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Días De Consuelo Book Announcement

Radiator Comics is proud to announce we will be publishing Días De Consuelo, a 180-page collection of Dave Ortega’s self-published series of the same name.

Días de Consuelo is an intimate immigration memoir in the graphic tradition of Persepolis that connects the personal recollections of the author’s abuela (grandmother) with the storm of events that made up one of the most important uprisings of the 20th century: The Mexican Revolution.
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Spiny Orb Weaver No. 3 is Here!

Here it is! We’re thrilled to release the third issue of Spiny Orb Weaver, our art journal about cartooning in South Florida! This issue features a new comic written by Miami-based writer and publisher, Jamila Rowser, and an interview with her about the great work she does. Cartoonist, buttercup worked with Jamila to create Real Realm, the story of messy gods who attempt to improve their standing with mortals by starring in a reality TV show.

The back-up pages features a conversation between cartoonists remus jackson and Mar Julia who both grew up in Palm Beach County. remus and Mar discuss the ways in which South Florida has influenced their comics work, and how nostalgia plays a pivotal role.

This is the final issue of the first set of Spiny Orb Weaver issues, which was funded by the Ellies, Miami’s visual arts award, presented by Oolite Arts. We are grateful to Oolite Arts for making Spiny Orb Weaver a reality, and to the nine cartoonists, writers, and critics who have contributed to the series so far. We’ll let you know when we have information about the next set of issues planned, but for now, please enjoy all three issues!

Spiny Orb Weaver No. 2 is Here!

Oh! We’re so excited to share the second issue of our comic arts journal, Spiny Orb Weaver! This issue features a Snake Creek comic “Head Trip” by Drew Lerman, in which Roy and Dav take the strange Head On A Stone for a boat ride in the ocean! Spiny Orb Weaver editor Neil Brideau then interviews Drew about his writing and drawing and his affection for comic strips and humor of all sorts (also added this week is Drew’s humor minicomic, Schtick, the perfect companion to add to your order)

Chris López provides a comic about Miami Beach and his family’s frequent visits there. Rob Clough rounds out the issue with an essay about growing up in Miami and his exposure to arts and culture in the area!

We’re really happy for you to check it out! Don’t forget Issue One with Miss Jaws and Tana Oshima too! There’s one more issue of Spiny Orb Weaver on its way in this first batch. If you want a subscription to all three, or just the newer two, we can arrange that! Subscribers receive new issues before anyone else, and they get discounts on postage!

Spiny Orb Weaver No. 1 is Here!

It’s a real treat to announce that our newest publication, Spiny Orb Weaver No. 1 has arrived at Radiator Comics HQ, and now we can mail copies to you. Spiny Orb Weaver is a comic arts journal we’re producing that highlights South Florida’s relationship to comics. We have three issues planned for this Spring, each one featuring a brand new 12-page comic by a local cartoonist, an interview with the comic’s creator conducted by editor, Neil Brideau, and back up comics and essays by folks who once lived in South Florida.

The first issue features a main comic by Miss Jaws, and a back-up comic essay by Tana Oshima! We hope you enjoy it! Spiny Orb Weaver is funded by The Ellies, Miami’s visual arts award, presented by Oolite Arts!

On Tuesday, February 16, at 8:00pm EST, we’ll be hosting a release event on Zoom. Miss Jaws and Tana Oshima will present their comics, followed by a short conversation. You can register for this event at https://forms.gle/Gp5qmQjv4BHB7r5m9

It’s one of four programs we’re hosting in February (in addition to our social events, like Open Studio and Cartoonist Coffee). You can see our full schedule on our events page!