Robert Kirkman

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Robert Kirkman (/ˈkɜːrkmən/; born November 30, 1978)[3] is an American comic book writer, screenwriter and television producer. He is best known for co-creating The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Invincible, Tech Jacket, Outcast, Oblivion Song and Fire Power for Image Comics, in addition to writing Ultimate X-Men, Irredeemable Ant-Man and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He has also collaborated with Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane on the series Haunt.[4]

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Robert Kirkman
Kirkman at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1978-11-30) November 30, 1978 (age 44)
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
Area(s)Writer, publisher
Notable works
Battle Pope
Invincible
The Walking Dead
Marvel Zombies
Irredeemable Ant-Man
Outcast
Oblivion Song
Fire Power
AwardsInkpot Award (2012)[1]
Spouse(s)Sonia Kirkman
Children2[2]
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He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of its co-founders.[5]

In 2010, Kirkman founded entertainment company Skybound Entertainment in order to develop properties in traditional and new media, including comics, television, and film. The company also manages the license for Walking Dead and Invincible. In 2018, Skybound expanded to create Skybound Games to develop video games based on its intellectual property.

Kirkman is also known for creating and producing the television series Outcast and Invincible, both adaptations of his own comic book series. He has also written a number of episodes for The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.