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 hardcover french 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.
This book ships with an exclusive to Werehouse bookplate. Also, inside is a “Cet abominable livre appartient à” 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