No new comics this week, but we wanted to talk about a category of publication that’s near and dear to our hearts, but may be overlooked, as this is a comics distro…zines!
For those who may not know, a zine is a self-published periodical. It’s usually made by one or just a few people, who see the publication from the seed of an idea to putting it in people’s hands. In fact, the vast majority of the titles Radiator carries should be considered zines, minicomics are just a comic book version of a zine.
But we also carry 27 publications that are mostly words, with little or no sequential art, and we’d like to highlight them some of them!
Kate Brideau PhD has two new zines on this here site, Radiator Comics! What fun! What luck! What…is going on in her brain that causes her to make these images? You’ll have to find out, by picking up issues two and three of Maps & Diversion!
ETA: 12/17/14 Kate’s first published article has just been made available for reading in the Journal of Visual Culture! It’s all about the typeface, Impact, and its…well…impact on internet memes. She cowrote the article with Charles Berret, a PhD student at Columbia University. Way to go, Kate!