Robert Kirkman – Executive Producer / Writer
Robert Kirkman is the creator of many popular comic books, including the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, the long-running Invincible, the all-ages Super Dinosaur, and the atmospheric exorcism comic, Outcast, which was released in June 2014 and recently received a television series pickup for Cinemax with Fox International. Kirkman serves as creator, writer and executive producer of the series.
Since entering the comic scene with his self-published cult-hit Battle Pope in 2000, the Kentucky native has risen to fame as one of the most successful names in comics and entertainment. In 2008, Kirkman became a partner at Image Comics.
That same year, Kirkman continued to expand his presence in the entertainment industry, becoming a creator, executive producer, and writer on The Walking Dead television show. Kirkman is also the executive producer and co-creator of AMC’s companion series Fear The Walking Dead, for which he co-wrote the pilot alongside Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy, Marco Polo).
In 2010, Robert saw an opportunity to create a transmedia entertainment company that would nurture creators and give them the resources to create content while retaining creative control of their properties. Partnering with longtime collaborator, and fellow executive producer of The Walking Dead, David Alpert, Skybound Entertainment was born.
In just five short years, Skybound has grown into a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in publishing, television, film and digital content, video games, merchandise, and special events.
Under the Skybound umbrella, Kirkman wrapped production on Air, his first feature film as a producer. The film stars The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award®-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou. The feature film released in theaters and VOD platforms in August 2015.