Rob Kirby Comics

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Robert Kirby


Rob Kirby has been drawing & publishing comics since 1991. His comic strip "Curbside" ran in dozens of LGBTQ & alternative papers in the US and Canada from 1991 to 2008, and there were two book collections: Curbside (1998, published with a Xeric Grant), and Curbside Boys (2002, Cleis Press). He has also created and edited many anthologies over the years, including the queerboy zine Boy Trouble, which mutated into two books from Green Candy Press: The Book of Boy Trouble (2006) & The Book of Boy Trouble Volume 2 (2008), both co-edited with David Kelly; 3 issues of the Ignatz-nominated series THREE, for which he also received the 2011 Prism Queer Press Grant; the Ignatz Award-winning QU33R (2014), What's Your Sign, Girl? Cartoonists Talk About Their Sun Signs (2015), & The Shirley Jackson Project: Comics Inspired by her Life and Work (2016). He is currently at work on a long-form graphic memoir, Marry Me a Little

Rob is a regular contributor to The Comics Journal and Publisher's Weekly, and was a guest editor for the Illustrated PEN series at PEN America from 2016 through 2018. He lives and works in Minneapolis, MN. 



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Selected Anthologies (contributor)

Rainbow Reflections: Body Image Comics for Queer Men (2019, Ad Astra)

Not My Small Diary #19: True Unexplained Events (2017, Delaine Derry Green)

Alphabet (2016, Stacked Deck Press)

Not My Small Diary #18: The Pet Issue (2015, Delaine Derry Green)

Egoscopic #’s 9-14 (2016-2018, Studio FGH - this is a French comics anthology)

Subcultures (2015, Ninth Art Press)

No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics (2012, Fantagraphics)

Glamazonia (2010, Northwest Press)

Young Bottoms in Love (2007, Poison Press)

Juicy Mother 2: How They Met (2007, Manic D)

Juicy Mother: Celebration (2005, Soft Skull)

What’s Wrong? Explicit Graphic Interpretations Against Censorship (2002, Arsenal Pulp)

Spice Capades (1999, Fantagraphics)

Gay Comics #25 (1998, Bob Ross)

The Factsheet Five Zine Reader: The Best Writing from the Underground World of Zines (1997, Three Rivers Press)

The Question of Equality: Lesbian and Gay Politics in America Since Stonewall (1995, Scribner)

Gay Comics #20 (1993, Bob Ross)

Gay Comics # 17 (1993, Bob Ross)