Minneapolitan Robert Kirby has been drawing and publishing comics since 1990. His self-syndicated comic strip “Curbside” (1991-2008) was collected in two books: Curbside, published with the Xeric Grant in 1998, and Curbside Boys (2002, Cleis Press). His queerboy comics zine anthology Boy Trouble debuted in 1994 and there were two book collections from Green Candy Press: The Book of Boy Trouble (2006) and The Book of Boy Trouble Volume 2: Born to Trouble (2008).


The first issue of Robert’s new all-color queer comics anthology THREE debuted in 2010 and was nominated for an Ignatz award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection. In 2011 Robert published a second issue and he was announced as the 2011 recipient of the Prism Queer Press Grant for THREE. The third issue was published to more acclaim in June 2012. All 3 issues of THREE were chosen for the SPX Collection at the Library of Congress.


In January 2014, Rob’s series THREE mutated into QU33R, a big 33-person collection of all new, all color comics, published by Northwest Press. It won the 2014 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection.


Rob’s writing, interviews and reviews have appeared online for Maximum Rock N Roll, Panel Patter, and Rain Taxi, and continue regularly at The Comics Journal. He is currently a guest editor for the Illustrated PEN series.


His latest books are published by Ninth Art Press: What’s Your Sign, Girl? Cartoonists Talk About Their Sun Signs (2015) and The Shirley Jackson Project: Comics Inspired By Her Life and Work (2016)






That’s it in a nutshell. Want or need to know more? Contact Rob (who in real life never refers to himself in the third person, promise): curbside.kirby@gmail.com



Note: Robert considers himself a serious artist, as his muse above would surely indicate.


All images © by Robert Kirby

 

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