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363: Our Podcast With Adrian

This week on an extra-sophisticated Zero Issues! Adrian Lysenko joins us to discuss his new graphic novel “Five Stalks of Grain”! The book follows an orphaned sister and brother as they depart on a perilous odyssey during the Holodomor terror-famine in 1930s Ukraine. We chat about the real history and personal family connections that inspired the story, how the art of Ivanka Theodosia Galadza portrays their horrific journey in a unique and compelling way, and how the project evolved from idea to published work over the years. Plus! Since Adrian knows his historical fiction, we also chat about the genre as a whole! From how it’s defined, to our personal favourites, and the sheer variety of genres and styles that capture a feeling of the past.

But first, some truly sad news in recent weeks: artists Kevin O’Neill and Carlos Pacheco, and beloved Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy have sadly passed on. In response we take a few moments to reflect on their incredible work and their legacies.

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247: They Weren’t Always What They Were, But They Will When They Can

Less Mr. A, more Mr. T this week as we dive into the world of licensed comics. Everything from Kool-Aid Man to Mega Man to P…Pope John Paul II…man. And y’know, I think we learn a little something about friendship along the way.

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195: It’s Just You Guys and Bill Sienkiewicz and that Duck that Cosplays


On this week’s very special episode of Zero Issues Comic podcast, the boys discuss the creative side of making comics: the trials, the tribulations, the pitfalls, the struggles…. and the fun stuff too. They delve into the how and why of comic creation, from 3 panel strips to long form graphic novels to web comics. How to break creative blocks! How to approach storytelling! How to get super frustrated! They also talk about long range artistic goals, and tricks & traits they’ve absorbed from other artist’s works over the years. All this and a ton of news, including; Dark Phoenix fizzles at the box office, Justice League too late, Jessica Jones having a secret release on Netflix, a new Legion of Super Heroes comic announcement, Bry lamenting over Wally West, the return of the JSA and Chip Zdarsky’s new Image book! Join us won’t you?

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