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Walking Dead comics artist Charlie Adlard's work displayed

Image copyright Charlie Adlard
Image caption Charlie Adlard was named the UK's comics laureate in 2016

The comics artist behind The Walking Dead series is to be celebrated in an exhibition opening in his home town.

Charlie Adlard, from Shrewsbury, Shropshire, has drawn the Walking Dead comics since 2004 and has also worked on The X-Files and Mars Attacks.

He was named the UK's comics laureate in 2016 and Drawn of the Dead will be his first exhibition in Shrewsbury.

Mr Adlard's "dystopian vision" will be displayed at the town's museum and art gallery until November.

The Walking Dead artwork Image copyright Charlie Adlard
Image caption The Walking Dead, which Adlard has drawn since 2004, has since become a major TV drama
Original drawings by Charlie Adlard for Walking Dead comic Image copyright Charlie Adlard/ Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Image caption The comics will be displayed alongside Mr Adlard's original sketches
Original drawings by Charlie Adlard for Walking Dead comic Image copyright Charlie Adlard/ Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Image caption Mr Adlard has appeared in the TV version of the comics twice

The Walking Dead series was turned into a popular TV show which has just run into its 10th season.

Mr Adlard told the BBC he had appeared in the TV series twice as a zombie extra.

"You couldn't see me, but I just really wanted the experience," he said.

Original drawings by Charlie Adlard for Walking Dead comic Image copyright Charlie Adlard/ Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Image caption The exhibition will showcase more than 80 artworks
Original drawings by Charlie Adlard for Walking Dead comic Image copyright Charlie Adlard/ Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Image caption Although his work has been on show around the world, this will be Mr Adlard's first exhibition closer to home
Tunnel walkthrough in the exhibition Image copyright Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Image caption The exhibition is going to be an "immersive" experience, Mr Adlard said
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