Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard has been named the UK’s second Comics Laureate. He will take over from Dave Gibbons, renowned for drawing comics such as Watchmen, Dan Dare, Martha Washington, Green Lantern, Rogue Trooper and others.  

The Laureate was created by the Comics Literacy Awareness Trust (CLAw) who describe it as “an ambassadorial and educational role for the comic genre.” Gibbons has said that during his time in the role he has had a positive response from teachers and librarians.