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Body Diversity in Comics

DJ Kirkland

A San Francisco-based comic book artist is building a following with his diverse range of cartoon characters.

DJ Kirkland, 31, was born and raised in North Carolina but has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past six years.

‘I knew I wanted to be a professional comic book artist and illustrator when I was around 8 years old,’ he tells GSN.

‘I was watching Sailor Moon and I pointed to the television and I said “I want to do that!” At the time, I think my mother thought that by “that”, it meant be a beautiful Japanese teenage girl with blonde hair in buns wearing a tiny blue skirt and red boots fighting the forces of evil with love, sparkles and friendship!

‘I mean, I still want to be Sailor Moon but what I meant was, make cartoons.’

By David Hudson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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