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Jan 16, 2023

Brian K. Vaughan is the guest on this special January 2023 fundraising episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show.

He is the writer of such award-winning comic books and graphic novels as Saga, Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina and Paper Girls.

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Brian reflects on the return of Saga after an extended hiatus and the great and painful changes that have befallen the beloved characters in the series. He also shares how Saga and its main character Hazel have grown in parallel with his own life and family.

Brian offers his thoughts and wisdom on navigating the challenging times in this world, artistic integrity, and managing life, stress, joy, and other emotions and ups and downs as someone who is creative for a living.

In honor of Brother Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Chauncey highlights the differences between the real radical truth-teller and pro-democracy hope warrior Dr. King and how his legacy and struggle and sacrifice have been distorted by the American mythmaking machine and colorblind racism and white supremacy.

There is also a bonus segment on this episode of the podcast in honor of Dr. King.

Paul Breines was a student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin and a member of the Student Council on Civil Rights when he was arrested for his participation in the Freedom Rides during the summer of 1961.

He shares what it was like to challenge Jim Crow racial terrorism--with his life--as a Freedom Rider during the Civil Rights Movement, how he as a white person made the decision while in college to confront white supremacy, and the rules of living a principled life that he learned from his mother.


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