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Jonathan welcomes more members of the Dead Work Collective: Zach Schuster, Steven Kaul, and Lyndon Radchenka. They discuss their individual Dead Work Anthology stories, how they collaborated to help each other finish them, and the excitement building as the Kickstarter gets closer and closer to being funded!

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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.


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

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