Madaya Mom and More
  • Feb 1, 2017 7:00 pm
  • 55:15 mins

Dalibor Talajic is a Croation comic book artist whose entered the comics market in 2005, having worked for Marvel since 2009. He is one of Marvel's most sought-after artists, whose hand can be seen in popular serials such as Deadpool, X-Men, and The Avengers. In 2016, Talajic accepted the job to illustrate the life of a mother trapped in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya. Using dispatches sent from a young mother he would only know as "Madaya Mom," Talajic would us his skills to bring awareness to the plight of the people of Madaya through pen, ink, and storytelling. In this episode, Talajic joins Sam Payne in a conversation throughout the hour about art created to express life during warfare. You can find Dalibor Talajic & his work online here and here. Read an ABC News Article about Madaya Mom at this link. In the last part of the hour, Sam Payne shares family histories that attest the nature of art, war, and human connection.