A look at Stefano Gaudiano, inker for The Walking Dead comic books

Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead 150 cover - Image Comics and Skybound
Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead 150 cover - Image Comics and Skybound /

When thinking of The Walking Dead comics, names like Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard come to mind leaving inker Stefano Gaudiano often overlooked.

The Walking Dead started out as a project by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore in hopes of bringing the zombie apocalypse to life in a comics book format while focusing on characters and situations to bring drama to the afterlife.

Since then, other great comic talents have lent their services to the franchise including U.K. Comic Laureate Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, and Dave Stewart. However, one individual deserves to be mentioned with all the great people helping to bring our favorite characters to life.

Stefano Gaudiano has been an inker for The Walking Dead comics since Volume 20 when All-Out War was still going on and the survivors at The Hilltop, The Kingdom, and Alexandria were fighting for their freedom from Negan and The Saviors.

Since then, he has been a regular inker on the series and works closely with Charlie Adlard in creating some of the most powerful comic book pages in modern comics.

Recently, Skybound released a video showcasing two of the best inkers the company has and shared it on their official YouTube channel. Check out the video showing what an inker does and why it is so essential in creating a unique and intense comic book experience:

Even those who aren’t regular readers of The Walking Dead comics may be familiar with the work of Stefano Gaudiano, a 51-year-old veteran of the industry from Rome, Italy.

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The inker has been a part of many huge projects including:

  • Manifest Destiny
  • DareDevil
  • X-O Manowar
  • Gotham Central
  • Batman Family
  • and more!

When looking at previews for upcoming issues of the zombie survival drama comic book series, it’s great to see Gaudiano’s last name up with Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and others who work hard to bring the apocalypse to life.

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Next time you open up an issue of The Walking Dead from Skybound and Image Comics, take a long, hard look at how the depth and use of lines in the books help to bring the series to life and know that Stefano Gaudiano is a great reason the art looks so great every month!