Watch: Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard on Negan's staying power, drawing the undead

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Aug 23, 2016, 12:47 PM EDT

It’s hard to believe The Walking Dead comic has been running for more than a decade, and artist Charlie Adlard has been there since pretty much the beginning (issue No. 7, to be exact). So we chatted him up about all things undead.

With the fan-favorite baddie Negan enjoying his small-screen debut at the end of last season, Adlard talked about the evolution of the character from the comic canon and just how much he loves drawing him. There’s no doubt Negan has come a long way since the epic battle of “All Out War,” and Kirkman is taking him in some even more interesting directions in the current arc.

He also looked back at how some of these fan-favorite villains have translated from page to screen, including Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Megan and David Morrissey’s spin on the Governor. Neither may have been exactly what fans expected, but Adlard said he couldn’t be happier with how his drawings have made the transition.

Check out the interview below and let us know what you think: