Robert Kirby, author of Curbside and Boy Trouble to release graphic memoir through Penn State University Press graphic novel imprint.
Graphic Mundi, the graphic novel imprint of Penn State University Press, have announced the publication of cartoonist Robert Kirby’s Marry Me a Little: A Graphic Memoir on February 21st.
Is it a love story? Sure. But there was a whole lot more going on in and around us regarding the idea of marriage, and that’s what I tried to capture.
– Robert Kirby
In Marry Me a Little, Kirby tells us of the experience of marrying his longtime partner, John, just after same-sex marriage was legalized in Minnesota in 2013, and two years before the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges made same-sex marriage the law of the land.
Through the book, Kirby recounts how he and John planned and celebrated their wedding in this changing landscape. It’s full of honesty and humour, complete with Kirby’s distinctive drawing style. But Kirby also reflects on the threat marriage equality faces in the USA right now.
Just from the pages previewed below you can get a sense of the tone of the book and the style of Kirby’s art. It’s a book full of a gentle love, comedy that comes through in Kirby’s reflections on the world, and reflections on marriage between two people obviously very much in love.
Marry Me a Little was released in comics shops on February 8 and will be available in bookstores on February 21.
Kirby has been drawing & publishing comics since 1991. He’s the author of the comic strip Curbside that ran in LGBTQ & alternative papers in the US and Canada from 1991 to 2008, and he’s also created and edited many anthologies, including the queerboy zine Boy Trouble, the Ignatz Award-winning QU33R, What’s Your Sign, Girl? Cartoonists Talk About Their Sun Signs (2015), & The Shirley Jackson Project: Comics Inspired by her Life and Work (2016).
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