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"Apprentice. Yep! Great to meet you, Carl!"
—Rolland as he introduces himself to Carl.[src]

Rolland is a character first encountered in Issue 130 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is a blacksmith apprentice of Earl Sutton at the Hilltop Colony.


Nothing is know about Rolland's life before the apocalypse. He might've lived in or near Virginia.


A New Beginning

Rolland had been Earl's apprentice for at least a week before Rick and Carl's arrived at Hilltop. As Earl introduces Rolland, who is wheeling wood through the rain, Rolland greets Carl, and Earl mentions that the two are around the same age so they should get along, but Carl quickly runs away.

Life and Death

Rolland watches Gregory's execution with Earl. He then listens as Maggie explains she doesn't want to do this again.

No Turning Back

Rolland is among the crowd that listens to Rick's speech. At the end of the speech, he chants "RICK GRIMES!" repetitively along with the other residents.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Rolland has killed:


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Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream