Today, AMC Networks, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Comics announced The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe, a compilation of behind-the-scenes pre-production and production art from AMC’s iconic The Walking Dead series: The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Launching on September 29, 2021, the art book will feature never-before-seen original sketches, concept art, storyboards, special product illustrations, and more from the shows inspired by Robert Kirkman’s comic book turned pop-culture phenomenon. The book marks AMC Networks’ first venture into book publishing.
The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe is a 240-page hardcover book featuring a wrap-around cover with over 50 characters from all three shows, an introduction by Chief Content Officer of The Walking Dead Universe Scott M. Gimple, and fun facts from creators and crew members on all three series.
“Our TWD community has been dedicated to the television series for over a decade now, and as a token of our gratitude, we wanted to create this book filled with art, design, and information spanning across the three shows we now have,” said Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead. “The expansion of this world is truly because of the awesome fanbase we have, and I am forever thankful to them for supporting our stories.”
“The Walking Dead Universe is supported and surrounded by one of the most passionate fanbases around, and we’re thrilled to offer them a new and exciting way to engage with the shows, characters, and stories they love,” said Mike Zagari, Head of AMC Networks Publishing. “This impressive collection of art from across all three series will give readers an inside look at the incredible talent and creativity behind the making of their favorite shows.”
The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe will be available digitally and in print and sold through Book Market and Comics Market, with an exclusive special variant edition available on Skybound.com and a second exclusive special variant edition available on TWDUshop.com.
A must-have for anyone who has ever shouted, “We are the Walking Dead!”
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