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Robert Kirkman on ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 2 and Why He’s a Lazy, Shiftless Coward Who Won’t Walk a Mile in Zombie Shoes

Think I’m editorializing too much? Perhaps, but it’s hard to keep my temper when I read a man so steeped in Anti-Zombiism touting his achievements in defaming the Differently Animated:

Q: What are you expecting from the first few weeks?

A: It’s a funny question: I really don’t know exactly what they’re going to be shooting. But I will say there are some really awesome set-pieces coming up in the first episode. It’s just going to be a lot of fun to get back and see Andrew and Sarah and Jon in costume again, watching Greg Nicotero make zombies again. It’s gonna be a lot of fun.

Q: Have you seen what Greg has planned, zombie-wise?

A: Oh yeah. I’ve seen a lot of the stuff that he’s been putting together, and I can just say that he’s definitely taking things to the next level. I used to joke when we were promoting the first season, I would say “These are the best zombies that you’ve ever seen because Greg Nicotero has perfected his craft, and if he goes and does a zombie movie next THOSE will be the best zombies you’ve ever seen.” And now I’m happy to say that The Walking Dead Season 2 zombies are the best zombies you’ve ever seen because that’s what Greg Nicotero is doing next. There are going to be some memorable comic book zombies here and there, and then a lot is just Greg going, “OK, what can you do to the human body?”

Q: Last season you were pretty adamant you wouldn’t be dress up as a zombie. Have you had a change of heart?

A: I have not changed my mind. It’s just a pet peeve of mine: I don’t like recognizing people in cameo. I’m fine with cameos where I know that’s a buddy of mine that’s a zombie, but I do so much promotion for the show I just feel like viewers would be like, “That’s that guy from the Internet! What’s he doing in the background?” I feel like I would stick out like a sore thumb and ruin the scene. Also, I would not be able to resist the urge to wave. No one wants to see a waving zombie.

Q: How about directing an episode this season?

A: No, no no. That’s ridiculous. I won’t do that until Season 3. [Laughs] Look, directing looks really difficult. And I’m really proud of the fact that I’ve made my living by doing things that aren’t very difficult. So, you know, I don’t want to start working for a living. That just seems unwise to me.

There’s more, of course, but it’s mostly along those lines. Robert Kirkman, a self-admitted lazy exploiter of Zombies, going on about how great it is that Greg Nicotero, an apparently very hard-working exploiter of Zombies, can apply creative gory makeup, or how great the acting is from the people playing the Living (note his lack of concern for actors portraying Zombies).

And of course, he refuses to even dress up for a day as a Zombie, supposedly out of some deep-set aversion to cameos, which seems absurd given the perverse pleasure they take in making a gruesome spectacle out of Zombie post-mortem wound makeup (which could obviously be used to make him less recognizable). No, I think the real reason is obvious: Kirkman doesn’t even try out being a Zombie because deep down he doesn’t want to understand what it feels like to BE a Zombie in a world like the ones he creates in his twisted imagination and helps bring to the screen.

As I said, he’s a coward. For shame, Robert Kirkman, for shame Greg Nicotero, and of course, shame on AMC and the many, many viewers who make this debauchery profitable.

From AMC via BuyZombie.

Hey Kids! You know what might be fun? Try to publicly shame Robert Kirkman on Twitter. Just go here and let him know what you think of his hateful body of work. I’m sure he will appreciate your comments. (Be polite).


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