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SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #59

In this week's KRICKET THE CAT from Reilly Hadden, Kricket has an honest question for the Mad Dungeon Lord - what are you so mad about?

Defanged -Tom Shapira Reviews Alberto Breccia’s DRACULA

Tom Shapira takes a look at the recent re-release of Alberto Breccia's DRACULA, published this year by Fantagraphics.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #14 – 7

In this week's collection of MEETING COMICS from Andrew Neal, the Dark Lord gets COVID! Luckily(?) Gil is there to help out...

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Feral

Ellen is taking a break from MAGIC NATION this week, instead chronicling a recent encounter with Sylvia and John, two people who work with feral cats.

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.

Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities: STERK

We are proud to bring you the latest in Tânia A. Cardoso's Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities series, titled STERK - enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: October 6 – 12

It's WhistlePig Boss Hog and an actual lighthouse this week in Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

If Only Just for You I Did Exist — Alex Hoffman Reviews YOUTH by Curt Pires, Alex Diotto, Dee Cunniffe, and Micah Myers

SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman takes a hard look at YOUTH by Curt Pires, Alex Diotto, Dee Cunniffe, and Micah Myers, published by Dark Horse and Comixology Originals.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #60 – Cross Section

It's a deep cut this week in Jef Harmatz's DANGER DIVER (literally) as we take a look at the inner workings of a barnacle.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #19

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for a new page of Matt MacFarland's DARK PANTS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Review: Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness by Kristen Radtke

Tynan Stewart starts our week at SOLRAD with a review of Kristen Radtke’s Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, published by Pantheon in 2021.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #58

Kricket is invited into the Mad Dungeon Lord's castle, and things get a little weird, in this comic brought to you by Reilly Hadden and SOLRAD Presents!

Let Your Stories Get Messy — Aria Villafranca Reviews The Girl from the Sea by Molly Ostertag

Aria Villafranca makes her debut at SOLRAD with a review of Molly Ostertag's THE GIRL FROM THE SEA, published by Scholastic Graphix in 2021.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #14-6

The thing between Val and Tori finally happens, and Hi-Ho the clown is back at the hospital in this week's set of MEETING COMICS from Andrew Neal!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Magic Nation #14

Ellen O'Grady continues to let readers into her Magic Nation in this week's 55 COMICS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #59 – Pains

Your ol' pal the DANGER DIVER has a lot of stuff you should watch out for in the great deep depths, this week from Jef Harmatz & SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City — September 29 – October 5

Karl shares some photos, and some hard personal information in this week's set of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #18

Paper clay at the ready, Matt MacFarland has another page of DARK PANTS for us today, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Rainbow

Tom Lake is back with a new NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE, who is still waiting for the rainbow...

Lagos Comic Con: Showcasing Nigeria’s Comic Scene to the World

Cisi Eze introduces SOLRAD readers to Lagos Comic Con and the Nigerian comics scene with this show feature and interview with Ayodele Elegba.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #57

The Mad Dungeon Lord's castle and some dinosaurs!?!? make an appearance in this week's Kricket the Cat from Reilly Hadden!

A Double A-Side Split: Ed Howard Reviews The Floating Bridge #1 by Rob Churm & Malcy Duff

Ed Howard is back at SOLRAD with a review of THE FLOATING BRIDGE #1, self published by Scottish cartoonists Rob Churm and Malcy Duff.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #14 – 5

Happy Friday, SOLRADians! We've got another 3 flashback Meeting Comics from Andrew Neal, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Magic Nation #13

Come a little closer in Ellen O'Grady's latest page of MAGIC NATION, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #58 – Exchange

Check out the DANGER DIVER's reverse aquarium in the latest comic from Jef Harmatz, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

A Harrowing and Inspiring Life – Charles Hatfield Reviews Harriet Tubman: Toward Freedom by Whit Taylor and Kazimir Lee

Charles Hatfield is back with a review of Harriet Tubman: Toward Freedom by Whit Taylor and Kazimir Lee, published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers.

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

We're back with another week of Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #17

DD makes a visit in this week's DARK PANTS, brought to you by Matt MacFarland and SOLRAD Presents. Enjoy the latest page!

One Must Imagine Jon Arbuckle Happy – Jim Davis’ ‘Garfield,’ the Pain of a Godless World, and the Discovery of Fulfillment Amidst Spiritual Desolation

Hagai Palevsky gives us an extremely deep reading of the April 29th, 1987 Garfield strip by Jim Davis, and gives a spiritual look at the world of Garf.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #14 – 4

Thomas meets the hat angel and other COVID-osity in this week's collection of MEETING COMICS from Andrew Neal!

An Entertaining Comic: Ben Towle’s Four-Fisted Tales

Today, Rob Clough has a review of Ben Towle's FOUR-FISTED TALES, published by the Dead Reckoning imprint at the Naval Institute Press in 2021.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #56

Kricket discovers a big baby this week in KRICKET THE CAT, brought to you by Reilly Hadden and SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Magic Nation #12

Ellen takes us back to her Magic Nation, this week in 55 COMICS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #57 – Loops

This week, meet the ocean's most infinite fish, the Möbius Ray, alongside our pal the DANGER DIVER, brought to you by Jef Harmatz!

Burning Chrome – Tom Shapira Reviews Night Hunters by Alexis Ziritt, Dave Baker, and Robert Negrete

Tom Shapira is back at SOLRAD with a review of NIGHT HUNTERS by Alexis Ziritt, Dave Baker, and Robert Negrete, published by Floating World Comics.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City — Sept 15 – 21

Karl pays tribute to Keith Rouse, gets back to Denver, and swears to take a vacation from vacation in this week's set of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #16

Matt MacFarland's DARK PANTS continues today on SOLRAD Presents. Check out the way that MacFarland uses paper clay to add a textural element to these pages ---

A Rumination on Solitude – André Habet Reviews “Telephone, Sleep, Music” by Kawakatsu Tokushige

For your Monday morning, André Habet takes a deep dive on Kawakatsu Tokushige's "Telephone, Sleep, Music," published in Glaeolia 2 from Glacier Bay Books.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat – #55

Kricket finds out a bit about the Mad Dungeon Lord in this week's KRICKET THE CAT, brought to you by SORLAD Presents!

Praying For Inspiration — And Relevance: Ryan Carey Reviews JESUSFREAK by Joe Casey and Benjamin Marra

In his last column as SOLRAD's lead critic, Ryan Carey takes on Joe Casey and Benjamin Marra's vanity project JESUSFREAK, published in 2019 by Image.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #14 – 3

We've got another set of Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Wondering Wanderings, Wandering Cities: CRANES

Today we are very pleased to bring you the first of a monthly series by Tânia A. Cardoso, featuring her work on investigating embodied urban spaces.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Magic Nation #11

Ellen explores the woods in this quiet and beautiful selection of pages from her ongoing graphic novel project MAGIC NATION - enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #56 – Imbalances

This week, the DANGER DIVER wants to introduce you to a really weird fish - the Reciproc Catfish - check it out!

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!

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

Stories about RoBREZ, a trip to Philly, Tears for Fears, and more in this week's collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY from Karl C. Krumpholz!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #15

Let's get out of the bar in this week's DARK PANTS from Matt MacFarland!

Enemies of the State #13 – Francis Bacon by E. A. Bethea

Enemies of the State is a book club podcast hosted by SOLRAD. We're back this month with a special SPX edition of the show, and this month we’re talking about Francis Bacon with its author E. A. Bethea.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Tossed

Tom Lake is back with a new NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE, with a simple request - send chips!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #54

In this week's KRICKET THE CAT from Reilly Hadden, the source of the mysterious beeping is... discovered?

No Room For Hope: Ruby May Valentine Reviews NO LONGER HUMAN by Junji Ito

We welcome cartoonist Ruby May Valentine as a SOLRAD contributor with a review of Junji Ito's adaptation of NO LONGER HUMAN by Osamu Dazai.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #14 – 2

You've heard about coronavirus, now learn about coronaviolence in this week's MEETING COMICS from Andrew Neal!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 COMICS – Magic Nation #10

Ellen O'Grady has another page of MAGIC NATION for us today, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #55 – Multitudes

Your pal the DANGER DIVER is happy to tell you all about the multitudes of things in the deep dark ocean, brought to you by Jef Harmatz & SOLRAD Presents!

Navigating The World: The Sophia Glock Interview

Rob Clough makes his triumphant return to SOLRAD with your must-read interview of the week - Sophia Glock, on life, her work, and motherhood.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City — September 1-7

In this week's collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl reflects on the wear and tear of the last two years, and reminds himself to relax.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #14

An order for a dirty martini interrupts... whatever was going on between DD and Ghost, in this week's DARK PANTS from Matt MacFarland.

The Machine is Calling: THE LONGEST DAY OF THE FUTURE, SOFT CITY, And Complementary Visions of the Future of the Spectacle

Hagai Palevsky makes his debut at SOLRAD with an analysis of THE LONGEST DAY OF THE FUTURE and SOFT CITY. Your must read of the week!

The Lifetime Network Comes To Comics: Ryan Carey reviews BLOSSOMS IN AUTUMN by Zidrou and Aimee de Jongh

To finish out the week, Ryan Carey takes a hard look at BLOSSOMS IN AUTUMN by Zidrou and Aimee de Jongh, published by SelfMadeHero in 2019.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #14 – 1

Today starts a new issue of MEETING COMICS from Andrew Neal. Issue #14 was drawn in March-May 2020, so will deal heavily with the COVID-19 pandemic.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Magic Nation #9

Find out what was in the backpack in this latest page of Ellen O'Grady's MAGIC NATION from SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – Aug 25 – 31

We've got another collection of Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY today, wherein sometimes people just want you to know they like your umbrella.

Don’t Get Trapped By Normalcy – Ed Howard Reviews MAGICIAN A by Natsuko Ishitsuyo

Ed Howard returns with another manga review for SOLRAD, this time Natsuko Ishitsuyo's MAGICIAN A, translated by Jocelyne Allen and published by BDP.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #54 – Krills

It's Wednesday, so that mean's it's time to learn more about krill... yes, those little buggers, with your pal the DANGER DIVER!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #13

DD learns a bit about his bartender's... religion, this week in Matt MacFarland's DARK PANTS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Without Knowing

This week's NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE asks a difficult question - do the choices I make really matter in the whole scheme of things?

Love is a Battlefield: Alex Hoffman Reviews THE BUTCHERY by Bastien Vivès

For your Monday morning reading, SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman has a review of Bastien Vivès's THE BUTCHERY, published by Fantagraphics.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #52

Kricket and Louise visit the dungeon and explore the mysterious beeping door - what will they find?

Stoned Again: Ryan Carey reviews DOPE RIDER: A FISTFUL OF DELIRIUM by Paul Kirchner

For your Friday reading, Ryan Carey takes a look at Paul Kirchner's latest book from Editions Tanabis - DOPE RIDER: A FISTFUL OF DELIRIUM.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #13 – 8 (Finale)

Meeting Comics #13 wraps up just as everyone enters lockdown in March 2020, in this week's roundup. Keep your eyes peeled for #14 next week!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Magic Nation #8

We're back in Ellen O'Grady's MAGIC NATION, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents! Enjoy the latest page from her ongoing series.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City — August 18-24

In this week's roundup of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl brings us comics about Kelly, dogs, and Free Comic Book Day. Enjoy!

This Month @ SOLRAD: September 2021

SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman gives a short update about SOLRAD, the CLUTTER Kickstarter, and talks SPX, Ignatz, and COVID-19 vaccines.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #12

We've got a new page of DARK PANTS for you by Matt MacFarland today - check it out!

Exploring the Unknown: Reilly Hadden Reviews Rabbit Game by Miyoshi

Longtime SOLRAD Presents contributor Reilly Hadden debuts with their first review for the magazine - of Miyoshi's RABBIT GAME from Glacier Bay Books.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #51

Now that Kricket has moved in to the family estate, what does the furniture look like? Let's take a look this week in Reilly Hadden's KRICKET THE CAT.

Illuminating, But Not Enlightening: Ryan Carey reviews ORWELL by Pierre Christin And Sebastien Verdier

Ryan Carey wraps up the week with a review of ORWELL, a comics biography of the author famous for 1984 and Animal Farm. How does it stack up?

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #13 – 7

In this week's classic MEETING COMICS round up, COVID-19 shows up for the first time, and the Ribbon Cutter imposters take it a step too far!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Magic Nation #7

Enter Ellen O'Grady's Magic Nation, brought to you this week through her 55 COMICS series on SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #52 – Mimic

Ready for dad jokes that masquerade as fish jokes? Me too! That's why I'm reading the latest DANGER DIVER by Jef Harmatz!

Managing Your Cash As A Creative: Daniel Elkin Interviews Ean Price Murphy of MOXIE BOOKKEEPING

Hey cartoonists, publishers, convention organizers, distros, and anyone else concerned about cash flow, SOLRAD is debuting a new feature called Managing Your Cash As A Creative. Today, SOLRAD Editor-in-Chief talks to Ean Price Murphy of MOXIE BOOKKEEPING

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: August 11-17

A new set of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY from Karl C. Krumpholz is here on SOLRAD today, including some guy trying to buy Karl's iconic hat... let's see how that turns out.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #11

We've got another comic at the bar in this week's DARK PANTS from Matt MacFarland and SOLRAD Presents!

Raw Rage: Ed Howard Reviews CHILDREN OF MU-TOWN by Masamura Jushichi

Today, Ed Howard makes his SOLRAD debut with a review of Masamura Jushichi's Children of Mu-Town, published by Glacier Bay Books.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – How

The NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE is back this week with a question - How? NDFT is brought to you by Tom Lake and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #50

It's the 50th comic from Reilly Hadden's KRICKET THE CAT, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents! Enjoy!

POGO By Way Of Providence? Ryan Carey Reviews TERATOID HEIGHTS by Mat Brinkman

Wrapping up a light week at SOLRAD, Ryan Carey reviews Mat Brinkman's Teratoid Heights, published in deluxe hardcover by Hollow Press.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #13 – 6

Mitch Cranberry trains up the gals, the Swole Lolitas meet Tori, and Val deals with an HR complaint in this week's MEETING COMICS from Andrew Neal!

SOLRAD Presnts: 55 Comics – Magic Nation #6

It's Thursday, which means more new comics from Ellen O'Grady! Today we have a new page from her Magic Nation project, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #51 – Purpose

The DANGER DIVER presents a few off-kilter species of dolphin... which porpoise has the best purpose?

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: August 4 – 10 2021

We're happy to share another week's worth of Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY with you, brought to you through our SOLRAD Presents imprint.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #10

Matt MacFarland has another page of his DARK PANTS series for us today, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #46

Outside of the pelicans' hideaway, Officers Napkin and Cajun are about to send up the K.A.L.M.A.R. drone to infiltrate the Pelican Bastards. But will it work?

Beauty and Ugliness: Rob Kirby Reviews Montana Diary by Whit Taylor

For your Monday morning reading, Rob Kirby has an insightful review of Whit Taylor's MONTANA DIARY, published by Silver Sprocket in 2021.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Seed Breeze

Tom Lake explores the spiritual and the existential in this week's NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #49

This week's KRICKET THE CAT has me wondering - what exactly is Dog looking at on the computer?

G-G-G Ghoulishly G-G-G Good Times: Ryan Carey reviews G-G-G GHOST STORIES by Brandon Lehmann

We wrap up a quiet week here at SOLRAD with Ryan Carey's review of Brandon Lehmann's new self-published collection G-G-G Ghost Stories.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #13 – 5

In this week's MEETING COMICS from Andrew Neal, Mitch Cranberry, Whole Foods Detective is back on the case!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 COMICS – Magic Nation #5

Ellen O'Grady has another page of her ongoing project Magic Nation, brought to you through her 55 COMICS project and SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #50 – Matte

It's the 50th episode of DANGER DIVER by Jef Harmatz, brought to you through our SOLRAD Presents imprint. We hope you enjoy it!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – July 28 – Aug 3

Sit down with a cup of coffee and the latest collection of Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #9

Enjoy the latest page of Matt MacFarland's DARK PANTS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Refugee Fairytales: The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen

Today on SOLRAD, Sydney To has a new review of Trung Le Nguyen's THE MAGIC FISH tjat focuses on the way that the book explores the Vietnamese refugee experience.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – You Didn’t

Our pal the NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE is a little conflicted this week - did I do it, or did I not do it?

“All Configs, Mods, Ephems and Interps”: Craig Fischer reviews TURTLENECKS by Steven Christie

Craig Fischer returns to SOLRAD to take a crack at Steven Christie's new book TURTLENECKS from AdHouse Books.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #45

This week in the PELICAN BASTARDS, Officer Cajun's residence is rocked by an uninvited aerial guest!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #13 – 4

It's Friday, which means more MEETING COMICS from Andrew Neal - enjoy the latest batch from issue #13!

A Comic About Itself And Everything Else: Ryan Carey reviews THE BACKSTAGE OF A DISHWASHING WEBSHOW by Keren Katz

Ryan Carey wraps up our week with a review of THE BACKSTAGE OF A DISHWASHING WEBSHOW by Keren Katz, published in 2019 by Secret Acres.

Enemies of the State #012 – Ripples by Hagiwara Rei

Enemies of the State is a book club podcast featuring a rotating cast of comics critics. This episode, the SOLRAD crew talks RIPPLES by Hagiwara Rei.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #48

Sometimes sneaking through the tall grass has its setbacks, in this week's KRICKET THE CAT from Reilly Hadden. Enjoy!

Navigating The World While Black: The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town

Today on SOLRAD, we welcome a new contributor - Carrie McClain - with a review of Robyn Smith's The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town from Black Josei Press.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Magic Nation #4

Ellen O'Grady brings us another page from her Magic Nation project, part of her series on 55 COMICS at SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #49 – Peace

You know about the deadly Man O' War, right? What about it's lesser known cousin, the Man O' Peace? The DANGER DIVER Has the scoop.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: July 21 – 27

In this week's collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl is "blessed" by the presence of some interesting strangers. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #8

Matt MacFarland's DARK PANTS continues on SOLRAD Presents - here's the latest page for you to enjoy!

This Month @ SOLRAD: August 2021

SOLRAD's publisher has some thoughts about the world of comics, the rapidly approaching end of Fieldmouse Press' first Kickstarter, and more!

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Waves

In this week's NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE, Tom Lake considers the paradoxical universality and time-bound nature of life.

Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard- Slow Death Zero

Tom Shapira returns to SOLRAD with a review of SLOW DEATH ZERO, a climate crisis horror anthology published by Last Gasp.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #44

In the latest episode of PELICAN BASTARDS, Officer Napkin and Dr. Inatim are caught in the act!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #13 – 3

Sometimes you have to wonder - do you hate capitalism, or just hate grocery shopping? Here's another set of MEETING COMICS from Andrew Neal!

A Many Splendored Thing? Ryan Carey Reviews I FEEL LOVE edited by Krent Able and Julian Hanshaw

Ending the week of reviews on SOLRAD is Ryan Carey's take on I FEEL LOVE edited by Krent Able and Julian Hanshaw, published by SelfMadeHero

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #47

Kricket is back! Reilly Hadden starts a fresh batch of KRICKET THE CAT strips today, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Tail Lights

Ellen reminisces on her childhood in a new hiking comic for her series 55 COMICS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents - enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #48 – Slow

The DANGER DIVER isn't just interested in fish! Oh no, he's also interested in mollusks, and alliteration, this week from Jef Harmatz and SOLRAD Presents!

“No Holds Barred” – Josh Hicks Talks Queen of the Ring and Making Comics With Katie Skelly

Josh Hicks, fan of wrestling, comics, and making comics about wrestling, talks with Katie Skelly about her work as a cartoonist and now as an editor of Jaime Hernandez's latest collection Queen of the Ring: Wrestling Drawings by Jaime Hernandez.

The Lighthouse in The City: July 14 – 20

Karl gets into the wayback machine to tell about his history with Kelly and their families in this week's collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY.

SOLRAD Presents: The Boys by Hadar Reuven

Today, we have the pleasure to present "The Boys," which was published in the Humdrum anthology "Gang" in 2016.

“I’ve Thought Of It As The Project That Was Waiting For Me”: Ryan Carey Talks With Glenn Head About CHARTWELL MANOR

SOLRAD's lead critic sits down with cartoonist Glenn Head to talk about his comics memoir CHARTWELL MANOR, published this year by Fantagraphics.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #7

Nothing like sleeping in your car to wake you up in the morning, in this week's page of DARK PANTS from Matt MacFarland...

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – There They Are

Tom Lake is back from vacation with a new NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE comic - enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #43

In this week's PELICAN BASTARDS, we've only got one thing to say --- Morgue Gunn, Free Man!!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #13 – 2

It's Friday, which means it's MEETING COMICS day, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents. Enjoy!

Are Two Heads Better Than One? Ryan Carey reviews KANE & ABLE by Shaky Kane and Krent Able

To end this week of reviews on SOLRAD, Ryan Carey reviews the super-hero revisionism of KANE AND ABLE by Shaky Kane and Krent Able, published by Image Comics

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #46

In this week's KRICKET THE CAT from Reilly Hadden and SOLRAD Presents, Kricket encounters a strange beast.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Magic Nation #3

Ellen O'Grady returns to her Magic Nation series as a part of 55 COMICS, her ongoing feature with SOLRAD Presents. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #47 – Swarm

Even in a crowd, everyone's got a story - let's see a few of them with the platoonie fish in this week's DANGER DIVER from Jef Harmatz!A

Gag Reflex: An Examination of the Nominees For the Best Humor Publication Eisner Award

Andrew Neal takes a crack at the 6 books nominated for this year's Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication - which one comes out on top? Anyone?

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: July 7 – 13

Enjoy another week of Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #6

Sometimes you gotta walk off the drinks, in this week's DARK PANTS from Matt MacFarland, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Where The Hell Are Your Friends? Anna Sellheim Looks For Female Friendship In Comics

After dealing with a bunch of bullshit Instagram comics, Anna Sellheim is on the hunt for sincere depictions of female friendships in comics. What did she find? Find out!

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!

I Love Kyoko Otonashi

Helen Chazan takes a look at another classic comic by Rumiko Takahashi, and professes her love for Kyoko Otonashi in a review that blends the critical with the personal.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #42

As the Ventura Police Dept. prepares to combat the PELICAN BASTARDS with Operation K.A.L.M.A.R., Officer Napkin encounters a surprise scenario...

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #13 – 1

We're jumping into a new issue of MEETING COMICS this week - brought to you by Andrew Neal and SOLRAD Presents!

Wonder Afoot — And Underfoot: Ryan Carey reviews SUPER! MAGIC FOREST by Ansis Purins

Today, Ryan Carey ends our week of reviews on SOLRAD with his look at SUPER! MAGIC FOREST by Ansis Purins, published by the always-interesting Revival House Press

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #45

This week, KRICKET THE CAT goes out for a nice relaxing walk.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Orchard Park

Ellen takes a break from Magical Nation to give us a walking and drawing comic, this week in her 55 COMICS series. Enjoy!

In the Neighborhood: Charles Hatfield Reviews THE CARDBOARD KINGDOM: ROAR OF THE BEAST by Chad Sell, et al.

Charles Hatfield reviews the middle-grade graphic novel THE CARDBOARD KINGDOM: ROAR OF THE BEAST by Chad Sell, a rare sequel that outshines its original

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #46 – Phases

Our aquatic pal the DANGER DIVER is back with a new deep sea creature, the Moon Jellyfish - don't end up a snack!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: June 30 – July 6

Hark! A new set of pages from Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY have arrived at SOLRAD for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #5

Let's jump in the way-back machine to Venice Beach, 1973, in this week's DARK PANTS from Matt MacFarland!

Utopia And Its Discontents: American Cult

Rob Clough takes a look at AMERICAN CULTS, an anthology edited by Robyn Chapman and published by Silver Sprocket.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #41

Dr. Inatim — Det. Hokkaido's distinguished colleague from Japan — demonstrates the potential of the pelican flock-infiltrating K.A.L.M.A.R. drone!

Fieldmouse Press Launches Kickstarter for Ariel Bordeaux’s CLUTTER

Announcing CLUTTER by Ariel Bordeaux, the first book from Fieldmouse Press! Check out the Kickstarter project today!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City: June 26 – 29

We finish up Karl and Kelly's vacation to Boston with a special edition of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY brought to you by SOLRAD Presents - enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents – Meeting Comics #12 – 8

We're wrapping up MEETING COMICS #12 this week at SOLRAD - keep your eyes peeled for issue #13, coming soon!

How I See It: Ryan Carey Reviews IS THIS HOW YOU SEE ME? by Jaime Hernandez

Ryan Carey professes his love for Love and Rockets with a review of Jaime Hernandez's latest collection, IS THIS HOW YOU SEE ME? from Fantagraphics.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #44

This week in KRICKET THE CAT, je suis also a duck. Enjoy the latest comic from Reilly Hadden and SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Magic Nation #2

Ellen O'Grady continues her Magic Nation series, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents! Enjoy!

Imperialism is Perverted: Nathan Cowdry’s Crash Site

Lane Yates returns to SOLRAD with a review of Nathan Cowdry's debut graphic novel, CRASH SITE, from Fantagraphics.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: June 23-25

We're splitting Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY into two parts this week - here's the first part of Karl and Kelly's vacation!

All the Clichés Go Limp: Keith Silva Reviews Jason Little’s THE VAGINA

Keith Silva tells you everything you want to know (and probably some things you don't) about Jason Little's new comic THE VAGINA.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #45 – Cables

The DANGER DIVER takes a break from the funny business to do some truth telling about the human drive to "connect the divide."

Exclusive Excerpt: Rebecca & Lucie In the Case of the Missing Neighbor by Pascal Girard, Published by Drawn & Quarterly

Today we have a real treat for you - an excerpt of Pascal Girard's latest book from Drawn & Quarterly, Rebecca & Lucie In the Case of the Missing Neighbor!

Let the Art Stand for Itself: A Conversation With Peter Gallagher

In April 2021, Andrew Neal wrote about HEATHCLIFF for SOLRAD. One thing led to another, and we have an interview between Andrew and Heathcliff's current creator, Peter Gallagher! Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #4

Things get spooky at the tar pits as Matt MacFarland's DARK PANTS this week - get ready for a 1970s flashback coming next week!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #12 – 7

We wrap up the tussle at the red carpet and ask an otherworldly being a question in this set of pages from MEETING COMICS 12 from Andrew Neal!

Could The Lizard King REALLY Do Anything? Ryan Carey Reviews JIM LIVES By Paolo Baron And Ernesto Carbonetti

How deep down the conspiracy rabbit hole do you want to go? Ryan Carey asks the question about JIM LIVES By Paolo Baron And Ernesto Carbonetti.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #43

Kricket "enjoys" his lunch in this week's KRICKET THE CAT comic from Reilly Hadden, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Magic Nation #1

Ellen O'Grady starts a longer story today called 'Magic Nation' - check out the latest comic from her 55 COMICS series.

The Catalonian Kramers Ergot – Forn de Calç

Nick Burman returns to SOLRAD featuring a new comics anthology from Marc Charles and Extinció Edicions — Forn de Calç.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #44 – Fortunes

This week, the DANGER DIVER answers reader submitted questions with the help of the prognosticating prawn - enjoy!

Knowing Is Half The Battle: JOSH HICKS Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

Continuing our feature at SOLRAD titled "Knowing Is Half The Battle," where published cartoonists give advice on the publishing industry, today we talk with JOSH HICKS.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: Jun 16-22

Karl tells us the story of Karin's assault, and shares a bit of the world coming back to normal in Denver, this time in THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #3

In this week's page of DARK PANTS from Matt MacFarland, it's not just a pair of pants surfacing from the tar pits...

What to Do When Comics Turn on You

In a new essay, November Garcia gives strategies to overcome creative struggle, block, and burnout to fellow cartoonists.

SOLRAD Presents: PELICAN BASTARDS #40

The Ventura Police find their backs against the wall as liberating the Monkey in a Diaper from a funeral home propels the PELICAN BASTARDS to hero status.

“Making These Stories is Self-Therapy”: Kristina Stipetic Interviews Zhang Ke

Kristina Stipetic returns to SOLRAD with an interview of cartoonist Zhang Ke, who gives a wide-ranging interview about working as a cartoonist in China.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Surprise!

In this week's Near Death Flying Turtle, the surprise is both in the comic, and the way you read it! Enjoy the latest from Tom Lake!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #12 – 6

It's a tussle on the red carpet in this week's set of comics from Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Wallowing In The Gutter For Fun And Profit — Or Maybe Just For Fun: Ryan Carey Reviews COPING SKILLS By John Cuneo

Ryan Carey wraps up the week at SOLRAD with a review of John Cuneo's collection COPING SKILLS, published by Fantagraphics Underground.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #42

Enjoy the latest comic from Reilly Hadden's KRICKET THE CAT series, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Confusing Camp for Comedy: Alex Hoffman Reviews MARTIAN GHOST CENTAUR by Mat Heagerty and Steph Mided

Turn the campiness up to 11 as SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman takes a look at MARTIAN GHOST CENTAUR by Mat Heagerty and Steph Mided.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: June 9-15

Things are opening back up in Denver, and Karl's getting used to some things that he hasn't had to deal with in a while in this week's collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #43 – STARS

Our aqueous friend the DANGER DIVER has everyone seeing stars in this week's comic from Jef Harmatz - enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #34

We hope you enjoy another of Erik Nebel's enchanting abstract comics, along with its process images, this week on SOLRAD Presents!

“I’ve never felt safe”: Sydney Van To Reviews Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan’s Welcome to the New World

Sydney To returns to SOLRAD with a review of Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan's WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD, published by Metropolitan Books.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #3

This week, something surfaces from the depths of the Berea Tar Pits - check out the latest page of Matt MacFarland's DARK PANTS from SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – We Need To Talk

This week, the NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE wants to talk the talk... about talk. Check out Tom Lake's latest comic, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

A Continual Slip of Shapeless Moments: Edward Haynes Reviews MY BEGGING CHART by Keiler Roberts

Edward Haynes reviews MY BEGGING CHART by Keiler Roberts and asks - does the way we read this book change after a year in lockdown?

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #39

With Monkey in a Diaper in tow, those PELICAN BASTARDS go on a rampage...

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: June 2 – 8

We're caught up with THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY as Karl and Kelly navigate weird and aggressive behavior and a plague of electronic scooters.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #12 – 5

The cast of MEETING COMICS walks the red carpet at the movie premier in this week's set of throwback comics from Andrew Neal!

Memory As Mystery: Ryan Carey Reviews KING OF KING COURT By Travis Dandro

Ryan Carey wraps up our week at SOLRAD with a review of Travis Dandro's KING OF KING COURT, published in 2019 by Drawn & Quarterly.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #41

Even if Ghost doesn't realize it, he's not alone. KRICKET THE CAT is brought to you by Reilly Hadden and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Night Raids

In this week's comic from Ellen O'Grady's 55 COMICS series, Ellen describes the night raids that the Israeli military perpetrates on Palestinian families.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: May 26 – June 1

We're catching up with Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, and this batch includes Karl's monthly check in, and this lovely portrait of Kelly & Moomin.

Publishing During A Pandemic: Daniel Elkin interviews John Anderson from SOARING PENGUIN PRESS

SOLRAD's Editor in Chief sits down with John Anderson of Soaring Penguin Press for the latest installment of his PUBLISHING DURING A PANDEMIC series.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #33

COME WELL is an abstract comics project by Erik Nebel, which reimagines their WELL COME comics alongside their process work. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #42 – Studies

All you fish watchers and scientists, give up your varied interests for the beauties of mollyology, this week in Jef Harmatz's DANGER DIVER from SOLRAD Presents.

White Wilderness: Tom Shapira Reviews Summit of the Gods by Jiro Taniguchi

Today at SOLRAD, regular contributor Tom Shapira takes a crack at Jiro Taniguchi's THE SUMMIT OF THE GODS, published by Fanfare/Ponent Mon.

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #2

Check out the latest page of DARK PANTS by Matt MacFarland, brought to you through our SOLRAD Presents Imprint!

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #38

This week, the PELICAN BASTARDS are on a mission -- call it: Operation Monkey in a Diaper!

Owl, Amoeba, Eyelash: Anneli Henriksson’s CALIFORNIA

We welcome Tony Wei Ling to SOLRAD today for a wide-ranging essay on Anneli Henriksson's CALIFORNIA from Caboose Press. Don't miss it!

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Blank Stare

This week in Tom Lake's Near Death Flying Turtle, what do you say when you don't have anything to say?

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: May 19-25

We're continuing to catch up with Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics 12 – 4

The gang heads off to the movie premier in this week's comics from Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS - enjoy!

Giving Denver The Royal Treatment: Ryan Carey Reviews QUEEN CITY By Karl C. Krumpholz

SOLRAD's lead critic finishes off the week with a review of Karl C. Krumpholz's QUEEN CITY, published by Tinto Press.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #40

In the latest page of Reilly Hadden's KRICKET THE CAT, he adapts the classic Edward Lear poem. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley – 2008 Finale

We wrap up this story from STAR VALLEY with some plans... and a confused Oliver. Enjoy the final 3 pages of Audra Stang's comic from SOLRAD Presents!

“I’m very inspired by the bland ambiance of generic surrealism”: Leomi Sadler’s Tummy Bugs

Columbus-based writer and publisher Jordan Spencer makes his SOLRAD debut with a review of Leomi Sadler's new book TUMMY BUGS.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #41 – Sins

In this dispatch from the DANGER DIVER, our intrepid adventurer finds representatives of each of the Seven Deadly Sins amongst the dwellers of the deep.

Critical Conversations: Keith Silva and Daniel Elkin Discuss Slum Clearance Symphony by Brendan Leach

Keith Silva and Daniel Elkin sit down for a critical conversation about Brendan Leach's SLUM CLEARANCE SYMPHONY, from Czap Books and Grindstone Comics.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #32

Tuesday means another installment from Erik Nebel's entrancing comics series COME WELL, presented with process images by SOLRAD Presents!