Continuing our RUSTY BROWN book club week, critic Ryan Carey examines the book through a question - how do people end up in the fixes they're in?

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Essays & Interviews

Feature: Tim Hayes Considers The Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec by Jacques Tardi

This week's featured author, Tim Hayes, considers The Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec by Jacques Tardi and the turbulence of pre-WWII Europe.

Choosing What Is Seen: Aimee de Jongh’s Taxi! and Jon McNaught’s Kingdom

To kick off our Euro Comics week, Rob Clough examines the way that cartoonists use drawing and page design, featuring Taxi! by Aimée de Jongh and Kingdom by Jon McNaught.

Exploring The Concept of Intentionality in Art Comics – Kimball Anderson

Today's guest author is Kimball Anderson. Anderson makes comics about the experience of illness and disability, and in this feature, explores the concept of "intentionality" in art comics.

Why Make Comics About Your Life? November Garcia Muses on Autobio Comics and Their Makers

Our guest writer this week is November Garcia, a cartoonist whose autobiographical work has been celebrated for its wit and tenderness. Today November reflects on memoir and some of her favorite cartoonists that make it.

Original Comics

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...

Original Comics

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...

Reviews

Nature Vs. Nurture In Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown

Continuing our RUSTY BROWN book club week, critic Ryan Carey examines the book through a question - how do people end up in the fixes they're in?

The Hermetic and Brutal Chris Ware: Charles Hatfield Reviews Rusty Brown

Continuing our RUSTY BROWN book club, our second guest critic Charles Hatfield offers a powerful and comprehensive vision of Ware's cartooning.

Chris Ware Meticulously Explores an Ideological Void in “The Seeing-Eye Dogs of Mars”

As part of our RUSTY BROWN book club, guest writer and cartoonist Casey Nowak examines the story within a story of "The Seeing-Eye Dogs of Mars."

A Tale of Two (and a Quarter) Artists: Joanne Cole, W.K. Brown, and “Chris Ware” in Rusty Brown

Kicking off our RUSTY BROWN book club, SOLRAD publisher Alex Hoffman examines the book through the lens of its artists, and examines Chris Ware's perspective on art-making through the cast of RUSTY BRO

Updates from the Editor

This Month @ SOLRAD: February 2020

SOLRAD publisher Alex Hoffman lays out the plan for February 2020, and asks for your support.

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