Karl Stevens

Karl Stevens is a graphic novelist and painter. His first book, Guilty, was published in 2004 with a grant from the Xeric Foundation. He is also the author of Whatever (2008), The Lodger (A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, 2010), and Failure (2013). His comic strips appeared in The Boston Phoenix between 2005 and 2012 until an incident with an advertiser resulted in the strip’s cancellation. The realist comic artist has also co-produced the Phoenix comic “Succe$$” with Gustavo Turner. Stevens’s work appears in select art galleries.



Anatomy for Artists
The Lodger


Xeric Award Winner, 2004
AAN- Best Cartoon Award, 2010


CR Sunday Interview: Karl Stevens, Comics Reporter, December 8, 2013
Stevens Discusses Whatever with Vault, October 28, 2009
Time Out Boston Interview
Holiday Interview #11, Comics Reporter, January 3, 2009


Official Site
Comiclopedia Entry


“The works fluidly feed off one another, as images reiterate and seem to circle back even as they evolve.” –Boston Globe

Kleefeld on Comics • Everyday is Like Wednesday AV Club • The Comics Journal


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