Charlie Adlard was born in 1966 in Shrewsbury, UK.
He attended art college in Maidstone, Kent, where he studied film and video.
He began his work in the UK with White Death and 2000 AD series including Judge Dredd, and Armitage and the series Savage.
In the United States he is best known for his work on The X-Files, Astronauts in Trouble and The Walking Dead.
Adlard replaced Tony Moore as an artist on the cult series The Walking Dead from issue #7 onward. Ever since, he has been dedicating all his time on this title, which has gained tremendous momentum as it is also airing as a television series.
The Walking Dead premiered on October 31, 2010 on the cable television channel AMC in the United States. Two episodes into the second season, AMC announced that the show would return for a third season.
Other work includes: Mars Attacks!(Topps), The Hellfire Club Warlock, Batman: Gotham Knights (Marvel) ,Green Lantern / Green Arrow (DC), Hellblazer (DC), The Crow (KSP) and Shadowman (Acclaim). Adlard collaborated with writer Joe Casey on “Codeflesh and Rock Bottom” which Adlard himself called “some of his strongest writing and my strongest work (for the time anyway)”.
Over the years, his style has evolved from fully painted artwork into the use of lots of black ink on the page to create shadow effects.
He also appeared as a zombie cameo in the pilot episode of the Walking Dead.
Present at FACTS: 2012