Chris Grine is the creator behind the quirky adventures Chickenhare and Time Shifters. His latest work, a graphic novel of the young adult adventure series, Animorphs, has brought him a new perspective on working with a known property, dealing with the fandom of that universe, and coming to grips with possibly working on too many things at once. Chris talked with Jason about all of this and more, including his melancholy time at summer camp and why the story of Time Shifters is an incredibly personal one for him.
Comics that tell the story of someone living a life outside the norms of our own are crucial to enhancing our world view, and Dear Korea is a more whimsical but still enjoyable take on this genre. On the other end of the spectrum, Chris Grine is experiencing success in both the kid and adult fiction arenas and so, needs a pen name to differentiate the two. Also, it’s 2017 and we’re leading off with a gaming comic in the form of Respawn. As bad as things are outside our entertainment bubble, we need comfort food every now and then. Sue us.
It’s the last show before Christmas, and we have more gifts for you! Chris Grine is celebrating Wicked Crispy getting a book deal, and Harry Potter has never been more succinct, or hilarious. Also, the guys take a deeper dive on Rising Sand, one of the most gorgeous comics to ever grace a computer screen.
Like the sturdiest and most tested of crotches, we return with another episode of the first and best webcomics podcast! Did you know that Steve is bad at Cities Skylines? Or that Jason has been treating his PS4 like a Steam account? You’ll learn that and more by listening to the first segment. The second segment will inform you about Lucha Underground (yes, again), Our Valued Customers, One-Punch Man, Jasmine Wall, and Wicked Crispy. Swing hard and often, fellas, this crotch didn’t reinforce itself overnight you know!
We start with one of the most prominent mobile game releases in recent memory and end up discussing the consistency of various types of pasta. Don’t worry, while talking about comics in the second segment, we coin the term “Skeletor’s balls” thanks to Wicked Crispy. It’s also time to take a look at ANOTHER KC Green joint, and Ryan Estrada just can’t stop doing things, either, so we have a look at his latest project. All that, plus, our memories of the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Stay tuned after the outro to feel the pain of being a nerdy know-it-all at the public library.