Happy New Year, it’s almost here! We’re ringing out the old year by adding limited quantities of Sweaty Palms vol. 2, edited by Sage Coffey, and a figurine of Sage’s character, Wine Ghost! We’re starting with 3 copies of each item, so don’t sleep on these!
We hope you have a safe and joyful new year! Join us January 1 at 4:00pm for our first installment of Open Studio for 2021! We host this weekly work session for you to make time to work on your comic, and to meet peers, also working on their comics projects! Registration is required, but free: https://forms.gle/TUUYgLELwHSMbVJX8
In October we added a ton of new titles related to the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo’s Mini-Grants to self-publishers. We’re happy to add two more titles today in association with these honors (and they wont be the final related additions).
Welcome Catalina Rufín, and their two fun, colorful, and thoughtful minicomics, Cat By Numbers (a MICE Mini-Grant recipient) and Winged Feet No. 1 (the first chapter of a great young-adult comic series)! Pick them both up (along with the other MICE Mini-Grant winners)!
We hope you’re having a great end to 2020, and that 2021 starts off well…perhaps reading some comics???
This week we’re happy to add THREE new books by Cathy Hannah, whose comics are always a great read! Two books collect Cathy’s herculean practice of drawing an autobio comic a day, capturing a small vignettes of her life. Everyday collects single-panel cartoons from 2017, and The Year We Met collects three-panel comics from 2019! The Lonely Grave of Bobby Franks retells the true crime story of Leopold & Loeb, two restless rich teenagers who kidnapped and murdered 14-year old Bobby Franks in 1924.
Cathy draws a comic every dang day! We usually only get to our drawing board once a week, when we host Open Studio on Fridays! The 4:00 – 6:00 event is broken up into four 20-minute quiet work sessions with 10-minute breaks in between for socializing and water drinking. Whatever your comics output, Open Studio is a great way to make time to work on your comics, and to meet and build friendships with other cartoonists from around the country! You can register to get the zoom link at https://forms.gle/qDAotN4uYwpDgo8P9
If you’re not feeling the drawing part, and just want to talk with fellow cartoonists, join us Sunday, December 6 for Cartoonist Coffee for 15-minute small-group conversations. Register to get the zoom link at https://forms.gle/uPTg6hMHdXwstsLk6
This week we’re adding The Audra Show No. 5 by Audra Stang to our catalog! It’s a really interesting expansion of the series’ story, as we explore Owen’s life after leaving Star Valley. We currently have a limited quntity of this issue, but we hope to get more copies eventually!
This Tuesday at 8:00pm EST, we’re interviewing Sarah Michelle Rupert, co-founder of SPF Fort Lauderdale about this Saturday’s online zine & print fair! It’s the first installment of a series about our Neighbors! You can join us for the zoom chat by registering for free at https://forms.gle/66vR4F96VQ8amtMHA! Be sure to check out SPF Fort Lauderdale Saturday from 12:00 – 6:00pm at http://www.spf-ftl.com.
This Sunday at 5:00pm EST, we’re hosting Cartoonist Coffee, a social event for cartoonists to meet and have small group conversations. You’ll be randomly grouped with three other cartoonists for a 15-minute conversation. When it concludes, we’ll reshuffle participants for another conversation, and repeat this process until 6:30pm! Sign up for this free event at https://forms.gle/T3ccFvwPZ89h6VqPA.
This week we’re happy to add Isabella Rotman’s Ignatz Award nominated comic, Like The Tide to our catalog! It’s a concise and poetic comic about the ocean and love. Isabella’s stunning drawings and design are printed beautifully in the Risograph edition.
Next Tuesday we’ll be interviewing the organizers of The Small Press Fair on Radiator Comics Studio’s newest series, Neighbors. Join us November 10th as we talk about the history and mission of Fort Lauderdale’s festival dedicated to printmaking & zines, and what to expect from the digital edition of the festival on Saturday, November 14th.