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Kris Dresen

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Websites: www.krisdresencomics.com, www.krisdresen.com

Bio: Kris Dresen is an artist and writer living in Chicago. She's the illustrator of the critically acclaimed comic book Manya, written by Jen Benka, and the writer and artist of her solo strip, Max & Lily. Previously awarded the Xeric Grant, Kris and Jen were nominated for an Eisner Award for their work on Manya.

Kris' most recent work can be found on her website and includes the online graphic novels Grace,she's in the trees, and she said.

Outside of comics, Kris is an art director on the world of publishing and has been known to freelance illustrate.


RECENT PRISM COMICS FEATURES

FIRST REPORT FROM NYCC 2011!
[News, Posted 10/15/11]
Hey ho, your intrepid Prism flack’s first report from New York Comic-Con 2011. This one’ll be quick because I’m beat! Okay, here’s the convention center: Here’s the dungeon from hell they shoved me in trying to get in (and I had a badge!). Ten switchbacks, almost an hour in there. I was tweeting for gay marines to come and rescue me! Here was the Prism Panel from Friday night – XX: Women in Queer Comics! It was packed! And there was a great chemistry here, with JD Glass…

PRISM COMICS MAKES A BIG SPLASH AT NEW YORK COMIC-CON OCTOBER 13-16!
[News, Posted 10/10/11]
New York, NY – Prism Comics, the premier nonprofit supporting LGBT comics, will be "Queer Central" for both creators and fans at New York Comic-Con from October 13-16! Prism's double booth #1058 will host signings with top LGBT comic book creators all weekend. Prism is also proudly hosting the panel, XX: The Women in Queer Comics, moderated by JD Glass and featuring Paige Braddock, Jennifer Camper, Joan Hilty, Abby Denson, Kris Dresen and Erica Friedman. "We're excited to provide a…

JD GLASS AND KRIS DRESEN APPEARING AT THE PRISM COMICS BOOTH AND PANEL THIS WEEKEND AT NEW YORK COMIC-CON!
[News, Posted 10/9/11]
New York, NY - Eisner nominee Kris Dresen and Lambda Literary Award Finalist JD Glass will appear both at the Prism Comics booth (#1058) and at the panel, XX: The Women in Queer Comics, this weekend at New York Comic-Con, October 13-16. Glass’ new title—CORE—which premiered at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con--is a bold marrying of prose and graphics, while Dresen’s gone—launching in New York Comic Con—introduces the first book-length use of Dresen’s lush pencil…

KRIS DRESEN PREMIERING COMIC BOOK GONE! AT NY COMIC-CON FROM OCTOBER 13-16!
[News, Posted 10/4/11]
Eisner Nominee Kris Dresen will debut gone! as an offering from new publishing imprint, Outlines Press. Dresen will premiere gone! at the 2011 New York Comic-Con taking place from October 13th to the 16th. “This work really had me pushing myself in terms of storytelling and visuals," says Dresen. “Could I tell an intriguing story with minimal text and cryptic imagery? I leave a lot for the readers to take away and interpret for themselves.” gone! introduces the…

JD GLASS PREMIERING COMIC BOOK CORE WITH CUTTING-EDGE FUSION OF PROSE AND GRAPHICS AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!
[News, Posted 7/19/11]
Lambda Literary Award Finalist JD Glass will debut CORE as the first offering from her new publishing imprint, Outlines Press. CORE is a bold marrying of prose and graphics that use the words themselves as part of the overall design while enhancing the story's readability and immersion. Glass will premiere CORE at San Diego Comic-Con International 2011 taking place from July 20th to the 24th. "I am really excited about this. CORE takes a story and a world and…


RECENT OFFSITE FEATURES

KRIS DRESEN STRUGGLES WITH GENDER EXPECTATIONS
[Source: Comics Worth Reading, Added: 12/30/11]
Kris Dresen has posted a disturbingly realistic comic about the expectations for girls and comics she’s faced over the years.

2011 IGNATZ AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
[Source: The Beat, Added: 8/20/11]
Several queer creators are nominees for this year's Ignatz awards!

EVERY PART OF YOU IS FAMILIAR TO ME
[Source: Gay League, Added: 4/11/11]
Kris Dresen’s “Every Part of You Is Familiar to Me” is a collection of work in which the artist accomplishes a difficult feat: to reveal the joys and magic of everyday encounters and a rich...

COMIC BOOK QUEERS LIVE! AT C2E2 ON MARCH 20TH
[Source: C2E2, Added: 2/22/11]
It's your favorite podcast live and in your face! Join hosts stevieD and Brett Mannes for a Comic Book Queers experience you won't forget as they bring you queer panelists from every faction of...

ALL IS FULL OF LINKY-LOVE: 3 QUESTIONS WITH KRIS DRESEN BY DALE LAZAROV
[Source: Bleeding Cool, Added: 9/6/10]
Kris Dresen is an artist and writer living in Chicago. She’s the illustrator of the critically acclaimed comic book Manya, written by Jen Benka, and the writer and artist of her solo strip, Max &...

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