Weekend reading: “Grace” by Kris Dresen

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Kris Dresen is a Xeric Award winner for Manya, written by Jen Banka. Grace is a cute story of an awkward crush, a lesbian coffeehouse and pie. It’s a little slow moving, but likable characters should keep you clicking.

Comments

  1. pete bangs says:

    Kris Dresen is a very cool artist and I recommend the Manya books to anyone, they were the first Minis/Self published books I ever ordered direct from the US, must be 7 years ago now, and I still reread them a couple of times a year.

  2. pete bangs says:

    And then clicking through on this I found two of the Manya books on line at Kris’s site. Go read them http://www.krisdresencomics.com/

  3. I read this, and I did not like it. I knew what the story was going to be several pages into it. Which means I also knew how it was going to end. And I was right. It’s the kind of story a person in middle or high school might write.

    Kris has done some good comics before. Mostly when she works with a writer. Her own work tends to be the same story, which comes across as some personal wish she is waiting to happen to her.

  4. pete bangs says:

    The Manya books are her best work as far as story goes, but then Jen Banka is a wonderfully poetic writer. Don’t write Kris off as a writer though. She’s in the trees is excellent though obscure and I always found Max and Lily to be pretty funny.

  5. Manya is bloody brilliant. I still have copies of it.
    I will give Dresen’s, Grace a swing.

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