SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #29

DD learns about the kid under the bridge in this week's page of Matt MacFarland's DARK PANTS, proudly brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #3

It's a time jump in the latest page of Derek Van Gieson's THE LOCUST LODGE, proudly brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife — Chapter #3

The dogs head to Sun Corp for chicken tender duty in this week's chapter of THE DOMESTICATED AFTERLIFE by Scott Finch. Enjoy!

Nothing Is Unmoving: Edward Haynes Reviews QUIET THOUGHTS by Karen Shangguan

To start the week, Ed Haynes brings us a review of QUIET THOUGHTS by Karen Shangguan, published in 2021 by Avery Hill Publishing.

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Essays & Interviews

The Burden of Growing Up Too Soon In Kaori Ozaki’s ‘the gods lie’

Carrie McClain returns to SOLRAD with an in-depth review of Kaori Ozaki's comic the gods lie, published in English by Vertical/Kodansha in 2016.

Collaboration Across Medium and Generation(s): Daniel Elkin Interviews Ryan Claytor about A HUNTER’S TALE

Daniel Elkin and Ryan Claytor sit down for a quick interview about Ryan's upcoming comic, A HUNTER'S TALE, a collaboration/adaptation between himself and his grandfather.

Alex Hoffman Interviews Creators & Publisher of š! #43 ‘Queer Power’

SOLRAD's publisher, Alex Hoffman, sits down with a selection of contributors to kuš! comics latest anthology, š! #43 'Queer Power', as well as kuš! comics' publisher, David Schilter for a wide-reaching interview.

We’ll Do It Live: Patrick Allaby on Performing Comics

Today for SOLRAD, Canadian cartoonist Patrick Allaby considers the comics performance and its ephemerality in an essay about his practice and the practice of others.

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SOLRAD Presents

curated comics serialized weekly

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #29

DD learns about the kid under the bridge in this week's page of Matt MacFarland's DARK PANTS, proudly brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #3

It's a time jump in the latest page of Derek Van Gieson's THE LOCUST LODGE, proudly brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife — Chapter #3

The dogs head to Sun Corp for chicken tender duty in this week's chapter of THE DOMESTICATED AFTERLIFE by Scott Finch. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: December 28, 2021 – January 4, 2022

Today's the final catch-up post for THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY by Karl C. Krumpholz; starting next week we'll be back to our regular schedule. Enjoy!

Reviews

Nothing Is Unmoving: Edward Haynes Reviews QUIET THOUGHTS by Karen Shangguan

To start the week, Ed Haynes brings us a review of QUIET THOUGHTS by Karen Shangguan, published in 2021 by Avery Hill Publishing.

Jazz and Bug Juice — Tasha Lowe-Newsome Reviews 1956: Sweet, Sweet Little Ramona and 1956: Movie Star by Steve Lafler

Tasha Lowe-Newsome makes her SOLRAD debut with a review of the first two volumes of Steve Lafler's ongoing series 1956.

Seeing the Puppetmaster’s Strings: Tom Shapira Reviews ASADORA! Vol. 1 by Naoki Urasawa

Tom Shapira brings in the New Year at SOLRAD with a review of Naoki Urasawa's ASADORA! vol. 1, published by Viz Media.

The Once and Future Climate Crisis: Alex Hoffman Reviews LURE by Lane Milburn

Alex Hoffman explores the link between culture and colonialism in his review of Lane Milburn's LURE, published earlier this year by Fantagraphics.

Excerpts & Previews

Exclusive Preview: UNIMPRESSED by Miranda Tacchia, Published by Fantagraphics

Today we are pleased to offer SOLRAD readers an exclusive preview of Miranda Tacchia's UNIMPRESSED, which will be published next week by Fantagraphics.

Exclusive Excerpt: THINK I’VE STILL GOT IT by Wang XX, from Paradise Systems

Today, we've got a sneak preview of Paradise Systems' latest book, THINK I'VE STILL GOT IT, currently on Kickstarter!

Exclusive Excerpt: To Be A Brave Scout by Julia Kluge, from Rotopol

Today, we have an exclusive excerpt of Julia Kluge's TO BE A BRAVE SCOUT, published this summer by Rotopol in Germany. Enjoy!

Original Comics

Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities: A Tale of a City – Mushrooms

Tânia A, Cardoso brings us a tale of a sustainable city, starting with a future role for fungus in city spaces. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Comics: Gabriela Güllich Interviews Aminder Dhaliwal

Gabriela Güllich sits down with Aminder Dhaliwal for an interview about her work, publishing with Drawn & Quarterly, and Beyonce's thighs. Enjoy!

Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities: STERK

We are proud to bring you the latest in Tânia A. Cardoso's Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities series, titled STERK - enjoy!

Updates from the Publisher

This Month @ SOLRAD: January 2022

Welcome back! SOLRAD's publisher, Alex Hoffman, shares some news, makes some requests, and previews some upcoming work!

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Media

SOLRAD's publisher, Alex Hoffman, sits down with a selection of contributors to kuš! comics latest anthology, š! #43 'Queer Power', as well as kuš! comics' publisher, David Schilter for a wide-reaching interview.