I'm very happy to announce that I will be a guest at the fabulous EMERALD CITY COMICON in lovely Seattle, WA, March 2-5, 2017! This will be my first convention in about 4 years, and only my second ECCC, the first being way back in 2005. From what I understand, the show has grown immensely in those 12 years, so I am really looking forward to coming back.

I plan on going all out with new art, prints, and goodies, and yes, I will be accepting a limited number of commissions. For all of the folks who have been asking me about conventions and commissions, this is your chance.

*9/21 UPDATE*
THE COMMISSION LIST IS NOW FULL. If you missed your chance to make a request, please keep an eye on this blog, as I may take a few more requests closer to the show if I manage to get through my current workload.

Thank you to everyone who made a request. I am thrilled with some of the inspired character choices I have received. Time to get to work!

I will be completing all commissions in my studio over the next 5 months for delivery at ECCC. Commissions can be picked up at my table in Artist Alley any day of the show. (I will post my table number once ECCC has completed their placement).

  • 9"x12" or larger (at my discretion)
  • 100% cotton paper
  • Color, tonal, or pen and ink based on what best suits the subject matter (also at my discretion)
  • Any character/subject from comics, animation, games, movies, literature, mythology, etc. Be creative with your requests. TIP: I like superheroes, but I LOVE fantasy, fairy tales, monsters, and so on.
  • $500
If you would like a commission, simply use the 'contact' page to submit your request. I'd really appreciate having a few options, so please provide a few different character requests for me to choose from. I only have so many Harley Quinns in me.

Once I receive your request, I will reply to confirm and to provide my Paypal address. I am requesting payment upfront to reserve your place on the commission list.

-Satisfaction guaranteed-
 In the unlikely event that the commission is unsatisfactory, you are free to decline it at the show and I will gladly refund your money. I'll assume you are a nut with poor taste, but I'll refund your money :)

Below is a smattering of commissions from previous shows:



SUICIDE SQUAD #1 Limited Edition Comix exclusive variant cover

Ink on Bristol board with red pencil
Original is available. Please contact me if interested.



Superman vs. Aquaman, a confrontation of mythological proportion!


TANK GIRL commission

Click for full image - WARNING: Contains disappointingly minimal nudity

Here's a commission I painted a year or two ago for the mighty Mr. Reid, a fellow with an impressive collection of artwork to say the least.

This is a rather large piece at about 14" x 20", painted in acrylic on illustration board. Needless to say, TANK GIRL begins and ends with Hewlett, but she was a fun subject to paint- it's not often I'm reaching for pinks and greens like that!


Original Art Discount Code

Boy, am I sick of looking at this little stack of pages in my studio. Go to the shop and enter the discount code KIRBY at checkout to instantly receive a whopping 33% OFF any and all original art!



AQUAMAN #3 cover. The traditional pencil, ink, and color approach.


WONDER WOMAN pages added to the shop

Just a quick note to say I've added a bunch of pages from the WONDER WOMAN issue I drew a while back to the shop.

If you just want to view unadorned original line art or need the perfect gift for that special comic art geek, head on over and check them out!


Print shipping update

Just a quick note to those of you who ordered a Korra print: You should receive a shipping notice within the next day or so if you haven't already. The system (me) has been a little overwhelmed with getting the orders packed and shipped. I appreciate your patience.

I am trying out a new shipping package for the prints- a triangular box with the print loosely rolled. I have shipped flat in the past with extremely sturdy packaging and still managed to have art damaged by impact on the flat surface. I'm hoping this new solution will prevent damage.

If anyone receives a damaged print or piece of art, just send me a message and I'll make it right.

I only have 8 Korra prints left at this moment, so if you want one, I'd say now is the time.


Aquaman 1

Boy, do I love drawing nature. I admire folks who can draw mechanical things and buildings and all of that and still give it dynamic life, but try as I might, I am not one of those people. So, AQUAMAN feels like a good fit for me. I can mostly let my rulers keep collecting dust.

It turns out this will be the variant cover for issue #1, with yesterday's post being #2. #3 is currently on my drawing board and is being extremely uncooperative.



Get ready for a year of AQUAMAN covers, and twice a month at that!

Here is one of my first covers for the new series. I turned in the first two at the same time, so I am not sure if this will be for the first or second issue, but we'll find out soon enough- AQUAMAN #1 hits the shelves 6/22.


New item in the shop

I added a handful of signed LEGEND OF KORRA prints to the shop. For the folks who have been asking, now is your chance to grab one before they're gone.

More soon.


New shop!

I set up a new shop where I will eventually be offering original art, from published covers and interior pages to personal sketches, as well as prints of my work.

I have just a few pieces of original art available at the moment (the two maidens from my last post as well as this full color Supergirl) to make sure all is working well. I will be adding more art over the next few weeks.

I've added a link to the top of the page, or just click here to visit now. Thanks for looking!


Sketches on toned paper

A couple of fair maidens to try out/use up some toned paper I've had sitting around for ages.


Superman Vs. Batman covers

Superman #50 and Batman #50 feature variant covers that connect to form one image, which is what you see here. Madness Games & Comics sponsored these covers, just as they did for my DK3 variant.

After the initial sketch I wasn't sure how I would finish it, but as I got into the final I found myself drawing with an almost clinically clean ink line, completely open save for Superman's black hair, and coloring with a vibrant palette. There's probably more than enough darkness out there already, I reckon.

And while I am no expert, I believe a true Superman vs. Batman showdown would end quite quickly with Batman utterly destroyed in seconds, but that may just be my dumb logic speaking.