Search - List of Books by Robert Kirby

"The mark of a true professional is giving more than you get." -- Robert Kirby
Robert Kirby (b. 1962 in Detroit, Michigan) is the creator of the syndicated comic Curbside.

Curbside is the story of two young men, Drew, an aspiring writer, and Nathan, an aspiring musician, who meet and eventually form a tumultuous relationship. The comic is syndicated in several periodicals, including Chicago Nightlines, Out In The Mountains, Lavender Magazine and others, as well as on the internet. The series has also been collected into two books. The first book was published after Kirby received a Xeric Foundation award. A third volume, consisting of a Spanish language translation of Curbside, has also been published.

In 2002, State Representative Nancy Sheltra (R-Derby) protested the presence of the publication Out In The Mountains in the Vermont Statehouse due to its inclusion of Kirby's strip featuring two bare-chested male cartoon characters kissing, which she deemed "pornographic".

Kirby, who is openly gay, had his first venture into producing comics with the comic zine Strange Looking Exile, which also featured work by Diane DiMassa, Roberta Gregory, Nick Leonard and Alison Bechdel. The zine ran from 1991 till 1994. At that time, Kirby ended Strange Looking Exile and began producing a new comic zine called Boy Trouble with co-editor David Kelly, a comics anthology that was published from issues one to four as a zine, issue five being released in the form of a book in 2004. Boy Trouble features contributions and collaborations from the editors as well as a number of other artists and writers including Anonymous Boy, Craig Bostick, Jennifer Camper, C. Bard Cole, Michael Fahy, Tim Fish, Leanne Franson, Andy Hartzell, G.B. Jones, Steve MacIsaac, Sina Shamsavari, Ivan Valez Jr. and others.

In 2006, an anthology of the best of Boy Trouble was released, entitled The Book of Boy Trouble, which also included new work and work in color. Besides the editors, Kirby and Kelly, the book featured sequential art by Anonymous Boy, Craig Bostick, C. Bard Cole, Jaime Cortez, Michael Fahy, Justin Hall, Andy Hartzell, Victor Hodge, Brett Hopkins, Nick Leonard, Steve MacIsaac, Josue Menjivar, Sina Shamsavari, D. Travers Scott, and Russ Turk. It was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award that same year in the "Arts and Culture" section.

In 2008, The Book of Boy Trouble Volume 2: Born to Trouble was published, featured work by many of the artists from the first volume as well as work by Jennifer Camper, Derek Charm, Howard Cruse, Abby Denson, Tim Fish, Joan Hilty, G.B. Jones, Nick Leonard, Ed Luce, Steve MacIsaac, Dave Ortega, Bill Roundy, and Robert Triptow.

Kirby is also a regular contributor to the ongoing queer comics anthology Juicy Mother, edited by Jennifer Camper, and released in 2005 and 2007. He is well known for his enjoyment of cold cheese sandwiches.

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Total Books: 24
The Essential Kirby Canon 20 Years of Shooting from the Hip at the Salt Lake Tribune
2014 - The Essential Kirby Canon 20 Years of Shooting From the Hip at the Salt Lake Tribune [The Mormon Humor Collection - Volume 6] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780692266083
ISBN-10: 0692266089
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Sunday of the Living Dead
2013 - Sunday of the Living Dead [A Collection of Mormon Humor - Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781481898263
ISBN-10: 1481898264
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Book of Boy Trouble Vol 2
2008 - The Book of Boy Trouble Vol 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781931160650
ISBN-10: 1931160651
Genres: Arts & Photography, Comics & Graphic Novels, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Aviation Visionary Smilin' Jack Conroy
2008 - Aviation VIsionary Smilin' Jack Conroy (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780965573078
ISBN-10: 0965573079
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Stick and String
2006 - Stick and String (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781424157297
ISBN-10: 1424157293
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The Book of Boy Trouble Gay Boy Comics with a New Attitude
End Of Watch
2004 - End of Watch (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780874807837
ISBN-10: 0874807832
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Law, Engineering & Transportation
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Kirby Soup for the Soul
2003 - Kirby Soup for the Soul (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780974486024
ISBN-10: 0974486027
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Curbside Boys The New York Years
2002 - Curbside Boys the New York Years (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781573441544
ISBN-10: 1573441546
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Dark Angel
2000 - Dark Angel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781892936097
ISBN-10: 1892936097
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Family Home Screaming
1999 - Family Home Screaming (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781892936080
ISBN-10: 1892936089
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Pat  Kirby Go to Hell
1997 - Pat Kirby Go to Hell (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781885628466
ISBN-10: 1885628463
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Art of Sensual Yoga  A Step-by-Step Guide for Couples
1997 - The Art of Sensual Yoga a Step-by-step Guide for Couples (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780452278202
ISBN-10: 0452278201
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Wake Me for the Resurrection
1996 - Wake Me for the Resurrection (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781885628473
ISBN-10: 1885628471
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Sunday of the Living Dead
1995 - Sunday of the Living Dead (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781885628497
ISBN-10: 1885628498
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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Songs of the Cockroach
Songs of the Cockroach (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780864865250
ISBN-10: 0864865252
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Trebor Ybrik versus the rest
Trebor Ybrik Versus the Rest (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780909238117
ISBN-10: 0909238111
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Fly-Fishing in Southern Africa
Fly-fishing in Southern Africa (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780947430412
ISBN-10: 0947430415
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Brighams Bees
Brighams Bees (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781555170684
ISBN-10: 1555170684
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Avro Manchester The Legend Behind the Manchester
Avro Manchester the Legend Behind the Manchester (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781857800289
ISBN-10: 1857800281
Genre: History
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Los chicos de la acera de enfrente/ Curbside Boys Los anos de Nueva York/ The New York Years