SOLRAD Presents: Lauren Barnett: Desserts

Lauren Barnett shows SOLRAD Presents what desserts mean when brought to dinner parties, a useful guide to avoid looking like you've lost your mind!

SOLRAD Presents: Kitajima #15

It's a struggle returning to the room in Ian M's bilingual Japanese adventure, Kitajima, on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Travel Diary #4

Scott Finch's exploratory interlude, Travel Diary, continues on SOLRAD Presents as we step further through color and shape.

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Essays & Interviews

Masaaki Nakayama and the Nature of Creepiness by Bradathon Nu

Today on SOLRAD, Bradathon Nu returns with an essay exploring the nature of "creepiness" in the work of artist Masaaki Nakayama

COMICS GRIDLOCK 1/23: Afternoon Affair

Helen Chazen returns to SOLRAD with this months edition of COMICS GRIDLOCK which looks at a couple of manga releases connected by the slender thread of their category: LGBT manga. 

A Case Against Autobio and Why I’ll Keep Doing It by Rachel Lindsay

Today on SOLRAD, cartoonist Rachel Lindsay makes a case against autobio comics and explains why she will keep making them.

Scene Report: Permanent Damage 4 – Los Angeles Edition

Today on SOLRAD, Tasha Lowe-Newsome is back with a Scene Report from last month's PERMANENT DAMAGE 4 show in Los Angeles.

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SOLRAD Presents

curated comics serialized weekly

SOLRAD Presents: Lauren Barnett: Desserts

Lauren Barnett shows SOLRAD Presents what desserts mean when brought to dinner parties, a useful guide to avoid looking like you've lost your mind!

SOLRAD Presents: Kitajima #15

It's a struggle returning to the room in Ian M's bilingual Japanese adventure, Kitajima, on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Travel Diary #4

Scott Finch's exploratory interlude, Travel Diary, continues on SOLRAD Presents as we step further through color and shape.

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #27

The Empress takes a stand against corner cutting in The Locust Lodge from Derek Van Gieson and SOLRAD Presents.

Reviews

COMICS GRIDLOCK 1/23: Afternoon Affair

Helen Chazen returns to SOLRAD with this months edition of COMICS GRIDLOCK which looks at a couple of manga releases connected by the slender thread of their category: LGBT manga. 

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: Walking Tale #2

Wondering wanderings, wandering cities is a non-fictional, reportage type illustrated comic created by Tânia A. Cardoso as part of her PhD research’s artistic practice. She explores the complexities of different cities’ urban space through the practice of walking and in different illustrated experiences, mainly based on the comic format. By combining theory and praxis her...

Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities: Walking Tale #1

Tânia A. Cardoso returns to SOLRAD Presents with another Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities, considering walking through an interesting part of Amsterdam.

Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities: Bicycles

Take a rest from the city chaos as summer ends and get lazy with Tânia A. Cardoso and her meditations on cities, Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities on SOLRAD Presents.

Updates from the Publisher

Welcome to SOLRAD, 2023

On January 1, 2020, full of large plans, crackling energy, and a desire to create something good and useful for the community that we love, we launched SOLRAD into the world. Now, nearly 1,400 posts later, we begin our 4th year as the online literary magazine for comics, continuing to aspire to these goals. 

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Media

HEATHCLIFF WEEK continues on SOLRAD? Well... sort of. Andrew Neal interviewed Heathcliff's PETER GALLAGHER at this year's CXC and then they put it up on YouTube and we're sharing that here.