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'The Walking Dead' comic creator on success and 'expecting to fail' [Video]

April 14, 2011 | 12:18 pm

"The Walking Dead" is another one of those TV success stories that could've gone either way. From a niche comic book to being named one of the 100 most influential television shows on the air (No. 100), the zombie drama has grown in stature. But how has all of this affected the title's comic book creator, Robert Kirkman?

"I expected to fail, let's get that out of the way now," said Kirkman, who also influences the AMC show, which is under the guidance of Frank Darabont. "I expected the book to last six issues then end because that's what every book I'd ever done up to that point did. So everything has taken me by surprise."

At Wondercon, the San Francisco-based smaller cousin of San Diego's huge Comic-Con Intl., Kirkman was able to sit down for a few minutes and talk about the show, how he felt about the show's success and its effect on the comic book.

-- Jevon Phillips

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