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What's a day in the life of Karl like?
I wake up and then I draw. It's not very interesting.
Why are you an aritst?
I get a lot of satisfaction out of making things. Also, I think that making things is the purest form of ownership. That's not supposed to sound pretentious!
It looks like you might have a book coming out? "One illustration per week for two years"... Can you tell us about that?
Yeah! Well, I really want to force myself to produce more personal work. My job is drawing pictures for other people, so I often don't have any motivation to do personal stuff. If, however, I'm working towards some grand project I'm far more likely to do it.
You've been working as an artist for long time. Can you tell us when you started, and how it was back then?
Not that long! I've only been doing this for money for three years. It's a huge struggle when you're starting out and it's very disheartening.
What was your first printed commercial piece of artwork?
I think it was a t-shirt print for Mooks.
What's in the future?
Chrome with the desert reflected in it/hovering/nuclear war.
What other interests do have?
I play music, too, but let's not go into that.
What inspires you?
I don't know.
If you could go only to one restaurant for the next five years, which would it be?
Is it a single restaurant that I am forced to go to for every meal, or can it be a chain of restaurants? It'd probably be better to choose a chain with locations in the greatest number of countries to afford more travel options. Also, is someone paying for my meals or am I forced to pay? If someone is paying, I suppose my answer would be the restaurant with the greatest number of locations and the highest price per meal.
What advice would you offer to aspiring designers?
DON'T get discouraged by people not replying to emails or returning your calls. When I was starting out I would send maybe ten emails per day to companies I'd like to work for and very very few would even respond. As cliche as it sounds, don't give up. You just have to keep trying despite all the rejection.
MAC or PC?
Any shout outs?