As both a Writer and Showrunner, Jeff Kline has been responsible for nearly 1000 episodes of live-action and animated television across both daytime and primetime. He received multiple Daytime Emmy® Awards for the CG series, TRANSFORMERS: PRIME (The Hub), and also co-developed and Executive Produced TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS (The Hub), TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE (Cartoon Network), G.I. JOE: RENEGADES (The Hub), JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES (Kids WB), MEN IN BLACK: THE ANIMATED SERIES (Kids WB), and EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS (Synd.) to name a few.
Nearly a decade ago, Kline founded Darby Pop Publishing – home to the only authorized BRUCE LEE titles in comics (co-created by Kline and Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee) as well as nearly 20 other series birthed by well-known novelists, screenwriters, and comic book heavyweights.
Darby Pop Publishing
For nearly a decade, Darby Pop Publishing has been “the little engine that could” in the comic book world. As home to the only official series of Bruce Lee comics, as well as a host of high-concept, highly-regarded titles such as Sweet Lullaby, The 7th Sword, Dead Man’s Party, and Santa Claus: Private Eye, Darby Pop prides itself on being both wholly collaborative and fiercely independent.
Founded by Emmy award-winning writer/producer Jeff Kline, Darby Pop Publishing has cultivated a broad range of titles built upon the belief that passionate people tell the best stories. In addition to their print and digital libraries, Darby Pop is also home to exclusive, officially-licensed Bruce Lee patches and pins, as well as dozens of limited-edition lithographs and assorted collectibles.
Having served as the developer/showrunner on more than a dozen classic animated series including Transformers: Prime, Transformers: Rescue Bots, G.I. Joe: Renegades, Jackie Chan Adventures, Men In Black: The Series, Extreme Ghostbusters, and Dragon Tales, Kline often recruits his pals from both primetime and kidvid to help craft Darby Pop’s releases. From well-known screenwriters (Matthew Federman & Stephen Scaia, Dead Squad) and novelists (Eric Garcia, City: The Mind in the Machine) to legendary artists (Howard Chaykin, Frank Cho), Darby Pop Publishing aims to be a destination for those who see sequential storytelling as more than child’s play.
Some of Darby Pop's best-selling titles to-date include the aforementioned Bruce Lee series; Things You Shouldn't Remember (a futuristic horror/fantasy in which experiencing nostalgia marks you for death); Side-Kicked (detailing the fallout when the “boy wonders” of the world go on strike); and Indestructible (the adventures of an average Joe faking his way into herodom).
Darby Pop’s most recent releases include the Deluxe Edition of Fake Empire (a Tooth Fairy murder-mystery), Necromancer Bill (a poor shlub accidently receives the power to animate the dead), and the all-ages superhero action/comedy Lacey & Lily.
Whether your tastes lean toward sci-fi or fantasy, military or martial arts, comedy or horror, superheroes or anti-heroes… there’s no shortage of enticing entry points into the Darby Pop Publishing universe. Stop by their booth at Flower City Comic Con and discover your next obsession!
For more information, please check out www.darbypop.com