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EQUAL PARTS TIMELY AND TIMELESS: Ryan Carey reviews R. Sikoryak’s CONSTITUTION ILLUSTRATED

Recent events in U.S. politicts have pushed R. Sikoryak's CONSTITUTION ILLUSTRATED to the top of Ryan Carey's review pile - how does it fair?

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #4

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

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #17

Ever since Kricket got those slug boots, things have been a little... off. Let's see how things are going in this episode of KRICKET THE CAT!

SOLRAD Presents: Love Me Like an Autograph #3

We're back today with another two pages of Audra Stang's LOVE ME LIKE AN AUTOGRAPH, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Noah Van Sciver Chats with Derf Backderf

Today we feature another of Noah Van Sciver's Cartoonist Chats, this time with Derf Backderf, whose book KENT STATE: FOUR DEAD IN OHIO was published 2020 by Abrams.

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

This week in THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl C. Krumpholz considers giving a cat insulin, the fires near Denver, and old photos.

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Steve Lafler 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 STEVE LAFLER.

SOLRAD Presents – Danger Diver #11 – ‘Puses

Today the Danger Diver considers the spectrum of 'puses (tripuses, hexapuses, octopuses, and so on) until things get a little weird.

Co-Making And Shaping The World: André Habet reviews GRIP by Lale Westvind

We start this week on SOLRAD with André Habet's review of GRIP by Lale Westvind.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #04

Today we have the latest two pages from Michael Aushenker's PELICAN BASTARDS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #8 Finale

This week wraps up MEETING COMICS #8 - keep your eyes peeled soon for more comics from Andrew Neal, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Britannia Doesn’t Rule The Waves: Ryan Carey Reviews Patrick Wray’s The Flood That Did Come

To cap the week at SOLRAD, Ryan Carey examines the innovative, borderline-"outsider art" comic THE FLOOD THAT DID COME from Patrick Wray and Avery Hill.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #16

Kricket's latest adventures start off on a... strange foot. KRICKET THE CAT is brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Exploring Queer Culture Through Cursed Images: An Interview with Madeline Horwath

Today, Meggie Gates sits down with Madeline Horwath to discuss their work, background, their fascination with horror, queer content, and the fact that they are NOT a horse girl.

SOLRAD Presents: Phone Book – Summary

SOLRAD Presents is pleased to present the latest comic from Lyssa Park's PHONE BOOK series, this one entitled "Summary." Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Branches

Today we have a new entry into Ellen O'Grady's 55 COMICS series, a captured moment that ruminates on the things we love and the things we cannot control.

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Charles Forsman 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 CHARLES FORSMAN.

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

In this week's set of pages from THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl thinks about his life in Denver, the way he dresses, and for once in a long time, being completely alone.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #10 – Dark

Who is predator and who is prey? The Danger Diver considers this all important question at the bottom of the sea in this week's comic!

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #3

Erik Nebel is back this week with another examination of their process in a series titled COME WELL, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD + SPX: Communicating Queer Identity Through Fictional Structures

Check out the panel "Communicating Queer Identity Through Fictional Structures" from SPX 2020, moderated by SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman!

A Look Back to Young Adult and Coming-of-Age: Growing Up With “Skim” & “Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me”

We start our week at SOLRAD with Joana Mosi's extraordinarily deep dive on YA comics featuring the work of Mariko Tamaki, Jilian Tamaki, and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell.

SOLRAD Presents: Pelican Bastards #3

The pelican squad makes some introductions in this week's set of pages from Michael Aushenker's PELICAN BASTARDS.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #8-07

Quarantine beard getting you down? The Ribbon Cutter has you covered in this week's set of pages from MEETING COMICS #8. Enjoy!

The Song Remains The Same: Ryan Carey Reviews Gipi’s ONE STORY

We're wrapping up the week at SOLRAD with Ryan Carey's review of Gipi's ONE STORY, published by Fantagraphics earlier this year.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #15

After a brief hiatus, Kricket the Cat is back with the first part of his Second Season! We hope you enjoy!

Off the Road: Tom Shapira Reviews THE CONTRADICTIONS by Sophie Yanow

Today Tom Shapira returns to SOLRAD with a review of Sophie Yanow's THE CONTRADICTIONS, published this week by Drawn and Quarterly.

SOLRAD Presents: Love Me Like an Autograph #2

We continue Audra Stang's latest SOLRAD Presents comic, LOVE ME LIKE AN AUTOGRAPH, with two additional pages today. Enjoy!

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Simon Moreton 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 SIMON MORETON.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – Aug 26 – Sept 1

Karl C. Krumpholz continues his documentation of life during the pandemic in this week's set of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY from SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #9 – Soft

Today, the Danger Diver wants to talk to you about soft bottoms. No, seriously. (DANGER DIVER is brought to you by your friends at SOLRAD Presents!)

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #2

Today for SOLRAD Presents we continue with Erik Nebel's COME WELL, a reinterpretation of their hypnotic 3 panel comics.

Better Living Through Comics: Nhatt Nichols Explores the History of Local Editorial Cartooning

Today, SOLRAD has the great pleasure to introduce editorial cartoonist Nhatt Nichols as she explores the history and future of local editorial cartooning.

Exclusive Excerpt: PIMO & REX – THE INTERDIMENSIONAL WEDDING by Thomas Wellmann

Today we are pleased to share an 11-page excerpt from Thomas Wellmann's latest comic, PIMO & REX: THE INTERDIMENSIONAL WEDDING, from Rotopol.

SOLRAD Presents: PELICAN BASTARDS #2

Michael Aushenker's flock of pelicans continues their deeds most fowl in this edition of PELICAN BASTARDS, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

“I’ll Chase Anything That Bleeds”: Ryan Carey Interviews Julia Gfrörer

Today, lead critic Ryan Carey sits down with Julia Gfrörer to discuss her oeuvre and the recent release of VISION, published by Fantagraphics.

Juvenalia In Extremis: Ryan Carey Reviews Johnny Ryan’s Prison Pit: The Complete Collection

To wrap up our week here at SOLRAD, lead critic Ryan Carey examines the excess depravity of Johnny Ryan's PRISON PIT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #8-06

FIle it under B for "better read the latest 3 pages of MEETING COMICS #8 by Andrew Neal, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!"

SOLRAD Presents: “Determination” – Phone Book

Today we're happy to release another new entry into Lyssa Park's series of PHONE BOOK comics, brought you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Love Me Like an Autograph #1

Today we debut a new Star Valley comic from Audra Stang, entitled Love Me Like An Autograph, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Fear and Awe

Today, we're excited to bring you another of Ellen O'Grady's dream zines as a part of her 55 COMICS sereis on SOLRAD Presents. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #8 – Recursive

What strange and unusual fish will the Danger Diver find today in the oceanic depths? There's only one way to find out!

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Dan Berry 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 DAN BERRY.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – August 19-25

In this week's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl reflects on cats, his struggle with depression, and the new normal of attending weddings by video conference.

The Disintegrating Self: Sara L. Jewell Reviews JOHN, DEAR by Laura Lannes

Today, Sara L. Jewell reviews JOHN, DEAR by Laura Lannes, and considers its connections with Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s THE YELLOW WALLPAPER.

SOLRAD Presents: Come Well #1

Today, SOLRAD Presents introduces COME WELL, a reinterpretation of Erik Nebel's beautiful and hypnotic 3- & 4-panel comics with process images.

SOLRAD Presents: PELICAN BASTARDS #1

Today we have a brand new comic to debut on SOLRAD Presents - Michael Aushenker's PELICAN BASTARDS. We hope you enjoy the first three pages!

This Month @ SOLRAD: September 2020

Today, Alex Hoffman comments on racism in comics academia, laments a lost SPX, and details SOLRAD's September publishing plan.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #8-05

Things get a little rowdy in this set of pages from Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS #8, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Graphic Medicine As Self-Discovery: Ryan Carey Reviews Vivian Chong And Georgia Webber’s DANCING AFTER TEN

To wrap up the week, SOLRAD's lead critic Ryan Carey reviews DANCING AFTER TEN, a graphic memoir by Vivian Chong and Georgia Webber.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #7 – Fluid

Being in the deepest depths of the ocean means that, occasionally, the Danger Diver has to deal with... secretions. Check out the latest comic from Jef Harmatz!

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Sophie Goldstein Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

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

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – August 12-18

This week in THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl C. Krumpholz muses on the things we can look forward to, giving cats insulin, and finding respite.

SOLRAD Presents: Food Adventures With Cappy and G #8

We've got another page of FOOD ADVENTURES OF CAPPY AND G up for your reading pleasure, created by Sam Nakahira and brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

Webcomics and Whimsy: Kyla Smith Interviews Crystal “Scotty” Jayme

Today, Kyla Smith debuts as a SOLRAD Contributor with an interview of Crystal "Scotty" Jayme, who has multiple ongoing comics at Hiveworks.

SOLRAD Presents: Standstill – Finale

Today, we have the final installment of Olivia Fredricks' STANDSTILL, a collection of moments during COVID-19 quarantine, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Love Yourself First

Today, our reptillian friend contemplates some sage advice - and comes to a frustrating conclusion. NDFT is proudly brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #8-04

Wrap up your week and ring in the weekend with 3 more pages from Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS #8 from SOLRAD Presents!

The Times They AREN’T A Changin’? Ryan Carey Reviews 920LONDON By Remy Boydell

We cap the week with Ryan Carey's review of 920London, written and illustrated by Remy Boydell and recently published by Image Comics.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Sounds from the Eno

Today on 55 COMICS, Ellen O'Grady meditates on the sounds of the Eno River of North Carolina. 55 COMICS is brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley #10

Today we've got another set of comic pages from Audra Stang's STAR VALLEY for your reading pleasure - enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #6 – Smalls

Today, the Danger Diver reflects on all the little things that can hurt you. DANGER DIVER is created by Jef Harmatz and published by SOLRAD Presents.

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Melanie Gillman Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

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

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – August 5-11

Today we have another week's worth of comics from Karl C. Krumpholz's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY - brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Food Adventures With Cappy and G #7

Sam Nakahira digs in with the latest page of FOOD ADVENTURES WITH CAPPY AND G, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents. Enjoy!

The Tender and Transformative: André Habet Reviews SEASONAL SHIFT by Lala Albert

Today we introduce Belize City-based writer and teacher André Habet, who reviews SEASONAL SHIFT by Lala Albert from Breakdown Press.

SOLRAD Presents: Quarantine Comics #4

Lauren Barnett has been making comic strips that express the unique frustration, humor, and absurdity that is living during the pandemic. We are excited to bring these comics to you on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Standstill #12

Today we have the penultimate scene from Olivia Fredricks' comic STANDSTILL, brought to you through our SOLRAD Presents imprint.

Her Full Power as a Creator: Rob Kirby Reviews THE SKY IS BLUE WITH A SINGLE CLOUD by Kuniko Tsurita

Today Rob Kirby debuts at SOLRAD with a review of THE SKY IS BLUE WITH A SINGLE CLOUD, by Kuniko Tsurita and translated by Ryan Holmberg.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – I Lost It

In this week's NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE, Tom Lake meditates on the things that we lose. NDFT is brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #8-03

Today we've got another set of pages from Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS #8 - brought to you by SOLRAD Presents! Enjoy!

Bigger, Bolder, Louder — Better? Ryan Carey Reviews ALL-TIME COMICS: ZEROSIS DEATHSCAPE

Ryan Carey is back with a new review, this time setting his sights on ALL-TIME COMICS ZEROSIS DEATHSCAPE - will he like what he sees?

SOLRAD Presents: Phonebook – Wish

Today SOLRAD Presents brings you another comic from Lyssa Park from her Phonebook series. We hope you enjoy it!

Between Heirography and Biography – Tom Scioli’s Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics

Tom Shapira is back at SOLRAD and today he consider's Tom Scioli's book about Jack Kirby, and asks - is this really a biography?

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley #9

Let's see what Bea and gang are up to in the latest set of pages from STAR VALLEY, written and illustrated by Audra Stang, and brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City, July 29 – August 4

In this week's collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl C. Krumpholz asks a sobering question - how ugly will everything look next month?

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Peter and Maria Hoey Give Advice on the Publishing Industry

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

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #5 – Trades

Today, our oceanic adventurer teaches us about the Swapsie Sea Horse. DANGER DIVER is brought to you by Jef Harmatz and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Food Adventures With Cappy and G #6

We start to get into the meat of FOOD ADVENTURES OF CAPPY AND G with this week's page. You thought this was just about cute animals eating food?

SOLRAD Presents: Quarantine Comics #3

It's Tuesday, which means it's time to check out another set of Lauren Barnett's quarantine comics, brought to you through our imprint, SOLRAD Presents!

Continuing the Conversation: Ken Eppstein Discusses Results from the 2020 Comic Arts Stakeholder Survey, Part Two

Today, we publish the second part of Ken Eppstein's results and analysis from his comics arts stakeholder survey.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Pancakes

Today, our flying reptilian friend meditates on one of the best breakfast foods of all - pancakes! NDFT is brought to you by Tom Lake and SOLRAD Presents.

Continuing the Conversation: Ken Eppstein Discusses Results from the 2020 Comic Arts Stakeholder Survey, Part One

Today, we follow up Ken Eppstein's stakeholder survey from May with the results and analysis from his latest work. This will be published as a two part series, and this is part 1.

SOLRAD Presents: Standstill #11

Happy Monday - we're back with another quarantine experience from Olivia Fredricks' STANDSTILL, brought to you through our SOLRAD Presents imprint. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #8-02

Today we've got another selection from Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS, brought to you through our SOLRAD Presents imprint. Check them out!
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SOLRAD Presents: Noah Van Sciver Chats with Mary Fleener

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

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Ant Sang Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

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

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – A Small Needful Fact

In today's edition of 55 COMICS, cartoonist Ellen O'Grady collaborates with poet Ross Gay on a comic about Eric Garner, a Black man murdered by police with an illegal chokehold in 2014.

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley #8

We're back this week with another set of pages from Audra Stang's STAR VALLEY, brought to you through our SOLRAD Presents imprint.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #4 – Teeth

Today, the Danger Diver introduces us to the Circa dentes pisces - the sub-oceanic tooth fish. DANGER DIVER is brought to you by Jef Harmatz and SOLRAD Presents.

A Beautiful Life Derived: Thoughts On Adrian Tomine’s THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE CARTOONIST

Today, SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman considers the way that Adriane Tomine hides his life in plain sight in THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE CARTOONIST.

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

We've got another week of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY comics from Karl C. Krumpholz, brought to you every week by SOLRAD Presents. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Food Adventures With Cappy and G #5

Cappy and G share their heritage and talk about the food they love in this week's page of FOOD ADVENTURES OF CAPPY AND G from Sam Nakahira.

SOLRAD Presents: Quarantine Comics #2

Today we have another selection of Lauren Barnett's quarantine comics, brought to you through our SOLRAD Presents imprint.

SOLRAD Presents: Standstill #10

Today we have a new scene from Olivia Fredricks' STANDSTILL, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents. A physical edition is available to purchase now!

This Month @ SOLRAD: August 2020

Today, SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman shares some information about the magazine and its reach, and discusses our publishing plans for August 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Shooting Star

This week the Near Death Flying Turtle is a shooting star - make a wish. NDFT is brought to you by SOLRAD Presents and Tom Lake.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #8 – 01

This week we are digging into the first three pages of Meeting Comics #8, brought to you by Andrew Neal and SOLRAD Presents!

The Spirit, The Shape: Nicholas Burman Reviews THE MAN WITHOUT TALENT

Today on SOLRAD, Nicholas Burman reviews THE MAN WITHOUT TALENT by Yoshiharu Tsuge, published by New York Review Comics in January 20.

SOLRAD Presents: Noah Van Sciver Chats with Keren Katz

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

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Beach

Today we bring you a new comic from Ellen O'Grady's 55 Comics series, published through our SOLRAD Presents imprint. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley #7

It's Thursday, so that means it's STAR VALLEY day! Check out the latest 2 pages from Audra Stang's comic, brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Phonebook – Moth

Back from its brief hiatus, we have a new comic from Lyssa Park's Phonebook to share with you today! Phonebook is brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #3 – Phors

In today's DANGER DIVER by Jef Harmatz, we learn about a strange and... unfortunate four-eyed fish. DANGER DIVER is brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

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

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

Exclusive Excerpt: “Infatuation” from Weng Pixin’s SWEET TIME & OTHER STORIES

Today, we are pleased to share an excerpt from Weng Pixin's "Infatuation," published in the collection Sweet Time & Other Stories by Drawn & Quarterly in June 2020.

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

In this week's selection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl questions the reticence to wear face masks, thinks about bouncers, and listens to the rain.

SOLRAD Presents: Food Adventures With Cappy and G #4

...maybe Cappy and G's tricks aren't all that special after all. Check out another page from Sam Nakahira's FOOD ADVENTURES WITH CAPPY AND G!

SOLRAD Presents: Lauren Barnett’s Quarantine Comics #1

Ever since the COVID-19 quarantine, Lauren Barnett has been making comic strips that express the unique frustration, humor, and absurdity that is living during the pandemic. We are excited to bring these comics to you on SOLRAD Presents!

SOLRAD Presents: Standstill #9

SOLRAD Presents is proud to bring you STANDSTILL, a collection of moments during an artist's COVID-19 quarantine. The physical edition is available now!

Hello Silver Screen – Tom Shapira Reviews MY LIFE TO LIVE

Comics critic Tom Shapira makes his SOLRAD debut today with a review of My Life To Live by Austin-based cartoonist Chloe.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #7 – Finale

It's the finale of Meeting Comics #7 this week - we'll be back with the start of Meeting Comics #8 next week!

Charting The Downward Spiral From 9/11 To “Build The Wall” : Ryan Carey Reviews WINDOWS ON THE WORLD

Ryan Carey wraps up our week at SOLRAD with a review of the "topical, relevant, and necessary" WINDOWS ON THE WORLD from Fantagraphics.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #2 – Towers

Today, our pal Danger Diver explores the depths and introduces us all to the Rapunzel Shrimp. Danger Diver is brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Asterix with an American Accent?: The Gaul of Papercutz

Papercutz recently published the first few volumes of Asterix, the classic French comic from Uderzo and Goscinny. Patrick L. Kennedy sat down with series translator Joe Johnson to talk about his work on the books.

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley #6

It's Thursday, and that means its time for new comics from Audra Stang's STAR VALLEY - we hope you enjoy them!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – July 8-14

In this week's collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl thinks about his uncle, the crazies, and spends some quality time with a furry friend.

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Cathy G. Johnson Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

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

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – A Dream In Two Parts (Part 2)

Today we present the second part of Ellen O'Grady's A Dream In Two Parts, part of her 55 Comics series brought to you by SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Food Adventures With Cappy and G #3

In this week's FOOD ADVENTURES WITH CAPPY AND G, our cuddly influencers start to spill the secrets of the trade. Check out our new SOLRAD Presents comic from Sam Nakahira!

SOLRAD Presents: Standstill #8

SOLRAD Presents is proud to bring you STANDSTILL, a collection of moments during an artist's COVID-19 quarantine. The physical edition is available now!

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Memory

In this week's NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE from cartoonist Tom Lake, our soaring turtle friend remembers.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #7-07

We're back with another set of Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS, brought to you through our SOLRAD Presents imprint. Enjoy!

Capitalists Are Burning In Hell: Ryan Carey Reviews Art Young’s INFERNO

Ryan Carey wraps up our week at SOLRAD with a review of Art Young's Inferno, originally published in 1934 and now published in an original art edition by Fantagraphics.

SOLRAD Presents: Noah Van Sciver Chats with Leslie Stein

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

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley #5

Today we're back with another set of pages from Audra Stang's STAR VALLEY - enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – A Dream In Two Parts (Part One)

Today we have a new comic from Ellen O'Grady's 55 Comics, a series of personal, political, and historical comics published through our SOLRAD Presents imprint.

SOLRAD Presents: Danger Diver #01 – Tails

Today, SOLRAD Presents is excited to start publishing Danger Diver by Jef Harmatz. Danger Diver is a weekly comic strip where our intrepid narrator explores the curiosities that lurk at the bottom of the ocean. As below, so above.

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Josh Bayer Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

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

The Lighthouse in The City: July 1-7

We've got another roundup of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY from Karl C. Krumpholz brought to you by SOLRAD Presents. Check it out!

SOLRAD Presents: Food Adventures With Cappy and G #2

Let's learn more about Cappy and G in this week's page of FOOD ADVENTURES WITH CAPPY AND G, created by Sam Nakahira and brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Characters in the Woods, with No One Around: Matt Vadnais on Cole Johnson’s THE DARK OF THE FOREST

Today, comics critic Matt Vadnais makes his SOLRAD debut with a review of COle Johnson's self published comic THE DARK OF THE FOREST.

Exclusive Preview: ONE STORY by Gipi

Today we are pleased to share an exclusive preview of Gipi's ONE STORY, which will be published by Fantagraphics later this month.

SOLRAD Presents: Standstill #7

SOLRAD Presents is proud to bring you STANDSTILL, a collection of moments during an artist's COVID-19 quarantine. The physical edition is available now!

A Cycle of Lust and Regret: Alex Hoffman Reviews WAKAME & WAVE & INFINITY by Little Thunder

SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman has a new review of WAKAME & WAVE & INFINITY, a 2019 release from Instagram-famous cartoonist and illustrator Little Thunder.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Dreamers

In this week's NEAR DEATH FLYING TURTLE from cartoonist Tom Lake, our floating reptilian friend offers some advice for all the dreamers out there.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #014

In this week's KRICKET THE CAT, Kricket and Ghost find a place to get a little peace of mind. KRICKET THE CAT is created by Reilly Hadden, and brought to you by SOLRAD Presents!

Whose Fever Dream Is This, Anyway? Daniel Elkin Reviews DAY OF THE CORVID

To wrap up the week, our editor Daniel Elkin looks at the challenging fever dream of a comic DAY OF THE CORVID by cartoonist Spencer Hicks.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics: #7-06

Back in action, it's MEETING COMICS by Andrew Neal, brought to you through our imprint SOLRAD Presents. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Noah Van Sciver Chats With E.S. Glenn

In today's Cartoonist Chats video, Noah sits down with E.S. Glenn, a cartoonist whose recent book UNSMOOTH #1 was published by Floating World Comics.

Becoming Who You Are Meant To Be: Latonya Pennington Reviews Niobe – She Is Life

Today marks Latonya Pennington's debut at SOLRAD with a review of Niobe: She Is Life from Stranger Comics.

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley #4

We've got another two pages from Audra Stang's STAR VALLEY up today as a part of our SOLRAD Presents imprint.

SOLRAD Presents: 55 Comics – Freedom House, 1967-1975

Today we're introducing a new voice to SOLRAD Presents - Ellen O'Grady with her new series 55 COMICS. The first piece in the series is about Pittsburgh's Freedom House Ambulance Services, which operated from 1967 to 1975.

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Fumio Obata Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

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

What Happens After The Darkness Swallows You Whole? Ryan Carey Reviews Casanova Frankenstein’s TEARS OF THE LEATHER-BOUND SAINTS (TAD MARTIN #8)

Ryan Carey evaluates the constant re-invention of Casanova Frankenstein's Tad Martin with his review of TEARS OF THE LEATHER-BOUND SAINTS.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City, June 24th – June 30th

In this week's collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl observes memorials and toppled signs, reminisces about the past and the companionship of cold and loneliness.

SOLRAD Presents: x/2+7

Today SOLRAD Presents is pleased to publish the entirety of Mary Shyne's x/2+7, a comic she wrote while at the Center for Cartoon Studies.

“I’m using the styles as bait and setting traps for readers.” – a conversation with Tommi Musturi

Today we're pleased to present an interview Nicholas Burman conducted with Tommi Musturi, a Finnish cartoonist whose comics have been published by Fantagraphics.

SOLRAD Presents: Food Adventures With Cappy and G #1

Today, SOLRAD Presents introduces a brand new comic from Sam Nakahira, Food Adventures With Cappy and G - we hope you enjoy it!

SOLRAD Presents: Standstill #6

Standstill is a collection of moments during an artist's COVID-19 quarantine experience. The print version will be available during the online run.

This Month @ SOLRAD: July 2020

Today, publisher Alex Hoffman reflects on the first 6 months of SOLRAD, gives an update about Rescue Party, and previews our publishing schedule.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Rhetorical

Today in Near Death Flying Turtle, our flying reptillian friend asks a personal question. NDFT is brought to you by Tom Lake and SOLRAD Presents.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #013

In this week's KRICKET THE CAT, pals Kricket and Ghost take a walk with their cameras, and find something interesting to snap a picture of.

It’s Not The Destination, It’s The Journey: Ryan Carey Reviews Henry McCausland’s EIGHT-LANE RUNAWAYS

SOLRAD's lead critic Ryan Carey takes a look at the simultaneously immersive and alienating EIGHT-LANE RUNAWAYS, which comes out next week from Fantagraphics.

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley #3

Today we have a new set of pages from Audra Stang's STAR VALLEY, ready for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City, June 17 – 23

In this week's roundup of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Karl visits a bar, tries to take up meditation, and celebrates 100 days in quarantine. Yay?

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Alabaster Pizzo and B Mure Give Advice on the Publishing Industry

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

It’s All Bullshit: Anna Sellheim Dissects the Mental Health Instagram Comic

Today, guest writer and cartoonist Anna Sellheim takes a crack at a popular genre of internet comic - the social media comic about mental health.

SOLRAD Presents: Standstill #5

Standstill is a collection of moments during an artist's COVID-19 quarantine experience. The print version will be available in June, 2020.

The Years Start Coming and They Don’t Stop Coming: Witnessing as Practice in Warren Craghead’s “Live Drawing” Oeuvre

Today we are very pleased to present a long-form evaluation of the "live drawing" comics of Warren Craghead from F. Stewart-Taylor.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Gesture

For this week's Near Death Flying Turtle, our floating reptilian friend makes the strange declaration, "I am a gesture!"

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #012

In this week's KRICKET THE CAT, Kricket exchanges notes with a pal, and gets to create "The Ultimate." KRICKET THE CAT is created by Reilly Hadden.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City – June 10 – 16

In our second set of comics from Karl C. Krumpholz's ongoing serial THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY this week, Karl and Kelly slowly venture out into the world... with mixed results.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #7-05

We're back with another set of Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS, brought to you through our SOLRAD Presents imprint. Enjoy!

SOLRAD Presents: Noah Van Sciver Chats with Bryan Christopher Moss

In today's Cartoonist Chats video, Noah sits down with Bryan Christopher Moss, a Columbus-based illustrator, painter, muralist, and cartoonist.

Is A Picture Really Worth A Thousand Words? Ryan Carey Reviews THE MARCHENOIR LIBRARY by Alex Degen

Ryan Carey takes some time today to explore the fragmented nature of THE MARCHENOIR LIBRARY by Alex Degen, published by Secret Acres earlier this year.

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley #2

We're back this week with the next two pages of Audra Stang's STAR VALLEY.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in the City – June 3 – 9

Since we took a week off last week, we'll have two installations of Karl C. Krumpholz's The Lighthouse in The City. This week, Karl encounters the antiracist, anti-police protests in Denver, and deals with the constant drone of helicopter blades.

SOLRAD Presents: Model Conversations #05

Today in Nick Francis Potter's MODEL CONVERSATIONS, Lem and Hannah have a conversation about a book that takes a wild turn.

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Kristyna Baczynski Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

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

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – A Single Glass of Water

In today's comic by Tom Lake, Near Death Flying Turtle contemplates immeasurable greatness and comes to a perfect understanding.

Essay: Toward Making Comics Against Fascism

One of the earliest responses to racist police violence from the comics community was a brief-lived campaign of "comics against fascism." Our guest writer today evaluates that response and lays a foundation for thought about militating against fascism in the comics arts.

SOLRAD Presents: Standstill #4

Standstill, a new comic by Olivia Fredricks, collects moments of a quarantine experience during COVID-19. A physical edition will be published in June 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Noah Van Sciver Chats with Summer Pierre

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

SOLRAD Presents: Star Valley #1

Today we introduce a new comic to SOLRAD Presents - Audra Stang's STAR VALLEY, which originally serialized on Instagram and is printed in her anthology The Audra Show.

No Holiday In Cambodia: Ryan Carey Reviews Tian Veasna’s YEAR OF THE RABBIT

Today's review from Ryan Carey explores the personal and political YEAR OF THE RABBIT, published earlier this year by Drawn and Quarterly.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City: May 27 – June 2

A lot is happening in this week's THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, as Karl and Kelly do more Zoom calls and Karl starts to document the anti-police violence protests.

Knowing Is Half The Battle: Katriona Chapman Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry

Today we are starting a new feature at SOLRAD titled "Knowing Is Half The Battle," where published cartoonists give advice on the publishing industry.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Bagels

In today's comic, Near Death Flying Turtle considers one of the greatest breakfast foods of all time. Who wants a bagel?

Enemies of the State #009 – Alienation by Inés Estrada

ENEMIES OF THE STATE is a monthly book club podcast featuring a rotating cast of comics critics. This month we’re talking about Alienation by Inés Estrada, published in 2019 by Fantagraphics.

SOLRAD Presents: Standstill #03

Standstill, a new comic by Olivia Fredricks, collects moments of a quarantine experience during COVID-19. A physical edition will be published in June 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #07-04

Andrew Neal is back with another week's worth of MEETING COMICS via SOLRAD Presents.

Comics in China – Kristina Stipetic Interviews Zhao Chunlin

Today we get a rare glimpse into the Chinese comics world as Kristina Stipetic sits down to interview Chinese cartoonist Zhao Chunlin.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #011

In this week's KRICKET THE CAT, our hero Kricket knows that one cat's trash is another cat's treasure.

Subconscious Stew: Ryan Carey Reviews Chris Cajero Cilla’s THE SLEEP GAS

Today, Ryan Carey takes us through Chris Cajero Cilla's latest one-man anthology, THE SLEEP GAS, published by Fantagraphics Underground in 2019.

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – May 20-26

In this week's collection of THE LIGHTHOUSE IN THE CITY, Kelly and Karl say goodbye to an old friend.

Good Ol’ Anna Haifisch: The Plastic Pleasures Of The Artist: The Circle Of Life

We finish up our coverage of Anna Haifisch's THE ARTIST: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE with Rob Clough's exploration of Haifisch's illustrative style.

SOLRAD Presents: Model Conversations #04

Today, in a new edition of MODEL CONVERSATIONS from SOLRAD Presents, someone spots a flock of mothers down by the lake.

SOLRAD Presents: Standstill #2

Standstill, a new comic by Olivia Fredricks, collects moments of a quarantine experience during COVID-19. A physical edition will be published in June 2020.

This Month @ SOLRAD: June 2020

Today, SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman discusses the world at large and focuses on the economics of Desert Island's Kickstarter anthology Rescue Party.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – Act

Today, we've got a special treat for Near Death Flying Turtle readers - a free coloring and activity zine by Tom in collaboration with Joe Bean Roasters!

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics – #07-03

We've got another week's worth of action-filled MEETING COMICS from Andrew Neal for you today via SOLRAD Presents - check them out!

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #010

In today's episode of KRICKET THE CAT, Kricket explores a dungeon and finds... something? KRICKET THE CAT is serialized as a part of SOLRAD Presents.

The Sadistic Anna Haifisch, And Her Artist, The Tramp

Today as part of SOLRAD's book club on THE ARTIST: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE, Alex Hoffman considers the character of The Artist and his connection to Charlie Chaplin's Tramp.

SOLRAD Presents: “Hamster” – Phone Book

Today, we're pleased to release "Hamster" the latest installment of Lyssa Park's Phone Book, a series of short comics exclusive to SOLRAD Presents.

Sara L. Jewell Reviews THE ARTIST: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

Our guest critic this week is Sara L. Jewell, who brings us a razor sharp review of THE ARTIST: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE. Don't miss it!

SOLRAD Presents: The Lighthouse in The City – May 13 – 19

In this week's collection of The Lighthouse in The City, Karl gets a case of COVID-induced paranoia. PLUS! Thoughts on getting out and smelling the ozone, the blankness of existence in isolation, and creepy hugs.

The Artist: The Circle of Life, Music, Self-Loathing, Pretentiousness, Realization, and Sawdust McQueen

As a part of our book club on THE ARTIST: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE, Daniel Elkin examines the interplay ofAnna Haifisch's work and the song Sawdust McQueen.

SOLRAD Presents: Model Conversations #03

In this week's MODEL CONVERSATIONS, a guy sits down and eats a sandwich on God.

Exclusive Excerpt: “DJ Thinker” by Jooyoung Kim, published in š! #38 IMPERFECT SHAPES

Today we have an excerpt of Jooyoung Kim's short comic appearing in the latest kuš! anthology - #38 IMPERFECT SHAPES.

SOLRAD Presents: Near Death Flying Turtle – “Who Taught Me”

In this week's Near Death Flying Turtle, NDFT wonders how he came to learn something; who teaches, and who is taught?

Dreams Die Hard – Why Not Laugh About It? Ryan Carey Reviews Anna Haifisch’s THE ARTIST: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

Today we kick off another SOLRAD book club with a week of coverage of Anna Haifisch's THE ARTIST: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE. Ryan Carey takes point.

SOLRAD Presents: Standstill #01

Standstill, a new comic by Olivia Fredricks, collects moments of a quarantine experience during COVID-19. A physical edition will be published in June 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Kricket the Cat #009

In this week's Kricket the Cat, Kricket and his cat friends go swimming! Kricket the Cat is self-published by Reilly Hadden.

White Man On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown: Ryan Carey Reviews Kevin Mutch’s THE ROUGH PEARL

To round out the week, Ryan Carey takes a look at Kevin Mutch's new book from Fantagraphics, The Rough Pearl.

SOLRAD Presents: Meeting Comics #07-02

And finally, we've got the latest set of Andrew Neal's MEETING COMICS for your viewing pleasure.

Minicomics & Autobiography: Intimacy, Vulnerability, and Identity

Today, SOLRAD's contributing editor Rob Clough reviews four separate works of autobio comics, including work by John Porcellino, Kevin Budnik, and M.R. Trower.

SOLRAD Presents: “Friend” – Phone Book

Today, we're pleased to release "Friend" the latest installment of Lyssa Park's Phone Book, a series of short comics exclusive to SOLRAD Presents.

Starting a Dialogue: Ken Eppstein Introduces the Comic Arts Stakeholder Survey

Today, as part of a longer conversation about the economics of comics arts and the function of nonprofit organizations in this space, we present preliminary results from Ken Eppstein's comics arts stakeholder survey.

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

In this week's collection of The Lighthouse in The City, Karl examines his neighborhood's shuttered streets, deals with an Olive Garden knucklehead, revisits The Howling, and overhears a conference call.

Review: The Harrowing of Hell by Evan Dahm

Today, SOLRAD's publisher Alex Hoffman reviews THE HARROWING OF HELL by Evan Dahm, which will be published by Iron Circus Comics in July 2020.

SOLRAD Presents: Model Conversations #02

Today in Nick Francis Potter's Model Conversations, someone gets a little marriage on their feet.

Do Butterflies Really Prefer Purple? Daniel Elkin reviews I KNOW YOU RIDER by Leslie Stein

In today's review, SOLRAD's Editor-in-Chief Daniel Elkin considers the storytelling prowess of one of his favorite cartoonists, Leslie Stein, in her new book from D&Q.