Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Comic book writer Robert Kirkman makes it

It looks like Robert Kirkman has finally made it. He must feel great to be featured in the New York Times:

Mr. Kirkman, who began by self-publishing his comics, is a star on the rise. His books are favorites of fans and critics alike. MTV has announced plans to adapt Invincible, his superhero series. And this week at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Image Comics will announce that Mr. Kirkman is becoming its newest partner. Under the company’s structure, partners profit mainly from their own work but also have a say in what will be published.

“This is kind of a big deal for me,” Mr. Kirkman, 29, said by phone from his base in Richmond, Ky. “Image Comics as a company was founded by comic book creators for comic book creators.”

I was surprised to read that Kirkman is only 29. In the first comic book I read by him, Marvel's short-lived The Astounding Ant-Man, his writing came across as that of a seasoned comics veteran. I guess that shows what I know.

Kirkman has a really great sense of humor and achieves a great balance to some of the darker, more serious comic books that have been popular recently. Be sure to check out his stuff and read the linked to article.

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