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SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #38 – Chains

The DANGER DIVER is back to teach us about a new animal - this week it's the Catena Prawn and its strange clustering pattern - care for some garlic butter?

Publishing During A Pandemic: Daniel Elkin interviews Zach Clemente from BULGIHAN PRESS

Today, SOLRAD's Editor, Daniel Elkin, talks to Zach Clemente from BULGIHAN PRESS 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: April 21 – 27

In this week's collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, life in the world of Karl slowly gets back to normal... including the dreaded jury summons.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #29

SOLRAD Presents is pleased to bring you comics from Erik Nebel's abstract series COME WELL. Enjoy the work and see Erik's process images as well.

“I leave the show in shame” – Depicting the Artist’s Growing Pains Through Comics

Joana Simão returns to SOLRAD with a wide-ranging essay on the ways that an artist's growing pains are depicted through comics, with a focus on the work of Anna Haifisch and Walter Scott.

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

Check out the latest cut and paste NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE comic from Tom Lake, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

The Complicated Thomas Nast: Thoughts on A Life in Cartoons

Today Patrick L. Kennedy returns to SOLRAD with thoughts on THOMAS NAST: A LIFE IN CARTOONS, a virtual graphic biography presented by the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Boston Comics Roundtable.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #33

With one of the PELICAN BASTARDS captured and Officer Napkin down, what will Chief Pimco and Det. Hokkaido do next?

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #36

This week in Reilly Hadden's KRICKET THE CAT, Barber Bill visit's Kricket's coffee shop, and has a strange tale to tell.

Choose Your Own Apocalypse: Ryan Carey Reviews POST YORK by James Romberger

Rounding out an amazing week of reviews on SOLRAD, Ryan Carey takes a look at the new expanded “graphic novella” formatted edition of James Romberger's POST YORK from Berger Books.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #11 – Finale

Look out, that man has a gun! It's the final set of pages from Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS #11, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley – 2008 #8

Things have gone a little sideways in this week's STAR VALLEY comic from Audra Stang. Oliver, dude... what did you do?

Comic Shows, Paying Vendors, and Special Guests

Today on SOLRAD, Ken Eppstein continues to look at the economics of comics -- specifically the effect "special guests" have on other vendors at comic shows -- and comes up with an intriguing thesis.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics — Beach Walking

This week for 55 COMICS, Ellen O'Grady gives us another rhyming comic about one of her favorite hobbies - beach walking. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #37 – Warped

We've got a brand new DANGER DIVER for you this week, brought to you by Jef Harmatz and SOLRAD Presents. Enjoy!

Publishing During A Pandemic: Daniel Elkin interviews Isabelle Melançon from HIVEWORKS COMICS

Today, SOLRAD's Editor, Daniel Elkin, talks to Isabelle Melançon from HIVEWORKS COMICS 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: April 14-20

Despite the rough times for Karl and Kelly, there are some signs that things might be moving to a better place in this week's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #28

Erik Nebel shows off their comics-making process with COME WELL, a reinterpretation of their 3- and 4-panel comic series Well Come.

SOLRAD Comics: Gabriela Güllich Interviews Hulyen

Gabriela Güllich brings us another comic as interview, this time with Filipino comics artist Hulyen, brought to you by SOLRAD Comics!

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #30 – Finale

Today we wrap up MORE SEASONS OF GARY with the last two pages of Matt's comic about his dad, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

Burnt Marshmellows: Charles Hatfield Examines Mikaël Ross’s THE THUD

Charles Hatfield returns to SOLRAD with a review of Mikaël Ross's latest YA graphic novel from Fantagraphics - THE THUD, published in 2021.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Who Said Forever?

We're back with another comic from Tom Lake's NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents - Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #35

This week's page of Kricket the Cat by Reilly Hadden features a few friends from Alex Bullett's comic Goblins Goblins.

The Endless Feedback Loop Of History: Ryan Carey Reviews PARICUTIN By Goncalo Duarte

To finish out a week full of reviews, Ryan Carey has a review of Goncalo Duarte's PARICUTIN, published by Chili Com Carne in 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #11 – 7

The Ribbon Cutter has another imposter... and this one isn't his wife. Let's see what happens in this week's MEETING COMICS!

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley – 2008 #7

This week in Audra Stang's STAR VALLEY -2008, you gotta ask... hey Oliver, why do you have an octopus under your shirt?

A Quiet Yearning: On Espé’s The Parakeet

Kay Sohini reviews THE PARAKEET, the graphic memoir by Espé, published as a part of Penn State University Press' new Graphic Medicine imprint Graphic Mundi.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Everything Together

In this week's 55 COMICS from Ellen O'Grady, Ellen considers the connection between humans and the natural world.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #36 – Welcome

Our friend the DANGER DIVER reminds us that things aren't that hospitable at the extreme pressures of the oceanic depths - check out the latest page from Jef Harmatz!

Publishing During A Pandemic: Daniel Elkin interviews Dan Stafford from KILGORE BOOKS AND COMICS

Today, SOLRAD's Editor, Daniel Elkin, talks to Dan Stafford from KILGORE BOOKS AND COMICS 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: April 7-13

In this week's series of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, things go from bad to worse.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #27

Come Well is a reinterpretation of Erik Nebel's beautiful and hypnotic 3- & 4-panel comics with process images. Enjoy their latest set!

In Search of Mexico’s Missing Children: Sydney To Reviews Augusto Mora’s Illegal Cargo

Today we welcome Sydney To to SOLRAD with a review of Augusto Mora's ILLEGAL CARGO, published by Black Panel Press in 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #29

Matt considers his dad's legacy and makes a fitting (if a bit weird) tribute, in this week's MORE SEASONS OF GARY, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #32

In this week's PELICAN BASTARDS, This is Officer Napkin, Badge 2211, requesting backup! I repeat! Badge 2211, requesting backup!

Squeeze *The* Trigger: M. Delmonico Connolly Reviews The Puerto Rican War by John Vasquez Mejias

Today we welcome M. Delmonico Connolly to SOLRAD with a review of John Vasquez Mejias's THE PUERTO RICAN WAR, self-published in 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – No Closure

In this week's NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE from Tom Lake, our flying reptilian friend makes a big demand - accept things in their wholeness.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #11 -6

In this week's series of pages from MEETING COMICS #11, Gil gets caught red-handed. Computer, Enhance!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #34

In this week's Kricket the Cat, sometimes all you need is a good socially-distanced cry.

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley – 2008 #6

In this week's comic from Audra Stang's STAR VALLEY, Adelaide and Bryce free Oliver from the dumpster... but what is going on with Oliver's back?

Everybody’s Mad About Heathcliff

We wrap up our discussion of Peter Gallagher's HEATHCLIFF with a wide-ranging essay from F. Stewart-Taylor featuring Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies, Dada, B Kliban, and Barthes. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – 30 Cent Emails

Ellen shares more about her relationship with C, specifically the way that prisons squeeze families by charging exorbitant amounts for basic digital services.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #35 – Currencies

What happens when stolen money gets lost at the bottom of the sea? The DANGER DIVER has the scoop, this week from Jef Harmatz!

Heathcliff Askew: Neural Nets, Benign Violations, and the Absurdity of the American Dream

What does Heathcliff the cat have to do with neural nets and the American Dream? More than you think, argues SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City: March 31 – April 6

This week of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY will have you on the edge of your seat as Karl fends off a random attack during a photo shoot.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #26

Come Well is a reinterpretation of Erik Nebel's beautiful and hypnotic 3- & 4-panel comics, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents - Enjoy!

Heathcliff Week: One Panel Chaos

Tom Shapira kicks off our HEATHCLIFF week with an introduction to George Gallagher's chaotic Dadaist newspaper comic.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #28

Matt experiences the blur of his life after the loss of his father in this week's MORE SEASONS OF GARY, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #31

In this episode, the bad birds commit some outrageous acts of...kindness?!? Have the PELICAN BASTARDS turned a new leaf?

Unrepentant, Or: How To Read Heathcliff

We're kicking off Heathcliff week with an essay/feature/interview with SOLRAD contributor and cartoonist Andrew Neal - enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Breakfast

Even when faced with the unseeing and unknowing void, there's always... breakfast. Enjoy another NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE from Tom Lake!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #11 – 5

In this set of MEETING COMICS #11 from Andrew Neal, everybody's shadow gets loose. What's the worst that can happen, honestly?

We’re All In This Together — And Separately: Ryan Carey Reviews (COVER NOT FINAL) By Max Huffman

Our lead critic Ryan Carey takes a crack at Max Huffman's new collection titled (COVER NOT FINAL), published by AdHouse Books.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #33

Kricket finds a box of his dad's old things - and tries out some new looks! Check out the latest page of Kricket the Cat from Reilly Hadden!

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley – 2008 #5

In this week's set of pages from Audra Stang's 2008, we run into an old face from a previous STAR VALLEY series. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Allow Things To Arise

Please enjoy the latest comic from Ellen O'Grady's 55 COMICS project, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Knowing Is Half The Battle: L. Nichols 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 L. NICHOLS.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City — March 24-30

We're happy to bring you the latest collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY from Karl C. Krumpholz. In this series, Kelly gets bad news and Karl needs a break!

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #27

In this episode of MORE SEASONS OF GARY, Matt gets even more bad news... and deals with a clueless guest.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #25

Come Well is a reinterpretation of Erik Nebel's beautiful and hypnotic 3- & 4-panel comics, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents - Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #30

Check out the latest pages from Michael Aushenker's PELICAN BASTARDS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Exclusive Preview: Yum Po Yo #1

Today we are pleased to show off the latest project from our very own Tom Lake, YUM PO YO #1, a one-person anthology featuring all of Tom's comics.

Making Space – Sean Knickerbocker Talks With Daniel Elkin about Rust Belt Review

SOLRAD's Editor-in-Chief Daniel Elkin sits down with Sean Knickerbocker to discuss his latest project, RUST BELT REVIEW, a quarterly comics anthology.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Fridge of My Heart

In addition to the preview of Yum Po Yo, we have the latest NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE from Tom Lake, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Neon Punk Visual Manifesto: Ryan Carey Reviews MIFFED RUFFIANZ By Rodger Binyone

Today SOLRAD's lead critic Ryan Carey examines the metaphorical mind of Rodger Binyone with a review of MIFFED RUFFIANZ, published by Silver Sprocket in 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #11 – 4

This week, Hi-Ho the hospital clown takes his licks. Check out the next set of pages from Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS #11!

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley – 2008 #4

Enjoy the latest two pages of Audra Stang's 2008 - part of her Star Valley universe of comics, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

“I Have Great Hope For Humanity” – Kristina Stipetic Interviews Olga Makarova

Kristina Stipetic returns to SOLRAD for an interview with Russian cartoonist Olga Makarova about her comic GIFTS OF WANDERING ICE.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Trans Day of Visibility

Ellen O'Grady shares her work to help a penpal through blackandpink.org get sober housing, this week on 55 COMICS.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver – Patterns

Our underwater adventurer pal, the DANGER DIVER, teaches us about the prowling plaid bass and its unique pattern. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – March 17 – 23

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

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #26

In this episode of MORE SEASONS OF GARY, cartoonist Matt MacFarland gets some bad news.

Collateral Damage: Rob Kirby Reviews I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Mannie Murphy

Rob Kirby reviews I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN by Mannie Murphy, exposing the ugliness of Portland Oregon, and channeling its ghosts.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #24

Come Well is a reinterpretation of Erik Nebel's beautiful and hypnotic 3- & 4-panel comics, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents - Enjoy!

Exclusive Preview: Children of Mu-Town by Masumura Jūshichi from Glacier Bay Books

Today we have an exclusive preview of Masumura Jūshichi's CHILDREN OF MU-TOWN, which is available for preorder from Glacier Bay Books.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #29

Enjoy the latest collection of Michael Aushenker's PELICAN BASTARDS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

What If the Ballerina Had a Gun? — Sara L. Jewell Reviews She Would Feel the Same by Emma Hunsinger

Today we welcome Sara L. Jewell back to SOLRAD with a review of Emma Hunsinger's SHE WOULD FEEL THE SAME from UK-based publisher ShortBox.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #32

Today in the latest episode of KRICKET THE CAT by Reilly Hadden, we learn a little more about Kricket's parents.

Everything’s Just Peachy: Ryan Carey Reviews Home Time By Campbell Whyte

To wrap up the week at SOLRAD, Ryan Carey reviews Campbell Whyte's two-book series HOME TIME, published in 2017 and 2020 by Top Shelf.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #11 – 3

With Gil's twin Al coming in to town, I think I can say that my concerns about Patsy's family were... justified? Check out the latest batch of MEETING COMICS!

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley – 2008 #3

In this week's selection from Audra Stang's 2008, Adelaide goes rogue. The STAR VALLEY series of comics is brought to you by Audra Stang and SOLRAD Presents!

Self-made Prisons and Other Traps: Deshan Tennekoon Reviews Alone by Christophe Chabouté

Today we welcome Deshan Tenekoon to SOLRAD for a review of Chabouté's ALONE, published in English in 2017 by Gallery 13.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 COMICS – Midnight Music

Ellen O'Grady shares memories from the past in this week's selection of 55 COMICS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver – Lifetime

This week's DANGER DIVER introduces us to the narrow "pharoh" crab, a deep sea dweller with a penchant for building monuments. Enjoy!

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Richard Short 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 RICHARD SHORT.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City — March 10-16

This week's collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl tells a few stories, plays the "open/closed" game, and reflects on a year of lockdown.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #25

Matt comes to terms with his father after their blow up argument from the previous Christmas in this page of MORE SEASONS OF GARY.

Idle Hands Are The Devil’s Playthings: Nicholas Burman Reviews FINGERLESS by Spugna

Nicholas Burman is back at SOLRAD with a review of Spugna's FINGERLESS, published last year by Michele Nitri's Hollow Press.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #23

SOLRAD is very pleased to present the latest re-envisioning of Erik Nebel's symbolic abstract comics-work, alongside process images to give the work additional context. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #28

Officer Napkin returns to work to find out that Benlulou is heading back to France - who is going to help him bring the PELICAN BASTARDS to justice?

Exclusive Preview: HAWAY MAN, KLAUS! by Richard Short, published by Breakdown Press

Today, we have a special preview of Richard Short's latest collection from Breakdown Press, HAWAY MAN, KLAUS! which will be published next week.

Genuine Terror: Tom Shapira Reviews POCKET CHILLERS #1-3 by Douglas Noble and Sean Azzopardi

Tom Shapira returns to SOLRAD with a review of the horror comics POCKET CHILLERS #1-3 by Douglas Noble and Sean Azzopardi.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – I Had A Thing

Enjoy the latest comic in Tom Lake's ongoing series NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE, where a flying turtle asks difficult questions.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #11 – 2

This week's set of Meeting Comics has me wondering - is it just me, or is there something weird going on with Patsy's family?

Where Sacred Cows Go To Get Slaughtered: Ryan Carey Reviews DOG BISCUITS By Alex Graham

SOLRAD's lead critic Ryan Carey takes a crack at Alex Graham's self-printed collection of DOG BISCUITS, one of 2020's most celebrated web comics. How does it hold up?

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #31

New pages of KRICKET THE CAT start today on SOLRAD! Glorious!

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley – 2008 #2

Enjoy the next two pages of Audra Stang's 2008, part of her STAR VALLEY universe of comics.

Enemies of the State #011 – My Solo Exchange Diary #1-2 by Nagata Kabi

Enemies of the State is a monthly book club podcast. After a hiatus, this month we’re talking about Nagata Kabi’s MY SOLO EXCHANGE DIARY.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Noah’s Ark #2

This week, Ellen completes her story of Noah's Ark as a part of her 55 COMICS series, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver – Wails

Today in Jef Harmatz's DANGER DIVER, we learn about the ear-splitting shriek of the Caralarm Whale. How unpleasant!

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Andrea Tsurumi 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 ANDREA TSURUMI.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City — March 3-9

In this roundup of Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, we celebrate Kelly's birthday, go to the bar, and draw through the depression.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #22

COME WELL is a series that examines the work of abstract cartoonist Erik Nebel through a page of comics, and its associated process images. Enjoy!

The Prison Built to be Forgotten: Tynan Stewart Reviews Guantanamo Voices by Sarah Mirk

Tynan Stewart reviews Guantanamo Voices, an anthology of real-world accounts of America's infamous forever prison.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #24

Matt shares a dad story from Christmas 2016, in this week's page from MORE SEASONS OF GARY, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #27 – Chapter 4

We begin the latest chapter of our story most fowl - four new pages of PELICAN BASTARDS from Michael Aushenker, coming your way!

The Eternal Victim: Rumiko Takahashi’s Mermaid’s Scar

Today we welcome comics critic Helen Chazan to the SOLRAD fold with an essay on Rumiko Takahashi's "Mermaid's Scar" published in Mermaid Saga #2 from Viz Media.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Flickering Flame

Tom Lake returns with the latest NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE - in which our floating reptilian friend obscures himself, a dancing flame.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #11 – 1

SOLRAD Presents is back with the first three pages from MEETING COMICS #11 by Andrew Neal - enjoy!

The Personal Is The Political — And Vice-Versa: Ryan Carey Reviews I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN By Mannie Murphy

We cap the week with Ryan Carey's review of I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN by Mannie Murphie, published by Fantagraphics in 2021.

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley – 2008 #1

Let's head back to Star Valley with Audra Stang's comic 2008 - enjoy the first 3 pages brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Free Sex, Free Beer, Free Speech – Mr. Boop and the Problem of Desire

For our final feature on Mr. Boop, F Stewart-Taylor examines the way Mr. Boop interacts with corporate ownership, desire, and copyright.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Noah’s Ark

Ellen O'Grady treats readers to a little memoir in this edition of her 55 COMICS series, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver – Mother

Today, Jef Harmatz (with a lyrical assist by Glenn Danzig) shows the brutal underwater truth of life in his comic series DANGER DIVER. Enjoy!

Publishing During A Pandemic: Daniel Elkin interviews Eve Greenwood from QUINDRIE PRESS

Today, SOLRAD's Editor, Daniel Elkin, talks to Eve Greenwood from QUINDRIE PRESS 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 — Feb 24 – March 2

This week's recap of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY features talking about your ex's, a dream of the end of the world, and the start of March.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #21

We're back with a new abstract comic from Erik Nebel from their COME WELL series, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

What’s Not to Like?: Mr. Boop and Me

This week as a part of our multi-piece analysis of Mr. Boop, the 2020 comic by Alec Robbins, critic and cartoonist Lane Yates confesses - it's not you, it's me.

SOLRAD Presents: More Seasons of Gary #23

This week in MORE SEASONS OF GARY, Matt MacFarland discusses his dad's alcohol use and Matt's choice to go to therapy.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #26 (Chapter 3 Finale)

Our horrible birds finally make it to Japan - it's the thrilling conclusion to Chapter 3 of PELICAN BASTARDS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Lies More Accurate Than Truth: Mr. Boop and the Cartoon Crossover

Today, cartoonist Audra Stang delivers the first piece in a series examining MR. BOOP, a web comic published by Alec Robbins in 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Wind, Wind!

The NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE is back today with a meditation on the wind. NDFT is brought to you by Tom Lake and SOLRAD Presents.

Acid Flashback — Or Fast-Forward?: Ryan Carey Reviews CRASHPAD By Gary Panter

To end the week, Ryan Carey advises you to not trust appearances in Gary Panter's CRASHPAD, published earlier this year by Fantagraphics.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #10 – 8 (Finale)

We've reached the end of Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS #10 - check out the final pages and stay tuned for #11 soon!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Propane Hose Chewer

This week in Ellen O'Grady's 55 COMICS, the propane hose chewer is back! 55 COMICS is brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City — February 17 – 23

This week's roundup of Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY includes comics about NYE 2001, Ishka the cat, and bad suggestions about making things other than comics.

Publishing During A Pandemic: Daniel Elkin interviews Jamila Rowser from BLACK JOSEI PRESS

Today, SOLRAD's Editor, Daniel Elkin, talks to Jamila Rowser from BLACK JOSEI PRESS about Publishing During A Pandemic, diversity in comics, and what the future of small press comics publishing may look like.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #30 – Return

It's Wednesday, so that means there's a new DANGER DIVER swimming your way! Brought to you by Jef Harmatz and SOLRAD Presents!

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.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #25

Can it be? Does Officer Cajun have a past history with those horrible PELICAN BASTARDS? Let's find out in the latest set of pages from Michael Aushenker!

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.