SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #99

I'm starting to think this Bestiary photo contest might have been a scam in Reilly Hadden's Kricket the Cat on SOLRAD Presents.

Unsettling, Alluring — Nicholas Burman Reviews George Wylesol’s 2120

Nicholas Burman takes a crack at George Wylesol's experimental choose-your-own-adventure comic 2120, published by Avery Hill in 2022.

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #26 – HBO Max

At least Presto's mishaps are entertaining even without streaming services in Michael Aushenker's ABRACADABRA on SOLRAD Presents.

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Essays & Interviews

Rebuilding Connections at the Montréal Comic Arts Festival

The convention scene is bouncing back this year, and SOLRAD correspondent Pietro Scarnera files this report of the Montréal Comic Art Festival, which was held at the end of May this year.

Art Spiegelman’s MAUS: Canon, Appropriation, Transgressions, and the Red Room

In this wide-ranging essay, SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman discusses the different aspects of Maus and comic's love-hate relationship with transgression (often for transgression's sake).

Contours, Cartoons, and Other Abstractions (featuring Bhanu Pratap) by Tony Wei Ling

Today on SOLRAD, Tony Wei Ling returns with a masterful essay trying to understand the relationship between comics and the abstract.

Sneak Preview: GOOD PERSON TROUBLE by Noëlle Kröger

Fieldmouse Press is crowdfunding four new books, so today we offer you a sneak preview of one of them — Noëlle Kröger's Good Person Trouble, translated by Natalye Childress.

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SOLRAD Presents

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SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #99

I'm starting to think this Bestiary photo contest might have been a scam in Reilly Hadden's Kricket the Cat on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #26 – HBO Max

At least Presto's mishaps are entertaining even without streaming services in Michael Aushenker's ABRACADABRA on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: July 20 – 26

Karl C. Krumpholz seeks out landlocked Denver's small bodies of water as respite from the intense July heat in The Lighthouse in the City on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #98

Reilly Hadden's Kricket the Cat is all alone, will you join him on SOLRAD Presents and hear about his struggles?

Reviews

Unsettling, Alluring — Nicholas Burman Reviews George Wylesol’s 2120

Nicholas Burman takes a crack at George Wylesol's experimental choose-your-own-adventure comic 2120, published by Avery Hill in 2022.

If Two Heads Are Better, Do Four Double the Quality? A Review of TWO HEADS by Uta Frith, Chris Frith, Alex Frith, and Daniel Locke

Kevin Brown returns to SOLRAD with a review of TWO HEADS: A GRAPHIC EXPLORATION OF HOW OUR BRAINS WORK WITH OTHER BRAINS by Uta Frith, Chris Frith, Alex Frith, and Daniel Locke. Published by Scribner.

Books in Bites 23: You Bring Your Own Sandwich To The Picnic

Daniel Elkin is back at SOLRAD with Books in Bites, his capsule review column. This week features books from Matthew Daley, Sas Milledge, and Suehiro Maruo.

Far And Wide: Rob Clough Reviews NOW #3

Rob Clough is working through every single edition of NOW, the latest anthology project edited and curated by Eric Reynolds. Here's #3!

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: Bicycles

In this month's Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities, Tânia A. Cardoso shows her growing appreciation of bikes now that she lives in The Netherlands.

Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities: Layers

Tânia A. Cardoso takes us through the layers of Amsterdam in the latest of her explorations of urban spaces in comics on SOLRAD Presents!

Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities: The Ancestors – Part 2

Meet Athen's true urban wanderers, cats, in Tânia A. Cardoso's exploration of urban space, Wondering Wanderings, on SOLRAD Presents.

Updates from the Publisher

We’ve Launched Our Spring/Summer Season and We Need Your Help!

Fieldmouse Press has launched its latest publishing season on Crowdfundr. Alex Hoffman gives you the scoop today on SOLRAD! Help us make these books!!

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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.