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Jonathan joins other members of the Dead Work Collective as their Kickstarter to publish an anthology of original comic stories is funded! The conversation quickly turns to the art of creating comics: what works for some doesn’t for others as these gentlemen can attest.

Even though the Kickstarter is now over, you can still get your copy of the Dead Work Anthology at https://deadwork.ca

Headshot of GMB Chomichuk. In front of a wall of collaged images, smiling with a hat, chin length curly hair, dark shirt.GMB Chomichuk is an award-winning writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in film, television, theatre, books, comics, and graphic novels.

His work in words and pictures ranges from the heartwarming to the bloodcurdling.

He is the host of Super Pulp Science, a podcast about how genre gets made. Other recent books by GMB Chomichuk include Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal, The Automatic Age, The Eye Collector, and Dragon Nanny.

 

Jordan Patrick Finn headshot. Black and white. Beard, glasses, short hair, plain shirtJordan Patrick Finn is the writer of horror graphic novels Death Kanji and Hellcraft, and freelance editor of short comics.

He lives in the true north with his wife and husky and spends his free time playing D&D.

For more about Finn, see his Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/Jordanpfinn

 

Christopher Smith headshot. Black and white. Glasses, beard, short hair, plain shirtChristopher Smith is an artist in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Christopher is a graduate of the University of Manitoba School of Fine Arts Program. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honours.

Smith has a passion for drawing monsters as characters, attempting to make video games, and running D&D campaigns.

For more about Smith, see his Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/ChrismithArt

 

Steven Kaul standing outside in a suit and tie. Fence behind him and trees. Short dark hair and glasses.

Steven Kaul is an illustrator hailing from Winnipeg, MB, Canada. It was there that he grew up, where he learned to draw and where he learned the meaning of a good, warm jacket.

Kaul co-created and illustrated Infinite Universe with Radchenka. He has many illustrated short stories under his belt, and some upcoming works, including Dirk Dirkson and the Demons from Mars (with Jonathan Ball), The Laundrymen, and There was Another Life (both with Radchenka).

 

Lyndon Radchenka is a writer, award-winning letterer, and (sometimes, but not-right-now) lawyer from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Born in 1993, he grew up on Saturday morning cartoons and thinks 1997’s Batman & Robin was “a fun movie.”

Radchenka received an English degree from the University of Manitoba in 2015 and a law degree from the University of Calgary in 2019. He was called to the bar as a lawyer in 2020. During the course of his studies, Radchenka wrote short stories and plays. He also acted on stage and camera.

Radchenka enjoys the “classics” of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Dumas, but is particularly drawn to comics because of their ability to crossover between media forms. He became active in the comic convention scene in 2013 and was quickly enchanted by the passion and support of the indie comics community.

Realizing that life is nothing if you’re not doing what you love, Radchenka released his first full comic, Infinite Universe, with Steven Kaul in 2018, followed by his second book, What Will Not Last, in 2019.

As a comics letterer, Radchenka has put his name to too many projects to list, but you may have seen his work in The Eye Collector, alongside Jonathan Ball and G.M.B. Chomichuk. In 2020 he won the Sequential Magazine Award for “Favourite Letterer.”

In his free time, Radchenka enjoys not having free time. At the time of this writing he lives in Northern France, where he eats lots of pastries and struggles to speak French.

You can find Radchenka’s work on his company website here.

 

Zach Schuster is an illustrator from Calgary, Alberta. He graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2018 with a Bachelor of Design.

Schuster makes comics, like THRUD: Volume I and illustrates board games, like Drinking Quest: Old Habits.

THRUD is now available through publisher Mythos & Ink and you can find more of Schuster’s work on his website.

 

 

CREDITS
Opening song is “We Got the Poison” by Electric Candles
Podcast production by Dan Vadeboncoeur

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