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Whazamo! Profiles: Kid Koala

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Whazamo! Profiles looks at Kid Koala, who kicks off the TCAF celebrations tonight with his Loud Party.
He's also about to release Space Cadet, a graphic novel told through 120 white-on-black etchings, about a a girl who was raised by a guardian robot, to become a famous space explorer. Find out more about Kid Koala's latest comics below!

Name: Eric San

Hometown: Montreal, Quebec


Role: illustrator, scratch dj, diaper changer

Latest Work: Space Cadet

What’s It About in a Nutshell: Parenthood and space travel

What first inspired you to create comics or graphic novels? Being bored as a 2 year old and drawing on anything and everything to pass the time.

What for you makes a comic or graphic novel AWESOME!? Free gum!

What subjects are you obsessed with? Awkward first dates, jazz, obsolete technology.

If you weren’t doing comics or graphic novels, what would you be doing? Running a restaurant.

What is your favourite Canadian graphic novel, or What’s your favourite graphic novel of all time? Billy Mavreas' "Inside Outside Overlap"

What are you working on now? A 3D graphic novel about a mosquito who plays jazz clarinet.

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