Robert Kirkman on The Nerdist
Kirkman: I like to say that Twilight is to Dracula as The Walking Dead is to Romero movies. I’m the Stephenie Meyer of zombies. I watched Romero movies, and I was like “Yeah, but what if they had more kissing?”
Hardwick: We did an interview once, and someone says, “Is it really hard to write The Walking Dead?” and you go, “Nah, it’s a soap opera with some zombie shit in it.”
Kirkman: I’m tricking dudes into watching a soap opera. I’m a softy at heart. You know, the stuff where the zombies eat people, it’s like, alright, that happens, that happens.