Interview: Karl Kerschl
On Wednesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 15, while attending the Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions. Keep in mind, comic book conventions are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise. Let me know in the comments if you have trouble hearing anything and I’ll translate for you.
It was a few years ago, while attending TCAF, that I was first introduced to The Abominable Charles Christopher in book form. Sure, I’d heard of Charles Christopher before. The webcomic version had been nominated for an Eisner at least three times and had won once, so who, at this point, hadn’t heard of it. But the book? The book is cool. It’s big and green and FLOCKED. It’s a book you want to pet. It’s awesome. And the story’s not too shabby either.
Books mentioned in this video:
- The Bone series, by Jeff Smith
- Skim, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
- Three Billy Goats Gruff, Ladybird edition
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About Eva Volin
Eva Volin is the Supervising Children's Librarian for the Alameda Free Library in California. She has written about graphic novels for such publications as Booklist, Library Journal, ICv2, Graphic Novel Reporter, and Children & Libraries. She has served on several awards committees including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. She served on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee for three years and is currently serving on ALSC's Notable Books for Children committee.
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