Wrapped in the same embossed, faux suede cover as its Volume One companion, this limited edition tome collects all of the comics from years three and four of the series, along with additional chapter illustrations and a bonus collection of character sketches and biographies at the end of the book.
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.
This is Karl's second venture into self-publishing with the new limited edition of The Abominable Charles Christopher Volume 2.
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 your clients meet Karl, he can further personalize their 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