Robert Kirkman is the Chairman of Skybound Entertainment. Kirkman, an advocate for creator rights, co-founded Skybound alongside his longtime business and producing partner David Alpert to ensure creators could maintain their intellectual property rights and creative control. Kirkman continues to develop and produce multiple personal projects and has collaborations with an extensive list of creators in all divisions of Skybound, including comics, video games, film, television (traditional and digital platforms), and merchandising.
First and foremost a comic creator himself, Kirkman has seen groundbreaking success in the adaptation of his comic book titles into major franchises in all forms of content. In 2010, his Eisner award-winning series, The Walking Dead, was developed into an AMC television series. It has become a worldwide phenomenon as the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time and is the #1 show on television among the coveted 18-49 demo. The property has also been extended into numerous television