Melissa MendesCaroline PicardCathy HannahJeff Zwirek

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

This week we add two very different publications, both from the super-talented Melissa Mendes!

Can’t Lose, is a fanzine Melissa put together for her and her friends to profess their love for the television show, Friday Night Lights. It’s a fun collective love-letter to the high school football drama, featuring everything from speculative fiction to a scrap book of RJ Casey’s FNL-themed wedding proposal.

The Weight is a depression-era story based on the childhood of Melissa’s grandfather, Jack. We’re honored to be carrying the first chapter of what promises to be Melissa’s biggest and most impressive project to date. The Weight is full of the small patient detail that makes Melissa’s Freddy Stories so endearing. You can read it online as she is drawing it at http://www.mmmendes.com/partone/, and you can support her directly by giving to her Patreon account.

This weekend is CAKE! The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo! Stop by Radiator’s table, No. 52B. Caroline Picard will be staffing the table with all of her Fortuna minis (including THREE NEW ONES?!?!!!??!). Cathy Hannah will also be at the table from 2:00 – 3:00pm each day, and Jeff Zwirek is also planning to make an appearance (TBD). There are 16 other exhibitors that Radiator distributes, and four of the CAKE core staff members are distributed by Radiator. It’s a real family affair, and it’s Free! If you’re in Chicago, we hope you’ll make it to the Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted), and say hello!

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