Karl Kerschl, artist of The Flash, Teen Titans: Year One, and Assassin's Creed, introduced his webcomic 'The Abominable Charles Christopher' in 2007, following the adventures of a dim-witted sasquatch through a world of colourful animal characters. In the few years since its release it has won several awards, including the Eisner Award in 2011 for Best Webcomic. Rather than follow a traditional publishing model, Karl decided to self-publish a hardcover edition of the first chapter, which sold out almost immediately.
Now that same book has been reprinted in a beautiful softcover edition. Featuring a new painted and spot-glossed cover, this family-friendy book will be right at home on your shelves in the company of comics such as Bone and Mouse Guard.
Inside the front cover is a “This book belongs to” page, so you can personalize it for yourself or as a gift to loved ones. We’ve also included a space for sketches, so when you meet Karl, he can further personalize your book with a one-of-a-kind, original drawing.
"The Abominable Charles Christopher is pure comics magic. It somehow manages to be whimsical, sad and human all at once. Kerschl's cartooning is elegant and gorgeous. This is a beautiful book!"
- Jeff Lemire - Essex County
"I'm not sure of the best way to describe The Abominable Charles Christopher. To say it's like an unholy mash-up of Walt Kelly, Jeff Smith and Sumerian Mythology is true, but it misses the point completely. It is its own thing, and it does what comics do best: make a world and draw you into it."
- Neil Gaiman - Coraline, American Gods
"I read every strip for the incredible art, then I read it a second time for the fantastic characters, and then I go back a third time to take in the artwork again. Karl takes the concept of a Sunday brunch buffet at the best restaurant downtown and applies it to comic strips."
- Andy Ihnatko - Chicago Sun-Times