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.'

Return to comic cons right at the end of 2021!

The return of Los Angeles Comic Con is coming up, December 3, 4, and 5, 2021! I’ll be there with creative powerhouse and new cat owner Doug Gauthier-– and I have it on good authority his better half, animation superstar Lauren Guerard Gauthier, will be stopping by to keep us in line, too!

Use the discount code KIRKBRIDE21 to receive 10% off your admission tickets, which can be purchased here.

Thanks, and I hope to have masked, vaccinated (maybe even BOOSTED), and safe fun with you good people at #ComicConLA!


And THEN, December 18 & 19, I’ll be at Comic Con Revolution Ontario for some Inland Empire comic convention fun!

ERRAND BOYS getting a snazzy trade collection from Dark Horse!

I’m very happy to be able to finally let everyone know that ERRAND BOYS by Nikos Koutsis, Frank Cvetkovic , Mike Toris, Adam P. Knave, El Anderson, and me is getting a nice trade collection from Dark Horse Comics in April 2022! It’s edited by Philip Simon with Judy Khuu & Rose Weitz and includes all five chapters, the bonus stories (with art by Manos Lagouvardos, Geo Kon, Alkis Rithinor, and Vasilis Dimopoulos), Erik Larsen‘s awesome variant cover, AND brand new extras! I’ll post the comic shop preorder info as soon as it’s available, but if you get your books via online booksellers, Penguin Random House has that info here!



UPDATE 11.19.21: It’s also listed in the December Previews Catalogue, so you can pre-order the ERRAND BOYS trade at your Local Comic Shop with order code DEC210419. Please let your #LCS know that this is a book to put on their shelves by pre-ordering it soon.

ERRAND BOYS
DEC210419

(W) D.J. Kirkbride (A/CA) Nikos Koutsis

In the future, a decent job is hard to find-especially if you’re a hard-worn scoundrel with commitment issues. Jace is a lifelong solo act running dangerous errands for the most questionable of clients. But when his thirteen-year-old half-human half-brother comes to live with him, he’s got two mouths to feed. Between evading the law, running from aliens, and jumping off skyscrapers, the only thing weirder than the vastness of space is family.

Collects the entire run of the comic book series Errand Boys plus new extras for the first time!

In Shops: Apr 13, 2022
SRP: $19.99


Thanks, and hooray for comics!

New Online Store

I’ve been surprised at how much I miss comic conventions, and I also have stock I bought specifically for 2020 cons. While I’d rather meet readers in person, I’ve tried to do the next best thing with an online store where you can purchase books I have in stock with my signature on ’em. There’s no extra charge for that, just cover price and shipping. There are some books missing simply because I don’t have extra copies, but if there are requests for them, I’ll make it happen. Check it out, and share with friends you think might be interested!

UPDATE: no updates

Usually this is where I post information on upcoming signings and comic book conventions, but, due to… everything… there are none right now.

Stay tuned, though, and let’s keep our fingers crossed!

Hunker down at home if you can, wash your hands, wear a mask in public, and stay safe!

Emerald City Comic Con 2020!

I’ll be a guest at Emerald City Comic Con March 12 – 15! If you’re going to be there, stop by Artist Alley table T-1 to say hi to Adam P. Knave and me. We’ll have comics, books, and Sharpies with which to sign them!

UPDATE: The show has been postponed. I just found out the new dates are August 21 – 23. I’m currently seeing if I can make that work. Shall update as soon as I can!

UPDATE 2: This, of course, has been cancelled. Hopefully ECCC and comic conventions in general will return soon…!