SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City, June 17 – 23

In this week's roundup of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl visits a bar, tries to take up meditation, and celebrates 100 days in quarantine. Yay?

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Alabaster Pizzo and B Mure Give Advice on the Publishing Industry

Today we are continuing our feature at SOLRAD titled "Knowing Is Half The Battle," where published cartoonists give advice on the publishing industry.

It’s All Bullshit: Anna Sellheim Dissects the Mental Health Instagram Comic

Today, guest writer and cartoonist Anna Sellheim takes a crack at a popular genre of internet comic - the social media comic about mental health.

Essays & Interviews

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Alabaster Pizzo and B Mure Give Advice on the Publishing Industry

Today we are continuing our feature at SOLRAD titled "Knowing Is Half The Battle," where published cartoonists give advice on the publishing industry.

It’s All Bullshit: Anna Sellheim Dissects the Mental Health Instagram Comic

Today, guest writer and cartoonist Anna Sellheim takes a crack at a popular genre of internet comic - the social media comic about mental health.

The Years Start Coming and They Don’t Stop Coming: Witnessing as Practice in Warren Craghead’s “Live Drawing” Oeuvre

Today we are very pleased to present a long-form evaluation of the "live drawing" comics of Warren Craghead from F. Stewart-Taylor.

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Kristyna Baczynski Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

Today we are continuing our new feature at SOLRAD titled "Knowing Is Half The Battle," where published cartoonists give advice on the publishing industry.

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SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City, June 17 – 23

In this week's roundup of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl visits a bar, tries to take up meditation, and celebrates 100 days in quarantine. Yay?

SOLRAD Presents: Standstill #5

Standstill is a collection of moments during an artist's COVID-19 quarantine experience. The print version will be available in June, 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Gesture

For this week's Near Death Flying Turtle, our floating reptilian friend makes the strange declaration, "I am a gesture!"

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #012

In this week's KRICKET THE CAT, Kricket exchanges notes with a pal, and gets to create "The Ultimate." KRICKET THE CAT is created by Reilly Hadden.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City – June 10 – 16

In our second set of comics from Karl C. Krumpholz's ongoing serial THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY this week, Karl and Kelly slowly venture out into the world... with mixed results.

Reviews

Is A Picture Really Worth A Thousand Words? Ryan Carey Reviews THE MARCHENOIR LIBRARY by Alex Degen

Ryan Carey takes some time today to explore the fragmented nature of THE MARCHENOIR LIBRARY by Alex Degen, published by Secret Acres earlier this year.

No Holiday In Cambodia: Ryan Carey Reviews Tian Veasna’s YEAR OF THE RABBIT

Today's review from Ryan Carey explores the personal and political YEAR OF THE RABBIT, published earlier this year by Drawn and Quarterly.

Subconscious Stew: Ryan Carey Reviews Chris Cajero Cilla’s THE SLEEP GAS

Today, Ryan Carey takes us through Chris Cajero Cilla's latest one-man anthology, THE SLEEP GAS, published by Fantagraphics Underground in 2019.

Good Ol’ Anna Haifisch: The Plastic Pleasures Of The Artist: The Circle Of Life

We finish up our coverage of Anna Haifisch's THE ARTIST: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE with Rob Clough's exploration of Haifisch's illustrative style.

Excerpts & Previews

Exclusive Excerpt: “DJ Thinker” by Jooyoung Kim, published in š! #38 IMPERFECT SHAPES

Today we have an excerpt of Jooyoung Kim's short comic appearing in the latest kuš! anthology - #38 IMPERFECT SHAPES.

Exclusive Preview: THE GARDEN by Fumio Obata and Sean Michael Wilson

Today we are pleased to share with you a preview from The Garden, written by Sean Michael Wilson, illustrated by Fumio Obata, and published by Liminal 11 in May 2020.

Exclusive Preview: CANVAS by K. Theo Stultz

Today we have a 6 page excerpt of CANVAS to accompany our interview with Lucky Pocket Press and K. Theo Stultz, who are running a Kickstarter to print it.

Original Comics

SOLRAD Presents: Presence, by Ibrahim Ineke

Today at SOLRAD we are proud to feature an essay about horror comics, in comics form, by Ibrahim Ineke.

SOLRAD Comics: “Hellmouth” by Julia Gfrörer

Today, SOLRAD is pleased to present our first original comic, Hellmouth by Julia Gfrörer. Julia Gfrörer is a cartoonist, illustrator, and author based in New York whose transgressive horror comics have been published by Fantagraphics, and have appeared in Best American Comics, Kramer’s Ergot, Cicada Magazin, Black Eye, and Study Group Magazine. Her latest graphic...

Updates from the Publisher

This Month @ SOLRAD: June 2020

Today, SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman discusses the world at large and focuses on the economics of Desert Island's Kickstarter anthology Rescue Party.

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Media

In today's Cartoonist Chats video, Noah sits down with Bryan Christopher Moss, a Columbus-based illustrator, painter, muralist, and cartoonist.