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Comichaus Meets: Charles H Raymond

Today we meet creator, writer & artist, Charles H Raymond.

/media/blog/library/charles-h-raymond.jpgPlease introduce yourself and your team (if you have one).

Hello, I am Charles Raymond, a comics writer and artist person, and creator of the Death Inc. series, and Chlorophil.

What are some of the comics that inspired you to start creating your own? Any creators in particular?

My biggest influences are probably Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson and Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. Calvin and Hobbes was my gateway into comics. It was smartly written and
expertly drawn. Whilst Scott Pilgrim showed me a world of indie comics I hadn't seen before, and how comics could draw inspiration from everywhere.

How much of your own personality goes into your character(s)?

I think it's hard not to imprint parts of yourself on your characters. I don't think I go out of my way to do it, though. It just kind of happens.

Where did you draw your inspiration from?

Everywhere, honestly. With Death Inc. my inspiration came from the social and political state of the world.  Chlorophil simply came from a Tweet by Vanguard creator, Dan Butcher.  The comic I'm currently working on has been influenced by coming-of-age stories and heist films.

What struggles have you faced with the creation of, and producing, the final release?

I took a 'learn-on-the-job' approach to creating comics, so I used to face problems everywhere. The toughest part to get my head around has been setting up for print. Also self-promotion, finding the time and knowing the best way to get yourself out there is something I still struggle with.

What do fans need to know going into their first issue of your comic?

Going into Death Inc. expect something that tries to deal with difficult topics, acts as a commentary on life and death, and has a bunch of dumb jokes in it.

What have you got coming up in the future? Are you working on more issues?

Death Inc. is finished (probably, we'll see), but my current project is a graphic novel called Firecracker, which is a coming-of-age heist story, set in a secondary school in the early 90s.

You can read Charles' titles over on the Comichaus App now, or purchase a print copy from the Comichaus Marketplace by clicking on the cover images below.


Death Inc.  #1
Death Inc.  #2
The Whore Chronicles 2019 Vol.1 #1

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