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There are popular TV shows, and then there's AMC's The Walking Dead. The zombie apocalypse has a rabid fanbase, with OG fans from Robert Kirkman's graphic novels, as well as the millions who tune in every week to watch Rick's adventures. Kirkman is also involved in the narrative of the TV series, although it turns out he may not be the all knowing expert that fans expect him to be. Because since he's written so many issues of The Walking Dead comics, he doesn't actually remember every frame and line of dialogue. In fact, that's why TWD actors may actually know the characters more. He recently revealed,
Looks like Robert Kirkman isn't exactly the Walking Dead Yoda that we would expect him to be. But considering his long relationship with the apocalyptic property, we can't really blame him.
Robert Kirkman's comments on Late Night With Seth Meyers make a great deal of sense. Because while The Walking Dead originally hit the small screen in 2010, Kirkman has been writing the novels since the early 2000s. The first issue was released back in 2003, so both the fans and Kirkman himself have been following Rick's journey for over a decade. As such, Kirkman can't possibly be expected to remember every line of dialogue or specific scenes. After all, he's been horrifyingly killing off characters for a decade and change.
Conversely, the actors on The Walking Dead only have to really focus on the trajectory of their character. In that case, they're lucky. With so many comic book issues, there's a wealth of information to take from and therefore inform their characters. But it turns out they shouldn't really be asking Robert Kirkman specifics, as he's like to give them a made up answer. Whoops.
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