Cool Fan-Made Credits for THE WALKING DEAD

     September 26, 2010


I’m usually not much for the “This fan-made thing is so cool!  I have to post it.” post.  But, umm… this fan-made credits for AMC’s The Walking Dead is pretty cool.  I have to post it.

Inspired by the poster that Drew Struzan designed for Comic-Con, Daniel M. Kanemoto took artwork from the comic that launched the series and slapped together a really impressive animated title sequence set to Eels’ “Fresh Blood.”  If you are looking forward to the October 31st premiere of The Walking Dead — which stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Laurie Holden, Steven Yuen, and Sarah Wayne Callies — check it out after the jump

Kanemoto had this to say about his creation:

My favorite “exclusive” from this year’s Comic-Con was a beautiful painting by legendary artist Drew Struzan, featuring a horde of zombies from THE WALKING DEAD. Frank Darabont is adapting the apocalyptic Image Comics book created by Robert Kirkman, and man, it looks really, really great.

As I was admiring Struzan’s work of art, I wondered what the opening titles to this terrifying new television show might look like… so I animated a spec title sequence using artwork ripped from the pages of the comic, originally illustrated by Charlie Adlard and Tony Moore.

Just so there’s no confusion, I’m not affiliated with the production in any way — I’m simply a huge fan of both Frank Darabont and Robert Kirkman, and this is my attempt at creating a cinematic introduction to one of the all time great “continuing stories of survival horror.”


You can find more of Kanemoto’s work at Ex Mortis Films.

Thanks to TV critic Alan Sepinwall for the heads up: