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.

Near Death Flying Turtle – “Who Taught Me”

In this week's Near Death Flying Turtle, NDFT wonders how he came to learn something; who teaches, and who is taught?

Dreams Die Hard – Why Not Laugh About It? Ryan Carey Reviews Anna Haifisch’s THE ARTIST: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

Today we kick off another SOLRAD book club with a week of coverage of Anna Haifisch's THE ARTIST: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE. Ryan Carey takes point.

Standstill #01

Standstill, a new comic by Olivia Fredricks, collects moments of a quarantine experience during COVID-19. A physical edition will be published in June 2020.

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Essays & Interviews

Starting a Dialogue: Ken Eppstein Introduces the Comic Arts Stakeholder Survey

Today, as part of a longer conversation about the economics of comics arts and the function of nonprofit organizations in this space, we present preliminary results from Ken Eppstein's comics arts stakeholder survey.

Seven Indigenous Comic Artists Changing The Industry

Today, guest contributor Elijah Forbes profiles seven Indigenous artists working in comics and other mediums to tell Indigenous stories.

Interview: Lucky Pocket Press & K. Theo Stultz

SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman sits down with Lucky Pocket Press and K. Theo Stultz to discuss the press and their Kickstarter for CANVAS.

Interview: Ted Intorcio on Tinto Press, Kickstarter, and COVID-19

Following up on our extract from Julian Brier's THE CATS OF OSTIA ANTICA, we have an interview with Ted Intorcio, the publisher of Tinto Press. Tinto is Kickstarting the publication of Brier's comic now.

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Near Death Flying Turtle – “Who Taught Me”

In this week's Near Death Flying Turtle, NDFT wonders how he came to learn something; who teaches, and who is taught?

Standstill #01

Standstill, a new comic by Olivia Fredricks, collects moments of a quarantine experience during COVID-19. A physical edition will be published in June 2020.

Kricket the Cat #009

In this week's Kricket the Cat, Kricket and his cat friends go swimming! Kricket the Cat is self-published by Reilly Hadden.

Meeting Comics #07-02

And finally, we've got the latest set of Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS for your viewing pleasure.

SOLRAD Presents: “Friend” – Phone Book

Today, we're pleased to release "Friend" the latest installment of Lyssa Park's Phone Book, a series of short comics exclusive to SOLRAD Presents.

Reviews

Dreams Die Hard – Why Not Laugh About It? Ryan Carey Reviews Anna Haifisch’s THE ARTIST: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

Today we kick off another SOLRAD book club with a week of coverage of Anna Haifisch's THE ARTIST: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE. Ryan Carey takes point.

White Man On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown: Ryan Carey Reviews Kevin Mutch’s THE ROUGH PEARL

To round out the week, Ryan Carey takes a look at Kevin Mutch's new book from Fantagraphics, The Rough Pearl.

Minicomics & Autobiography: Intimacy, Vulnerability, and Identity

Today, SOLRAD's contributing editor Rob Clough reviews four separate works of autobio comics, including work by John Porcellino, Kevin Budnik, and M.R. Trower.

Review: The Harrowing of Hell by Evan Dahm

Today, SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman reviews THE HARROWING OF HELL by Evan Dahm, which will be published by Iron Circus Comics in July 2020.

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: May 2020

SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman discusses the recent Twitter/Nobrow situation and details our steps to address it.

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Media

Episode #8 of Enemies of the State features commentary on Marion Fayolle’s The Tenderness of Stones, published by New York Review Comics in 2019. As the wrap up to our comics poetry week, we discuss a poetic, almost storybook-like comic about the slow death of Fayolle's father.