I am extremely open about this, but it’s not like I yell “I AM KOREAN” at the top of every episode, but I am Korean. I was adopted too, and I don’t know much about Korean culture, history, or anything else. Which is why I’m glad books such as Banned Book Club exist, so I can read about some history by way of comics.
This time, I’m doing something a little different; I’m interviewing Ryan Estrada, one half of the writing team for Banned Book Club! Here’s what the publisher, Iron Circus Comics, has to say about Banned Book Club:
The gripping true story of a South Korean woman’s student days under an authoritarian regime in the early 1980s, and how she defied state censorship through the rebellion of reading.
If you want more interviews with Ryan, and including Kim Hyun Sook, here’s two cool interviews, one from Foreword Reviews and one from Rich in Color.
The song you heard in the episode is “Noonside” by Yaeji.
As always, you can find me on Twitter @ImpassionateK, and my co-hosts Helen (@WanderinDreamr) and Apryll (@manjiorin) on Twitter at those places in the parenthesis. You can find both of their writing at The Organization of Anti-Social Geniuses, more of Helen’s writing at Narrative Investigations, and my writing at the Fandom Post.
And you can find my review of Banned Book Club on the Fandom Post.
There are no show notes; I just interviewed Ryan about Banned Book Club.
Next time is Total Eclipse of the Eternal Heart and I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up, actually.