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The Walking Dead Chronicles: The Official Companion Book Paperback – Illustrated, September 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: The Walking Dead
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419701193
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419701191
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.7 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Paul Ruditis has written or contributed to over a dozen official companion books to TV shows, including Bones, Prison Break, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The West Wing. He also writes novels for teens and adults and is currently writer and coeditor of a comic book series based on the TV show Charmed. He lives in Burbank, California.

Frank Darabont is the Academy Award– and Golden Globe–nominated writer, director, and producer of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. He developed The Walking Dead series for AMC and serves as executive producer, writer, director, and showrunner. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Robert Kirkman is the New York Times bestselling author and creator of The Walking Dead and Invincible. Kirkman is a partner at Image Comics, where he founded the Skybound imprint, and is also a writer for and executive producer of AMC’s The Walking Dead. He lives in Backwoods, California.


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Paul Ruditis has written over 30 books based some of the best shows on TV, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, The West Wing, Alias, and Prison Break. While he continues to work on these media tie-ins, he has also focused a great deal of attention on his own original fiction, including his teen series DRAMA! and the Simon Pulse Romantic Comedy Love, Hollywood Style. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Customer Reviews

This book is a perfect gift for Walking Dead fans of both the comic and the show.
Bee Gamble
Love it - so much detail, make up, behind the scenes stuff and great showing of transition from comic book to tv show.
The Best
Totally addictive and can't wait for the second half of the newest season ... COME ON February!
Tira

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Ramon U. on December 17, 2011
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Have you wondered why and how "The Walking Dead" ended up on AMC instead of another network? Are you interested in the thought process behind keeping Shane alive in the TV series well beyond the character in the comic? Would you like insight into how the actors feel about their characters and some of the events that take place? Do you want to know the ins and outs of some of the auditions for the main cast, the extras, and how the execs of the show secured locations such as downtown Atlanta? Well, this book provides answers to those questions and many more. One of my favorite aspects of this book is that it invites you into the minds of the execs of the show, such as Robert Kirkman, Frank Darabont, and Gale Ann Hurd. They all explain how they became involved with the show, and exactly what their evolving roles are. It makes it that much more satisfying to see them on the show "Talking Dead" which discusses the events of each episode. This book also details which scenes were altered post-production with digital effects, how it was done, who was involved, and the reasons why. An explanation was given as to how the music was composed, who was involved, how the process took place, and the reasons why. Throughout the book, there are constant comparisons between the comic and the TV series, written and illustrated. The sole focus, as far as the TV series is concerned, is on season one. I hope this is the first edition of multiple books with a focus on each individual season. If you can't get enough of "The Walking Dead," this book is a must-own.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By KK on October 20, 2011
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I just got this delivered to me. It's bigger than I thought and contains tons and tons of info about the show and a back and forth comparison between the comic and the show. I highly recommend it to The Walking Dead fans.
Zombies <3 <3 <3 go get your copy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LynnieSue42 on August 10, 2013
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This book is HUGE and well put together, I didn't read it, it was a gift for my husband, but I can already tell based on the quality he will LOVE this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CJ on January 25, 2013
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And this book gives you all you want and more on Season 1.....but its interesting to see the concept of how a comic book became the huge hit it is today.....if you're a fan....get this, you won't be disappointed!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shane Swartzmiller on January 6, 2013
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Purchased this as a gift for my wife for Christmas. Not only did she devour the book in little more then a day, I then proceeded to do the same in about the same time frame. A great purchase for anyone into the Walking Dead franchise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J_RE on August 10, 2012
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pretty neat stuff, it really gives you every aspect from technical, to comic, to final product of the show. I learned alot and hope they do one for each season as to get more of an indepth look at why each thing was done the way it was. Just know its very much so based on the creation of the show and technical aspects. I loved this read and would buy it agian in a heartbeat
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Dennison on February 4, 2013
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I love anything pertaining to the Walking Dead! Am looking forward to a follow-up book as the TV series progresses.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David W Mosher on September 30, 2011
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For any Beginner and Professional Special Make-up FX Artist interested in Zombies and the Dead,this is the Book for you! It has many great detailed photos of Zombies and Behind the Scenes of how the Make-up Effects were done!!
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