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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!

Horror, Trauma, And Grief: The Minis Of Corinne Halbert

SOLRAD ends its spring break with a new essay from Rob Clough on the mini comics of Corinne Halbert. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Dark Pants #1

Come on in and check out Matt MacFarland's latest comic, DARK PANTS, from our SOLRAD Presents imprint. We're excited for you to see it!

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Beauty

We're back with SOLRAD Presents and the latest comic from contributor Tom Lake in his NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE series. Enjoy!

This Month @ SOLRAD: June 2021

After a two-week break, SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman shares his perspective on the world at large and details SOLRAD's plans for June.

Exclusive Preview: The Delicacy by James Albon, Published by Top Shelf

Today we have an exclusive preview of The Delicacy, the third graphic novel by James Albon from Top Shelf Productions.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #37 (Chapter 5 Start)

The PELICAN BASTARDS are back to their nefarious scheming with the latest set of pages from Michael Aushenker. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #39

Weird things happen when Kricket goes out for a jog in this week's KRICKET THE CAT from Reilly Hadden, published through our SOLRAD Presents imprint!

Pain And Hurt Are So Last Year: Ryan Carey Reviews Heart Shaped Tears By Abby Jame

Ryan Carey wraps up the week at SOLRAD with a review of Abby Jame's HEART SHAPED TEARS, published by Silver Sprocket in 2021.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #12 – 3

We learn more about Val and her ex in this set of comics from Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #36 – Chapter 4 Finale

Police Chief Pimco holds a press conference about the PELICAN BASTARDS as chapter 4 of their saga ends on a perplexing note...

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Palestine Is

Ellen O'Grady shares memories from Palestine, and what Palestine is to her, in this week's 55 COMICS.

We Are Flowers, Wild Ones: Charles Hatfield reviews WILDFLOWERS by Liniers

Charles Hatfield is back with a review of Linier's children's comic WILDFLOWERS, published earlier this year by TOON Books.

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley – 2008 #9

Oliver can't remember the events of last night, or how he got his octopus arms - Audrey thinks she might have a solution, in this week's selection from Audra Stang's STAR VALLEY comic 2008!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #40 – Spots

Our pal the DANGER DIVER is here to teach us about another deep water creature, the Spotted Decaying Ray. Who wants polka dots?

Exclusive Preview: Onion Skin by Edgar Camacho from Top Shelf

Today we have an exclusive preview of Onion Skin, the English-language debut of Edgar Camacho from Top Shelf Productions.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse In The City: May 5 – May 11

In this week's set of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl shares a universal truth - geese are mean creatures. And that's putting it kindly!

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #31

Sometimes Erik Nebel's comics take a long and winding road to get to their final form - check out one such comic today from SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – It Will Be Worth It

In this week's NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE from Tom Lake and SOLRAD Presents, our soaring green reptilian friend offers us a word of advice.

Navigating Space Comics: An Introduction

Kim Jooha returns to SOLRAD to make the case for a categorization of comics called Navigating Space Comics, and provides an audit of recent work to make her case.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #35

Police Chief Pimco holds a press conference in an attempt to convince the public that those murderous PELICAN BASTARDS are the opposite of heroes...

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #12 – 2

Travel back in time to Thanksgiving with Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Say You Want A Revolution: Ryan Carey Reviews THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY: A GRAPHIC NOVEL HISTORY by David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson

This week, Ryan Carey reviews THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY: A GRAPHIC NOVEL HISTORY by David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #38

Today we have a new page of KRICKET THE CAT with a cameo from Mathew New's Billy Johnson and his duck Barrace. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – End Nakba

Ellen O'Grady shares some personal history and thinks about the recent video by Tamer Makalda and the Israeli process of nakba.

SOLRAD Presents – Danger Diver #39 – Weeds

This week, the DANGER DIVER invites you to sit and stay awhile, and smell the kelp.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: April 28 – May 4

Karl checks in with the start of a new month, and gets an unexpected visit from Snufkin and Moominpappa in this week's LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #30

Erik Nebel has partnered with SOLRAD Presents to bring you COME WELL, a series that reimagines their abstract comics and includes process images.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Yes, It Is Beautiful

We're pleased to bring you the latest comic from Tom Lake's series NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE through our SOLRAD Presents imprint. Enjoy!

Pay It Forward Publishing? Rob Clough Interviews Luke Kruger-Howard

We're happy to have critic Rob Clough back at SOLRAD for an interview with Luke Kruger-Howard about his new publishing concern, Goes Books.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #34

As the public perceives the PELICAN BASTARDS as heroes, a backlash hits Police Chief Pimco's department.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #12 – 1

Welcome to Meeting Comics #12 from Andrew Neal! We've got three new comics for you, including a bad song by Rob and Val's full... name?

Everything Old Is New Again: Ryan Carey Reviews JIMBO: ADVENTURES IN PARADISE by Gary Panter

To cap the week at SOLRAD, Ryan Carey takes a look at the New York Review Comics collection of JIMBO: ADVENTURES IN PARADISE by Gary Panter.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #37

In this week's KRICKET THE CAT from Reilly Hadden, Kricket and the gang try out some new clothes!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – An Assault in Prison

In this week's 55 COMICS, Ellen O'Grady discusses the risks that trans women have when assaulted in prison. CW: sexual assault

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 Pr