Jonathan welcomes back Lyndon Radchenka and his creative collaborator Steven Kaul to talk about their new Kickstarter comic book project, The Laundrymen: The Life Thief.
Pick up your copy of The Laundrymen: The Life Thief at laundrymen.ca
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.”
You can find Radchenka’s work on his company website here.
Opening song is “We Got the Poison” by Electric Candles
Podcast production by Dan Vadeboncoeur
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