By Hervé St-Louis
Nov 30, 2003 - 14:23
Karl Kerschl was interviewed at the Montreal Comic Book Expo.
CBB: Are you Canadian?
Yes, I was born in Toronto. I grew up in Niagara Falls.
CBB: Do you know Leonard Kirk? He's your neighbour.
I don't know Kirk too well.
CBB: What are you working on right now?
I'm doing a three issue crossover on Superman, Action Comics and Adventures of Superman written by Dan Abnett and Andy Manning. It's a story about Superman missing, but it was spoiled by the preview covers. I also worked on a X2 Prequel.
CBB: What company do you work the most for these days?
DC. I did lots of stuff for Marvel. I love Superman. He's fun to draw.
CBB: Your work looks like Alan Davis.
Thanks for the compliment.
CBB: Yeah, but it's more angular.
I used to be more angular, but my I softened recently.
CBB: What's your history in this industry?
I started when I was 18. I did some stuff for a small company called Now. I did covers for the Green Hornet comic book. Then I worked on some small stuff for Marvel. I did a Daily Bugle miniseries. I did some Ghost Riders. Since then, I've been working on and off like the Iceman miniseries. I did some fill in for Dead Pool, lots of magazine and role playing illustrations.
CBB: Have you worked on a regular series?
No I avoided them. I'm not sure I was comfortable working on a monthly. Now, I'm feeling better about that. It's easier to do a monthly now. The writers and publishers have three issues story arcs and one fill in. Many artists appreciate that. It's hard to work on twelve issues a year.
CBB: What are your artistic influences?
Miyazaki. I'm a huge fan of Mike Mignola. My stuff was extremely reminiscent of him before, but now, I've got my own way. My influences change all the time. I like the work of the Capcom design team.
CBB: So you like Japanese artists?
I don't read much Japanese comics or movies. I like Tetsuya Nemura, designer of Final Fantasy.
CBB: What other books are your working after?
I have no idea. I'd like to draw Superman. Majestic is not like Superman.
CBB: So who's your favourite character to work on?
CBB: Do you have any personal projects right now?
I've got stuff on the back burner. I haven't had time to work on any of my stuff. Find out more about Karl Kerschl.