"Making of" available at artofthetitle.com/2010/10/29/the-walking-dead/
"We are arriving at that unique moment in time where the
term "fan-made" becomes moot. This is extraordinary."
- Damon Lindelof, Executive Producer, LOST
"Kudos to Daniel Kanemoto for his terrific fan version of
THE WALKING DEAD opening titles -- they rock big time!"
- Gale Anne Hurd, Producer, THE TERMINATOR, ALIENS, THE ABYSS, THE WALKING DEAD
My favorite "exclusive" from the 2009 Comic-Con convention was a beautiful painting by legendary artist Drew Struzan, featuring a horde of zombies from THE WALKING DEAD. Frank Darabont is adapting the apocalyptic Image Comics book created by Robert Kirkman, and man, it looks really, really great.
As I was admiring Struzan's work of art, I wondered what the opening titles to this terrifying new television show might look like... so I animated a spec title sequence using artwork ripped from the pages of the comic, originally illustrated by Charlie Adlard and Tony Moore.
Just so there's no confusion, I'm not affiliated with the production in any way -- I'm simply a huge fan of both Frank Darabont and Robert Kirkman, and this is my attempt at creating a cinematic introduction to one of the all time great "continuing stories of survival horror."
THE WALKING DEAD premiered on October 31st, 2009 on AMC and is currently the highest rated basic cable series of all time.
Animated by Daniel M. Kanemoto
"The Walking Dead" Artwork by Charlie Adlard & Tony Moore
"Fresh Blood" Written & Performed by eels
Music Editing by Jeff Yorkes
Tony Moore, co-creator of The Walking Dead comic series, talks with the boys of Threadless about family, his Threadless t-shirt, and brainsss.
Head over to tonymooreillustration.com to check out more of Tony's work.
Special thanks to Tony, Kara and Emmylou Moore, Colleen Wilson and Sean Donohue.
Cameras used: Canon 7D, CAnon XH-A1, Panasonic HMC-150
Lenses: Nikkor 50mm 1.4, Nikkor 28mm 2.8, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Canon 50mm 1.4, Canon 28mm 1.8
The guys at Comics for Cures are doing a sketch card fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, so drew a little inspiration from William Burroughs and Hunter S. Thompson, and i decided to do 'em up a little something special, with some pen & ink, some acrylic-filled squibs, and my bolt action .22. You can bid on these bullet-riddled zombie cards on eBay until May 22, 2010 21:24:15 PDT, just visit ComicsForCures.com!
Earlier this year I went down to Tony Moore's place to film an interview for Threadless Tee-V - vimeo.com/26707902
Tony was kind enough to put together a little zombie shooting range for us and this is the result of that.
Check out Tony's work at tonymooreillustration.com
Music - Black Keys - Black Mud