This week we’re adding the long-awaited minicomic by Ashley Robin Franklin, The Ballad of Tulip & Bad Egg Bedelia Part 1! This comic is not for kids, but it’s got the fun irreverence of a kid’s comic! Delight as you watch the romance between an unlikley pair of hens blossoms under strained circumstances! It’s great!
We had the delightful pleasure of tabling with Ashley, Ann Xu and Penina Gal at this year’s Small Press Expo! We enjoyed talking with so many enthusiastic comics makers and comics readers this past weekend. Each year we think we’ve hit the capacity of love for SPX, but then the weekend overwhelms and heartens us. Thanks to everyone who works hard to make our community such a welcoming and loving one!
*UPDATE 8/30/19* In preparation of Hurricane Dorian, our pop-up shop will be closed Saturday, August 31st, and Sunday, September 1st. Our workshop with Jarod Roselló is also cancelled, and we hope to reschedule it for a later date. Jarod will be at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Sunday, September 8 at 2:00pm for a reading and signing of his new book, Red Panda & Moon Bear. Stay safe, Florida!
For several years So What? Press has had one foot in genre-comics, with their series Tales of the Night Watchman, and one foot in minicomics, publishing works by great comics artists like Marnie Galloway and Jess Ruliffson. In April So What? Press became an imprint It’s Alive! Press, a publisher of true crime, horror, western, and war comics. Radiator Comics is excited to take over the distribution of So What? Press’ small press titles! We already distributed Marnie’s Particle/Wave and Mare Cognitum, but have now added City Chickens and Invisible Wounds by Jess Ruliffson, Crawlspace by Timothy Sinaguglia, and 7 or 8 by Lara Antal to our catalog!
We only have TWO MORE WEEKS at our pop-up shop at EXILE Books! We’re open Thursday-Sunday 12:00 – 7:00pm with extended hours on these select days:
Sunday, September 1, we’ll open early at 11:00am to host Miami-Born and Tampa-Based cartoonist, Jarod Roselló, as he leads a Comics Making Workshop for Kids ages 7+
Friday, September 6, we’ll stay open late (until around 9pm) in conjunction with the exhibition opening at Emmerson Dorsch.
Saturday, September 7, we’ll stay open late to host our closing event, a comics reading featuring e jackson from Gainesville, Drew Lerman from Miami, and Neil Brideau from Radiator Comics!
All events at Radiator Comics are FREE!
This week we’ve added Home Altar by Marnie Galloway! This is a tri-fold instant devotional to mothers featuring three powerful, yet often over looked icons of motherhood. Eagle-eyed readers will recognize this as one of the comics featured in Marnie’s comic, Slightly Plural. This one is in full color, and deserves to be on display, rather than tucked away on a shelf!
For our Miami friends, there are only three weeks remaining in our residency at EXILE Books! We’re open through September 8th, Thursday – Sunday 12:00 – 7:00pm, with extended hours for programming. We have two more Sunday morning workshops scheduled:
• August 25th at 11:00am Neil Brideau will be exploring various techniques in self-publishing and printing to get your brain moving for your next zine project.
• September 1st at 11:00am Jarod Roselló will run a workshop on Comics and Visual Storytelling for kids ages 7+
All programming at our pop-up is FREE, and materials will be provided.
This week we are adding a new category to our catalog, MUSIC! Marian Runk makes moving zines with poetic storytelling and precise pencil drawings. Marian also makes moving music with poetic lyrics and precise acoustic instrumentation. We’re proud to carry her debut album, A Few Feet From The Ground. If you have the opportunity to see her perform live, we strongly encourage you to do so! Marian has a powerful voice (both literally and figuratively), and is often backed up with skillful musicians and searing harmonies.
In our sixth week at our pop-up shop at EXILE Books, we’re presenting a different type of music. Please join us this Sunday, August 18th for Plant Sounds & Plant Ideas, in which Fereshteh Toosi, Beauh Ty, Nicole Salcedo and amplified plant matter will present an experimental plant concert. The event will also feature a reading by Onajide Shabaka and a botanical presentation by Brett Jestrow PhD. Attendees are encouraged to bring a plant friend to enjoy the concert with them.
We’ll also be hosting an all-ages workshop this Saturday, the 17th at 11:00am, in which we’ll make jam comics, a collaborative improvisational form of cartooning!
Our pop-up is located at 5900 NW 2nd Ave, Miami FL 33127, and is open Thursdays – Sundays 12:00 – 7:00pm through September 8.
Betsey Swardlick’s frenetic comics about supernatural beings is back! Spaghetti Punch No. 2 takes us to a mansion in the middle of the desert where lowly humans are catering a vampire party! If you love word play, goofball comedy, and feeling more energized after reading a comic, get this dang comic! While you’re at it, pick up Spaghetti Punch No. 1, it’s not a serial, but each issue is so good!
Our pop-up shop is hosting the Miami Drawing Club this Friday evening at 7:00pm! Come on by to meet other artists in Miami as we draw, doodle, and make jam comics! It’s free, and fun, and supplies will be provided!
Our Pop up shop is located at EXILE Books, 5900 NW 2 Ave, Miami FL 33127, and we’re open Thursday – Sunday 12:00 – 7:00pm, but we extend our hours for events, like the Miami Drawing Club Jam, and a zine-making workshop we’re hosting Sunday, August 11th at 11am (also free)!