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ABRAMS announced today that they’ve signed a deal with AMC
and THE WALKING DEAD comic creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound, an imprint of
Image Comics, to publish two books based on AMC’s original series THE WALKING
The first book will be published to coincide with AMC’s
launch of season two of THE WALKING DEAD, which is premiering this fall, and is
the only authorized behind-the-scenes guide to season one. The book is titled
THE WALKING DEAD CHRONICLES and will be edited by Eric Klopfer.
Priced at $19.95, the trade paperback is being released on October 1.
THE WALKING DEAD CHRONICLES focuses on the making of the
first season of AMC’s original television series and the bestselling comic book
on which the series is based. There are over 200 photos including
never-before-seen unit photography, storyboards, set designs, make-up and
visual FX shots and page-to-screen comparisons of the comic and TV show. The
book features new interviews with Kirkman, executive producer Frank Darabont,
make-up artist Greg Nicotero and the cast and crew. It also includes sidebars
that serve as a detailed episode guide and provide inside facts and trivia
about the series.
“ABRAMS is thrilled to be a part of the cultural phenomenon
that is THE WALKING DEAD,” says Lindley Boegehold, ABRAMS’ editorial director
of licenses and calendars. “What sets ABRAMS apart is our high standards of
production and design that we lend to all the books that we publish. We can’t
wait to apply these standards to zombies.”
“THE WALKING DEAD is that rare piece of material that lends
itself to be experienced on many levels,” says Marci Wiseman, AMC’s SVP of
business affairs. “The series brilliantly captures the social commentary
and ongoing human drama of the zombie apocalypse, and THE WALKING DEAD
CHRONICLES is a beautiful extension of the series.”
ABRAMS will be promoting THE WALKING DEAD CHRONICLES at San
Diego Comic-Con this week. ABRAMS’ booth number is 1216. AMC’s booth number is 3721.
For more information on the book, visit the official site here.
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