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Karl Kerschl (comic books / Canada)

Karl Kerschl is a Canadian comic book creator. He is best known for his work for the famous DC Comics. His most popular titles include Adventures of Superman, Majestic, All-Flash and Teen Titans: Year One.

He spent his childhood in Niagara Falls on the border between Canada and the USA. It was there that, as a child, he devoted a lot of time to his artistic development. He spent hours in the yard drawing animals, and as he recalls in an interview for Comics Beat: practically all of his sketchbooks were filled with drawings of pandas, pumas and eagles.

However, his interest in comics only appeared at the age of 18. He started his artistic education at the Ontario College of Art, but after a year he decided to quit. He decided to devote the gained time to independent exercises in order to improve and discover his own drawing style.

In 2007, he began publishing his weekly comic “The Abominable Charles Christopher”. It tells about the adventures of a dark but gentle creature similar to the mythical Bigfoot, and about his forest friends who must defend their forests against threats from humans. In 2010, the comic won the Joe Shuster Award and a nomination for the Eisner Award, and a year later, in 2011, he won it. Over time, the comic was compiled into two exclusive, limited hardcover volumes.

In recent years, many new titles by Karl Kerschl have appeared on the market, such as Isola or Gotham Academy. If you want to know more about how to become an internationally recognized cartoonist of comic books and whether artistic education or your own style is more important – be sure to come to this meeting!