Wizard World Columbus Attendees to Receive The Walking Dead #1 Variant Cover By Stuart Sayger

'The Walking Dead #1 Stuart SaygerWizard World and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that artist Stuart Sayger has drawn the 17th 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 Columbus, September 18-20.

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

Sayger is best known for his moody atmospheric art. Recent art projects include the Superman: Man of Steel movie, as well as a video game adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Thief of Thieves Recent comic book projects consist of various IDW projects including: The X-Files, 30-Days of Night, Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, and Bram Stoker’s Death Ship.

Toy fans may remember Stuart’s work from a two-year run drawing the “Bionicle” comic book based on the popular Lego toy line of the same name. The series was translated to eight different languages and distributed internationally boasting the largest circulation of any comic book in the world.

The Wizard World Comic Con Columbus celebrity roster includes The Walking Dead stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Emily Kinney, Ross Marquand and Michael Rooker as well as William Shatner, David Ramsey, boxing champion Mike Tyson, Dave Bautista, Karl Yune), Ralph Macchio, Brent Spiner, Adrian Paul, Lou Ferrigno and many others.

In addition to Sayger, Artist Alley in Columbus will feature Billy Martin, Rick Burchett, Harvey Tolibao, Michael Golden, Clinton Hobart, Gerhard and more.

Columbus show hours are Friday, September 18, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, September 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.