Charlie Adlard
Charlie Adlard - Lucca Comics & Games 2016.jpg
Charlie Adlard at Lucca Comics & Games 2016
BornCharles Adlard
Shrewsbury, England
Notable works
The Walking Dead
AwardsInkpot Award (2012)[1]
Official website

Charles Adlard is a British comic book artist known for his work on books such as The Walking Dead and Savage.


Adlard began his work in the UK on White Death with Robbie Morrison and 2000 AD series including Judge Dredd, and Armitage. He has continued working for them with the series Savage.[citation needed]

In the United States he is best known for his work on The X-Files (for Topps), Astronauts in Trouble (for AiT/Planet Lar) and The Walking Dead[2] (for Image Comics).

He has been the penciller on The Walking Dead since 2004.[3]

Other work includes: Mars Attacks! (also for Topps); The Hellfire Club and Warlock[4] for Marvel Comics; Batman: Gotham Knights and Green Lantern/Green Arrow for DC Comics; White Death for Les Cartoonistes Dangereux; Blair Witch: Dark Testaments and Codeflesh for Image; Shadowman for Acclaim Comics; and The Establishment for Wildstorm, among many others.[citation needed]

He illustrated a graphic novel, Playing the Game, written by Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing. In 1992, he collaborated with best-selling horror writer, Guy N. Smith Crabs' Fury. The one-shot was re-released as a limited edition in September 2008 through Ghostwriter Publications[citation needed].

In 2012, Adlard was one of several artists to illustrate a variant cover for Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #100, which was released 11 July at the San Diego Comic-Con.[5]



Gen 13 Bootleg #20 cover artist July 1998


  1. ^ Inkpot Award
  2. ^ Contino, Jennifer (7 September 2004). "Charlie Adlard Pt 2 The Walking Dead". Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Walking Dead Artist Charlie Adlard Fashions Own Survival of the Dead Poster". 5 April 2010. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  4. ^ Contino, Jennifer M. (9 February 2004). "Adlard Warlock & Walking Dead Pt 1". Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2004.
  5. ^ Logan, Michael (4 June 2012). "Exclusive First Look: The Walking Dead Comic Hits 100". TV Guide. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  6. ^ That Heavy Feeling: Casey & Adlard's "Rock Bottom", Comic Book Resources, 22 August 2006.