Rob Kirby


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I’ve enjoyed Smash ever since the day it came out on our old N64, and even today I still find new things to learn about it. I wanted to give something back so I decided to draw every single Smasher. It’s become quite the big family !

Thank you @Nintendo, thank you Mr. Sakurai and your teams. You’ve brought so much joy to my world and many others.


Hi tumblr friends,

Unfortunately I must take a tumblr break for most of September. I have to finish getting our accounts up to date for our tax preparer and to make an animation for my performance of The Tooth. Both are happening in the first week of October, so I’m starting to really feel the weight of the impending deadlines…!

I look forward to returning and seeing what you have all been up to in early October!!!! <3 <3 <3


ps The Shirley Jackson Project (published by Ninth Art Press, edited by Rob Kirby) debuts on September 17th at SPX. You can pre-order it here! I have a 24 page comic in this anthology.

Comics Workbook Magazine #10 will debut at Comic Arts Brooklyn.

This issue is guest edited by Whit Taylor (who also created the cover) and includes a conversation between Sara Lautman and Scott Longo, an essay on Chantal Montellier by Dan Mazur, comics by Aatmaja Pandya, Hannah Kaplan, and Nicholas Offerman, as well as a discussion between Keiler Roberts, Scott Roberts, and Rob Kirby.

Comics Workbook Magazine #1-9 are currently available digitally through the Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency campaign.

In-print back issues are available from Copacetic Comics.

One more page from my SPX sketchbook, with little drawings of each of the panelists who spoke on “Queering the Mainstream?” this Sunday.  Featuring: Rob Kirby, Charles “Zan” Christensen, Dylan Edwards, L. Nichols and Laurel Lynn Leake.  Not shown here (only because I didn’t have time to draw him) is Rob Clough, who did an excellent job as moderator!


My End of the Year list of Favorite Comics and Comics-type stuff is up on my blog here.


Rob Kirby has reviewed Jesse Jacobs’ Safari Honeymoon (think a lysergic Jack London and you have a slight idea of what’s in store). 

“Presenting nature as a pitiless arena for survival of the fittest isn’t the most original of scenarios, but Jacobs’ presentation is wonderfully fresh and drolly humorous – a genuinely personal vision … [he] is a cartoonist gifted with tremendous imagination and one-of-a-kind visual acumen.” — Rob Kirby, The Comics Journal

Check out the full review here!

Preview of the cover art for QU33R by the awesome Michael Fahy, coming this fall from Northwest Press, Edited by Rob Kirby, and featuring 33 of the finest FGBTQ creators around, including Justin Hall, MariNaomi, Sina Sparrow, Carrie McNinch, Marian Runk, Ed Luce, Nicole J. Georges, Dylan Edwards, Carlo Quispe, Sasha Steinberg, Eric Kostiuk Williams, Kris Dresen, David Kelly, Rick Worley, Annie Murphy, Eric Orner, Edie Fake, L. Nichols, Jon Macy, Christine Smith, and so many more!