What is Radiator Comics Studio?

Radiator Comics Studio a series of programming and publications dedicated to supporting and growing the cartooning community in South Florida. Our mission is to empower and encourage anyone with the desire to express themselves through the medium of sequential art to build the resources they need to achieve their goals.

Our programming is presented live via Zoom, and then saved on our YouTube channel.
Please join us online for the following programming events.
More details are available on our Events Page.

Nuts & Bolts

Practical discussions between comics writers and artists about cartooning methods. Learn how local cartoonists write, draw, and publish their comics through presentations and conversations.

• Penciling

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 8:00pm EDT
with remus jackson, Mar Julia, and Estrella Vega!
Click here to register for this program.

Archived Programming

These programs can be viewed on YouTube
Nuts & Bolts: Writing, June 30, 2020
with with Carrie Bear & Lulu Bee, Drew Lerman, Jamila Rowser, and Luke Stuart!
Nuts & Bolts: Story Development, June 16, 2020
with Jessica Garcia, remus jackson, Jayro Lantigua, and Jarod Roselló!

Radiator Comics Conversations

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.

•From Rags to (TV) Pitches

The Winding Road from Indie Publishing to Commercial “Success”
Kate Beaton & Morgan Murray in Conversation with Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 8:00pm EDT

NY Times bestselling comic artist Kate Beaton and her husband, novelist Morgan Murray (hailed as the “Canadian Vonnegut”) join acclaimed husband/wife kid lit creators Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr in a conversation about their various journeys from independent/self-publishing to working with traditional publishers.

Discussion will include: 1) brief career arcs of all four creators 2) the pros and cons of independent vs. commercial publishing, 3) dreams versus what it’s actually like to make art for a living, 4) the thrills and challenges of making art (and babies!) with (or alongside) a fellow creator spouse, and 5) the strange fact that all four panelists own and/or live in a barn.

There will be some talking and then some Q&A.

Register for this free program at https://forms.gle/Gwhp1Q6p4LCMimRw6

Open Studio

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 will not be recorded.
Click here by Noon on Friday to register for this week’s Open Studio!

More to come!

More programs and workshops will be announced as the year continues!

Publications

Sun and Sand Comic Anthology

Radiator Comics teamed up with Black Josei Press to publish Sun and Sand Comic Anthology, a free showcase of ten comics by South Florida cartoonists. Sun and Sand can be read digitally online or on a PDF at https://sunsandcomics.wordpress.com, and a printed version will be distributed around South Florida later this year.

Spiny Orb Weaver

Later this year, Radiator Comics Studio will publish several issues of Spiny Orb Weaver, an arts journal in which Neil Brideau will interview local cartoonists about their work, and commission new works by them.

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.
Knight Foundation & Oolite Arts Logos

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