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Comic Book Icon Robert Kirkman speaks out for the Dan Savage " It Gets Better" Campaign. Kirkman relates his life story or being an outcast chubby high schooler who was comic book nerd and horrible in sports. Watching this interview with "The Walking Dead" creator (season two starting in october on AMC) proves that life does get better after high school.
He started as a small town guy from Cynthiana, Kentucky (like his TWD character Rick Grimes). Kirkman is now a hollywood celebrity hanging out at cool events like The Scream Awards. He is mobbed fans at Comic-Con for his comic books "Invincible", "Haunt", "Astounding Wolfman" and many more in addition to "The Walking Dead".
Kirkman, like his childhood idol Stan Lee, is known for keeping his characters human and gives them strong character arcs. He makes them fallible, even when they are larger than life superhero. Kirkman is a strong supporter of breaking down the stereotypes of GLBT characters portrayed in the media. Kirkman discusses this in the interview, specifically his gay characters "Aaron" and "Eric" from "The Walking Dead" comic who are a couple in the series.
Kirkman's interview was filmed live with host Diana Terranova at the famed Golden Apple Comics in Hollywood, California.
A Note about Free Comic Book Day:
A special edition issue of "Super Dinosaur" was given out for free at 2011 "Free Comic Book Day" events all across the world! Host Diana Terranova hit the party at Golden Apple Comics in Hollywood, California and filmed live!
She chatted w fans of Robert Kirkman, the famous comic book author of "The Walking Dead", "Invincible", "Astounding Wolf-Man". She even pulled Robert Kirkman out of the "The SImpsons" bounce house and cornered "Super Dinosaur" artist Jason Howard by the hot dog stand for one on one interviews!
Super Dinosaur interview here
FIlmed live at "Free Comic Book Day" 2011 on location at the famous Golden Apple Comics- www.goldenapplecomics.com . Many special thanks to their manager Ryan Liebowitz,staff and friends. Extra hugs go out to Sharon Liebowitz who we didn't see stop working, not even once all day!!!
Thank you to Robert Kirkman and his beautiful family, Jason Howard, Sina Grace and the amazing people at Skybound Entertainment. www.kirkmania.com
Produced by Diana Terranova and with camera by Associate Producer Collier Landry.
All images and interviews used with permission. Music by Terranova and Phil Garcia.
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