Who is Karl Mostert and what do you do?
I am a comic book illustrator / designer with more than ten years of experience behind me. I have worked for various companies such as They Did This, Supa Strikas, Mamba media, Media 24, Jincom entertainment and Eight Limbz clothing. I have also done graphic design work as well as storyboarding and character and landscape conceptualising.
Companies I have done work for are the above mentioned as well as FNB, Maskew Miller, Media 24, Move! Magazine, National Geographic Kids, Runners World Magazine, Totem Magazine, Cereal:Geek Magazine, Siyasiza Magazine, Bicycling Magazine, His People Church, Alexander Forbes, Cape Union Mart and many more…
Tell us about your work?
I enjoy doing concept work but have only had a handful of those jobs. I illustrate in a more realistic way but do have alot of different stylized ways to do different thing.
What inspires your work?
I am in love with Comics, movies and video games, but anything can trigger a bit of drawing really.
What are you currently working on?
Currently i am working on a new graphic novel for the Lil five series.
What advice would you give young creatives looking to do what you do?
Keep going even when you feel you cannot anymore, keep furthering your craft by learning from others, no matter how much you think you know there is always someone who knows more and can teach you more. Always be humble in your drawing and adopt an attitude towards your work which doesnt make it precious to you, so that it can be changed and challenged from time to time.
What has been the highlight of your career thus far?
Putting out Lil five Graphic novels as a personal project and seeing how fans react to it.
Where can our readers follow your work?