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!

Order THE BIGGEST BANG #1 today!

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Today’s the final order cutoff (FOC) for IDW Publishing‘s THE BIGGEST BANG #1! If you want to be 100% sure your local comic shop has a copy for you when it comes out on May 18th, let them know before they close this evening! (You can still tell them you want it after today or just snag it on the stands after it’s released, but today’s when shops place their final initial orders. If comics were movies, the FOC is kind of how the opening weekend box office is determined.)

If you’re on the fence about the book, check out what some of the best comic creators in the business had to say about it in the image above.

Here’s the official solicit:

Publisher: IDW PUBLISHING

Writer: D.J. Kirkbride Artist: Vassilis Gogtzilas

Letterer: Frank Cvetkovic Editor: Justin Eisinger

Born in the cataclysmic cosmic catastrophe known as “The Bigger Bang,” Cosmos traversed the barren egg-lands in-between universes, discovered the wisdom of space whales, defeated intergalactic evil, and found love! Now a new threat presents itself, one the hero has never known… worship! What can he give those who would call him God? Intergalactic action and pataphysical philosophy return in THE BIGGEST BANG, the thrilling sequel to the mini-series Den of Geek called one of “the best comics of 2015”!

Item Code: MAR160383 (standard) MAR160384 (variant)

In Shops: 5/18/2016

Cover Price: $3.99

Please spread the word and help build up the excitement! Thanks, and hooray for comics!

–D.J.

Long Beach Comic Expo – Feb 20 & 21

That’s right! I’ll be a writer in artist alley at this year’s LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO on February 20th & 21st, selling and signing copies of all four IDW volumes of AMELIA COLE, THE BIGGER BANG issues 1 – 4 (plus the snazzy trade collection), and the Dark Horse NEVER ENDING trade paperback.

LBCE_KirkbrideThere’s also a cool panel that I get to participate in with the likes of Jimmy Palmiotti, Tony Donley, and Megan Hutchison! Here’s the info:

#MakeComics: The Advantages of Creator Owned Comics
Moderator: Marcus Perry

Description of Panel: Playing in others’ sandboxes is fun, but sometimes doing your own thing can be just as fulfilling. Join Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane, Hype), Tony Donley (Albert Einstein: Time Mason), D.J. Kirkbride (Amelia Cole, Popgun Anthology from Image Comics), and Megan Hutchison (The Aurora Grimeon Stories) to talk about why creating their own work is necessary as well as rewarding. Moderated by Marcus Perry (co-creator of Albert Einstein: Time Mason and Descendant from Image Comics).

Panel date: Saturday, February 20th
Panel time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Room name/number: Creator’s Lab, S5

Long Beach Comic Con 2015 – Sept 12 & 13!

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Heroes!

I’ll be at Long Beach Comic Con this weekend, September 12 & 13! A good time is sure to be had at half-table H5A, as I’ll be armed with a sharpie and copies of AMELIA COLE AND THE UNKNOWN WORLDAMELIA COLE AND THE HIDDEN WARAMELIA COLE AND THE ENEMY UNLEASHEDTHE BIGGER BANG (all from idwcomics), and NEVER ENDING (darkhorsecomics) – ready to sell ‘n sign ‘n chat!

My pal Alex Chung will also be on hand with his terrific mini-comics ZAYRA and BUCKETS, plus snazzy buttons!

Please stop by, enjoy/discover/celebrate indie comics, and have all the fun!

Love, D.J.