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Robert Kirby

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Rob Kirby has been drawing & publishing comics since 1991. His solo books include Curbside (1998, published with a Xeric Grant), and Curbside Boys (2002). His anthologies include The Book of Boy Trouble (2006) & The Book of Boy Trouble Volume 2 (2008); 3 issues of the Ignatz-nominated series THREE; the Ignatz Award-winning QU33R (2014); What's Your Sign, Girl? (2015), & The Shirley Jackson Project: Comics Inspired by her Life and Work (2016). Rob also writes for The Comics Journal and Publisher's Weekly. He is currently at work on a new graphic memoir, Marry Me a Little. ...more

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The Book of Boy Trouble: Ga...

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The Book of Boy Trouble, Vo...

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What's Your Sign, Girl?

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Boy Trouble: 10th Anniversa...

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Three: Debut Issue

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Curbside

4.54 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1998
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Ollmann is a charming, witty cartoonist and storyteller with a real talent for drawing nuanced characters—they grow (or don't grow) in organic fashion. I also laughed out loud several times. Good stuff here. ...more
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Lovely collection of early work by this prodigiously talented young cartoonist. You can see the beginnings of a brilliant career within these pages. Look for my interview feature with Walden at Publishers Weekly sometime later this spring (I'll post ...more
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“Except for shooting folks in the face and cutting off ears, the lanky killer had impeccable manners.”
Robert Kirby

“Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art”
Virginia Woolf, The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Volume Four: 1931-1935

“A dream only becomes one
when you wake up.”
Justin Chin

“Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work.”
Chuck Close

“My best office is my bed.”
Philippe Starck

“Life is hell, but there are prizes. ”
Janet Frame




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