David Yurkovich (a registered trademark of The Yurkoverse) began writing and illustrating stories during his childhood and early adolescence. In 1992 he began to focus on graphic novels and comics.
His first self-published comic was funded by a grant by the Xeric Foundation. As a writer and illustrator, his works include Death by Chocolate and Less Than Heroes (both published by Top Shelf Productions) and Altercations (published by Sleeping Giant).
In 2007 Yurkovich wrote, designed, and published Mantlo: A Life in Comics, a benefit magazine to help aid in the medical expenses of Bill Mantlo (creator of Rocket Raccoon and numerous other Marvel properties).
In 2016, Yurkovich was among ten prose authors statewide selected to attend the Delaware Seashore Poetry & Prose Writers’ Retreat. His short story, “The Last Day of Summer,” appeared in the 2016 anthology Beach Nights (Cat and Mouse Press).
In January 2017, he was awarded a fellowship by the Delaware Division of the Arts in the category of literature (fiction). He has published two prose novels, Glass Onion and Banana Seat Summer, with two manuscripts in development. David provided an introduction to the second volume of the Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Omnibus, published June 2017 by Marvel. He also edited the novel, One of the Madding Crowd, by author David W. Dutton in 2018 as well as the crime anthology Suspicious Activity.
Currently, Yurkovich is the designer and a co-editor for Devil’s Party Press. Yurkovich co-edited the 2019 DPP anthologies What Sort of Fuckery Is This? and Halloween Party 2019, the latter of which was awarded best editing in the category of collections by the Delaware Press Association in 2020. He also edited the Southern Gothic novel Mosquitoes and Men by author Mark Alan Polo and the speculative fiction novel Welcome to Breezewood by David Sturm. In July 2020, Yurkovich, along with DPP founder Dianne Pearce, launched Gravelight Press, a horror imprint of DPP. Its debut publication, Exhumed, features 13 tales and will be released August 2020.
Yurkovich and his family reside in historic Milton, Delaware, where they share a house with more pets than is likely healthy.