Kindt breaks pace with much of his other work right now, which is far more science fiction and fantasy based. Grass Kings plays like a drama in a deceptively heightened reality, even though it only appears to be slight at the moment. Like in most insulated communities, there is something secret, even violent, hinted at underneath the happiness and contentment. That kernel is planted in the first few pages and touched upon in the final moments.
Tyler Jenkins’ artwork plays the opposite of this possibly rotten core. It’s wistful, slightly romantic, and earthy. Through browns, reds, tans, and blues, Jenkins’ watercolors create an almost nostalgic feel. For the dwellers of the Grass Kingdom, this is Heaven.
At this point, I really have no idea where this is going or what’s it’s about exactly, but I’m willing to give it a couple more issues before I call foul play.