It’s really real…

THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN trade exists, dear readers, and it looks great! If you read issues 1 & 2, here is your chance to get the next three chapters. If you missed 1 & 2, this is the whole shebang– complete with some of Nick’s development sketches and our original pitch. It’s out in comic shops November 1 and available for pre-order now from your local comic shop, bookstore, or online retailer now!

The Future of THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN

If you’ve enjoyed issues 1 and 2 of The Once and Future Queen and are eagerly awaiting issue 3 (not to mention 4 and 5), we have some news you’ll want to read (from co-writer/co-creator Adam P. Knave’s site)…

Hey! I heard you have some really important news about The Once and Future Queen? We do. We do.

What has happened? Issues #3–#5 of The Once and Future Queen have been cancelled, in print and digital. But there will still be a trade collection of the full series released in November. You can order it by clicking here, right now, in fact.

Why did this happen? The comic industry is a fickle thing. The Once and Future Queen was well received by press and its readers, and while it was growing in market awareness, print efforts have been shifted to the book market so we can grow and reach our target audience. 

So you guys failed then? The hell you say! We crafted a story that we are deeply proud of, that everyone involved is deeply proud of, and that will see the light of day come November.

Anything else we should know? Eat your veggies. No, seriously. This happened fast, and we’re letting you know as soon as we could. Thank you to everyone who picked up issues #1 and #2 and enjoyed them. We won’t let you down. This story has been an amazingly good time to create, and we want you to have the same good time reading it. Also, you know, some of the stuff you’ll see in the trade… the Gwen/Rani/Lance stuff people think they know where that’s going and y’all are wrong so far, which is delightful. Bigger plot things going on that…  It’s exciting, it’s fun, and we stand behind it every step of the way. So yeah, thank you guys!  And don’t forget to order The Once and Future Queen trade paperback at Darkhorse.com, Amazon.com, or Barnes and Noble!

Love and Tattoo swords,

Adam P. Knave
D.J. Kirkbride
Nick Brokenshire
Frank Cvetkovic

THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN interview with Westfield Comics

Roger Ash interviews Adam P. Knave and me about THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN for Westfield Comics! Read it HERE. (Issue 1 is out from Dark Horse Comics on 03.01.17. You can preorder it now with PREVIEWSworld code JAN170133!)

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Long Beach Comic Expo Feb 18 & 19!

The official LBCE 2017 press release:

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D.J. Kirkbride Is Coming To LBCE!

D.J. Kirkbride co-wrote and co-created the acclaimed fantasy adventure series AMELIA COLE, an ongoing series published digitally by Monkeybrain Comics via ComiXology and in print courtesy of IDW Publishing. He wrote the cosmic space opera THE BIGGER BANG and its sequel THE BIGGEST BANG, both from IDW. He also co-wrote the Dark Horse Comics superhero mini-series NEVER ENDING and the DARK HORSE PRESENTS feature “Laser Joan and the Rayguns.” March 2017 will see the debut of his latest creation with AMELIA COLE collaborators Adam P. Knave and Nick Brokenshire: THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN, a 21st century update of Arthurian legend from Dark Horse Comics.

D.J. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/djkirkbride.writer/
D.J. on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DJKirkbride
D.J. on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djkirkbride

For Show Tickets: http://lbce2017.eventbrite.com

TWO signings at Pulp Fiction next week!

Just in time for holiday shopping, true believers…

pulp_biggest_bang_signingOn Wednesday Dec 14, I’ll be signing THE BIGGER BANG trade ($5 off cover) and the conclusion of the saga, THE BIGGEST BANG! I’ll have the new trade (also $5 off cover)– plus heavily discounted single issues! We’re talking at cost ($2 each) to you, the reader, for your support of comics!

pulp_amelia_signingAnd then, that Saturday, December 17, I’ll be signing all five volumes of AMELIA COLE from noon to 3pm! Buy one, save $5 off cover. (To put it another way: buy 2, save $10 total / 3, save $15 total / 4, save $20 total– buy 4, get 1 free! / all 5, save a whopping $25 off the total cover price– buy 5, get 1 free…PLUS an extra $5 off!)

I hope to see lots of folks at both signings! Please help spread the word!