Who Doesn’t Like Tangy?

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).

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New Inktober Terror

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!

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Four wheels, two hearts

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!

John Porcellino

New King-Cat for a New Year!

It seems only fitting that the first update in the new year is the 30th anniversary issue of John Porcellino’s King-Cat Comics & Stories! We loved issue 79, which is bursting with comics, including a 4-page comic by guest artist Gabrielle Bell!!!

Our pop-up shop at Locust Projects is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm. This Saturday we’re hosting a free comic workshop facilitated by Drew Lerman (Snake Creek)! He’ll teach you how to start a four-panel comic strip and how to make it a regularly occurring part of your art practice! More information on Eventbrite!

Lastly, we’re excited to announce we’re teaming up with Black Josei Press to publish Sun and Sand Comic Anthology, a free comic to be distributed in May around South Florida! We’re looking for submissions from South Florida artists to make new comics about the region! Take a look at our submission form at http://bit.ly/SunSandComics

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Have a Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays everyone! We’re moving from one year to the next, and from one decade to the next. It seems only fitting that this week we would add six volumes of prehistoric wonder to our catalog! We’re thrilled to welcome Estrella Vega to the roster of artists whose comics we distribute, and to add her series, The Paleozoic & The Mesozoic to our catalog. These hardcover books are actually accordion-fold prints that unfold and connect into a 51-foot continuous illustration spanning 341 million years of evolution of life on our planet! The reverse side is chock full of information about each era!

Start with the Cambrian, and read on through the Triassic!

These books are great for young science-curious kids and for art collectors looking for inventive ways of presenting a book! The genius idea to make the entire project one continuous image helps illustrate the true nature of time and evolution on our planet, that we don’t exist in just one time, but rather within a flow of time.

Speaking of time, it’s almost time for our pop-up to reopen when Locust Projects does at 11:00am on January 2nd! We’re there through February 8th, and we’ll be presenting free Saturday morning cartooning workshops, which you can read all about on our events page!