Kirbi Fagan is a Metro Detroit based illustrator who specializes in creating art for book covers and comics. Her illustrations are known for their magical themes, nostalgic mood and feminine heroines. She received her bachelor’s degree in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design. 

Kirbi is passionate about participating in the illustration community both online and at large. Currently, she is Co-Regional Illustrator Coordinator with SCBWI and teaches illustration at College for Creative Studies in Downtown Detroit. When not painting, Kirbi enjoys writing stories, spending time with her family and rollerblading with her bichons Sophie and Maisey.


Marvel Comics, Disney, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Books, Orbit Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dark Horse Comics & BOOM studios & Activision/Call of Duty


Jack Gaughan Award: Best Emerging Artist 2017, Muddy Color Rising Star 2017, International Illustrator of the Future


Portrait Oil Painting Workshop, Detroit, MI 2017

Color & Light Workshop, Seattle, Wa 2016 

Smart School Mentorship 2015 

Penguin Books Art director Mentorship 2015

Smart School Mentorship 2014

Artist as brand master class 2013

Smart School Mentorship 2013 

Illustration Master class, Amherst, MA 2013

BFA Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI


Spectrum 24: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Imagine FX "Artist of the Month" 2015, Los Angeles Society of Illustrators 54th Annual, New York Society of Illustrators "Point of Visions" Celebrating Female Artists in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Infected by Art Volume 3, 4, 5


Cover Artist Interview by Luna Station

Society of Children Books Writers and Illustrators Michigan Mentorship Program

6 Days of BAIT: Kirbi Fagan, an Unexpected shining moment in life and literature.