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Episode #236: Rick Spears – Author of YA Graphic Novel My Riot, Out Now Via Oni Press

Released Monday, 23rd November 2020
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The guest for this episode is Rick Spears, author of the YA graphic novel My Riot, recently released via Oni Press. My Riot, created along with artist Emmett Helen, is a riot grrrl story set in 1981 with its main character, a teenager named Val, struggling with finding her own identity while facing the pressures of conformity. It’s a story about how the counter cultures of our society have been influential to the people that we would later become.
Rick Spears has written numerous graphic novels and comic including Teenagers From Mars, Black Metal, and The Auteur. He’s also written for film, television, and directed a handful of award-winning short films. During our conversation, we talked about the making of My Riot, keeping the authenticity of the riot grrrl movement, how this story relates to the culture now, and why he wanted to tell this story is specific way.
Purchase My Riot: Bookshop | Oni Press
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