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and the winner is…

FIZZLE by Whit Taylor!

We’re so excited to announce Fizzle received the 2020 Outstanding Series Ignatz Award!

A huge congratulations to Whit for the award! We are so excited for you, and grateful to be a part of sharing it with the world! We’re really looking forward to reading the next issue!

You can order all three of the current issues of Fizzle, or sign up for a Fizzle Subscription!
Subscribers are the first to read new issues, and earn massive discounts on shipping. Subscribers also receive exclusive bonus material, including this Citrus Family Tree Print

Crossing The Panel Border

Join Radiator Comics for Crossing the Panel Border: Multidisciplinary Cartoonists an online conversation via zoom on Tuesday September 1, 2020 at 8:00pm EDT.

In their absurdist and poetic comics, Marc Bell, Tana Oshima, and Matthew Thurber are always in deep conversation with a host of artistic and literary traditions. It comes as no surprise that all three artists have engaged in many of these traditions directly, producing works of gallery art, literary translation, experimental cinema, rock music, poetry, prose, and more. South Florida cartoonist Drew Lerman will moderate the discussion about the different opportunities and challenges these art forms create, as well as the ways they influence and communicate with one another.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Audience members can register to receive the link to this zoom event at https://forms.gle/YAqEQok5j17WXHa77
The program will be recorded and posted on the Radiator Comics YouTube channel.

Radiator Comics Studio is made possible through a Knight Arts Challenge Award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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One Million Tiny Fires Return

Silver Sprocket has published Ashley Robin Franklin’s One Million Tiny Fires in a new edition with nice paper throughout, a brand new cover, and a title in shiny silver foil! If you missed Ashley’s self-published version, now’s your chance to read this otherworldly ghost story!

Tuesday night (August 18), we’re hosting Nuts & Bolts: Publishing, at which Bear & Bee, Allison C.M., and Dale Zine will be talking about their approaches to publishing and printing! It’s gonna be a good one, and it’s FREE! Sign up at https://forms.gle/V7EYfd6iqDxLsMLTA

We have a bunch more programs lined up, which you can see listed both on our Radiator Comics Studio page, and our Events page!

Dave OrtegaBen Passmore

Dias De Adversidad

We’ve been big fans of Dave Ortega’s oral history series, Dias De Consuelo from the first issue. This loving portrait of Dave’s grandmother’s family during the Mexican Revolution has been told beautifully through vignettes, historical context, and gorgeous naturalistic artwork. We’re thrilled to add the final issue of the series to our catalog this week.

Congratulations, Dave!

Next Tuesday, August 18th, at 8:00pm we’re hosting the next installment of our series Nuts & Bolts, at which South Florida comics writers, artists, and zinesters talk about their process on various aspects of cartooning. This week we’ll be talking about publishing and printing with writing duo Bear & Bee, cartoonist Allison C.M., and zine team Dale Zine. Registration is required but free: https://forms.gle/iAGw2zWxeADuv2F89

This Friday afternoon we’re hosting our weekly work session, Open Studio at which you can make time to work on your comics. Then that night Ben Passmore will be hosting a workshop entitled Making Comics for the Politically Indifferent for The Believer and The Black Mountain Institute!

All these events are free! Don’t miss out!

Melissa Mendes

Emergencies in Central New York

We’re always thrilled to add a new chapter of Melissa Mendes’ historical fiction comic, The Weight to our catalog! Issue Nine does not disappoint, as it mixes the urgency of a farming accident and the quiet solitude of a night time walk among fireflies. Melissa’s ability to capture small moments continues to shine in this deep and satisfying series based on her grandfather’s memoir.

We want to recommend two free online programs this Friday:

The Magic of Self-Publishing with Neil Brideau
hosted by Broward County Library
12:30 – 2:00pm EDT

Thinking Through Comics with Whit Taylor
hosted by The Believer Magazine
7:00 – 8:00pm EDT

Also on Friday is our weekly drop-in Open Studio work sessions! Join us and work on your own comics in the presence of others. All are welcome! Free! Registration required through https://forms.gle/pNFJUhfLG6YLe6KR9