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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

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!

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #21

Publication arrangements are made and specialist cocktails are discussed in The Locust Lodge by Derek Van Gieson on SOLRAD Presents today!

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #18

Will some answers emerge from our trip across the Duat? Find out in The Domesticated Afterlife from Scott Finch and SOLRAD Presents.

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

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #18 – Run For Office

Michael Aushenker's ABRACADABRA gets political as the clown's career prospects are mapped out on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #79

Old Man Catfish drives a hard bargain for his "hard" work, this week in KRICKET THE CAT from Reilly Hadden!

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #18

Story ideas are not coming together despite a detailed spreadsheet in Nicholas Breutzman's Pill Hill.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #86 – Core

Come with Danger Diver into the depths and get to the core of all things fishy, from your friends Jef Harmatz and SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, May 4 – 10

Why can't Karl just like chillax, man? It's another week of Karl C. Krumpholz's The Lighthouse in the City on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #78

Old Man Catfish is no help to Kricket and Louise on their quest in Reilly Hadden's Kricket the Cat on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #20

The Locust Lodge is a supernatural/horror/noir centered on the exploits of special agent Bert Arne, a character previously featured in Eel Mansions (Uncivilized Books).Derek Van Gieson’s comics can be found on his website, and on his Instagram account (@derek_vangieson). Eel Mansions can be purchased from its publisher, Uncivilized Books. SOLRAD is made possible by the...

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #17 – Still Talking Magic

Presto and Harry The Spectacular reunite for another magical edition of ABRACADABRA from Michael Aushenker and SOLRAD Presents!

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.

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #18

Scott Finch's The Domesticated Afterlife takes disillusionment as its start in an exploration of the alienation of consumerism on SOLRAD Presents.

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.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #77

Are there any sandwich shops in the middle of the ocean? Our heroes face a dilemma in Reilly Hadden's Kricket the Cat on SOLRAD Presents.

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!

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #17

A pensive chapter of Nicholas Brutzman's Pill Hill on SOLRAD Presents, as our hero recalls tragic events he's witnessed.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #85 – Perspectives

Our friend the Danger Diver shifts perspectives as he takes us through his undersea journey from Jef Harmatz and SOLRAD Presents

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, April 27 – May

We join Karl C. Krumpholz for another week of reflective diary comics in The Lighthouse in the City on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #76

A very reasonable amount of sandwiches is requested in Reilly Hadden's Kricket the Cat on SOLRAD Presents.

“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.

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #19

A misleading casting reaches its tipping point in Derek Van Gieson's The Locust Lodge on SOLRAD Presents this week.

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #17

Would you believe what a dog with no clothes has to say about the afterlife? It's The Domesticated Afterlife from Scott Finch and SOLRAD Presents!

From the Publisher: A Fundraising Plea

Please help us continue to run SOLRAD by partnering with us financially! We need your help to keep going.

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #16 – Sorry Boss

Michael Aushenker's magicians face off in a battle of assistants in a special full-color edition of ABRACADABRA on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #75

Old Man Catfish always seems to have the answers, let's see where they lead in Reilly Hadden's Kricket the Cat on SOLRAD Presents!

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!

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #16

Nicholas Breutzman's Pill Hill confronts us with an impossible question: How do you write a detective story with no knowledge of crime? Will any answers be revealed? Find out on SOLRAD presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, April 20 – 26

Karl C. Krumpholz reflects on memories and gratitude in this week's The Lighthouse in the City on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #74

Now twice weekly on SOLRAD Presents, Reilly Hadden's Kricket The Cat sees a bird taking some lovely photographs!

“Is that not Cool with Your God?” Amaris Ketcham & Nora Hickey Review RAVE by Jessica Campbell

New to SOLRAD, Amaris Ketcham & Nora Hickey bring us their first review, of RAVE by Jessica Campbell, published by Drawn & Quarterly.

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #18

At Burger Fortress, the burgers use all parts of the animal, even the eyes. Come try one in this week's The Locust Lodge from Derek Van Gieson and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #16

Abraxas be praised! It's another weird and existential chapter of The Domesticated Afterlife on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #15 – Take This Outside

Welcome to ABRACADABRA!, a struggling magic club operated by The Great Presto — Join this down-and-out magician, his lovely assistant Sedona, his opening act Frown the Clown, his rabbit Sniffles and more for all kinds of assorted nonsense! A new workplace comedy from the cartoonist who brought you PELICAN BASTARDS! SOLRAD is made possible by...

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #73

At least the giant frog didn't eat the camera! It's Kricket the Cat by Reilly Hadden back on SOLRAD Presents!

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.

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #15

Nicholas Bruetzman's Pill Hill takes a melancholy turn on SOLRAD Presents this week as Henry misses his mother.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #84 – Pearls

Satisfy your oyster cravings and get a cute treat with our pal Danger Diver from Jef Harmatz and SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, April 13 – 19

Karl C. Krumpholz takes a musical journey with thoughts on fame and the pressures of life in The Lighthouse in the City on SOLRAD Presents.

Being in Love is Expensive: Anneli Furmark’s WALK ME TO THE CORNER

Kevin Brown returns to SOLRAD with a review of Anneli Furmark's WALK ME TO THE CORNER, published in English by Drawn & Quarterly.

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #17

Do you think the coffee at Burger Fortress IV is any good? Maybe we will find out in Derek Van Gieson's The Locust Lodge on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #14 – Feed

These costs really have to be thought about for a magician like Presto! It's ABRACADABRA from Michael Aushenker and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #15 – Part 2

A chariot awaits in the search for meaning in life and in Scott Finch's The Domesticated Afterlife on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #72

Hopefully Kricket got his shot before he got that shock! Read Reilly Hadden's Kricket the Cat on SOLRAD Presents.

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.

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #14

Nicholas Breutzman teaches us the risks of using a snake as a belt in this installment of Pill Hill on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #83 – Eggs

As the ocean is overflows with eggs, our pal Danger Diver helps us makes sense of the varieties in a new page from Jef Harmatz and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #16

A very important question gets rudely interrupted in Derek Van Gieson's The Locust Lodge on SOLRAD Presents.

Comics Gridlock 4/22: BELATED VISIBILITY

Welcome to the second installment of COMICS GRIDLOCK - Helen Chazan's capsule review column at SOLRAD - today's focus is on the work of a selection of Trans cartoonists

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, April 6 – 12

It's a week of boosts as Karl and Kelly get their top-up vaccines, Karl discovers his local stardom, and Oola gets the zoomies in The Lighthouse in the City from Karl C Krumpholz and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #13 – Disappear

A very specific trick will get you a great discount! Learn how in ABRACADABRA from Michael Aushenker and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #15 – Part 1

Sarf teaches us about the Shew Stone and the chaos of the Outer Darkness in Scott Finch's The Domesticated Afterlife on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #71

Reilly Hadden's Kricket the Cat embarks on an adventure to capture photographs of the creatures of Moonrock! What has he discovered today? Find out on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #13

Henry cooks us up a tasty ouroboros to fuel existential crises in Nicholas Breutzman's Pill Hill on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #82 – Pickled

Our friend Danger Diver takes us into to the briny ocean depths to help us learn about delicious, meaty Sea Pickles from Jef Harmatz and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, March 30 – April 5

Karl C. Krumpholz looks through a haze of smoke and gets nostalgic, remembering his reasons for moving to Colorado, in The Lighthouse in the City on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #40

Let's all have a laugh and enter a mysterious door in Dark Pants from Matt MacFarland and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #15

In Derek Van Gieson's The Locust Lodge on SOLRAD Presents today see the introduction of the Prisoners of Madame A.

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #12 – Budget

Harry the Spectacular kills some expensive doves in today's ABRACADABRA from Michael Aushenker and SOLRAD Presents!

Critical Conversations: Alex Hoffman and Daniel Elkin Discuss IT HURTS UNTIL IT DOESN’T By Lanei Kasir

Let's start your Monday with SOLRAD's Publisher Alex Hoffman and EIC Daniel Elkin as they sit down to discuss IT HURTS UNTIL IT DOESN’T By Lanei Kasir.

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #14

Chickens in chicken costumes are too class conscious to sign for packages, but do they know about the coupons? It's Scott Finch's The Domesticated Afterlife on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #70

Come bundle up warm with Reilly Hadden's Kricket the Cat and get lost in the falling snow on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #12

Lonely raccoon streams, missing belts, and mysterious hissing sounds abound in Pill Hill from Nicholas Breutzman and SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, March 23-29

Moments of beauty and wonder mix with the strange for Karl C. Krumpholz this week in The Lighthouse in the City on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #81 – Eyed Up

Our friend Danger Diver takes us into the eyes of a living panopticon in a joyous new strip from Jef Harmataz and SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #39

Do you get it? Do you get the joke? If you laughed, then enter Matt Macfarland's Dark Pants on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #14

Everybody meet Crazy Mary, she's come to the comics swap in Derek Van Gieson's The Locust Lodge on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #11 – Crystal Ball

Harry The Spectacular? More like Harry The Needy! Michael Aushenker's ABRACADABRA is on SOLRAD Presents now!

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #13

We are all but plates in the sink of the world, get existential with The Domesticated Afterlife from Scott Finch and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #69

A beautiful ceremony for Kricket the Cat, celebrate love with Reilly Hadden and SOLRAD Presents today!

COMICS GRIDLOCK: In The Mouth of Comics

Welcome to COMICS GRIDLOCK - Helen Chazan's new capsule review column at SOLRAD. Let's tackle that to-read pile, shall we?

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #11

It's time to get serious about the investigation into the gum stuck to the trees in Nicholas Breutzman's Pill Hill from SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #80 – Bright Eyes

Every now and then a star fish falls apart, it's Danger Danger from Jef Harmatz and Bonnie Tyler on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, March 16-22

Karl C. Krumpholz remembers the train tracks he wandered along as he grew up, in a week of returns and loses in The Lighthouse in the City on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #38

Can you remember what the password was? What do you think of Nixon? It's Matt MacFarland's Dark Pants on SOLRAD Presents!

Factoid, Shmacktoid — Tom Shapira Reviews AMERICAN COMICS: A HISTORY

Who criticizes the critics? Tom Shapira does, in this review of Jeremy Dauber's AMERICAN COMICS: A HISTORY, from W. W. Norton.

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #13

We start at a weird place to stop in a page of The Locust Lodge by Derek Van Gieson on SOLRAD Presents today!

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #12

A confusing riddle can lead to a strange, revealing vision in The Domesticated Afterlife from Scott Finch and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #10 – Totally Unrelated Union

Animals of magic unite, all you have to lose is your chains! Michael Aushenker's ABRACADABRA gets radical on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #68

A marriage needs a ring, but where will the Pussy and the Owl find one? Find out in Kricket the Cat from Reilly Hadden and 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.

Review: MY BODY IN PIECES by Marie-Noëlle Hébert

Today, Nicholas Burman has a review of Marie-Noëlle Hébert's MY BODY IN PIECES, published by Groundwood Books in 2021.

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #10

Deduction and speculation abound, but will we ever know who the chewing gum culprit is? Read Nicholas Breutzman's Pill Hill on SOLRAD Presents to find out!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #79 – Management

Get the latest Octopus-based management tips from our old pal the Danger Diver, brought to you by Jef Harmatz and SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, March 9-15

For Karl C. Krumpholz, it's nice to see people again, whether they're in person, in dreams, or too young to understand, it's another week of The Lighthouse in the City on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #37

We get some warnings in Matt MacFarland's Dark Pants today, make sure you don't blow it! Read on SOLRAD Presents now!

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #12

The owl with a human face has a plan in a new page of The Locust Lodge by Derek Van Gieson on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #9 – Listen to my Act

The Great Presto really needs to improve his listening skills in ABRACADABRA from SOLRAD Presents and Michael Aushenker!

The Local Watershed, But Make It Cubismo — Tasha Lowe-Newsome Reviews BILLIE THE BEE

Tasha Lowe-Newsome returns to SOLRAD with a review & feature on Mary Fleener's BILLIE THE BEE, published by Fantagraphics. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #11

How busy does he think he's keeping his hands? Scott Finch's The Domesticated Afterlife is on SOLRAD Presents now!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #67

Join us and come home with Old Man Catfish for undersea tea in Reilly Hadden's Kricket the Cat on SOLRAD Present.

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #9

Nicholas finds a lead in his gummy investigation, get stuck into it with Pill Hill by Nicholas Breutzman on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #78 – Skewered

Our friend the Danger Diver shows us a lengthy treat at the bottom of the ocean in a new comic by Jef Harmatz from SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, March 2-8

It's okay to relax once in a while, go for a bike ride and celebrate a loved one's birthday with Karl C. Krumpholz's Lighthouse In The City on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #36

It's always good to get some advice from a new drinking buddy. It's Matt MacFarland's Dark Pants from SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #11

We complete our transport to a new hiding place in Derek Van Gieson's The Locust Lodge on SOLRAD Presents today!

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #8 – Poop

Manners will get you a long way, y'know! It's the magic of ABRACADBRA by Michael Aushenker on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #10

Come and see the patterns of the creator in Chapter 10 of Scott Finch's The Domesticated Afterlife on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #66

The Bear Bus: where does it come from? Where does it go? Some things are always mysterious in Reilly Hadden's Kricket the Cat on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #8

Join us to get deep into the sticky history of chewing gum in Nicholas Breutzman's Pill Hill on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, February 23-March 1

February ended with a busy week of cats and snow and war for Karl C Krumpholz in The Lighthouse in the City on SOLRAD Presents.

The Sensation of Grief: Alex Hoffman Reviews Vessel by Lily Thu Fierro and Generoso Fierro

SOLRAD's publisher, Alex Hoffman, returns with a review of Lily Thu Fierro and Generoso Fierro's VESSEL, self-published in 2022.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #35

Sharing is caring, so why not share a slug with the Dark Pants gang? Read a new page of Matt MacFarland's comic on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #10

Cjthaziel has an important message in Derek Van Gieson's The Locust Lodge. Find out what it is on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #7 – Carrot

In Michael Aushenker's ABRACADABRA on SOLRAD Presents today, a certain vegetable-based proverb comes to life!

Digging Up the Past: Kevin Brown Reviews Tunnels by Rutu Modan

Kevin Brown makes his SOLRAD debut with a review of Rutu Modan's latest graphic novel, TUNNELS, published by D&Q in 2021. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #9

The laughter really gets in your head in chapter nine of The Domesticated Afterlife from Scott Finch and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #65

These bears love their bird feeders in a new page of Kricket the Cat by Reilly Hadden from SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #7

Learn how The Chewing Gum War of 1939 began in new pages of Nicholas Breutzman's Pill Hill on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #77 – Growth

Jef Harmatz's Danger Diver teaches us the loveliest thing about coral in a new comic on SOLRAD Presents.

We All Suffer — Helen Chazan Reviews URSULA, by Erika Price and Lane Yates

Today for SOLRAD, Helen Chazan reviews URSULA by Erika Price and Lane Yates, self published in 2021.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, February 16-22

A story of a neighbor's stalker in this week's Lighthouse in the City from Karl Christian Krumpholz and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #34

Who's this in Hansel & Gretel House? Maybe we'll find out in Matt MacFarland's Dark Pants on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #9

What happens when the bonding is done? Find out in The Locust Lodge by Derek Van Gieson from SOLRAD Presents.

Trapped! Bernie Krigstein in EC Comics

Tom Shapira returns to SOLRAD with an essay about Bernie Krigstein's work in EC Comics, with a special focus on Four Color Comics #1309.

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #6

Do you have a better way to tell your birds apart? It's Micheal Aushenker's ABRACADABRA on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #64

Ever wondered why the bears come? Well we won't find out today, Kricket the Cat gets interrupted in today's strip by Reilly Hadden 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.

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #6

The mystery of the gum could collapse spacetime in this week's Pill Hill by Nicholas Breutzman and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #76 – Rename

Our good friend Danger Diver thinks some famous creatures are in desperate need of a rebrand! Today on SOLRAD Presents, a new Danger Diver by Jef Harmatz.

Live As Your True Self: Isabelle Ryan Reviews BOYS RUN THE RIOT by Keito Gaku

Isabelle Ryan is back at SOLRAD with a review of Keito Gaku's BOYS RUN THE RIOT, published by Kodansha USA.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, February 9-15

The snow is different in Colorado, Karl misses how it was back East, and Oola is unsure, in this week's The Light House in the City by Karl C. Krumpholz and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #33

They're what we wear, they're dark pants. It's a new page of Matt MacFarland's Dark Pants on SOLRAD Presents today.

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #8

It's time to stick your fingers in a cheesy wedge, just don't let it dry out! It's The Locust Lodge #8 from Derek Van Gieson and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #5

We're starting from the bottom in this bumper ABRACADBRA strip from SOLRAD Presents and Michael Aushenker.

Significant Only Because It Remains: Martin Vaughn-James’ THE CAGE and the Ozymandian Ghost Story

Hagai Palevsky returns to SOLRAD with an essay about God, Yokoyama Yūichi, Yayoi Kusama, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, and Martin Vaughn-James' THE CAGE, reissued by Coach House Books in 2013.

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #8

Cat spirituality is weird in a new chapter of The Domesticated Afterlife by Scott Finch on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #63

The bears get off the bus! Read all the excitement in Reilly Hadden's Kricket the Cat on SOLRAD Presents today!

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #5

Make sure you don't lick the strange gum on the trees! It's Pill Hill by Nicholas Breutzman on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, February 2-8

Grief, frustration, and yet-to-be-taken-down Christmas decorations are all present at the start of February in Karl C. Krumpholz's Lighthouse in the City on SOLRAD Presents.

Critical Conversations: Daniel Elkin and Alex Hoffman Discuss NO ONE ELSE by R. Kikuo Johnson

For your Wednesday, Alex Hoffman and Daniel Elkin discuss R. Kikuo Johnson's NO ONE ELSE, published by Fantagraphics in 2021. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #75 – Bummer

Our pal the DANGER DIVER introduces us to yet another strange undersea creature - meet the Striped Bummer, this week on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #33

The pants are coming out and they sure are dark! Read Matt MacFarland's Dark Pants on SOLRAD Presents today!

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #7

Check out the latest page of Derek Van Gieson's THE LOCUST LODGE, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #7

A chicken returns to teach our hero about the nature of eternity in a new chapter of Scott Finch's The Domesticated Afterlife from SOLRAD Presents.

GOOD CONDITION: A Comic that Helped Spur the Civil Rights Movement

Jonathan Shipley gives modern-day readers a look into MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE MONTGOMERY STORY, a comic that helped spur the Civil Rights Movement.

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #4

In today's ABRACADABRA from Michael Aushenker and SOLRAD Presents, we meet Frown after an unfortunate make up accident.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #62

Kricket's nap is rudely interrupted by a bus full of bears, this week in Reilly Hadden's KRICKET THE CAT, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

The Neopian Times: The Very Best of Neopets Through The Years

Comics can come from anywhere, as evidenced by Patrick Kuklinski's debut at SOLRAD, in this deep dive into Neopets culture and the Neopian Times.

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #4

In the start of the second chapter of Nicholas Breutzman's Pill Hill on SOLRAD Presents, we explore a park with a water tower.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #74 – Dust

Our pal the Danger Diver strays away from the denizens of the deep to show you something underfoot - the submarine sand!

SOLRAD Comics: Gabriela Güllich Interviews Rutu Modan

Today, Gabriela Güllich brings us an illustrated interview with Rutu Modan about her work, including her latest book Tunnels!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, January 26 – February 1

A grief-stricken week is followed by much needed rest and a spring visitor in Karl C. Krumpholz's The Lighthouse in the City from SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #32

Ghost exercises his rights in his bar in today's brand new Dark Pants by Matt MacFarland, from SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #6

They used to be like us in Derek Van Gieson's The Locust Lodge from SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #6

Make your way down into the depths of the Hunger Hull, in this week's chapter of THE DOMESTICATED AFTERLIFE by Scott Finch.

Push It Down the Chute: Alex Hoffman Reviews FACTORY SUMMERS by Guy Delisle

SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman brings us a review of Guy Delisle's FACTORY SUMMERS, published by Drawn & Quarterly in 2021. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #3

Meet the crew of Michael Aushenker's ABRACADABRA this week, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #61

KRICKET THE CAT by Reilly Hadden is back on SOLRAD, and this week, Kricketgets a visitor at the BBQ.

Trauma, Identity, Gender, and Performance: Isabelle Ryan Reviews BOY MEETS MARIA by PEYO

Isabelle Ryan joins SOLRAD today for a review of BOY MEETS MARIA by PEYO, published by Seven Seas Entertainment in 2021.

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #3

It's Thursday, which means three new pages of Pill Hill by Nicholas Breutzman, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City, January 19 – 25

It was a hard week for Kelly and Karl last week, and Karl recounts it for you in the latest collection of his comic THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

This Month @ SOLRAD: February 2022

Alex Hoffman takes a look at February's publishing plan for SOLRAD, and announces our new Assistant Publisher, Ed Haynes!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #73 – Appearances

How does the DANGER DIVER appear to the fish at the bottom of the briny sea? Our underwater adventurer considers, this week on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #5

Questions, but not a lot of answers, in this week's THE LOCUST LODGE brought to you by Derek Van Gieson and SOLRAD Presents!

Exquisite Corpse: A Conversation with Derek Van Gieson Redux (the Iggy Mix)

For your reading pleasure, Keith Silva brings us an interview with Derek Van Gieson that is so outrageous, it has to be read to be believed. Believe it.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #31

The invitation to this "meeting" that DD is potentially going to get to go to... seems sort of creepy to me. Is it just me? No? Well, figure out yourself in this week's DARK PANTS from Matt MacFarland!

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

Tânia A. Cardoso brings us another in her A Tale of a (Sustainable) City comics, this time focused on gardens. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #2

Enjoy a new comic from Michael Aushenker, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #5

The aftermath of the chicken attack leads our friend to a fate most foul... or fowl? in this chapter of THE DOMESTICATED AFTERLIFE by Scott Finch!

Ryunosuke’s Transition: Helen Chazan Reflects on Rumiko Takahashi’s URUSEI YATSURA

Helen Chazan brings us a beautiful essay on Rumiko Takahashi's URUSEI YATSURA, and finding her own story in Ryunosuke Fujinami.

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #2

Today we're starting with the first chapter of Nicholas Breutzman's PILL HILL, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: January 12-18

Are you as obsessed with Oola news as we are? Well, if not, get on it, with this week's collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY from Karl C. Krumpholz!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #72 – Ugly

Not every creature in the deep blue sea is a beauty - meet some fishes that only a mother could love in this week's DANGER DIVER brought to you by Jef Harmatz!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #30

In this week's DARK PANTS from Matt MacFarland, DD gets an offer he... can't refuse? What in the world is going on?

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #4

This week in Derek Van Gieson's THE LOCUST LODGE, we are starting draining sequence beta.

SOLRAD Presents: ABRACADABRA! #1

Happy Monday! While PELICAN BASTARDS is still on hiatus, we're pleased to bring you a new workplace comedy comic from Michael Aushenker, starting today!

Fifth Sun, New Age: Representing Mesoamerica in Comics

Happy Monday! Today Angela M. Sánchez has a wide-ranging essay featuring the past, present and future of Mesoamerican stories and representation in comics and other media.

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife, Chapter #4

Come into the light of the SUN (TM) and satisfy the desire of your eyes and the wandering appetite, this week in Scott Finch's THE DOMESTICATED AFTERLIFE!

Privileging Emotion Over Technology: Ed Howard Reviews Nod Away Vol. 1-2, by Joshua W. Cotter

Ed Howard is back at SOLRAD with a review of the first two volumes of Josh Cotter's NOD AWAY from Fantagraphics. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Pill Hill #1

Today we are very excited to bring you a new SOLRAD Presents comic -- PILL HILL by Nicholas Breutzman. Check out the first three pages today!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: January 5 – 11, 2022

Oola is being loud this week for... reasons, and Karl has some self-humbling midnight notes, this week in THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #71 – Effervescence

The DANGER DIVER takes us to the Perrier-era trench, where things get a little funky - enjoy the levity from Jef Harmatz and SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #29

DD learns about the kid under the bridge in this week's page of Matt MacFarland's DARK PANTS, proudly brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #3

It's a time jump in the latest page of Derek Van Gieson's THE LOCUST LODGE, proudly brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife — Chapter #3

The dogs head to Sun Corp for chicken tender duty in this week's chapter of THE DOMESTICATED AFTERLIFE by Scott Finch. Enjoy!

Nothing Is Unmoving: Edward Haynes Reviews QUIET THOUGHTS by Karen Shangguan

To start the week, Ed Haynes brings us a review of QUIET THOUGHTS by Karen Shangguan, published in 2021 by Avery Hill Publishing.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: December 28, 2021 – January 4, 2022

Today's the final catch-up post for THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY by Karl C. Krumpholz; starting next week we'll be back to our regular schedule. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #70 – Hypnautical

Take some nice deep breaths and just relax in this week's DANGER DIVER, brought to you by Jef Harmatz and SOLRAD Presents!

Jazz and Bug Juice — Tasha Lowe-Newsome Reviews 1956: Sweet, Sweet Little Ramona and 1956: Movie Star by Steve Lafler

Tasha Lowe-Newsome makes her SOLRAD debut with a review of the first two volumes of Steve Lafler's ongoing series 1956.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: December 22 – 28

We're still catching up with Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY - enjoy another set from the end of December 2021.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #28

Did I just see what I think I saw? Maybe... but maybe not, this week in Matt MacFarland's DARK PANTS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #2

We're just getting started with Derek Van Gieson's THE LOCUST LODGE - check out the newest page today on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife — Chapter #2

Each week on SOLRAD Presents we will be publishing a chapter of Scott Finch's THE DOMESTICATED AFTERLIFE — here is chapter #2!

The Burden of Growing Up Too Soon In Kaori Ozaki’s ‘the gods lie’

Carrie McClain returns to SOLRAD with an in-depth review of Kaori Ozaki's comic the gods lie, published in English by Vertical/Kodansha in 2016.

SOLRAD Presents: The Shesh-Besh Gang by Ovadia Benishu

Today we're pleased to publish "The Shesh-Besh Gang", a comic from the Humdrum Collective's 2016 anthology 'Gang' by Ovadia Benishu.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: December 15 – 21

We're finishing off this week with another LIGHTHOUSE catchup. This week, Karl gets locked out of the house and remembers Jason Demers.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #69 – Pixels

Jef Harmatz has a very nice new edition of Danger Diver, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents! Enjoy!

Seeing the Puppetmaster’s Strings: Tom Shapira Reviews ASADORA! Vol. 1 by Naoki Urasawa

Tom Shapira brings in the New Year at SOLRAD with a review of Naoki Urasawa's ASADORA! vol. 1, published by Viz Media.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: December 8 – 14

Running twice weekly until we get caught up, today we have Karl C. Krumpholz's collection of dailies from December 8 - 14, 2021. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #27

In this week's DARK PANTS comic brought to you by Matt MacFarland and SOLRAD Presents... uhhhhhh, yikes?

Collaboration Across Medium and Generation(s): Daniel Elkin Interviews Ryan Claytor about A HUNTER’S TALE

Daniel Elkin and Ryan Claytor sit down for a quick interview about Ryan's upcoming comic, A HUNTER'S TALE, a collaboration/adaptation between himself and his grandfather.

SOLRAD Presents: The Locust Lodge #1

Today, we are proud to bring you Derek Van Gieson's THE LOCUST LODGE, a supernatural horror noir centered on special agent Bert Arne. Enjoy!

This Month @ SOLRAD: January 2022

Welcome back! SOLRAD's publisher, Alex Hoffman, shares some news, makes some requests, and previews some upcoming work!

SOLRAD Presents: The Domesticated Afterlife — Chapter #1

SOLRAD Presents has partnered with Scott Finch to bring you his comic THE DOMESTICATED AFTERLIFE - new chapters appear weekly on Mondays!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #26

What is Sal going to fish out of the bay? Take a look at Matt MacFarland's latest page of DARK PANTS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Rug Making #2

Ellen O'Grady finishes up her mini-zine on how to make rugs from old clothes - check it out!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #15 – Part 5

It's the end of Meeting Comics week - enjoy the last 6 pages of MEETING COMICS #15, brought to you by Andrew Neal and SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #15 – Part 4

Things are coming to an edge on day 4 of MEETING COMICS #15, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents and Andrew Neal!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #68 – Wrath

Descend to the deepest, wettest depths with your pal the DANGER DIVER as he introduces you to one mean little fish - the angelfish of wrath.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: December 1 – 7

In this week's collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, it's booster shots, clear skies, and revoked porch privileges. Enjoy!

Alex Hoffman Interviews Creators & Publisher of š! #43 ‘Queer Power’

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.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #15 – Part 3

It's day 3 of MEETING COMICS #15. Enjoy this week of Meeting Comics, brought to you by Andrew Neal and SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #15 – Part 2

It's day 2 of Meeting Comics #15, brought to you by Andrew Neal and SOLRAD Presents. We'll have new pages every day this week, so check them out!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #15 – Part 1

It's Meeting Comics #15 Week here at SOLRAD. Tune in every day for new pages from Andrew Neal, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Rug Making

Ellen takes a break from Magic Nation to share a short rug making comic - enjoy!

The Once and Future Climate Crisis: Alex Hoffman Reviews LURE by Lane Milburn

Alex Hoffman explores the link between culture and colonialism in his review of Lane Milburn's LURE, published earlier this year by Fantagraphics.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: November 24 – 30

It's another week with Karl, Kelly, and Oola in THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, brought to you by Karl C. Krumpholz and SOLRAD Presents. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #67 – Inflated

Sometimes you meet some scary critters down at the bottom of the deep, and sometimes... you meet the apostle puffer fish. Enjoy a new DANGER DIVER by Jef Harmatz!

We’ll Do It Live: Patrick Allaby on Performing Comics

Today for SOLRAD, Canadian cartoonist Patrick Allaby considers the comics performance and its ephemerality in an essay about his practice and the practice of others.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #25

Let's go fishing, this week in Matt MacFarland's DARK PANTS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

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

Tânia A, Cardoso brings us a tale of a sustainable city, starting with a future role for fungus in city spaces. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Magic Nation #18

Enjoy a quiet moment with Ellen O'Grady, today on SOLRAD Presents.