Katy Bennett

Behind The Lens With Robert Kirkman

Published: Oct 30, 2012

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2012) — “Fight the dead. Fear the living.” Go Behind The Lens with Robert Kirkman, the creator of the hit AMC show "The Walking Dead," at 8 p.m. Tues. Oct. 30 (tonight), in Memorial Hall. This is a free event sponsored by the Student Activities Board Cinema Committee.

Born and raised in the Bluegrass state, the Kentucky native was inspired by horror movies and comic books before creating comics of his own.  This lead to Kirkman, along with Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, launching the beginning of the zombie apocalyptic phenomenon. The first issue of the monthly comic series, "The Walking Dead," was published in 2003 by publisher Image Comics.

“This is the perfect speaker for Halloween,” said Brandon Payne, Cinema Committee chair. “With the success of 'The Walking Dead,' we’re so excited to have Robert speak at the university.”

On Halloween 2010, AMC premiered the first season of the television adaptation of Kirkman’s comics. The show is currently on a third season, airing on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on AMC.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Katy Bennett, (859) 257-1909, katy.bennett@uky.edu

 

 
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