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Locked in the Kitchen with Hannah Berry and Katriona Chapman

Ken Eppstein sits down with UK cartoonists Hannah Berry and Katriona Chapman to discuss comics research and the economics of comics.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #22

Matt MacFarland reflects on the effects his parents' divorce had on him and his brother, this week in MORE SEASONS OF GARY.

The Sublime Fracture: Floyd Tangeman Reviews MOAB by Mara Ramirez

Floyd Tangeman debuts at SOLRAD with a review of Mara Ramirez's self-published comic MOAB, and thoughts on its ability to connect readers to the sublime.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Before It’s Gone

Look, quick! It's another NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE comic, brought to you by Tom Lake and SOLRAD Presents!

The Lowdown On High-Concept: Ryan Carey Reviews The Seeds By Ann Nocenti And David Aja

We end the week with Ryan Carey's review of THE SEEDS by Aja and Nocenti, one of the first books from Dark Horse's Berger Books line.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #10 – 7

Remember when all anyone could talk about was the Popeye's Chicken Sandwich? Tina remembers, this week in Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS!

Denied Agency, Exploited Labor: Nicholas Burman Reviews WAGE SLAVES by Daria Bogdanska

This week, Nicholas Burman brings us a review of Daria Bogdanska's WAGE SLAVES, published by Conundrum in Canada & Centrala in the UK.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – A Very Late Night

Ellen O'Grady brings us a comic about creative dissatisfaction, and the beauty of the now, this week from SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #29 – Devils

Today, our pal the Danger Diver tells the tale of the misunderstood depth-dwelling devilfish - brought to you by Jef Harmatz and SOLRAD Presents!

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Kelsey Wroten Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

We are continuing our feature at SOLRAD titled "Knowing Is Half The Battle," where published cartoonists give advice on the publishing industry. Today we talk with KELSEY WROTEN

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – February 10 – 16

This week in THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl thinks about tea, snowy days, and the difference between niceness and kindness.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #21

This week in MORE SEASONS OF GARY, Matt digs into his family history, discussing his parents' divorce due to his father's alcoholism.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #24

Officer Cajun takes a trip down memory lane in this episode of Michael Aushenker's PELICAN BASTARDS... enjoy!

Half-Demon and Still Whole: Mixed-Race Identity in InuYasha

Angela M. Sánchez returns to SOLRAD with an essay exploring Rumiko Takahashi's seminal manga InuYasha and the way it approaches mixed-race identity.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Are You Lost?

Today on SOLRAD Presents, we have another NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE by Tom Lake. Turtle asks another seemingly simple question - are you lost?

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #10 – 6

In this week's set of MEETING COMICS, the team uses their emergency preparedness training --- Calgon, take me away!

A Comic With A Lot On — And In — Its Mind: Ryan Carey Reviews PEEPERS By Patrick Keck

We finish up the week with Ryan Carey's review of Patrick Keck's PEEPERS, published in 2021 by Fantagraphics's Underground imprint.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – In Memory of Ezra Nawi #2

Today's comic from Ellen O'Grady's series 55 COMICS continues her remembrance of Ezra Nawi, an Israeli pacifist and human rights activist.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #28 – Lists

Which of the fish in DANGER DIVER's annual round up do you like best? I'm partial to Marguerite, but as DD says, figure it out for yourself!

Publishing During A Pandemic: Daniel Elkin interviews Josh O’Neill and Maëlle Doliveux from BEEHIVE BOOKS

Today, SOLRAD's Editor, Daniel Elkin, talks to Josh O’Neill and Maëlle Doliveux from BEEHIVE BOOKS about Publishing During A Pandemic, diversity in comics, and what the future of small press comics publishing may look like.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – February 3-9

This week in THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl C. Krumpholz has purring cats, barking dogs, and tears. Enjoy another weeks' worth of comics from SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #20

With Erik Nebel's COME WELL series, we're exploring the process they use to create their emotionally resonant abstract comics. Enjoy!

Critical Conversations: Daniel Elkin and Keith Silva Discuss THE BURNING HOTELS: A Memoir By Thomas Lampion

Today, critic Keith Silva and SOLRAD's editor Daniel Elkin sit down for a conversation about THE BURNING HOTELS: A Memoir by Thomas Lampion published by Birdcage Bottom Books in 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #20

Matt's story of his father continues, warts and all, in his comic MORE SEASONS OF GARY, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #23

While Officer Napkin considers ending it all, Officer Cajun has his own problems, this week in Michael Aushenker's PELICAN BASTARDS!

Money, Money, Money – Nicholas Burman Interviews Lisa Weill of Lyon BD

Nicholas Burman sits down with Lisa Weill from Lyon BD, a part of the Comic Art Europe Project, to talk about the economics of comics.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – A Little Box

This week in NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE, our floating friend has some things they would like to have... maybe you could help them out?

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #10 – 5

In this week's MEETING COMICS, the Wokely boy has gone missing! Thankfully, Mitch Cranberry, Whole Foods Detective, is on the case.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – In Memory of Ezra Nawi #1

Today's comic from Ellen O'Grady's series 55 COMICS begins a series in memory of Ezra Nawi, an Israeli pacifist and human rights activist.

The Storytelling Animal – Eszter Szép Reviews Sapiens: A Graphic History

Today we are pleased to welcome comics scholar Eszter Szép to SOLRAD with a review of Yuval Noah Harari, David Vandermeulen, and Daniel Casanave's Sapiens: A Graphic History.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #27 – Lengths

This week, Jef Harmatz's DANGER DIVER asks - have you ever met the world's longest eel?

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – Jan 27 – Feb 2

Karl C. Krumpholz is back with another week's worth of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, this week featuring winter/COVID doldrums.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #19

We return this week with another comic from Erik Nebel's COME WELL series, which presents their abstract comics and comics-making process. Enjoy!

Fantastical Femininity: Sam Nakahira Interviews Sunmi

Today, cartoonist and author of THE FOOD ADVENTURES WITH CAPPY & G, Sam Nakahira, interviews fellow cartoonist Sunmi about their work.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #19

Matt MacFarland shares more about the relationship he had with his father in this week's MORE SEASONS OF GARY.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #22

Officer Napkin is at the end of his rope, watching Blade Runner 2049... check out the latest page of PELICAN BASTARDS from Michael Aushenker!

Burning Bridges and Branches: Alex Hoffman Reviews Sufficient Lucidity by Tommi Parrish

SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman takes a closer look at Tommi Parrish's latest mini comic, SUFFICIENT LUCIDITY, published by kuš! komiks.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – This Is Great

Today, the turtle (who flies, and is near death) asks a very serious question - Have you ever thought about... not doing this?

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #30

Check out the latest page of KRICKET THE CAT from Reilly Hadden, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Is The Past Really Another Country — Or Is It Just Florida? Ryan Carey Reviews SUNSHINE STATE By John Carvajal

We wrap up the week with Ryan Carey's review of SUNSHINE STATE, John Carvajal’s self-published 2020 graphic novel

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #10 – 4

In this week's throwback MEETING COMICS from Andrew Neal, the Ribbon Cutter has a "where are my car keys?" moment.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Hourly

Earlier this week, cartoonists around the world participated in Hourly Comics Day - and Ellen did too, now brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

On Sabrina and Prescience

Today on SOLRAD, contributor Jonathan Gaboury reevaluates Nick Drnaso's SABRINA in light of the capitol riot and insurrection on January 6th, 2021.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City — Jan 20-26, 2021

Karl C. Krumpholz is back with another week's worth of diary comics. This week's selection features waiting, books, and very large hair.

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Archie Bongiovanni Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

We are continuing our feature at SOLRAD titled "Knowing Is Half The Battle," where published cartoonists give advice on the publishing industry. Today we talk with ARCHIE BONGIOVANNI

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #26 – Curses

This week on DANGER DIVER we meet the Cursed Squid and the various ways the touch of its tentacles will take you under.

SOLRAD Presents – Come Well #18

Erik Nebel presents another of their abstract comics in their COME WELL series, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Localizing an International Discourse: An Interview with R. Orion Martin, Publisher of Paradise Systems

Today, Nicholas Burman returns to SOLRAD with an interview with R. Orion Martin, publisher of Paradise Systems.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #18 – Hot Doggin’

Today we have the latest comic from Matt MacFarland's MORE SEASONS OF GARY for you, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #21

This week, the PELICAN BASTARDS have murdered... a murder or crows? What will these fiends think of next? Ventura PD continues its investigation!

As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us: The Comics Of Chris Gooch

Rob Clough provides a line-wide retrospective of the books Chris Gooch has published with Top Shelf, including a review of his most recent, Under-Earth.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Yes, And

In this week's Near Death Flying Turtle, our gliding chelonian friend reminds us to take a nondualistic approach to breakfast.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #29

Kricket finally finds out the name of his Aunt Mona's partner - find out if she'll let him stay this week in the latest page of KRICKET THE CAT!

Going Far, Getting Nowhere: Ryan Carey Reviews GRID OBSERVER By Pat Aulisio

We wrap up the week with Ryan Carey's review of GRID OBSERVER, created by Pat Aulisio and published by Clown Kisses Press in 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #10 – 3

In this week's set of MEETING COMICS from Andrew Neal, we find out why Val always wears glasses. Check out the latest comics on Andrew's Patreon!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – How Can We Show Up For Mutual Aid?

In this week's 55 COMICS, Ellen O'Grady contemplates the work of Dean Spade and his book Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next).

Palindromes and Playfulness: Charles Hatfield Reviews ISLE OF ELSI: THE DRAGON’S LIBRARIAN by Alec Longstreth

This year, SOLRAD will be spending more time covering comic for kids - we start with Charles Hatfield's review of ISLE OF ELSI: THE DRAGON'S LIBRARIAN

Exclusive Excerpt: SULTANA by Shazleen Khan and Zain Dada

Paired with the interview with Zain Dada and Kumail Rizvi, we are pleased to present a 6-page excerpt from SULTANA, one of KCL's first comics.

Publishing During a Pandemic: Alex Hoffman Interviews Kumail Rizvi & Zain Dada from Khidr ComixLab

Today, SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman sits down with Kumail Rizvi and Zain Dada to talk about their new publishing house Khidr ComixLab.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #25 – Paranoias

This week on Jef Harmatz's DANGER DIVER, our underwater adventurer introduces us to the panopticod.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – Jan 13-19

It's Wednesday, which means the latest collection of Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY is here for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

Embodiment and the Urban Space: Nicholas Burman interviews Tânia A. Cardoso

Today we have a fascinating interview between Tânia A. Cardoso and Nicholas Burman about comics, academia, dialectograms, and seeing the world.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #17 – OFISHiant

In this week's MORE SEASONS OF GARY, Matt shares a story of a 'spit take' at the rehearsal dinner before his wedding in 2013.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #20

While the PELICAN BASTARDS are out of the coop and off to Japan, let's check in with the Ventura Precinct police... what's the plan, Napkin?

None More Punk: The Latest From Silver Sprocket

Today Rob Clough takes a look at some of the latest books from Silver Sprocket, providing capsule reviews and a view of California's most radical comics publisher.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Who Loosed Art?

This week in Tom Lake's NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE, our soaring shelled friend wants to know - who is responsible for starting art?

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #28

This week, Kricket the Cat finds out his aunt's ancestral home has some interesting properties... and some unusual guests! Check out the latest page from Reilly Hadden!

The Long And Winding Road: Ryan Carey Reviews On Tour By Moa Romanova

We wrap up the week with Ryan Carey's review of ON TOUR by Moa Romanova, published by Peow Studio in 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #10 – 2

Does this set of pages of MEETING COMICS have a cameo by their author, Andrew Neal? Find out this week, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Embracing the Animalistic: Nicholas Burman Reviews Lucy Sullivan’s BARKING

Nicholas Burman reviews one of his favorite comics of 2020 - Lucy Sullivan's BARKING, published in March 2020 through Unbound.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Dark Chocolate Cherries

Today we have another in Ellen O'Grady's series of rhyming comics from her 55 COMICS project, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – Jan 6 to 12, 2021

Today for SOLRAD Presents, we're rounding up Karl C. Krumpholz's daily journal comics from last week, including his reaction to the attempted coup from DC. Buckle up folks!

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Jennifer Hayden Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

We are continuing our feature at SOLRAD titled "Knowing Is Half The Battle," where published cartoonists give advice on the publishing industry. Today we talk with JENNIFER HAYDEN.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #24 – Insides

This week, the DANGER DIVER asks us to consider not just all the weird fish at the bottom of the depths, but also... what is inside those weird fish?

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #17

Come explore the process of abstract cartoonist Erik Nebel through their COME WELL series, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Humanity Didn’t Come Together: Tom Shapira Reviews THE ETERNAUT 1969

Today, Tom Shapira returns to SOLRAD to review The Eternaut 1969, published in 2020 by Fantagraphics Books.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #16 – AFISHinado

In this episode of MORE SEASONS OF GARY, Matt MacFarland reflects on his dad's love of fishing (and fishing paraphernalia).

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #19

The PELICAN BASTARDS are headed intercontinental as their handy work at the frat-boy crash pad is discovered... enjoy the latest page from Michael Aushenker!

Animals And Weirdos First: Gabrielle Bell’s Inappropriate

Today we welcome comics critic Rob Clough back to SOLRAD with a review of Gabrielle Bell's INAPPROPRIATE, published by Uncivilized Press in 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Who Am I??

In this week's NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE by Tom Lake, our floating friend with a shell is asking some heavy hitting questions.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City – Dec 28, 2020 – Jan 5, 2021

Today we finish catching up with Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY with the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, including some New Year's resolutions.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #10 – 1

Welcome to a new issue of Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS! We start with some sage advice - don't wear sandals all the time, it's weird.

It Only Hurts When I DON’T Laugh: Ryan Carey Reviews Please Don’t Step On My JNCO Jeans By Noah Van Sciver

To cap the week, Ryan Carey takes a look at PLEASE DON'T STEP ON MY JNCO JEANS from Noah Van Sciver, published by Fantagraphics in 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #27

Kricket touches on a sensitive subject (and learns more about the family estate) in this week's episode of KRICKET THE CAT from Reilly Hadden!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Untitled

Today, Ellen O'Grady shares a new rhyming comic titled "Tomorrow, there will be more headlines to read" brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Comics: Stages of Grief by November Garcia

SOLRAD Comics is pleased to bring you a new comic from the fantastic November Garcia. Rest in peace, Rocko.

SOLRAD Presents: The Currency of Community By Dean Haspiel

In addition to our interview with Dean Haspiel, we also have a new comic from him, titled "The Currency of Community." Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City – Dec 23-27

We continue our catch-up with Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, featuring Christmas and a memorial for friends, pets, and places lost.

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Dean Haspiel Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

We are continuing our feature at SOLRAD titled "Knowing Is Half The Battle," where published cartoonists give advice on the publishing industry. Today we talk with DEAN HASPIEL.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #23 – Holes

In this week's DANGER DIVER, our trusty adventurer wonders - what could you do with an extra hole in your head?

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #16

Come explore the subconcious with another one of Erik Nebel's abstract comics from their COME WELL series, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Review: BL Metamorphosis V. 1 by Kaori Tsurutani

Today, SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman reviews BL Metamorphosis, a manga about two different women with a common interest from Seven Seas.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #15

Today we have the latest page of Matt MacFarland's comic about his dad, MORE SEASONS OF GARY, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Exclusive Excerpt “Bunker” by Oskars Pavlovskis, published in š! #40 THE VERY END

Today, we are pleased to share an exclusive extract from kuš! #40 - THE VERY END, titled 'Bunker' by Oskars Pavlovskis. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #18 – Chapter 3

Those PELICAN BASTARDS are back at it again with latest chapter from Michael Aushenker - brought to you by SOLRAD Presents. Enjoy!

Desperately Trying to Communicate: Ashton Rice Interviews Brian Ralph

Marking his SOLRAD debut, Ashton Rice interviews cartoonist and SCAD professor Brian Ralph about making art, social media, and staying inspired.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – I Will NOT

The NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE is back in action at SOLRAD, with something important to say! NDFT is brought to you by Tom Lake and SOLRAD Presents!

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

In this special catch-up edition of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl shares some special memories, looks at the Jupiter and Saturn concordance, and sees the moon (kinda).

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #26

Kricket learns more about his Aunt Mona and her monster hunting past, this week in an all new KRICKET THE CAT from Reilly Hadden!

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Cronenberg Fan: Ryan Carey Reviews Michel Fiffe’s PANORAMA

Today on SOLRAD, Ryan Carey Reviews Michel Fiffe’s PANORAMA, recently re-published by Dark Horse Comics.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #9 Finale

We wrap up MEETING COMICS #9 this week, and will soon be moving on to MEETING COMICS #10! Check out the end of the issue today!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – The Beginning of a New Year

In the midst of the furor in the United States capital, Ellen O'Grady offers us a contemplative moment in time through her 55 COMICS series.

SOLRAD Comics: Gabriela Güllich Interviews the Team Behind Gringo Love

Today, we're pleased to present an interview between Gabriela Güllich and the team behind the comic Gringo Love - in comics form!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – December 9-15

This week and next, we're catching up with Karl's diary comics from the end of 2020 - check out new editions of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY today and Friday!

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Glynnis Fawkes Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

We are continuing our feature at SOLRAD titled "Knowing Is Half The Battle," where published cartoonists give advice on the publishing industry. Today we talk with GLYNNIS FAWKES.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #22 – Driftweeds

We're back with the latest page of Jef Harmatz's DANGER DIVER, learning about the strange conglomeration of fast food trash and plant life called the driftweed.

SOLRAD Presents: COME WELL #15

A new year means new comics from Erik Nebel's enchanting COME WELL series, where they show us the process sketches that lead to their final abstract comics. Enjoy!

SOLRAD’s The Best* Comics of 2020

Now that 2020 is over, let's take a moment to reflect on the best* comics we read in 2020, featuring a wide cast of SOLRAD contributors!

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #14

This week in MORE SEASONS OF GARY, Matt reminisces about a formal photograph he had with his dad and brother in the 1990s. As expected, it goes of kilter.

This Month @ SOLRAD: January 2021

Happy New Year! SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman sits down to talk about the success of the magazine over its first year, and our Jan 2021 publishing plan.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #17 (Chapter 2 Finale)

This week is the finale of Pelican Bastards chapter 2, brought to you by Michael Aushenker and SOLRAD Presents. Will the cops be blown to bits?

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #16

The cops think they've located the PELICAN BASTARDS and their hideout. But have they really? Find out this week!

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #13

This week, Matt MacFarland shares a story about working at his dad's vet clinic, needle stick injuries and all!

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #15

Commodore Benlulou has a crazy idea for how to catch the PELICAN BASTARDS in this week's page from Michael Aushenker - enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Take Me As I Am

In this week's Near Death Flying Turtle, our soaring reptilian friend is of two minds. NDFT is brought to you by Tom Lake and SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #25

Kricket has encountered a vampire in his family cave - vhat vill the future hold for our feline friend?

Rest, Relaxation, And Reptiles: Ryan Carey Reviews PLANET PARADISE By Jesse Lonergan

Today on SOLRAD, Ryan Carey reviews PLANET PARADISE by Jesse Lonergan, published by Image Comics

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #9-07

In this week's set of MEETING COMICS pages, we see one of the disadvantages of getting rid of plastic single-use straws.

SOLRAD Presents: Yehudit by Shimrit Elkanati

Today, we have the pleasure to present "Yehudit," which was a guest artist story by Shimrit Elkanati from the Humdrum anthology "Wishful Thinking" in 2019.

Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself – Horror in The Book Tour

Tom Shapira is back at SOLRAD with a review of Andi Watson's Kafkaesque graphic novel THE BOOK TOUR, published last month by Top Shelf.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – A Comic Before Bed

Today Ellen O'Grady returns with another piece in her 55 Comics series, brought to you by SOLRAD PRESENTS!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #21 – Descend

This week in DANGER DIVER by Jef Harmatz, our aquatic adventurer descends in the pitch black abyss. Figuratively and literally.

Publishing During A Pandemic: Daniel Elkin interviews Patrick Crotty from Peow Studio

Today, SOLRAD's Editor, Daniel Elkin, talks to Patrick Crotty of Peow Studio about Publishing During A Pandemic, diversity in comics, and what the future of small press comics publishing may look like.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – Dec 2-8, 2020

In this week's collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl considers the pressing question: When will things get back to normal?

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #12

This week, Matt MacFarland reminds us all not to play air-flugel horn and drive. Check out the latest MORE SEASONS OF GARY

Chickstrobution: Proliferating a Message in Images

Lane Yates returns to SOLRAD with a feature on the distribution practices of one of the world's most recognized cartoonists -Jack Chick.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #14

Today we present another of Erik Nebel's abstract comics in their COME WELL series - we hope you enjoy seeing it and the process images!

Genre-blending and Resistance: Kay Sohini Reviews DISPLACEMENT by Kiku Hughes

Today, Kay Sohini makes her SOLRAD debut with a review of Kiku Hughes' DISPLACEMENT, published in 2020 by First Second Books.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #14

The bad birds are out harassing coffee shop poets, and unwittingly give the cops a clue - this week in Michael Aushenker's PELICAN BASTARDS from SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – I Hope YOU

Tom Lake kicks off our week with a new page of Near Death Flying Turtle, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents! Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #24

Now that Kricket's house has been destroyed, he's looking for new digs - maybe he can move in with Aunt Mona?

As Real As It Gets: Ryan Carey Reviews BREAKWATER By Katriona Chapman

Today on SOLRAD, Ryan Carey reviews the new work from Katriona Chapman and Avery Hill Publishing, BREAKWATER.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #9-06

This week in MEETING COMICS, Gil and his lady friend agree to a sketchy terms of service. Watch out for the melon baller!

SOLRAD Presents: Love Me Like An Autograph – Finale

The band finally makes it to Star Valley in the conclusion of Audra Stang's LOVE ME LIKE AN AUTOGRAPH - enjoy!

I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On: Craig Fischer reviews Paul at Home by Michel Rabagliati

Today we welcome comics scholar Craig Fischer to SOLRAD to review Michel Rabagliati's latest graphic novel, PAUL AT HOME, from Drawn and Quarterly.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – A Winter Day

Today's 55 COMICS is a quiet reflection on a day in Ellen O'Grady's life. 55 COMICS is brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Jesse Lonergan Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

We are continuing our feature at SOLRAD titled "Knowing Is Half The Battle," where published cartoonists give advice on the publishing industry. Today we talk with JESSE LONERGAN.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – Nov 25 – Dec 1st

This week in Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl dreams, fights a cold, and thinks about the holiday season.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #11

Strange coincidences and cruel memories are all a part of this week's MORE SEASONS OF GARY from Matt MacFarland.

Critical Conversations: Alex Hoffman and Ryan Carey Discuss VICTORY POINT by Owen Pomery

Today, critic Ryan Carey and SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman sit down for a conversation about Owen Pomery's VICTORY POINT, published by Avery Hill in 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #13

Each week we dive into Erik Nebel's process and learn how they create their abstract comics - check out the latest episode today!

This Month @ SOLRAD: December 2020

It's the first Monday of the month, which means SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman is here to talk about comics criticism and our publishing plan for December!

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #13

Officer Napkin has some interpersonal troubles in this week's PELICAN BASTARDS from Michael Aushenker, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Something

We're happy to have Tom Lake's NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE back after a short hiatus - check out the new page today!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #23

After his battle with the slug house, Kricket is back on SOLRAD Presents - enjoy the new illustration style from Reilly Hadden!

Swamp Thing: Ryan Carey Reviews The Grot By Pat Grant

Today on SOLRAD, Ryan Carey reviews THE GROT by Pat Grant, published by Top Shelf.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #9-05

In the latest set of pages from MEETING COMICS #9, we experience the Bill Wokely funeral. MEETING COMICS is brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Love Me Like An Autograph #13

The confrontation at the Battleground Inn (in Greensboro, NC) finds its conclusion, in this penultimate edition of LOVE ME LIKE AN AUTOGRAPH by Audra Stang.

SOLRAD Presents: Military Post Address Kzioth by Dan Allon

Today from the Humdrum Collective, we have Military Post Address Kzioth by Dan Allon. It was published in Humdrum #1, an anthology of true stories which begin in the buildings the authors were born in.

I Do This For Me, And You: Thoughts on Elliott G.’s EBB TIDE

SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman considers Elliott G.'s EBB TIDE, a love letter and prayer published by Diskette Press in 2019.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 COMICS – A Very Late Night

This week in her ongoing series 55 COMICS, Ellen O'Grady considers her process and what happens when things don't go as planned.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #20 – Urchins

Today, our deep diving friend the DANGER DIVER introduces us to the surlipus sea urchin which is not a very neighborly creature.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – Nov 18-24

It's another shutdown, bike ride, mask mandate, and more in this week's set of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY by Karl C. Krumpholz, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Publishing During A Pandemic: Daniel Elkin interviews Kelly Sheehan from Earth’s End Publishing

Today, SOLRAD's Editor, Daniel Elkin, talks to Kelly Sheehan of Earth's End Publishing about Publishing During A Pandemic, diversity in comics, and what the future of small press comics publishing may look like.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #10

Today's More Seasons of Gary introduces us to Gary's veterinary practice... and you have to put the chicory where?

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #12

Today we have another of Erik Nebel's sensual and eye-opening abstract comics from their COME WELL series, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Cartoon Dialectics 1 & 2: A Museum of Tom Kaczynski

Today, Olive Arditi makes his SOLRAD debut with a review of the first two issues of Tom Kaczynski's Cartoon Dialectics from Uncivilized Books.

Unstable Relentless Empathy: Edward Haynes Reviews THE IMPENDING BLINDNESS OF BILLIE SCOTT

Today Edward Haynes makes their SOLRAD debut with a review of THE IMPENDING BLINDNESS OF BILLIE SCOTT by Zoe Thorogood & Avery Hill.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #12

The cops decide who is going to get a piece of the action in this week's PELICAN BASTARDS from Michael Aushenker!

Bill And Ted Get Killed: Ryan Carey Reviews Dead Dudes By Christopher Sebela And Ben Sears

Today on SOLRAD, Ryan Carey reviews DEAD DUDES by Christopher Sebela and Ben Sears, published by Oni Press

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #9-04

This week in Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS #9, Val gets to go with plan B and play some cornhole. Check out the latest pages!

SOLRAD Presents: Love Me Like An Autograph #12

Last night's fight = today's aftermath. Enjoy the latest comic from Audra Stang's LOVE ME LIKE AN AUTOGRAPH brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – November Haiku

In this week's 55 COMICS, Ellen O'Grady reflects on her beach trip with a piece of comics poetry.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #19 – Hairdos

This week, the DANGER DIVER clears up a common misconception about the hairy octopus, and shares some of its variations swimming the ocean floor.

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Robert Sergel Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

We are continuing our feature at SOLRAD titled "Knowing Is Half The Battle," where published cartoonists give advice on the publishing industry. Today we talk with ROBERT SERGEL.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – Nov 11-17

It's dentist woes and election updates in this week's set of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY by Karl C. Krumpholz, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #09

This week in MORE SEASONS OF GARY, Matt shares a story about his father's trick to get out of eating spinach... for a while, at least.

From TUNNELS to MAD: Tom Shapira Interviews Rutu Modan

Tom Shapira sat down with Rutu Modan for a lengthy interview about her history in comics, her most recent work, and all the space in-between.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #11

COME WELL is a reinterpretation of Erik Nebel's abstract and emotionally resonant comic series "Well Come" with process images. Check out the latest today!

Comics as Connection: Kyla Smith Interviews Arantza Peña Popo

Today on SOLRAD, Afro-Latina comic artist Arantza Peña Popo and Kyla Smith talk about comics, quarantine, and connection.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #11

The PELICAN BASTARDS continue to terrorize the locals while law enforcement tries to figure out who is best to take the case - check out the latest 2 pages!

Mockumentary Comics: Ryan Carey Reviews CHILD STAR By Brian “Box” Brown

Today on SOLRAD, Ryan Carey reviews CHILD STAR by Brian “Box” Brown and published by First Second Books

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #9-03

This week Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS gets political... and just as a reminder, parts of Flint Michigan still don't have clean drinking water.

SOLRAD Presents: Love Me Like An Autograph #11

Things get a little rowdy in this week's LOVE ME LIKE AN AUTOGRAPH from Audra Stang, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Up In Smoke by Hila Noam

Today we have Hila Noam's comic UP IN SMOKE from Humdrum Comics' anthology HIDEOUT, published in 2018.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – A Life On Our Planet

Today for her series 55 COMICS, Ellen O'Grady shares her experience of David Attenborough's film "A Life On Our Planet."

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #18 – Names

In this week's DANGER DIVER, our aquatic adventurer teaches us about a fascinating creature - the jag-shelled applecrab.

Publishing During A Pandemic: Daniel Elkin interviews Chris Pitzer from AdHouse Books

Today, SOLRAD's Editor, Daniel Elkin, talks to Chris Pitzer of AdHouse Books about Publishing During A Pandemic, diversity in comics, and what the future of small press comics publishing may look like.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – Nov 4-10

In this series of Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl celebrates 4 years of marriage with Kelly, talks election news, and Christmas Lights.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #08

In this week's MORE SEASONS OF GARY, Matt tells us about his father's love of Christmas and his penchant for giving unexciting gifts.

Distracted Perception: Nicholas Burman on the COLOSSIVE CARTOGRAPHIES Series from Colossive Press

Today on SOLRAD, Nicholas Burman looks at the COLOSSIVE CARTOGRAPHIES Series from Colossive Press

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #10

Today we have another of Erik Nebel's comics from their COME WELL series, a reinterpretation of Erik's WELL COME series which interrogates the work and the process by which it is made.

This Is Fine: David Lynch’s THE ANGRIEST DOG IN THE WORLD

Today on SOLRAD, Rob Clough reviews David Lynch's THE ANGRIEST DOG IN THE WORLD

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #10

The PELICAN BASTARDS flew the coop - and are up to their usual shenanigans! Check out the latest two pages from Michael Aushenker and SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Noah Van Sciver Chats with Anders Nilsen

SOLRAD has partnered with Noah Van Sciver to publish a selection of his Cartoonist Chats videos! Today we feature his discussion with Anders Nilsen.

Desperate Times Call For — : Ryan Carey Reviews DESPERATE PLEASURES By M.S. Harkness

Today on SOLRAD, Ryan Carey reviews DESPERATE PLEASURES by M. S. Harkness, published by Uncivilized Books

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #9-02

Meeting Comics is back this week with another three pages, full of cowboy hats and cover-up beards. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Reimagine Public Safety

In this week's 55 Comics, Ellen O'Grady asks, "What would a humanist public safety department look like?" and dedicates her work to the memory of Rayshard Brooks, who was murdered by police in a Wendy's drive thru in 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Love Me Like An Autograph #10

This week in LOVE ME LIKE AN AUTOGRAPH, the guys partake in the all-American pastime of drinking beer and jumping on the bed.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #07

In this week's MORE SEASONS OF GARY, Matt's dad dispenses some helpful veterinary advice. Check out the latest strip!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #17 – Sponges

In this week's DANGER DIVER from SOLRAD Presents, our underwater guide introduces us to the beautiful world of sponges.

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Eric Kostiuk Williams Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

We are continuing our feature at SOLRAD titled "Knowing Is Half The Battle," where published cartoonists give advice on the publishing industry. Today we talk with ERIC KOSTIUK WILLIAMS.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – Oct 28 – Nov 3

We're back with another week of Karl's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY. This set contains the U.S. election, concerns about super chlamydia, and Karl's start of the month check in.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #9

Erik Nebel's abstract comics are a highlight of the week here at SOLRAD - enjoy another vision of their work and their process images!

Curiosity Keeps Me Alive: Nicholas Burman Interviews Spanish Cartoonist GENIE ESPINOSA

Today on SOLRAD, Nicholas Burman interviews Spanish Cartoonist GENIE ESPINOSA about her work in comics, murals, animation, and curating anthologies.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #09

This week we start up the second chapter of Michael Aushenker's PELICAN BASTARDS - check out the first pages today!

SOLRAD Presents: Noah Van Sciver Chats with Kate Lacour

SOLRAD has partnered with Noah Van Sciver to publish a selection of his Cartoonist Chats videos! Today we feature his discussion with Kate Lacour.

SOLRAD Presents: This Story is Not About Me by Omer Hoffmann

Today we are pleased to present the first of a series of comics from the Humdrum Collective which are part of their print anthology series!

The Walrus And Me: Ryan Carey reviews PAUL IS DEAD: THE DAY THE BEATLES LOST McCARTNEY by Paolo Baron and Ernesto Carbonetti

We round out the week on SOLRAD with Ryan Carey's reviews of PAUL IS DEAD: THE DAY THE BEATLES LOST McCARTNEY by Paolo Baron and Ernesto Carbonetti, published by Image Comics

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #9-01

We're back from a short hiatus with the first week from Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS #9 - enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #16 – Truffled

In today's DANGER DIVER, our deep-sea friend considers the truffled seahorse, and offers a prize for diligent readers who can spot them!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Acorn Figures

As the votes tick in, Ellen O'Grady offers a meditation on the things at hand in her latest 55 COMICS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

How Nonprofit Organizations Can Reconcile Page Rates with a Living Wage

Today on SOLRAD, we follow up Ken Eppstein's stakeholder survey from May, as well as Hannah Berry and Sasha Bassett's surveys, with further analysis regarding reconciling Page Rates for Artists with a Living Wage.

SOLRAD Presents: Love Me Like An Autograph #9

In this week's selection from LOVE ME LIKE AN AUTOGRAPH, Oliver takes a look at Ghost World and gets some brewskies.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #08

Today we have another of Erik Nebel's abstract comics and the sketches that led to its creation. Enjoy COME WELL, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – Oct 21-27

As we wait for the final counts and the votes to be tabulated, let's jump one week back in time for the latest collection of Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY.

This Month @ SOLRAD: November 2020

SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman has some brief thoughts about fundraising, the election, and tiny chocolate donuts. Readers in the USA - go vote!

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #06

We have another installment of Matt MacFarland's comic MORE SEASONS OF GARY for you today, brought to you through our SOLRAD Presents imprint. Enjoy!

Exclusive Preview: BREAKWATER by Katriona Chapman

Today we have an exclusive preview of Katriona Chapman's second major graphic work, BREAKWATER, published next week by Avery Hill.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #08

We close out the first chapter of PELICAN BASTARDS with a set of pelican pin-ups. Are you ready for the next installment?

How Can You Run When You Know? Ryan Carey Reviews KENT STATE: FOUR DEAD IN OHIO By Derf Backderf

Today on SOLRAD, Ryan Carey reviews the new book from Derf Backderf, KENT STATE: FOUR DEAD IN OHIO, a book about the past with an eye on the present.

Good Horror is Smart: Alex Hoffman Revisits THE MAN WHO CAME DOWN THE ATTIC STAIRS by Celine Loup

Today, SOLRAD's publisher takes a second look at Celine Loup's THE MAN WHO CAME DOWN THE ATTIC STAIRS published by Archaia in 2019.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #22

In the final strip of KRICKET THE CAT Season 2, Part 1, Kricket has clearly learned his lesson... or has he?

SOLRAD Presents: Love Me Like an Autograph #8

Today in LOVE ME LIKE AN AUTOGRAPH, Luke steps into the local drug store and picks up some brewskies.