Edie Fake

Return of the Gaylord Phoenix

There are comics you read that completely rewrite your understanding of the medium, and Edie Fake’s Gaylord Phoenix leads that list of transformational comics! So it’s a real honor to carry the eighth chapter of Edie’s Gaylord Phoenix saga.

This issue is published by Caroline Paquita’s Pegacorn Press, and shines with love and healing. We highly recommend this comic, whether you’re a long-time Gaylord Phoenix fan or this would be your first entrée into Edie’s mystical universe. Get ready for a trip!

And back in stock is Edie’s zine series, Lil’ Buddies Magazine, in which Edie catalogs a menagerie of inanimate objects that shouldn’t have faces, but do.

Celebrating One Year of Fortune!

April 11th marks the first anniversary of the release of Coco Picard’s graphic novel, The Chronicles of Fortune!

In this year, the book has garnered praise from readers and reviewers, made a few “best of 2017” lists, was taught in a course at a university, and big news…

The Chronicles of Fortune was nominated for a DINKY Award in the category of Best Work from a Small Press! The DINKYs are presented at the Denver Independent Comics and Art Expo [aka DINK], and embody the spirit of community and DIY ethics we try to celebrate here at Radiator Comics. We’re really honored to have the book nominated, and we’re so proud of Coco. The awards’ winners will be announced this Saturday, April 14th at the McNichols Civic Center at the end of the first day of this year’s expo. Fingers crossed!

If you haven’t picked up the Chronicles of Fortune, now’s a great time to do so. If you’ve read it and loved it, consider surprising a friend with a copy of their own.

Mike Freiheit

Naturally Delicious Comics

Leave it to a farmer to make comics that with such depth that feel so organic. We’re filled with joy to add Iona Fox’s Almanac 2017 to our catalog, and welcome her to our growing list of artists whose work we distribute! We read Almanac 2017 at least three times in 2017, and each time found brand new morsels of humor, insight and warmth from Iona’s outstanding graphic storytelling! Iona’s autobiographical comics, poems about nature, and sketches fit right into the other idiosyncratic memoirs you’ve picked up from Radiator Comics! Don’t delay in ordering a copy of what will surely be one of your favorite comics you’ve read recently!

Speaking of great memoirs…Mike Freiheit has completed his third volume of his series, Monkey Chef. “Where can I get it?!” you might be yelling right about now…well, it’s being published by the great and wonderful Kilgore Books…but only if they can meet their Kickstarter goal for their Spring 2018 lineup (which is chock full of good comics by great people, imho*). Consider supporting Kilgore’s Kickstarter campaign, which is only a few hundred dollars from meeting its goal, but only a few days away from ending! This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, March 30 2018 7:50 AM EDT, so don’t delay!

*i might have otters

Distant Family thumbprint
Same Place Same Time by Ann Xu

Distant Family

We’re really thrilled to welcome Ann Xu to the list of artists Radiator Comics distributes! Ann’s minicomic, Same Place Same Time was one of our favorite comics we read in 2017, and now we get to shove it into unsuspecting readers’ hands! It’s inventive, it’s sincere, and is a real pleasure to read again and again.

We’re also excited about Ann’s comic, Sleeper Train, a piece of short fiction about a child wise beyond her years, and her journey into adulthood.

If you’re not familiar with Ann’s work, check out these comics. A ton of other great comics and art can be found at her website, annixu.com. Welcome Ann!

Like a Letter From a Friend

We were beside ourselves with excitement and joy when we received a shipment of Miranda Harmon’s latest publication, Sketch Zine Twenty-Seventeen in the mail! In this new zine, Miranda mixes great doodles of tigers in the jungle, fun character designs, and quick autobiographical comics. The freedom a sketchbook provides to say whatever you want is on full display here, and we feel privileged to come along for the ride!

Pick it up to-hoo-daaaaaayyyyyy!