According to the The Walking Dead wiki Carl was 12 years old when the show started, although the actor was 10-11 at the time. How old is Carl when season 8 started? He has a visible beard by then and got about as tall as Rick.

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In the real world, he aged 8 years, whereas in TV world I believe based on Kirkman's comments no more than 5 years which if he started out around 11 would make him 16 at most? Lots of inconsistencies in his and Judith's aging but puberty in a post-apocalyptic world must be tough...all that stress ages you quicker I guess while Judith as a baby is still protected and shielded.

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    "Based on Kirkman's comments" - what comments? If you can provide evidence from the show's creators to back up your answer, that would really help improve it.
    – F1Krazy
    Commented Mar 24, 2019 at 13:20
  • I assume by "the real world" you mean the comics? I haven't noticed any zombie apocalypses in the REAL world, anyway :P
    – Steve-O
    Commented Mar 25, 2019 at 17:48
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    @Steve-O: By "the real world" I assume he means the actor, Chandler Riggs, aging 8 years over the course of the show.
    – V2Blast
    Commented Apr 24, 2019 at 5:40

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