With the amount of activity comic book author extraordinaire Robert Kirkman has planned over the course of the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, it’s a wonder they haven’t renamed it “Kirkman-Con”! And we just learned of something else he’ll be debuting at the show: a new line of products he’s creating with Greg Nicotero based on The Walking Dead and other Skybound titles.
From Entertainment Weekly: Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment imprint has joined forces with legendary make-up effects wizard Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead, Grindhouse) to produce a line of products based on Kirkman’s long-running undead comic and other Skybound titles.
“I was so jealous when I saw what Greg Nicotero and KNB EFX Group created for AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ television show that I sat down with him to see if he’d be interested in working his magic on The Walking Dead comic book series,” Kirkman said in a statement. “Luckily he agreed, and now I get to see awesome 3D representations of the zombies that have appeared in the comic book over the years.”
The first fruit of that collaboration is the Nicotero-designed, life-size, and pretty darned gruesome zombie bust pictured below. The sculpture will be sold exclusively at Skybound’s Comic-Con booth #2729 from Wednesday and will be priced at $500. If that sounds like a lot of dough, bear in mind that Nicotero’s company KNB has only made 25 of the suckers and each one features real human hair!!!
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