The Bibliophile

This drawing was originally going to be an interior illustration for my short story collection Magpie's Ladder. I always liked the drawing, even if it didn't quite capture the character it was intended to portray. I've renamed it The Bibliophile and put it up for sale on my Big Cartel shop along with a few... Continue Reading →

Magpie’s Ladder

Magpie's Ladder from Richard Kirk on Vimeo. On a related note to my last post, I thought I had posted this trailer for my illustrated collection of short stories Magpie's Ladder (PS Publishing, 2019). The publication of this volume of 5 stories was a high point of the summer for me. I hope you enjoy... Continue Reading →

Magpie’s Ladder

Magpie's Ladder, my illustrated collection of short stories, is currently available for pre-order. Copies of the unsigned edition are expected at PS Publishing at the end of May! I am currently signing the signature sheets for the signed editions. Please check the PS Publishing website for more information. Here is a sampling of the illustrations:... Continue Reading →

Crown of Coral

This past week was productive. I handed in all of the artwork for Magpie's Ladder (my forthcoming short story collection) to PS Publishing. Unfortunately I can't show it to you yet, though if you follow me on Instagram you might have glimpsed some of the work in progress. Instead, I am showing you this new... Continue Reading →

Fall to Winter

Following a very busy autumn, I'm now finally sitting down to plan creative work for 2017. My new novel Necessary Monsters is scheduled to be published by Resurrection House/ Arche Press in May. I thought I'd share the description from the distributor's website. ¬†Lumsden Moss is an escaped thief and an unrepentant bibliophile with a... Continue Reading →

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