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Get Graphic: Decomposing Composition with Year Zero's Goran Sudžuka

Interview by Troy-Jeffrey Allen

Year Zero by Goran Sudzuka 

A street-wise Russian cop, a North Korean soldier, an E.R. Nurse, a transgender flight attendant, and...ZOMBIES! You can't imagine the horror to come from Year Zero Vol. 0 from AWA Studios!

Featuring four globe-spanning tales within the Year Zero zombie-verse, this prelude by Daniel Kraus (George Romero's The Living Dead) and Goran Sudžuka (A Walk Through Hell) puts readers at the forefront of AWA's global apocalypse!

In the following "Get Graphic," Troy-Jeffrey Allen talks with series artist Sudžuka to discover the joy of drawing the undead... 

 Year Zero by Goran Sudzuka

Firstly, who are you and where do hail from?

My name is Goran Sudžuka and I am a comic artist from Zagreb, Croatia.

Year Zero by Goran Sudzuka

How did you get into comic books as a fan?

I learned how to read by reading comics as a five-year-old. I started with Disney comics such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, then moved on to Italian comics, and later got hooked on a wide variety of European and American comics, anything that was available in former Yugoslavia (which Croatia was a part of during my childhood).

Year Zero by Goran Sudzuka

What can you tell us about the story behind Year Zero Volume 0?

There are actually four parallel stories set at the same time at four different corners of the world. We follow four people encountering the first cases of a zombie epidemic that's gonna spread around the globe.

Year Zero by Goran Sudzuka

How much fun is it drawing zombies?

Oh, it's lots of fun! Though in our story they're still in the early stage of decomposition. But drawing ordinary people in out-of-the-ordinary situations is just as much fun for me.

This contains four stories. As an artist, were you looking to provide a different tone to each?

Yes, to an extent. Each of them has a certain atmosphere. Some are grim right from the start, and some start rather bright, but they all descend into darkness and despair. I have to mention here Miroslav Mrva, the colorist on the book, because his palette is what emphasizes the mood and the tone of each story as it progresses.

Year Zero by Goran Sudzuka

What tools do you use to draw?

I draw layouts and pencils on an iPad in Clip Studio and then print them out as blue lines on standard 11x17 papers. Then I ink them in the traditional way, using a brush (my beloved Winsor & Newton series 7, size 3 and 4), nib and markers.

Year Zero by Goran Sudzuka

What’s next for you?

Undecided yet. I still have to finish this book. But I can tell you I'm very happy here at AWA Studios (before Year Zero I'd done Marjorie Finnegan, Temporal Criminal with Garth Ennis) so don't be surprised if my next book also has their logo on it.

 Year Zero by Goran Sudzuka

Year Zero by Goran Sudzuka

Year Zero by Goran Sudzuka

Year Zero Vol. 0 is available now at your local comic shop. Reserve your copy with PREVIEWSworld Pullbox. 
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AWA
YEAR ZERO VOL 0 #1 (OF 5) CVR A ANDREWS (MR)
(W) Daniel Kraus (A) Goran Sudzuka (CA) Kaare Andrews
In this action-packed prelude to the hit series, acclaimed horror writer Daniel Kraus (George Romero's The Living Dead, The Autumnal) unveils four globe-spanning tales from the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse when even the wildest rumors couldn't measure up to the horror to come. A streetwise Russian cop patrols the back alleys of the opportunistic black market that emerges in response to the crisis...a North Korean soldier observes strange happenings on the DMZ...An E.R. nurse in the rural South fights to protect her hospital from threats without and within...A transgender flight attendant who has observed disturbing clues as she crisscrosses the globe keeps a wary eye on the passenger in seat 23C.

In Shops: Oct 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #268

AWA
YEAR ZERO VOL 0 #1 (OF 5) CVR B DEODATO JR (MR)
(W) Daniel Kraus (A) Goran Sudzuka (CA) Mike Deodato
In this action-packed prelude to the hit series, acclaimed horror writer Daniel Kraus (George Romero's The Living Dead, The Autumnal) unveils four globe-spanning tales from the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse when even the wildest rumors couldn't measure up to the horror to come. A streetwise Russian cop patrols the back alleys of the opportunistic black market that emerges in response to the crisis...a North Korean soldier observes strange happenings on the DMZ...An E.R. nurse in the rural South fights to protect her hospital from threats without and within...A transgender flight attendant who has observed disturbing clues as she crisscrosses the globe keeps a wary eye on the passenger in seat 23C.
In Shops: Oct 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #268

AWA
YEAR ZERO VOL 0 #2 (OF 5) CVR A ANDREWS (MR)
(W) Daniel Kraus (A) Goran Sudzuka (CA) Kaare Andrews
In this action-packed prelude to the hit series, acclaimed horror writer Daniel Kraus (George Romero's The Living Dead, The
Autumnal) unveils four globe-spanning tales from the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse when even the wildest
rumors couldn't measure up to the horror to come. A streetwise Russian cop patrols the back alleys of the opportunistic
black market that emerges in response to the crisis...a North Korean soldier observes strange happenings on the DMZ...An
E.R. nurse in the rural South fights to protect her hospital from threats without and within...A transgender flight attendant
who has observed disturbing clues as she crisscrosses the globe keeps a wary eye on the passenger in seat 23C.
In Shops: Nov 09, 2022
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #282

AWA
YEAR ZERO VOL 0 #3 (OF 5) CVR A ANDREWS (MR)
(W) Daniel Kraus (A) Goran Sudzuka (CA) Kaare Andrews
In this action-packed prelude to the hit series, acclaimed horror writer Daniel Kraus (George Romero's The Living Dead, The Autumnal) unveils four globe-spanning tales from the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse when even the wildest rumors couldn't measure up to the horror to come. A streetwise Russian cop patrols the back alleys of the opportunistic black market that emerges in response to the crisis...a North Korean soldier observes strange happenings on the DMZ...An E.R. nurse in the rural South fights to protect her hospital from threats without and within...A transgender flight attendant who has observed disturbing clues as she crisscrosses the globe keeps a wary eye on the passenger in seat 23C.
In Shops: Dec 21, 2022
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #282

AWA
YEAR ZERO VOL 0 #4 (OF 5) (MR)
(W) Daniel Kraus (A) Goran Sudzuka (CA) Kaare Andrews
In this action-packed prelude to the hit series, acclaimed horror writer Daniel Kraus (George Romero's The Living Dead, The Autumnal) unveils four globe-spanning tales from the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse when even the wildest rumors couldn't measure up to the horror to come. A streetwise Russian cop patrols the back alleys of the opportunistic black market that emerges in response to the crisis...a North Korean soldier observes strange happenings on the DMZ...An E.R. nurse in the rural South fights to protect her hospital from threats without and within...A transgender flight attendant who has observed disturbing clues as she crisscrosses the globe keeps a wary eye on the passenger in seat 23C.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #279

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Troy-Jeffrey Allen is the producer and co-host of PREVIEWSworld Weekly. His comics work includes MF DOOM: All Caps, Public Enemy's Apocalpyse '91, Fight of the Century, the Harvey Award-nominated District Comics, and the Ringo Awards-nominated Magic Bullet.

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