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Chris Grine On The Release Of Chickenhare Vol. 3 (PR)
posted November 23, 2009
The third volume of Chris Grine's Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel series Chickenhare debuts November 27 in an all-new format -- free, online, and in full color!
In Chickenhare Vol. 3: Fish & Grymps, Grine's delightfully odd cast of characters -- Chickenhare, Abe, Meg, Banjo, and Scabby -- find themselves trapped on a mysterious island where danger lurks around every bend, and where a crazed scientist conducts unnatural, sinister experiments as a way of "making" new friends. The new webcomic will be published twice a week, every Tuesday and Friday, at www.chickenhare.com.
After publishing the first two volumes of Chickenhare as original black and white graphic novels with Dark Horse comics, Grine is refocusing his publishing efforts online in hopes of broadening the audience of his critically acclaimed series. "As a physical book," he said, "I always wanted Chickenhare to find its way into the hands of more readers. By publishing the new series free and online, I can not only reach a much wider audience -- I get to enjoy the ride with Chickenhare fans as each new installment is posted."
Grine also welcomes the efficiency of publishing online: "When Volume 3 is complete, I can roll right into the next Chickenhare story, and readers won't have to wait to find out what the next adventure will be."
Beautifully illustrated, filled with thrilling adventure, and written with great imagination and humor, Chickenhare is a kids' book series that discerning readers of all ages can enjoy. Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo said, "Chris Grine has a delightfully deranged imagination, and he knows how to tell one heck of a good story."
Jeff Smith, the creator of the epic masterpiece Bone, said "Fun, witty characters and sharp drawings bring Chickenhare to life, but something dark lurks just beneath the surface . . . a mysterious and quirky adventure."
Don't miss your chance to experience the wonderfully weird world of Chickenhare when Chickenhare Vol. 3: Fish & Grymps debuts online November 27! Visit www.chickenhare.com for more details.