Comedian to War Time Leader, the new comic tells the story of the President of Ukraine

Comedian to War Time Leader, the new comic tells the story of the President of Ukraine

A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross. (File)

The graphic novel treatment is given in the biography of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky – from comedian to wartime leader – in the latest biography of Tidalwave comics “Political Power: Volodymyr Zelensky”.

The 22-page gloss, set for release on Friday, tells the story of how Mr Jelensky, who once played the fictional president on a TV show, came to power in 2019 with a promise to end the war with Moscow-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. He had no political experience as the country’s sixth president.

Writer Michael Frizel said: “Who is he? What ticks him? Why is he the right leader for Ukraine at the moment? I was curious about them when I started researching.”

Artist Pablo Martinena also painted biographies of David Beckham, Nelson Mandela and Donald Trump.

“This book means a lot to me because of my Ukrainian heritage,” US-based publisher Darren G. Davis said in a statement.

“Both sets of my grandparents immigrated from Ukraine. I wanted to use this medium not just to tell a story, but to donate in some way at the same time.”

A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

(Except for the title, this story was not edited by NDTV staff and was published from a syndicated feed.)

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