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Jonathan welcomes back Lyndon Radchenka to discuss the process of applying for Canadian writing grants. They define what a grant is and talk about the benefits of applying for them on a regular basis. This is Part 1 of 2, click here for Part 2.

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.

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

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