Heart of the City by Steenz

Type: Comic Strip
Frequency: Daily
Categories: For Kids.

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One of Nerdist's Best Comics of 2020! Heart is a girl with big dreams and a love of drama. She lives with her mom, Addy, in Philadelphia, and has always had the support of her best friends Dean and Kat. Heart of the City follows Heart into a new phase of her life, filled with new challenges, new milestones, new friends and new adventures..

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Steenz is a St. Louis based cartoonist, editor, and professor. They're the co-creator of Dwayne McDuffie Award winning graphic novel Archival Quality from Oni Press and are featured in several short story anthologies such as Eisner and Ignatz Award-Winning Elements: Fire, Mine!, and the horror anthology Dead Beats. They are a winner of Evident Change's 2021 Media for a Just Society Awards.

Steenz launched and edited the popular RPG periodical Rolled & Told. They participate in and create community building comics related programming, and they are a frequent panelist at several comic cons. Steenz currently teaches cartooning at Webster University while editing titles from Tapas Media and Mad Cave Studios.

Meet the Cast of Heart of the City

Heart A little girl with a huge imagination and an active inner life. She doesn't like school, but she loves adventure.
Dean Heart's partner in crime, Dean's a unabashed geek with a love for science fiction and a fearless outlook on life.
Kat Heart's best friend. Kat provides a slightly more realistic counterpoint to Heart's big dreams, but she's a supportive and delightful playmate.
Charlotte Charlotte is a theater tech, ghost hunter, and all-around nerd. She’s curious about everything and excited to have new friends in Heart and Dean.

One of Nerdist's Best Comics of 2020! Heart of the City is a delightful strip that showcases the lighthearted exuberance of childhood. The characters inhabit a world that will be familiar to readers, but they often go beyond this world and into the imagination of Heart and her friend Dean. At the heart (sorry) of the strip are the strong relationships between Heart and her friends, and Heart and her mother. This is a strip for everyone who has ever been a child.

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