About D.J.

This is the infrequently updated website for D.J. Kirkbride, an Eisner and Harvey award winning comic book editor who is also a comic book writer... and a ninja poet. He is often referred to as 'and many more.'

Comics Party Yard Sale!

Do you like comics and zines and art and deals and steals and snacks and chats? Do you like fun things to do on a Sunday afternoon? If so, check out this Comics Party Yard Sale I’m attending at my pals Doug(las) & Lauren’s place on August 25th!

Long Beach Comic Con 2019!

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This just in: I’ll be at Long Beach Comic Con August 31 – September 1! Visit a writer in Artist Alley for signed comics as well as some sweet freebies and maybe shenanigans! You can get an awesome discount on tickets at both The Comic Bug locations!

Comic Con Revolution Ontario May 18 & 19!

Heroes! I’ll be at Comic Con Revolution – Ontario 2019 this May 18th & 19th at the Ontario Convention Center in Artist Alley! Go here for Tix: https://t.co/XFp7T8A3CF

ERRAND BOYS is my “new” comic!

Heroes, I’ve done a terrible jobs of updating this website aside from randomly updating the header at some point. Seriously, the FOURTH issue of my FIVE-issue Image Comics mini-series ERRAND BOYS is out next week, and I’ve yet to mention the comic on my website. No wonder it’s so far under the radar the radar isn’t sure it exists! It’s maybe my favorite comic I’ve written, though, and I sure would love if folks would read it!

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is this very weekend…

…and I’ll be there at Artist Alley table L32 as part of The Comic Bug Pavilion!

Joining me at my table will be cartoonist Douglas Gauthier (pronounced “heysoupface“). He’ll have his zines, and I’ll have THE AMELIA COLE OMNIBUS, NEVER ENDING, THE BIGGER / BIGGEST BANG(s) for selling and signing– and a special free comic with each purchase!

In addition to the artist alley fun, I’ll be on a couple of panels:

Ancient Greek and Roman mythologies have inspired many story narratives throughout history. The sword and sorcery genre was explored in the early years of cinema, but became globally popular in the 1950s-60s. Starting with Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess in the 1990s, such tales have experienced a resurgence in film, television, and comics. In this hour, the panelists will historicalize the genre and explore the stories that are currently entertaining audiences.
Date and time: Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 12:00pm
Room: 404 A
Genre / Topic: Film
Moderator: Michele Brittany
Participants: Steven L. Sears (Xena: Warrior Princess), D.J. Kirkbride (Once and Future Queen), Nicholas Diak (The New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990s), Steve Gordon (Fire & Ice)
Panel Type: Panel Discussion
Panel Length: 50 Minutes

Are you an independent comic book creator frustrated that your local comic shop doesn’t seem interested in carrying your comic book or supporting your career? Are you a comic shop owner feeling pressure from local creators to carry their self-published dreams when you have so many other bigger issues to worry about? Believe it or not, these two elements offer up a tremendous opportunity for SYNERGY! This can be a win win for BOTH of you and our panel of both comic shop owners AND creators will tell you how they’ve navigated themselves into a relationship of mutually assured SUCCESS! BRAVE NEW WORLD (Newhall, CA) owner Andy Liegl, HI DE HO COMICS owner Eddie DeAngelini, ASPEN COMICS Editor-In-Chief Vince Hernandez, Editor/Writer Barbara Kesel and Writer D.J. Kirkbride will be joined by THE COMIC BUG’s Mike Wellman in an insightful, progressive and problem-solving conversation on how YOU can get your books on the shelves of some of your favorite comic shops and how to help make your store enthusiastic to support! If you’re a local creator in the LA area, this is not a panel to miss!

Date and time: Sunday, October 29, 2017 – 12:00pm
Room: 308 A B
Genre / Topic: Comics
Moderator: Mike Wellman
Participants: Andy Liegl (Brave New World Comics), Eddie DeAngelini (Hi De Ho Comics, Collectors), Vince Hernandez (Aspen Comics), Barbara Kesel (Watchmen, My Little Pony), D.J. Kirkbride (Once and Future Queen, Amelia Cole)
Panel Type: Panel Discussion
Panel Length: 50 Minutes