Wizard World Pittsburgh Attendees to Receive The Walking Dead #1 Cover By Jim Rugg

The Walking Dead #1 Jim RuggWizard World, Inc. and Skybound have announced that 2015 Eisner Award winner Jim Rugg has drawn the 16th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh, September 11-13. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.

Rugg makes comics, books, drawings, illustrations, and designs. His books and comics include Street Angel, Afrodisiac, the PLAIN Janes, Rambo 3.5, Notebook Drawings, and Supermag. He has exhibited drawings at iam8bit, Gallery1988, Mondo, and the Society of Illustrators. Honors include an Ignatz Award, The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Investing in Professional Artists grant, and AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers selection for best-designed books. He teaches classes in the MFA Visual Narrative program at the School of Visual Arts.

The Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh celebrity roster includes The Walking Dead stars Michael Cudlitz and Josh McDermitt as well as David Duchovny, William Shatner, Jewel Staite, Ian Somerhalder, WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose and Diva Paige, Ernie Hudson, Adam Baldwin, Dean Cain, and Lou Ferrigno and many others.

In addition to Rugg, Artist Alley in Pittsburgh will feature Neal Adams, Billy Martin, Arthur Suydam, Clinton Hobart, Ron Frenz, Tom DeFalco, Jeff Shultz, Thom Pratt, D.J. Coffman and more.

The Pittsburgh show hours are Friday, September 11, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, September 12, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, September 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.