D.J. Kirkbride

Mar 13, 2020
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D.J. Kirkbride

Artist/Studio: D.J. Kirkbride
Location: Los Angeles, CA

D.J. Kirkbride got his start in comics as an editor and writer on Image Comics’ Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Popgun anthologies. After those, he co-wrote the acclaimed fantasy series Amelia Cole, which was part of the Monkeybrain Comics digital launch on ComiXology, published in print by IDW. Kirkbride is also the author of the cosmic space opera The Bigger Bang and its sequel, The Biggest Bang, also published by IDW.

He co-wrote a modern reimagining of the King Arthur saga called The Once and Future Queen, the superhero drama Never Ending, and the Dark Horse Presents rock ‘n roll action feature “Laser Joan and the Rayguns,” all published by Dark Horse Comics. He recently wrote the sci-fi adventure comic book series Errand Boys for Image Comics and co-wrote a story for Heavy Metal Magazine called “Urban Developments.”

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The Once and Future Queen

Rani Arturus is a chess prodigy with no plans to be a leader of any sort, let alone QUEEN. After she pulls the legendary sword Excalibur from the stone…well, no backsies. Now she must form a new round table made of friends and family to protect the Earth from an invasion of Fae, who’d like a new planet to call their own. It’s magic, romance, adventure, and excitement as old myths reveal themselves to be fake, and new ones cause trouble for everyone!


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