Daniel Warren Johnson, Dylan Burnett, and Mac Smith to Host Author Talks

LOS ANGELES 02/14/2024 — Today Skybound and Image Comics, in partnership with The New York Public Library (NYPL), announced a slate of author talks with top Skybound creators, which will run from February to May and be hosted online for interested parties to attend.

Acclaimed Skybound talent Daniel Warren Johnson (writer/artist and co-creator, TRANSFORMERS series), Dylan Burnett (writer/artist and co-creator, Arcade Kings), and Mac Smith (writer/artist and co-creator, Scurry) will be on hand to speak about their work published through Skybound and Skybound Comet, an imprint of Skybound aimed at Young Adult (Ages 12+) and Middle Grade (Ages 8-12) audiences, but sure to captivate readers of all ages.

Copies of Mac Smith’s Scurry, Dylan Burnett’s Arcade Kings, and Daniel Warren Johnson’s Transformers are available via the NYPL with a valid library card.

The full slate of author talks is below.


NYPL Author Talk w/ Daniel Warren Johnson (Tuesday, February 27)

NYPL Author Talk w/ Dylan Burnett (Friday, March 1)

NYPL Author Talk w/ Mac Smith (Friday, May 10)


The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 125 years. Founded in 1895, NYPL is the nation’s largest public library system, featuring 92 locations across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, including our world-renowned research centers at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Together with our circulating branches, including the all-new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), the Library provides an extraordinary richness of resources and opportunities available to all.


Established in 2010, Skybound is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties to create cool stuff and deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to fans. Skybound extends their stories across platforms including comics, television, film, video games, tabletop, books, digital content, audio programming, and beyond. The company is home to critically-acclaimed global franchises including The Walking Dead, Invincible,Superfight, and hit new podcast series Impact Winter.

Led by Skybound Entertainment co-founder Robert Kirkman, Skybound Comics is an award-winning line of comics published by Image Comics and promotes a shared vision to collaborate with top and emerging talent across the comics industry. The Skybound line includes acclaimed series such as The Walking Dead, Invincible, Ultramega, Stillwater, Fire Power, and Excellence, while also delivering powerful licensed comics, including a partnership with LEGO Books. It is also home to Skybound Comet, a new line of Young Adult and Middle Grade original graphic novels published by Image Comics, launching in June 2022 with Clementine Book One, by award-winning writer/artist Tillie Walden and set in the world of The Walking Dead. Skybound has seen numerous comics series adapted for the screen, including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Outcast, with more projects in development.

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