Robert Kirkman: Creator Activism

September 14, 2015

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Crecente_Kirkman_ImageThink_SXSW15templateAt SXSW InteractiveImageThink created a visual summary of a very entertaining and insightful take from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Brian Crecente about creator activism.Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 8.14.50 AMRobert Kirkman is a fan of comics and TV; he cares desperately about making those industries better. He’s a partner at Image comics, a major comic company that was founded on the principle of creator owned projects, and is publishing many cutting edge stories that are previously unseen in the mainstream comic industry.Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 8.14.24 AMRobert shared his experience of breaking into the comics industry. In addition to using any means necessary, he stressed the importance of quality. “Put your best work into your creation”- he made his comic the best comic it could be, not assuming it would be turned into a TV show someday. Even though the Walking Dead show on AMC is a huge success, he still puts out the highest quality comic possible.Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 8.15.29 AMIn the age of “content creation” being used as an umbrella term for artists, writers and animators to contribute their art for commercial use almost anonymously, it was refreshing and delightful to hear a industry leader advocating for creator activism. “Defend your creations”, “have value in yourself”, and “keep your creation’s best interests in your heart”.Interested in ImageThink? Visit our Services page for more information or drop us a line at info@imagethink.net to learn how we may support your next event!