NYCC ’13 | Documentary, art show celebrate 10 years of ‘Walking Dead’
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Walking Dead, Hyundai will present special events next week during New York Comic Con dedicated to the long-running comic by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn.
Held at Pillars37 in Midtown Manhattan, “The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead” begins at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 with the opening an art showcase curated by Skybound Editorial Director Sina Grace featuring rare artwork, well-known illustrations and a signing by Adlard. Exclusive limited-edition prints will be given daily to gallery guests during the showcase, which continues through Oct. 12.
The 20-minute documentary The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead, which chronicles the evolution of the property from comic book to hit television series, will have its world-premiere screening Friday, Oct. 11. Doors open at 7:30 p.m; a 15-minute Q&A will follow. Afterward, there’s an invitation-only party.
Hyundai, whose vehicles are featured prominently on the AMC drama as part of an extensive product-placement agreement, previously teamed with Skybound on a sweepstakes celebrating the 100th issue of the comic. The automaker also launched “The Walking Dead Chop Shop” app that enables users to outfit three vehicles for the zombie apocalypse.
Pillars37 is located at 517 W. 37th St., between 10th and 11th avenues.