Radio Free Krypton is a podcast about comics and the people who make them. Hosts Justin Chandler and Jacob Dubé interview comic creators from around the world with a focus on Canadian stories. RFK is broadcast throughout the multiverse and airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto.
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Damned, Cursed Children: How daycare germs inspired a horror comic
When Howard Wong was bedridden with germs from his kid's daycare, an utterance from his friend Josh Stafford inspired the two to make a horror comic about flesh-eating children.
Highlights from a tough year for comic creators
The comic industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with independent creators feeling it the most. But throughout the year, we've heard inspiring stories from many creators who are trying to make it work despite it all. In this episode, we revisit our interview with Eric Kostiuk Williams on writing comics about COVID loneliness, and our talk with Sylvia Nickerson about gentrification and art in Hamilton.
The Wonderful World of Comics Translation
Translating comics is an immersive, sensory and sometimes musical experience — at least the way Helge Dascher and Robin Lang do it.
Childhood, parenting, and horror with Dakota McFazdean
Hosts Justin and Jacob speak with Canadian comic creator Dakota McFazdean about his new collection of short stories, To Know You're Alive, that features some new and old stories of his. We talk about writing about the weirdness of childhood, and the new perspectives of parenting.
More or Les on the Human Condition in 2020
Pandemic, racism, mental illness, polarization — another day in 2020 and a new album for Toronto rapper More or Les.
Peter Nowak says real-life superheroes walk among us
You know the scene in the superhero movie where the hero is inspired to do good by reading another comic book? What happens when that occurs in real life? Justin speaks to author Peter Nowak about his new book, "The Rise of Real-Life Superheroes and the Fall of Everything Else," about the deep and sometimes complicated world of real-world caped crusaders.