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Author Kirkman, Robert, interviewee.

Title Robert Kirkman : conversations / edited by Terrence R. Wandtke.

Publication Info. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2021]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    741.5973 Kirkman,R KIR    Available
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Description xxxiv, 225 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Conversations with comic artists series
Conversations with comic artists.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Chronology -- Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore: The Death Cookie interview / Leighton Connor -- Interview: Robert Kirkman / Sean Fahey -- Interview with Robert Kirkman / Marc-Oliver Frisch -- Science dog and zombies: an interview with Robert Kirkman / D. J. Kirkbride -- The Robert Kirkman interview / Simon Abrams -- Nine questions with Robert Kirkman / Marc-Oliver Frisch -- The geek's guide to the galaxy podcast episode 25: interview with Robert Kirkman / John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley -- Generation Z: zombie superstars Kirkman and Brooks living it up among the undead / Aaron Sagers -- Talking "Dead": an interview with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman / Evan O. Albert -- The Kirkman effect: how an undead army may recreate entertainment / Brian Crecente -- Robert Kirkman talks hope and betrayal in The Walking Dead #150 / Jesse Schedeen -- Robert Kirkman on the "really, really ugly" history of the comic book industry / Abraham Riesman -- Off panel 47: the comic life with Robert Kirkman / David Harper -- ICv2 interview: Robert Kirkman, parts 12 / Milton Griepp -- Appendix: interviews with Robert Kirkman collaborators -- Artist august: Ryan Ottley (interview) / David Harper -- NYCC 2015: interview with Outcast's Paul Azaceta / Seven Biscotti -- Interview with Charlie Adlard, comic book laureate / Tom Innis -- Index.
Summary "Robert Kirkman (b. 1978) is probably best known as the creator of The Walking Dead. The comic book and its television adaptation have reinvented the zombie horror story, transforming it from cult curiosity and parody to mainstream popularity and critical acclaim. In some ways, this would be enough to justify this career-spanning collection of interviews. Yet Kirkman represents much more than this single comic book title. Kirkman's story is a fanboy's dream that begins with him financing his irreverent, independent comic book Battle Pope with credit cards. After writing major titles with Marvel comics (Spider-Man, Captain America, and X-Men), Kirkman rejected companies like DC and Marvel and publicly advocated for creator ownership as the future of the comics industry. As a partner at Image, Kirkman wrote not only The Walking Dead but also Invincible, a radical reinvention of the superhero genre. Robert Kirkman: Conversations gives insight to his journey and explores technique, creativity, collaboration, and the business of comics as a multimedia phenomenon. For instance, while continuing to write genre-based comics in titles like Outcast and Oblivion Song, Kirkman explains his writerly bias for complex characters over traditional plot development. As a fan-turned-creator, Kirkman reveals a creator's complex relationship with fans in a comic-con era that breaks down the consumer/producer dichotomy. And after rejecting company-ownership practices, Kirkman articulates a vision of the creator-ownership model and his goal of organic creativity at Skybound, his multimedia company. While Stan Lee was the most prominent comic book everyman of the previous era of comics production, Kirkman is the most prominent comic book everyman of this dynamic, evolving new era"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Kirkman, Robert -- Interviews.
Cartoonists -- United States -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Added Author Wandtke, Terrence R., editor.
ISBN 9781496834812 hardcover
149683481X hardcover
9781496834829 trade paperback
1496834828 trade paperback
Standard No. 40030697573

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