Karl Kerschl - Career-Building and Self-Awareness
Karl Kerschl (@KarlKerschl) is a Canadian comic book artist/creator that I've been a fan of for a long time. He's not only created (or co-created) his own independent webcomic - the fantastic "The Abominable Charles Christopher" - a very cool DC Comics title - Gotham Academy - and most recently ISOLA, at Image comics. But on this episode, we don't chat about the way he approaches his work creatively, instead we have a great conversation in which Karl reflects on his career and we discuss:
How Japanese Manga has influenced his work
His thoughts on self-publishing vs. working with publishers
His experience working in webcomics
The ways he's seen his audiences carry over between his different projects
How publishing has changed over the course of his career
The work of building an audience as a career
...And he even turns one of my questions on changing the industry back on me near the end...
I'm sure you'll enjoy this one! If you're not familiar with Karl's work yet, I highly recommend you check it out!