Brian K Vaughan To Write The Walking Dead #ImageExpo

CI7lIMIXAAQ9fSaPeter Svensson writes his notes from Image Expo. And we publish them!

Brian K. Vaughan is on stage. He asks "did everyone buy We Stand On Guard?" and that artist Steve Skroce is blushing from the attention. He also pointed out that Saga #30 next week.

He talked about Panel Syndicate, his digital publishing company, where you pay what you want for digital comics. Where you can read ten issues of his comic with Marcos Martin, The Private Eye for free, if you want. Its a comic with a future in which the cloud has burst, where all of our secrets are exposed for everyone, now privacy is the most valuable commodity. And the whole story is completed.

He talked about how Image publisher Eric Stephenson had been good about advertising in hs Image comic Saga for Panel Syndicate. Though Image partner Robert Kirkman had been terrible, constantly asking him "why aren't you doing it in print, why be digital only? What would it take?". Vaughan gave him the answer "We'll do print if you give us the Walking Dead."

To which Kirkman, creator of the Walking Dead said "Deal"

So Image will do a print version of The Private Eye. And in return, they get to create a Walking Dead story written by Vaughan, exclusively on Panel Syndicate… And we get the first Walking Dead comic book not written by Robert Kirkman. It's a whole new world…

Catch up with the rest of the Image Expo announcements here.

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