Radiator Comics distributes, produces, and promotes small press and self-published comics that focus on self-expression and storytelling.
At the core of its mission is a commitment to increasing the population of comic book readers, providing support to comic book makers to create the best work they possibly can, and to fairly compensate those creators for their work.
Radiator’s primary focus is distributing minicomics created by excellent comics makers who are passionate about strong storytelling. Our secondary focus is publishing comics by up-and-coming comics makers who excite us. Radiator Comics is dedicated to encouraging and expanding a community of unique voices from diverse backgrounds, brought together by a passion for story, art, and self-publishing.
Radiator Comics accepts submissions for distribution. Guidelines can be read here. We are also always looking for new venues to sell hand-made comics. If you have a favorite store that you think should stock the comics we distribute, let us know (telling them about us wouldn’t hurt either)!
Radiator Comics is owned and operated by Neil Brideau, a maker of all-ages minicomics in Chicago, IL. Neil worked at Quimby’s Bookstore (an epicenter of minicomics and zines) from 2009 – 2015. From 2010 to 2012, Neil was a founding co-organizer of the Chicago Zine Fest, and then helped found the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo in 2012, which he still organizes. He’s been making minicomics since 2006, and loves photocopying & binding his comics.
“Read Comics” postcard art by Cara Bean!