Today we’re pleased to add Natalie Dupille’s comic travelogue, Fried Bananas to our catalog! Drawn while traveling for a month in Thailand, Fried Bananas documents the flavors, smells, art, and nature Natalie experienced in February 2018! It’s a great companion to Natalie’s bike travelogue of the Pacific Northwest, In Spite of Ourselves!
If you’ve been trying to make time to work on your comics, but feel like you could use some fellowship, please join us on Friday afternoons from 4:00 – 6:00pm EDT for Open Studio. We break the two hours into 20-minute quiet work sessions starting on the hour and half-hour, with 10-minute breaks to get up and stretch, grab a snack or glass of water, and socialize with cartoonist from South Florida and around the globe (depending on who else shows up)! Drop in whenever works for your schedule within those two hours.
Sign up is required, but admission is free: https://forms.gle/MGaBeFFxCt368aYT8 Open Studio is part of Radiator Comics Studio, a series of programs and publications to support the South Florida comics community, and connect it with the national cartooning scene. Radiator Comics Studio is made possible with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
We are excited to announce the launch of Radiator Comics Studio, a series of online programming and publications to highlight, support, and grow the cartooning community in South Florida.
Our first oline program, Nuts & Bolts, starts June 16. Each session will feature presentations and discussions by local comics writers and artists about how they tackle specific aspects of their cartooning process. Detailed practical explanations of writing, drawing, and publication practices will demystify comics for aspiring cartoonists, and act as a venue for an exchange of techniques among peers.
Nuts & Bolts will be broadcast live on Zoom.
Sessions will be recorded and archived on YouTube.
Tuesday, June 16, 8:00pm EDT
Nuts & Bolts: Story Development
Featuring Jessica Garcia, remus jackson, Jayro Lantigua, and Jarod Roselló! Learn how each cartoonist takes a comic from the spark of an idea to a full story.
Click here to register to attend this program.
Tuesday, June 30, 8:00pm EDT
Nuts & Bolts: Writing
Featuring Bear & Bee, Drew Lerman, Jamila Rowser, and Luke Stuart!
Each will explain their writing process for their comics.
Click here to register to attend this program.
We’re so excited to have teamed up with Black Josei Press to publish a free comics anthology featuring comics by South Florida cartoonists about the region, its people, its environment, and its food!
Sun and Sand Comic Anthology was published to coincide with Free Comic Book Day. The physical national event has been postponed, but we’ve published the anthology online today for everyone to read! You can read the comics on the site, or download a PDF, visit https://sunsandcomics.wordpress.com
Print copies will be distributed for free later this year to coincide with the rescheduled Free Comic Book Day.
This 28-page anthology features ten new comics by Neil Brideau, P. C. de la Cruz, Jessica Garcia, Jayro Lantigua, Drew Lerman, Isai Oviedo, Miriam Rae-Silver, Jamila Rowser, Estrella Vega, and Carina Vo (cuhreenah)!
The print version was printed by KSY Press, and a portion of the funding was made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through their Knight Arts Challenge.
We’re really excited to read and distribute the fourth issue of Audra Stang’s comic series, The Audra Stang Show! Venture back to Star Valley, where there are mysteries in the old theme park’s tunnels, musical frontmen disappear for months, and fries need to be plated! If you haven’t yet, treat yourself to the entire series of Audra’s fun and very human series!
We hope your friends and family are all staying safe and staying at home as much as they can! If you need something good to read we’re here ready to mail out your orders.
What a weird time we’re living in! It’s okay to be nervous and scared, but know even if we’re all trying to stay away from each other, we’re all in this together. If you haven’t yet, reach out to your friends and loved ones near and far to see if they need help, to ask for help, or just to feel a little less alone. If you need comics, Radiator Comics can help! We are currently still shipping orders. I used to be the lunch-time kitchen manager at a restaurant, and I’m taking the same level of care packing up orders I did when I was in the food service business.
We have a new comic this week!
I’ve been waiting a while to be able to add the first volume of Alec Longstreth’s Isle of Elsi to our catalog, and the day has finally arrived! Isle of Elsi is a free webcomic for kids, the first chapter of which has been collected in a beautiful hardcover book. It’s full of fantastic adventure and a lot of wordplay! If you’ve been waiting to read Isle of Elsi until it’s in print…it’s time to stop dragon your feet, and order it today!