Richard Poplak

Kenk: A Graphic Portrait is produced and conceived by Alex Jansen, based on footage shot by Jansen and filmmaker/designer Jason Gilmore. It is written by acclaimed journalist Richard Poplak, whose books include The Sheikh’s Batmobile: In Pursuit of American Pop Culture in the Muslim World and Ja, No, Man: Growing Up White in Apartheid-Era South Africa, and it is illustrated by Toronto artist Nick Marinkovich, who adapted Sony Pictures’ Underworldand has done various comics with Marvel, IDW, and Image. Pop Sandbox recently won the NFB-TVO Digital Calling Card for The Next Day, an interactive graphic novel set to release in early 2011, and is currently developing a graphic memoir surrounding the Canadian residential school program with filmmaker/artist Nadia McLaren (Muffins for Granny). Pop Sandbox is a production and publishing company owned and operated by Alex Jansen.

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“Richard Poplak compellingly combines a selection of Igor Kenk’s own words with clever and pointed commentary to create a remarkable narrative.