robert Kirkman signing booth 1346
Saturday, October 15th
11:15-12:15pm- Skybound Panel
Speaker: Robert Kirkman
Guests: Shawn Martinbrough, Brandon Seifert, Rob Liefeld,
Things continue to look up for SKYBOUND, Image COO Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics. The premiere original WITCH DOCTOR has sold out nationwide, the all-ages hit SUPER DINOSAUR continues to soar, and Kirkman's team-up with Rob Liefeld, THE INFINITE, has been rocking fans to their core... what's next? Join Robert Kirkman as he discusses the future of the imprint with his stable of creators, including the creative teams behind WITCH DOCTOR, THIEF OF THIEVES, and more! Expect only AWESOMENESS.
12:30- 2:30 – Robert Kirkman signing at booth 1346
3:00-4:00 – WITCH DOCTOR signing with Brandon Seifert
Sunday, October 16- NYCC HOURS 10A-5PM
12:45 - 1:45 PM- Kirkman Spotlight Panel
Location: MTV Theater, 1A10
Speaker: Robert Kirkman
Kirkman, one of the most successful writers in comics today, best known for his work on THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, HAUNT, IMAGE UNITED, ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN, Marvel Zombies, the recent SUPER DINOSAUR and THE INFINITE will offer fans some insight into the genius behind their favorite hit comics. After becoming an Image Comics partner in 2009, introducing the internationally renowned hit TV show based on the comic, The Walking Dead on AMC, and recently announcing an upcoming video game adaptation of the same series from TellTale Games, he has proven to be an unstoppable creative force.
2:00- 4:00PM- Kirkman signing booth 1346
The second season of AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD premieres this Sunday, October 16 at 9 p.m., continuing the televised saga based on Robert Kirkman’s celebrated Image Comics series. For Kirkman, who’s involved directly with the show as an executive producer, it’s just one of a number of projects he’s got his severed fingers in, encompassing a number of media, both within and outside the WALKING DEAD universe. The writer/creator spoke to Fango about what to expect from the upcoming round of episodes, plus new comics titles WITCH DOCTOR and THE INFINITE for his Skybound imprint and more.
FANGORIA: So many rumors have building up towards the second season of THE WALKING DEAD—from casting to writing staff gossip, and surrounding Glen Mazzara replacing Frank Darabont as showrunner. How will season two will be different from, or better than, season one?
ROBERT KIRKMAN: Just on the surface, the main difference between season one and season two, season one was always six episodes, season two is going to be thirteen. We’re going to be able to tell bigger stories and get into the characters a lot more, explore the world that much more. It’s really going to be just a bigger, better season of THE WALKING DEAD. One of the things I’m really excited about is this change of scenery that we’re doing in this season. The first season was largely this metropolitan, Atlanta setting where they’re going through desolated streets and exploring the city. For the second season, we’re definitely going to be moving out of Atlanta right from the get-go, and moving more into the rural areas of Georgia, where it’s going to be out in the woods, in open fields, and it’s going to be creepier and darker; there’s danger around in every corner. I’m just really excited about that shift in the series, and that’s what I think is going to make season two that much cooler. There’s just all kinds of twists and turns and cool stuff in store for season two. I just can’t wait for people to actually watch it. We’ve been working on it for so long. Now that we’re so close to it coming out, that’s really my main concern; I can’t wait to hear what people think of it.
When it comes to zombies, your work is never done. For The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, that’s especially true. Good thing he loves zombies.
Robert Kirkman & Jason Howard's Hit Super Dinosaur Series Gets Collected
Earlier this year, best selling author Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, THE INFINITE) and artist Jason Howard (ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN) created an energetic all ages hit comic starring a boy genius and a genetically modified Tyrannosaurus Rex that was met with multiple sell outs and critical acclaim. Now Image Comics is now collecting the adventures of Derek Dynamo, Super Dinosaur, and their friends into one action-packed book of awesomeness!
SUPER DINOSAUR, VOL. 1 TP will be on sale in late November, in time for holiday gift shopping. It will include all the single issues through #5, as well as the SUPER DINOSAUR ORIGIN SPECIAL #1, for only $9.99.
"Since becoming a parent, I wanted to create a comic book that parents can read with their kids or that kids can pick up and read on their own," said Kirkman. "We also wanted to create a comic that's appropriate for younger kids but doesn't talk down to them, so it will interest older readers as well!"