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. 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.