Observant readers of our monthly newsletter will have noticed a fun new drawing by Sage Coffey at the bottom of our most recent correspondence. Sage designed a new sticker for us, and we think it looks amazing!
How can one get their hands on this sticker, you might ask. We’re including one or two in every order we receive, we’re including a small stack when shops place wholesale orders (so be sure to visit your favorite local shop, and encourage them to order titles from us), and we’ll have them at our table at comics and zine fests at which we’re exhibiting (MoCCA, TCAF, CAKE, mmore TBA)! We’re also shipping a handful to Sage, so be nice to them, and maybe they’ll give you a sticker too.
Last week Ryan Carey from Ryan C’s Four Color Apocalypse wrote “Whit Taylor’s Fizzle is really finding its footing as one of the outstanding naturalist comic book narratives of our time.” We agree!
We’re always happy when we get new comics from Dave Ortega, who is highly skilled at telling intimate and illuminating stories about his abuela Consuelo. This week we’ve added River, a short story about Consuelo’s teen years in a town on the Rio Grande. You will get a lot out of this short comic, which resonates through time.
Today marks the start of our final week at Locust Projects! We have one last workshop this Saturday, February 8, at 11:30am, and we start packing up the shop at 5:00pm later that afternoon. We want to thank Locust Projects and Trenton Doyle Hancock for the opportunity to present small press comics and workshops in conjunction with Trenton’s exhibition, I Made A Mound City In Miami Dade County! Thanks to everyone who came out to the shop, and who attended our six free cartooning workshops!
Radiator Comics is very proud to publish the third issue of Whit Taylor’s current comic series, Fizzle! Claire is a transplant to California from New Jersey, where she has been introduced to fruit she’s never tasted before. These tangy flavors could be an avenue out of her listless life of a barista job at a tea shop, and a directionless relationship.
Fizzle No. 3 is out now, and it’s our favorite issue yet! Whit continues to build off of her patient story telling, and adds to a story that continues to develop in front of our eyes. This issue’s narrative flows smoothly from scene to scene as we jump through time, and learn a lot about Claire and her relationship with Andy.
You can order issue 3 here, ask your local shop to order copies, or sign up for a subscription to the first five issues of the series. Subscribers receive copies before anyone else, bonus materials, and discounts on shipping. Subscriptions are customizable so you can start with issue any issue number.
We only have two weeks left at our pop-up shop at Locust Projects! That means only two more free cartooning workshops. This Saturday, February 1, Neil Brideau will lead participants in drawing and submitting comics to Trubble Club’s Infinite Corpse project (participation does not guarantee your comic will appear on the website, and this workshop is not affiliated with the organizers of the project).
Ashley Robin Franklin has proven again and again the ability to mix body horror, creepy crawlies, and haunting entities with true heart and sincerity in her annual Inktober horror comics. We’re happy to add the latest self-published incarnation of these comics, One Million Tiny Fires to our catalog! If you’ve enjoyed On The Inside, and No Bones Nancy, you will love this queer erotic horror comic (not for kids)!
This week we’re sending out subscription copies of Fizzle No. 3 by Whit Taylor! Copies are also being sent to shops that pre-ordered the new issue, as well as reviewers. The comic will be added to this site next week, but we’ll mail a copy out to you right away if you subscribe to the series! In addition to receiving each issue before anyone else, subscribers also get dramatic discounts on shipping, and bonus Fizzle-related items!
Our pop-up at Locust Projects continues, as do our free Saturday morning cartooning workshops! This past Saturday, Fereshteh Toosi led seventeen participants in creating an experimental hand-drawn animation on 16mm film. This upcoming Saturday, Neil Brideau will show you how to create an interactive comic (designed by Jason Shiga), in which readers can choose different narratives! It’s at 11:30am and it’s FREE!
This week we’re excited to add Natalie Dupille’s travelogue graphic novel, In Spite of Ourselves to our online catalog! This comic hooked us by page four and only tightened its grip on our feelings as we continued to read it! Natalie sets moods through effective use of watercolor, and presents an unblinking portrait of the physical and emotional work Natalie and her partner, Allie put into their four-day bikepack trip in the Pacific Northwest!
This past Saturday at our pop-up shop at Locust Projects, Drew Lerman led a great workshop on drawing four-panel comic strips! Thanks to the 17 new cartoonists who showed up! Our free cartooning workshops continue this Saturday with an Animation Workshop led by Fereshteh Toosi, during which we’ll draw directly on 16mm film, splice it together, and screen the results at the end!
We’re also excited to announce Fizzle No. 3 by Whit Taylor will be released on January 28th! You can subscribe to Fizzle, and be the first to read the new issue. You can also ask your favorite local shop to get in touch with us for copies!