Tag Archives: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus

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This week we’re adding a new minicomic from Neil Brideau (that’s me, hi), In Trouble! It tells a story within the world of Neil’s minicomic series, The Plot, featuring the three sisters who bother Fib and Eena in issue 4 (and who have made appearances in all but one Plot comics so far). You don’t have to read the series to enjoy this goof-ball comedy of errors, but…you know…why not pick up issues 1 – 4 of the plot while you’re at it?

We were in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, which is one of our favorite comics festivals of the year. We consider it a not-to-be-missed event. What makes CXC unique is its dedication to having two days of programming before any tabling begins, so comics makers can be enriched and educated before setting up shop in Columbus’ beautiful main library. The programming days take place at Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Collection, Hale Hall and Wexner Center, and send this author on a comics high that he hasn’t come down from yet. In addition to thanking everyone involved with CXC (which is a star-studded list, tirelessly donating their time for our benefit), Radiator Comics wants to thank Coco Picard, Marcos Pérez, Mike Centeno, and Sage Coffey for joining us at our table this year.

If you make comics, or enjoy comics, do yourself a favor and plan to attend Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2018 (which is scheduled to take place around the same time as this year).

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We are back!

I really wish I didn’t have to ever post a “we’re back” announcement on the Radiator Comics website, but here we are! After the whirlwind of a festival CAKE was in June, we almost immediately started packing our bags to move to sunny (and hot and humid) Miami, Florida! And just as we were unpacking our boxes, and getting Radiator back up and running, we had to load up our car, and head north to avoid the historic hurricane Irma! Miami and our tiny corner of it fared very well, and our thoughts are with people in Houston and especially Puerto Rico and other Caribbean Islands hit hard by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, José and Maria.

We are really happy to be back doing what we love to do, spreading the word about fantastic self-published comics like Isabella Rotman’s latest minicomic, Long Black Veil! Based on a folk song from the 60’s, Isabella has recruited singer/songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs to help put her own unique spin on the murder ballad. Of course it’s a great little nugget from Isabella, and it’s enhanced by an accompanying cover of the song by Jenny, which can be heard/seen on her website here.

The Small Press Expo was last weekend, which marked the start of a busy season for us! Continue reading

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Beaches, Bars, and Birds by Marian Runk

Life Lived in Pictures

This week we add two great new titles by two great comics artists!

The fourth chapter of Melissa Mendes’ The Weight is now available! Borrowing memorable moments from her grandfather’s life, Melissa crafts the life of tom-boy Edie as she deals with problems at home, and mischief at school. Melissa captures small moments of both sorrow and joy with an amazing attention to detail.

Marian Runk’s collection of sketches, Beaches, Bars and Birds is a wonderful assortment of observations from her life. Sources of inspiration include a cruise in the Mediterranean, drinking alone at bars, and watching birds!

Missouri! Ohio! This weekend there are some great events you’ll want to visit if you can! Continue reading