What is Radiator Comics Studio?
Radiator Comics Studio a series of online programming and print publications dedicated to supporting and growing the cartooning community in South Florida and connecting it with the national scene. We believe in learning by doing and growing by making friends.
Our semi-monthly demonstration series on how practicing cartoonists make comics! These come in the form of “cooking shows,” in which cartoonists talk about aspects of making comics they’re focused on; or in the form of ADVICE panels, in which accomplished cartoonists answer your questions about making comics!
Archived Hands On:
- Intro to Inking With Japanese Dip Pens with Koyuki Panda
- More Than Breaking Even with Sage Coffey
- ADVICE with Cara Bean, Sheika Lugtu, and Jarod Roselló
- ADVICE with Ezra Claytan Daniels, Breena Nuñez, and Mike Centeno
- Drawing Diary Comics with Summer Pierre
- Building Your Zine with Neil Brideau
Our twice-monthly Sunday social event for cartoonists! We use Zoom’s breakout room function to split participants into small groups for 15-minute open-ended conversations. Attendees can expect to paricipate in roughly five conversations over the course of the event. You’re encouraged to bring a beverage of your choice for the event!
Cartoonist Coffee Sessions are NOT recorded.
Register for Cartoonist Coffee at https://forms.gle/m9AnqumKGYAiq5247
Every Friday from 4:00 – 6:00pm EDT dedicate time to working on comics in this drop-in work session. The two hour program is broken up into four 20-minute silent work periods starting at 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, and 5:30pm, with 10-minute breaks in between to stand up, stretch, grab water, and to socialize.
Open Studio sessions are NOT recorded.
Register for Open Studio at https://forms.gle/3LrNhMrazeuZyWKv6
Radiator Comics invites a new host for each installment of Radiator Comics Conversations to craft a panel on the topic of their choosing with the guests of their choosing. The goal is to break out of cookie-cutter panel topics, and allow cartoonists to follow their passions!
- How Do You Draw Sexy Lines?
Sophia Foster-Dimino, Becca Tobin, and Mia Schwartz in Conversation with Carta Monir
This program was not recorded.
- The Future of Comics
Leila Abdelrazaq, Zach Clemente, Lawrence Lindell, and Carta Monir in Conversation with Neil Brideau
- Crossing the Panel Border: Multidisciplinary Cartoonists
Marc Bell, Tana Oshima, and Matthew Thurber in Conversation with Drew Lerman
- From Rags to (TV) Pitches: The Winding Road from Indie Publishing to Commercial “Success”
Kate Beaton & Morgan Murray in Conversation with Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr
We interview organizations of interest to the South Florida Cartooning Community! Learn about your neighbors, and how you can utilize their services to help your comics!
- Dale Zine with Steve Saiz and Lillian Banderas
- The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Preserving Your Legacy
with Jenny Robb
- SPF Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale
with Sarah Michelle Rupert and Ingrid Schindall
Nuts & Bolts
Practical discussions between comics writers and artists who have connections to South Florida about cartooning methods. Learn how local cartoonists write, draw, and publish their comics through presentations and conversations.
Archived Nuts & Bolts:
- Writing II
with Iasmin Omar Ata, remus jackson, Jarod Roselló!
- Physical Inking
with Eric Bonhomme, Ana Hinojosa, Jayro Lantigua, and Drew Lerman!
- Digital Inking
with Diego A. Infante, Mar Julia, Isai Oviedo, and Carina Vo!
with Bear & Bee, Allison C.M., and Dale Zine!
with remus jackson, Mar Julia, and Estrella Vega!
with Carrie Bear & Lulu Bee, Drew Lerman, Jamila Rowser, and Luke Stuart!
- Story Development
with Miss Jaws, remus jackson, Jayro Lantigua, and Jarod Roselló!
Spiny Orb Weaver
Named after a charming and particularly decorative regional arachnid, Spiny Orb Weaver showcases cartoonists from South Florida. Through a new commissioned comic and interview, each issue highlights one voice in the local comics scene. The back-pages feature cartoonists who have moved from the region.
Spiny Orb Weaver No. 1 was published January 2021, featuring a comic Miss Jaws and back pages by Tana Oshima!
Watch our release event for Spiny Orb Weaver No. 1!
Spiny Orb Weaver No. 2 was published March 2021, featuring a comic by Drew Lerman, with back pages featuring a comic by Chris López, and an essay by Rob Clough.
Watch our release event for Spiny Orb Weaver No. 2!
Spiny Orb Weaver No. 3 was published May 2021, featuring a comic written by Jamila Rowser, with art by buttercup. Back-pages featured a conversation between remus jackson and Mar Julia.
Watch our release event for Spiny Orb Weaver No. 3!
Sun and Sand Comic Anthology
Radiator Comics teamed up with Black Josei Press to release a free comic anthology featuring comics about South Florida by local cartoonists! Sun and Sand Comic Anthology features TEN great comics about the people, plants, and animals of the region!
Radiator Comics Studio is made possible through a Knight Arts Challenge Award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Spiny Orb Weaver is funded by by The Ellies, Miami’s visual arts award, presented by Oolite Arts.