D. J. Coffman

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D. J. Coffman
Born (1976-01-17) January 17, 1976 (age 43)
Area(s)Cartoonist, Writer, Penciller, Inker, Letterer
Notable works
Hero by Night
The God Child
AwardsComic Book Challenge winner 2006

D. J. Coffman (born January 17, 1976) is an American cartoonist. He is best known as the creator of the Hero by Night comic book series and the webcomic Yirmumah. Coffman also has done work on the Monkey Man comic series with writer Brian Lynch that included a webcomic on Kevin Smith's MoviePoopShoot.com.[1]



Author(s)D. J. Coffman
Bob McDeavitt
Current status/scheduleUpdating every Weekday
Launch dateOctober 5, 2003 [1]
Genre(s)Pop Culture, Comedy

Yirmumah is a daily webcomic written and drawn by Coffman, and sometimes written by collaborator Bob McDeavitt. Yirmumah is part of the webcomics collective Keenspot.[2] It has been published as a minicomic[3] and as a color comic book series.[4] Yirmumah was also a regular feature in the 2005 relaunch of Cracked magazine and Cracked Magazine.com.

In 2006, Coffman switched Yirmumah back to an autobiographical comic called ORIGIN [5] which features the story of how his father and mother met.

The Comic Book Challenge/Hero by Night[edit]

In July 2006 Coffman and his project Hero by Night won the first annual Comic Book Challenge contest, held by comics publisher Platinum Studios and NBC.

Hero by Night
Author(s)D. J. Coffman
Current status/scheduleupdating daily
Launch dateOctober 3, 2006 [2]
Genre(s)Super Hero, Adventure

Hero by Night tells the adventures of a Jack King, who discovers an older superhero's hidden lair and his gear. After debating selling the hero's stuff on eBay and attracting the hero's enemies' attention, King decides to instead use the gear to become the modern incarnation of the hero.[6]

Coffman was later a judge for the 2007 Comic Book Challenge.[7]

In December 2007, Hero By Night launched as an ongoing comic book series. After publishing three issues, Platinum suspended its comic publishing line due to financial issues. All creators on the Hero By Night book were eventually paid in full.[8]

The Hollywood Reporter announced in October 2008 that there were plans to adapt Hero By Night into a live-action television series.[9]

In late December 2011, Coffman announced that he had regained the rights to Hero by Night from Platinum and that he would be reinitiating the series, which would then be published daily at Keenspot.com[10]


On June 9, 2008, Coffman teamed with the Denver-based hip-hop/rock band Flobots to produce an original webcomic that features stories based on real life accounts of their fans meant to inspire social change. The webcomic was published at Flobots.net [11]

The God Child[edit]

In April 2014, Coffman teamed with writer Ally Monroe to create The God Child comic series. The first chapter debuted in July 2014 at the San Diego Comic-Con International, and was later signed with Caliber Comics for the collected editions upon completion of the first story arc.

The synopsis: a secret society known as The Church has been preventing the second coming of Christ for the past millennium. Looking for redemption, and recruited by The Church, a team of gunmen and assassins stop at nothing to track and kill the carrier. Convinced that they are exterminating the antichrist, they use any means necessary to fight a secret battle to save the world and their own souls. Nothing could have prepared Maggie Lee to carry the God Child, but her life has never been fair. Being thrown out of her home at the age of 16 for being gay has endowed her with the inner strength needed to survive. With assassins on her trail and nowhere to hide, will she fight to survive to give birth to the son of God, or the anti-christ?[12]


  1. ^ "Movie Poop Shoot - Monkeyman". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-05-29.
  2. ^ Keenspot Comic-Con 2006 Announcements: YIRMUMAH!, DARKEN, SORCERY 101 join! Fall Marketing Plans! SUPEROSITY TV Show (sorta)! | COMIXTALK Archived 2008-10-15 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Webcomics in Print: Yirmumah Mini Comic #1 - DJ Coffman
  4. ^ "Your Indy Weekly: Yirmumah!, Love In A Time Of Super-Villains And More - Newsarama". Archived from the original on 2007-05-16. Retrieved 2007-05-29.
  5. ^ "Yirmumah Archives". Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2007-05-29.
  6. ^ "Platinum Studios Store - Comics Fueling Media Everywhere!". Archived from the original on 2007-05-16. Retrieved 2007-05-29.
  7. ^ Comic Book Challenge 2007 - 2007 Judges
  8. ^ Coffman, D.J. "My Decade in Webcomics & Comics," DJCoffman.com (November 20, 2010).
  9. ^ "'Hero by Night' live-action series in works," The Hollywood Reporter (October 2008).
  10. ^ "Hero By Night Returns...NOW!" Keenspot.com (December 24, 2011).
  11. ^ Flobots.net Archived 2008-06-27 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Keenspot.com

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