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Chris Grine

Chris Grine is an artist and writer for Hallmark and creator of Chickenhare.

Chris Grine is the creator of Chickenhare, which was published as an original graphic novel by Dark Horse in 2006 and now continues as a webcomic. Chris works at Hallmark and his 165 Bots with Stuff is featured on its Shoebox blog. Chickenhare was nominated for an Eisner Award for best publication for a younger audience in 2007. Chris lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and their young daughter.

Praise for Chickenhare:

“Fun, witty characters and sharp drawings bring Chickenhare to life, but something dark lurks just beneath the surface. A mysterious and whimsical adventure that quickly leads us down the rabbit hole . . .”–Jeff Smith, creator of BONE

“I loved Chickenhare. Chris Grine has a delightfully deranged imagination, and he knows how to tell one heck of a good story.”–Stan Saki, creator of Usagi Yojimbo

Graphic Novel Reporter asked Chris:

What inspired you to create Chickenhare?

Chickenhare was a long time coming. I was an idea I had back in 2002 when it was just a rabbit in a chicken-suit, believe it or not. I just liked the idea of it. Then I started building a world for him in my mind and that’s when it changed into the character he is today. The world, however, is a little different story. I don’t want to ruin anything for volume two, but Banjo and Meg’s story was another idea I had and when I realized both stories could blend together, I knew I was on to something fun. From there I just created the backstories for everyone and jumped to the place in time where it made most sense for them to meet. The fun thing for me now is that I have a story moving forward, culminating in what I hope to be a really cool finale, as well as a backstory to pick from and slowly reveal over time.

More about Chris Grine:

Chickenhare webcomic:

2:00 pm

THE WIDE WORLD OF WEBCOMICS :: Room 2505A (Lower Level)
Jason Arnett, Rick Burchett, Chris Grine, Yale Stewart
Sunday May 22, 2016 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm