Robert Kirkman, writer and creator of The Walking Dead comic book series, has issued a statement in response to Thursday's new of a lawsuit filed by former friend and collaborator Tony Moore over profits and ownership of the hit zombie franchise.
"The lawsuit is ridiculous, we each had legal representation seven years ago and now he is violating the same contract he initiated and approved and he wants to misrepresent the fees he was paid and continues to be paid for the work he was hired to do. Tony regularly receives payment for the work he did as penciler, inker and for gray tones on the first six issues of The Walking Dead comic series and he receives royalties for the TV show, to assert otherwise is simply incorrect."Moore's claims are quite different. In the lawsuit he stated:
"Indeed, they have not issued a single statement or allowed access to their books and records in accordance with the reporting obligations of the agreement."To support his rebuttal the following image was also released by Kirkman, showing that Moore has never been listed as a creator of the series nor copyright holder.