Marissa Falco

Natural Escapes

It’s summer, and we hope you’re taking advantage of it! We’ve been traveling a bit, getting out of the heat of Miami, and into cool lakes, and hanging out under shady trees. Appropriately, this week’s addition to our catalog is Miss Sequential’s Wild Kingdom, in which Marissa Falco recalls excursions into nature, which until a few years ago had been less familiar to her.

Whether you go hiking every week, or your idea of wild life are rats scurrying across subway tracks, we think you’ll really dig this naturally charming zine about nature, trying new things, and friendship.

If you’re in South Florida, we’ve teamed up with EXILE Books this summer to provide a pop-up comic shop! We’re open Thursdays through Sundays 12:00 to 7:00pm through September 8th (conveniently right before our fall festival season starts up)! Visit us at 5900 NW 2nd Ave, just south of the Panther Coffee!

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Haunted Hoagies

Sage Coffey’s Wine Ghost is back! This time she’s hungry and could go for a good sandwich! But how does a ghost order a sandwich when there’s no Ouija board to be found? It’s another fun installment of Sage’s Wine Ghost stories, and a fun hint at a larger narrative!

Order Wine Ghost Orders a Sub from Radiator Comics, or pick it up in person at our pop-up shop in Miami this week! We’ll be closing up our first location at 203 NE 82nd St on Sunday, June 23rd with a fun closing party from Noon to 5pm! Stop by anytime and add comic panels to a large sprawling comic we’ll be making all day.

We’ll reopen our doors at EXILE Books on July 11th, and be there until September 8th with tons of great programming we’re scheduling. 5900 NW 2nd Ave!

In between June 23rd & July 11th we’ll be on vacation.

Announcing Radiator Comics Pop-Up at Exile Books

We are excited to announce Exile Books will host Radiator Comics’ pop-up shop from July 11 through September 8, 2019. Radiator Comics will be taking over Exile’s shop at 5900 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 with their inventory of handmade and small press comic books.

The pop-up will be open Thursday through Sunday 12:00 to 7:00pm, with occasional extended hours for programming.

The Radiator Comics “take-over” of Exile Books’ space will include a slate of free programming that will include workshops for children and adults, comics jam parties, comics readings, and film screenings.

The pop-up’s opening reception will take place Friday July 12 from 6pm – 9pm with pop-up book making activities!

Fizzle!

This past weekend was The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo where Whit Taylor was a special guest! We rush printed copies of Fizzle No’s 1 & 2 to debut at CAKE. We had 50 copies of each in our hands for a fleeting moment before we mailed them overnight to Chicago.

We’re happy to report the remaining print runs of the first two issues of Fizzle are complete and ready for your orders! We do offer a subscription to the first five issues. If you’re already a subscriber, your copies are in the mail! Subscribers save on shipping costs and receive extra Fizzle-related material between issues!

This Saturday, June 8, we’ll be hosting Gainesville, FL-based comics artist & scholar, e jackson at our pop-up shop for a zine making workshop! It’s at 2pm, it’s FREE and all materials will be provided! 203 NE 82nd St, Miami, FL 33138!

Thanks so much to Ashley Robin Franklin, Coco Picard, Dave Ortega & Marian Runk for staffing our table at CAKE this weekend!

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Map of CAKE 2019 featuring the artists Radiator Comics represents

Back to basics

Hi! It’s Neil! We’re back with a new title, and this week it’s one I made. Last week was the 10th Chicago Zine Fest, an annual event I helped start back in 2010! I was honored to design this year’s CZF poster, and thought it was as good a time as ever to finally get over my fear of making a text-heavy zine…you know, a zine zine. So I wrote Demystifying Comics, which tries its best to encourage YOU to get over your fear of making a comic (or if you already make comics, to loosen up sometimes and not treat comics just as work)! I hope you dig it!

This weekend is the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, an annual event I helped start back in 2012! I’m sad that I’ll be missing it this year (it’s my last day teaching art class at the library), but Radiator Comics will have a table there! Table 402b will feature comics by four awesome artists who will each staff the table for a quarter of the weekend:

Marian Runk Saturday 11:00am – 2:30pm
Ashley Robin Franklin Saturday 2:30 – 6:00pm
Coco Picard Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm
Dave Ortega Sunday 2:30 – 6:00pm

There will be 18 more artists Radiator Comics represents exhibiting! Continue reading