On February 9, 2012, Robert Kirkman was sued by his former illustrator, Toni Moore, for tricking him to surrender his rights to “Walking Dead” in exchange for payments that never came.

A few months before the suit, Kirkman opined that a book writer should find an artist for his stories by
“trickery and deceit.” Whatever he was meaning to convey by this clever remark, the old maxim stands — every joke has some truth behind it.

Source: Reuters.