TidalWave Comics’ latest addition to its popular comic book series featuring political movers and shakers is “Political Power: Volodymyr Zelensky.” Written by Michael Frizell and drawn by Pablo Martinena, this 22-page book is available digitally and in print.
A former actor and comedian, Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky serves as the sixth president of Ukraine. At the height of his popularity on national television, playing the president in The Servant of the People, he unseated the incumbent president by running on an anti-corruption platform – and Russia watched. For years, tensions between Ukraine and Russia brewed as the larger nation aggressively annexed the Crimean peninsula while Ukrainians made social changes that distanced themselves from Russian norms.
“This was a challenging script to write. The publisher and I wanted to focus on the man beyond the media’s current focus – Ukraine’s war with Russia and Zelensky’s battle of wills with Putin. Who is he? What makes him tick? Why is he the right leader for Ukraine at this moment? Those are the things I was curious about when I started the research,” said writer Frizell.
“This book means a lot to me because of my Ukrainian heritage. Both sets of my grandparents immigrated from Ukraine. I wanted to use this medium to not only tell a story but to somehow donate to the cause at the same time,” said publisher Darren G. Davis. “It does not hurt that Volodymyr Zelensky has a fascinating story.”
A portion of the proceeds from the comic book will be donated to the International Red Cross in honor of the crisis in Ukraine. Visit tidalwavecomics.com to purchase a copy.