SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #19

Experience the trials of modern dating as a single father, as a new chapter of Nicholas Breutzman's Pill Hill begins on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #87 – Scale

Jef Harmatz's Danger Diver teaches us about the Squid Scale and the origin of the famous phrase 'the keg is beefy squid of heaviness' on SOLRAD Presents today!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, May 11 – 17

Karl and Kelly head to Boston, but will Oola be all right on her own? It's The Lighthouse in the City from Karl C. Krumpholz and SOLRAD Presents!

A Decade Later: Isabelle Ryan Reviews RANDOM TRIALS by Dean Beattie

Today on SOLRAD, Isabella Ryan returns with a look at Dean Beattie’s as-yet-unfinished comic book RANDOM TRIALS

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Essays & Interviews

That Darn Cat: Patrick Kuklinski Explores The Warriors, from Tokyopop to Fanfiction

Patrick Kuklinski takes us back into the internet of fandom with an overview of The Warriors comics, both official and fan-made, in his latest essay. Enjoy!

“A poem naturally wants to become a comic” — Nhatt Nichols Interviews Tomás Cisternas and Stefan Lorenzutti

Nhatt Nichols steps back to SOLRAD with a conversation between Tomás Cisternas, a celebrated Chilean comics poet, and Stefan Lorenzutti, the publisher of Bored Wolves, a comics poetry micropress in Poland.

Towle’s Follies: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Cartoonist and Educator

Craig Fischer returns to SOLRAD with a life and career-spanning interview with cartoonist and teacher Ben Towle. Enjoy!

Welcome to Celestia – An Interview with Manuele Fior

Today on SOLRAD, we welcome new contributor Pietro Scarnera who talks to Manuele Fior about his book Celestia, published by Fantagraphics.

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SOLRAD Presents

curated comics serialized weekly

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #19

Experience the trials of modern dating as a single father, as a new chapter of Nicholas Breutzman's Pill Hill begins on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #87 – Scale

Jef Harmatz's Danger Diver teaches us about the Squid Scale and the origin of the famous phrase 'the keg is beefy squid of heaviness' on SOLRAD Presents today!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, May 11 – 17

Karl and Kelly head to Boston, but will Oola be all right on her own? It's The Lighthouse in the City from Karl C. Krumpholz and SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #80

Louise blushes as she makes a lovely new feathery friend in Reilly Hadden's Kricket The Cat on SOLRAD Presents!

Reviews

A Decade Later: Isabelle Ryan Reviews RANDOM TRIALS by Dean Beattie

Today on SOLRAD, Isabella Ryan returns with a look at Dean Beattie’s as-yet-unfinished comic book RANDOM TRIALS

Comics Gridlock 5/23/22: NORMAL, HEALTHY DESIRES

Today on SOLRAD, it's the third installment of COMICS GRIDLOCK - Helen Chazan's capsule review column at SOLRAD - this time it's a journey through various forms of what we might call pulp

Get In the Zone: Ed Haynes Reviews ENTER THE BLUE By Dave Chisholm

SOLRAD's Assistant Publisher Ed Haynes has a new review of Dave Chisholm's jazz comic ENTER THE BLUE, published by Z2 comics in 2021.

A Bit of Light Before the Dark: Kevin Brown Reviews Shadow Life by Hiromi Goto and Ann Xu

Kevin Brown has a new review for us this week, of Hiromi Goto and Ann Xu's SHADOW LIFE, published in 2021 by First Second.

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: The Ancestors – Part 1

Tânia A. Cardoso returns to Athens to walk through times lived in past and present in Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities on SOLRAD Presents.

Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities: Beauty

Tânia A Cardoso shares her opinion on what makes cities beautiful in a new Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities on SOLRAD Presents.

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

Tânia A. Cardoso considers how water and agriculture can move into the city in this Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities: A Tale of a (Sustainable) city from SOLRAD Presents.

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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.