Radiator Comics is proud to be the only place you can order the print versions of Ezra Claytan Daniels‘ Upgrade Soul vol’s 1 and 2!
Originally published as a serialized reactive comic for the iPad and iPhone, Upgrade Soul is a simultaneously unsettling but crushingly sincere tale of about an elderly couple, Molly and Hank, who are faced with the opportunity with a sort of fountain-of-youth process that will clean their cells of genetic imperfections. A terminal error causes a cancellation mid-process, and results in two versions of the couple, each flawed, each unique, but also inextricably bonded to each other.
We love Ezra’s storytelling, and have been following the digital version of Upgrade Soul for years, so it’s a real thrill to have copies of the full-color print versions to share with you!
I am happy to announce that Radiator Comics is crowdfunding a 0% interest loan on Kiva US. Kiva is the first and largest micro-lending service in the world that has distributed $709 million over 10 years, in 85 different countries, among 1.5 million small businesses.
I’ve already successfully completed Radiator’s private-lending campaign, in which I received 22 pledged loans in less than 24 hours! At the time of writing this, the project is already 71% funded. Now we need your help to meet our goal of $4,000!
The funds from this loan will go towards publishing Radiator Comics’ first book, The Chronicles of Fortune by Caroline Picard.
I would like to ask you to lend as little as $25 (which you will get back!) so I can take a new step for my business. If you would like to support me, please follow this link to my loan campaign, https://www.kiva.org/lend/1091196
I sincerely appreciate your support!
This week we add two very different publications, both from the super-talented Melissa Mendes!
Can’t Lose, is a fanzine Melissa put together for her and her friends to profess their love for the television show, Friday Night Lights. It’s a fun collective love-letter to the high school football drama, featuring everything from speculative fiction to a scrap book of RJ Casey’s FNL-themed wedding proposal.
The Weight is a depression-era story based on the childhood of Melissa’s grandfather, Jack. We’re honored to be carrying the first chapter of what promises to be Melissa’s biggest and most impressive project to date. The Weight is full of the small patient detail that makes Melissa’s Freddy Stories so endearing. You can read it online as she is drawing it at http://www.mmmendes.com/partone/, and you can support her directly by giving to her Patreon account.
This weekend is CAKE! The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo! Stop by Radiator’s table, No. 52B. Caroline Picard will be staffing the table with all of her Fortuna minis (including THREE NEW ONES?!?!!!??!). Cathy Hannah will also be at the table from 2:00 – 3:00pm each day, and Jeff Zwirek is also planning to make an appearance (TBD). There are 16 other exhibitors that Radiator distributes, and four of the CAKE core staff members are distributed by Radiator. It’s a real family affair, and it’s Free! If you’re in Chicago, we hope you’ll make it to the Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted), and say hello!