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Robert Kirby

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in Detroit, Michigan, The United States
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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.

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The Book of Boy Trouble: Ga...

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What's Your Sign, Girl?

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Three: Debut Issue

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Curbside

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[image error]Here are some more preview pages and panels for The Shirley Jackson Project, coming this fall from Ninth Art Press. Pre-ordering info should soon be available!








Artists, from the top: Josh Simmons, Maggie Umber (from her silent take on Shirley���s short story ���The Tooth���), Jon Macy, Ivan Velez, Jr., Colleen Frakes, Asher Z. Craw, Katie Fricas (from her series of drawings from Sh... Read more of this blog post »
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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.”
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“My best office is my bed.”
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“Life is hell, but there are prizes. ”
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