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Jonathan welcomes back frequent collaborators GMB Chomichuk, Justin Currie (a.k.a. Chasing Artwork) and Lyndon Radchenka to talk about the past year of creating art, comics, and more. They discuss how 2022 went for them as creative professionals, and look ahead to an exciting 2023.
Chasing Artwork is a Winnipeg-based illustration studio featuring the artwork of Justin Currie.
Currie is an illustrator using techniques combining graphic designer training and traditional painting techniques in the coined style “Shattered Vector Painting.” Currie is an internationally recognized artist who has worked with Blizzard, Warhammer, Nickelodeon, Disney, Marvel, Netflix, and is a regular guest of comic conventions across Canada and the United States.
His first creator-owned project, Cassie and Tonks, won the Manitoba Book Award for graphic novels.
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.
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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