Watchmen-themed toasters aren't the only unique comics-related merch headed your way. The creator-owned side of the equation delves deeper into merchandising Friday, June 8 when Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment company teams with Vannen Watches for a new "Walkers 2.0" wristwatch.
Featuring all-new art by "The Walking Dead" artist Charlie Adlard, the second such timepiece created by the limited edition watchmaker comes with an engraved back as well as special packaging signed by Kirkman. The watches will go on sale June 8 at 6AM Pacific exclusively through Skybound and Vannen's websites.
Check out the image gallery and full press release below for more info on the watches.
Official Press Release
Vannen and Skybound are teaming up again for another special edition watch to celebrate the Eisner award-winning "The Walking Dead" comic book and graphic novels. The first edition sold out in minutes, crashing servers and breaking hearts the world over. To celebrate the amazing success of the first WALKERS watch and The Walking Dead's domination of the best-sellers lists, creator/writer Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard joined forces again with Vannen Watches to bring you WALKERS 2.0.
The limited edition WALKERS 2.0 watch features a new strap layout accentuating Charlie Adlard's amazing artwork, but this time we've made it even bloodier! With a new engraving on the back, a lower price of only $75 USD, and hand-signed packaging by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, the WALKERS 2.0 timepiece will be available at 6am Pacific Time on Friday, June 8th.
About Robert Kirkman: Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty years ago and he formed his own imprint there, Skybound, in 2010. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man, and new title Thief of Thieves, among many others. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and in April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He's the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 120 countries and 250 million households. AMC just picked up Thief of Thieves as a series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. www.Skybound.com is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.
About Vannen Watches: Vannen captures the electrifying worlds of art, fashion, and pop culture and infuse them into every limited edition timepiece we produce. Vannen makes exceptional, highly collectible, limited edition timepieces at affordable prices. Constructing wearable art that is both functional and accessible - but still exclusive - Vannen has given the public a new way to showcase their taste in art. Vannen Watches captures the electrifying worlds of art, fashion, and pop culture and infuse them into every limited edition timepiece we produce. Vannen makes exceptional, highly collectible, limited edition timepieces at affordable prices. Constructing wearable art that is both functional and accessible - but still exclusive - Vannen has given the public a new way to showcase their taste in art and fashion without breaking the bank. Individually inspected, assembled and packaged by hand in Los Angeles, every watch is treated like a true piece of art. Designed by some of the world's best artists, Vannen creates wearable art that appeals to forward-thinking, style-conscious individuals while honoring the distinctive vision of our team of artists.