The Walking Dead is one of the most highly-watched TV shows of all time, and it's based on one of the best-selling comics of the modern era.
Creator of the series, Robert Kirkman, has become an incredibly recognizable face in the world of comics, as well as throughout all of pop culture.
If you asked him what was behind the success, you'd think Kirkman would talk about all of his talent as a writer, and how his hard work is what took The Walking Dead to the heights it has reached over the years.
Surprisingly, Kirkman has a much different idea about where that success comes from.
During an appearance on Conan this week, Kirkman talked about his projects. Conan asked him what else he would do if he wasn't writing, and Robert said he really wouldn't have much luck.
"I have no skills whatsoever. I'm not an intelligent person, I don't accomplish things very well."
You don't accomplish things well? That's a surprising statement coming from the founder of a zombie empire. It would be like Michael Jordan saying he never accomplished anything - it just doesn't make sense.
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Conan called him out on this front, saying that he's created one of the most successful TV shows ever. Again, Kirkman's response was not what you'd expect.
"Well I mean that's luck. You know, that's fine. I've done a lot of other projects that are total failures, so I try to keep as grounded as possible."
There's probably a bit of luck that plays into making a show that incredibly popular, but it surely can't all be attributed to that. Without Kirkman's creativity and persistence, The Walking Dead wouldn't be what it is today.
There may be some luck involved, but Robert Kirkman is the real MVP.
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