In today's Kricket the Cat, Kricket finds a periwinkle, and sings a little song. Kricket the Cat is self-published by Reilly Hadden.

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Essays & Interviews

Capturing Life’s Minutiae: a conversation with James Nash and Paul Ashley Brown

Nick Burman sits down with James Nash and Paul Ashley Brown, two cartoonists in the UK's indie comics scene to talk about life, history, and making art.

Treating Myself to Gatorade and Gum: An Interview with Emma Hunsinger

Today, cartoonist Emil Wilson interviews fellow CCS classmate Emma Hunsinger about being in The New Yorker, her work, and goals as a cartoonist.

Poetry Comics: Communication, Collaboration, and Connection

Guest writer and cartoonist Peony Gent considers the nature of poetry comics and their vulnerable, emotional storytelling.

What is Comics Poetry? An Essay By Alexander Rothman, Editor-In-Chief of INK BRICK

Today we're pleased to reprint a 2016 essay from Alexander Rothman, a cartoonist and poet whose anthology INK BRICK ends its 7+ year run with its 10th issue.


Review: The Sea by Rikke Villadsen

Today at SOLRAD, Alex Hoffman reviews Rikke Villadsen's THE SEA, published in 2019 by Fantagraphics, which just published Villadsen's COWBOY in March 2020.

History By Way Of Righteousness And Heart: Ryan Carey Reviews “Big Black: Stand At Attica”

SOLRAD's lead critic Ryan Carey examines the story of Frank "Big Black" Smith and the Attica prison rebellion of 1971, as told in the new comic Big Black: Stand At Attica.

The Gordian Knot Of Darkness: Nina Bunjevac’s Bezimena

Contributing editor Rob Clough reviews Nina Bunjevac's BEZIMENA, which draws on Bunjevac's traumatic memories of sexual assault through a noirish lens.

Wading Through “The Pits Of Hell”

Ryan Carey takes a crack at the surreal, bizarre, and outrageous The Pits of Hell, by Ebisu yoshikazu, published in English in 2019 by Breakdown Press.

Original Comics

Today at SOLRAD we are proud to feature an essay about horror comics, in comics form, by Ibrahim Ineke.
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...

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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.

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