We put 5 Questions to Kinga Korska...
What’s the secret origin story that lead you to working in comics and how did it all come together?
I learned about the existence of graphic novels after accidentally coming across the movie "Persepolis". It was quite enlightening to realize that comics might be a carrier of valuable knowledge, not only of empty superhero zap bang pow stuff. I always liked to draw and I thought a graphic novel might be a quirky way to express my thoughts; the first remote idea of "Brain Fetish" was born - to be materialized years later.
What inspires you to create?
Death and other people who do cool stuff.
Since you started, what moment has been your highlight so far?
Being featured on a nation-wide radio was cool, as well as receiving an agreement to sign the next day after submitting my book to an agent. But I guess the moment that stands out for me most is every time I receive an "it changed my life" message from a reader.
This is your first year at True Believers, what can people expect to find at your table on the day?
You'll be able to grab my 183-page graphic novel "Brain Fetish" - a funny and wise graphic novel about the science of relationships. Long story short, it explains how to manage the most common problems that arise in human relationships, romantic or not. I will also bring my mean and sarcastic "Coloring book for adults", some prints and funny gadgets.
If you could pick one line that inspires you from a comic or nerd culture as your life motto, which would you choose?
"Hooray, I'm useful!" - Dr. Zoidberg.