Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2019 is with Søren Glosimodt Mosdal, a Danish comics artist and newspaper illustrator, and a member of the Finnish Kuti Kuti comics association. Born in Nairobi, he now lives in Copenhagen.
He is the author of numerous comic books, including Feuerwerk and Eric Le Rouge: roi de l'hiver (published as Erik the Red in the UK by Centrala); and artist on Art Masters: Basquiat, written by Julian Voloj, recently published by SelfMadeHero.
What are you working on, comics-wise, right now, and when will it be published?
Søren Glosimodt Mosdal: I'm working on Trojka Part 2, second part of post apocalyptic comic together with danish author Kim Leine, to be published late this year, hopefully.
Which comic project you've worked on are you most proud of and where can people see it or buy it?
Søren: Hmm, maybe Erik the Red, out from Centrala. It has its flaws, but It's a least the book I spent most time and effort on.
Do you plan your day as a creator?
Søren: Yes, of course.
What's the best thing about being a comics creator?
Søren: Free time.
And the worst?
Søren: The pay.
What most distracts you from getting your work done?
Søren: The internet.
Do you think it's easier or harder for young comic creators to get published today
Have you ever been to the Lake District before and if so what did you think of it? If you haven't, what are you expecting?
Søren: No. I'm hoping to be surprised.
Which one comic creator would you most like to meet?
Søren: Kentaro Miura.
What one piece of advice do you offer people looking to work in the comics industry?
Søren: Learn to draw.
What's your favourite comic right now and where can people get it?
Søren: Berserk. It's available in all comics shops.
Søren, thanks very much for your time. I hope you enjoy the Festival.