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Penina Gal

The Lives of Cats and Ghouls

Hey! We’re back!

We spent last weekend in Bethesda, MD at the Small Press Expo, where we hosted six of our artists at our table! [Photos from SPX (that unfortunately lack any evidence of our table-mate, Jeremy Tinder) after the jump!]

We had a really great time, and at the end had some new comics to share with you!

Jeremy Tinder’s Heat Escapes is a really fun and funny comic! Every panel is packed with unapologetically vulgar humor and drawn with an energy that makes it a real joy to read! If you’re looking for a great funny comic, you’ve got to pick this up.

And for the cat lover in your life, Penina Gal imagines what the life of hip young cat-people is like in Meow De Vivre. Get a pawdicure, and check for messages on your OKCatnip account, and of course, get your retractable claws on this comic.

This past weekend we sold comics at the Great Chicago Fire Festival, and had a great time meeting folks! This Wednesday, we’ll be at the Logan Square location of the barcade, Emporium for TOKEN, a pop-up zine fest from 6 – 11pm, come out, say hi, grab a drink, and play some video games!

More comics next week! See you then, internet!
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Jon and Alec

Game Over

When Jon Chad and Alec Longstreth decided to start a pinball-related zine, they agreed to produce seven issues (I think so Alec could create a “dream machine” for each of the Harry Potter books). Radiator Comics now holds copies of the seventh and final issue of Drop Target Zine. Every issue has had its own theme, and appropriately, this issue is about pinball’s future. Less is the focus on pinball technology (though there is a cool interview about some pinball innovations), but it’s more about keeping pinball vibrant, inviting and fun so more and more people will get into the game.

Drop Target Zine has definitely made me more interested in pinball, now I notice machines in bars, and am far more into throwing a couple quarters into them and playing a few games (poorly). Alec and Jon’s enthusiasm for whatever they’re into is unparalleled, and very infectious. Thanks to Jon and Alec for spreading the pinball gospel.

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Nate BeatyMelissa Mendes
Don't Cry Wolfman Chicago by Nate Beaty

Slices of Life

This week we add two books I’ve been hoping would join the Radiator catalog for a while now. Don’t Cry Wolfman Chicago by Nate Beaty collects a frenetic and biting look at modern adult life in a bustling city. Freddy Stories by Melissa Mendes collects quiet and fun, moments in the life of a tom boy. Each book is the culmination of looking at life from a particular angle, and each is delivered in pitch-perfect styles appropriate for the stories they tell.

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve added a tote bag, in which you can place these books.
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Marnie GallowayJeff ZwirekLeslie PerrineGrace TranJason ViolaKatherine Brideau, PhD
The Love Particle by Sam Sharpe

Chicago’s Finest

This week Radiator’s honored to add a new comic from three of Chicago’s comics stars! Marnie Galloway’s long-awaited second volume of her three-part graphic novel, In the Sounds And Seas is here! Sam Sharpe collects previously published stories of love and life in The Love Particle! Jeff Zwirek’s releases the sixth issue of his one-man anthology, Black Star, collecting both previously published, and brand new comix!

Coincidentally, Marnie, Sam, and Jeff, along with Leslie Perrine and Grace Tran will be featured artists at Radiator Comics’ kiosk at the Great Chicago Fire Festival, this Saturday! Continue reading