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Robert Kirkman's Skybound hires former video game CEO

Robert Kirkman has hired a former video game executive as a managing director of his Skybound Entertainment imprint.

VentureBeat reports that Jon Goldman, previously chairman and CEO of Foundation 9 Entertainment, will focus on emerging and new business, overseeing "the strategic direction for the company and [operating] businesses around games and live events."

“Our collective goal is to build major enterprises surrounding the remarkable worlds that Robert creates within his comics all while remaining true to fans,” Goldman is quoted as saying.

The news comes just a week after Skybound announced that its "Walking Dead Escape" obstacle course, already popular at Comic-Con International and New York Comic Con, will launch a cross-country tour in April. The bestselling Walking Dead comic series has, of course, already spawned a hit television drama (with a spinoff in development), video games and numerous collectibles.

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