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A comic about the Third Separate Assault Brigade will be released in Ukraine

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun15,2024

Ukraine will release a comic about the Third Separate Assault Brigade

Comic about the Third separate assault brigade/UA Comix

UA Comix publishing house presents the comic “I'm Going to Assault”, dedicated to the 3 Separate Assault Brigade. It is likely to be released in July-August 2024, and is currently available for pre-order.

All proceeds from the sale of the comic will go to support the team. This is reported on the UA Comix website.

The painting “I'm Going to Assault” takes readers to the very heart of the fighting, revealing the lives and exploits of the soldiers of the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade. The publishing house notes that the story is “imbued with Ukrainian mysticism and military spirit”.

The life of the fighters of the 2nd Assault Battalion of the 3rd OShBr, led by their commander Sleep, is worth becoming the subject of a painting. In global pop culture, we know the story of Captain America. The history of our fighters is much cooler and truer, so we should engrave it, create our own military pop culture, – writes the UA Comix team.

How was the comic created?

The author of the comic, Volodymyr Kuznetsov, notes that, in addition to a section of the fighting in which the brigade is involved, the painting demonstrates the difference in the motivation of Ukrainians and the occupiers. This is not about a banal distinction between black and white.

Kuznetsov says that he has been working on the creation of sketches for a long time, and since 2022 he joined the work on social and documentary comics that described the fate of people during a full-scale invasion: prisoners, volunteers, partisans. All of them were civilians.

“I'm Going to Assault” is my first work dedicated specifically to the military, based on real memories and impressions of soldiers who defend our country. As with other paintings, I did not ask myself the question “why”. It needs to be done and that's why I do it, it's not a matter of personal ambitions or self-realization – you just can't refuse to participate in such a project, – notes the author in a comment for Social Culture.

Illustrator Dartsia Zironka says that Bohdan Cordoba, the owner of the UA Comix publishing house, invited her to the project. According to her, work on the painting is still ongoing. And the main character of the story is real – an Azov man with the call sign Slip.

Working on this sketch is somewhat different for me from others, because there are a lot of technical details,which must be correctly depicted. Since I am a civilian, a large part of the work for me consists in studying the work of the brigade. What do the weapons look like, the equipment, how is the battle conducted. I try to be as attentive as possible to these details, – notes the illustrator. Dartsia adds that he is consulting with the military about these details.

A comic will be released in Ukraine about the Third Separate Assault Brigade

Comic about the Third Separate Assault Brigade/UA Comix

Kuznetsov says that a sketch of this type is created in several stages:

  • formulation of the concept (often this happens at the initiative of real prototypes of the heroes of the sketch);
  • collection of materials (there is not much room for fantasy here and it is important not to rush into speculation, distorting reality);
  • creating a scenario;
  • finally – drawing, which of all stages requires the most resources.

At the end, editing, proofreading and preparation for printing take place, but these are rather technical stages. In general, the entire cycle of work can take from 2-3 months to six months, depending on the volume and requirements. According to Kuznetsov, the publishing house UA Comix optimized this process, so everything happens quite quickly.

Ukraine will release a comic about the Third Separate Assault Brigade

Comic about the Third Separate Assault Brigade/UA Comix

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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