For other uses, see J.J., Juvan, and Kirby (disambiguation).

J.J. Kirby,[1] also known as Juvaun Kirby,[4] (born in 1974[1] in Dayton, Ohio, United States[2]) is an American comic book[1] illustrator[3] and penciller.[4] Kirby served as one of several pencillers for the second issue of the Dark Horse Comics miniseries Star Wars Infinities: Return of the Jedi. The issue was published on January 28, 2004.[4]

In 2021, Kirby illustrated a comic cover for the thirteenth issue of the 2020 Marvel Comics series Star Wars: Darth Vader as part of the publisher's Pride Month lineup of Star Wars variant covers.[3] Kirby's official Pride Month variant cover was announced on March 18, 2021 in an article on StarWars.com.[5] On May 7 of the same year, StarWars.com also revealed Kirby's final design,[3] and it was published on June 23.[6]

The comic cover depicts[3] Vice Admiral[7] Rae Sloane on the bridge of a starship with her arms crossed. Outside a window, the Death Star[3] battle station[8] can be seen with a flash of yellow behind it.[3]


Year Title Contribution Notes
2004 Star Wars Infinities: Return of the Jedi 2 Penciller[4]
2021 Darth Vader (2020) 13 Variant cover Depiction of Rae Sloane for Pride Month[3]


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