Marnie Galloway’s newest set of comics focus a lot on the connections between family members, and between humans and our natural world. Marnie has been very busy, exploring these themes and publishing FOUR new titles as she became a new mother. We are very proud to present to you her latest comics, which debuted last weekend at the St. Louis Small Press Expo, and Cartoon Crossroads Columbus!
Particle/Wave was published by So What? Press this fall. This is a split minicomic (a story on each side of the publication, each heading toward the center), featuring stories that each revolve around family and the moon. These very personal stories are sober and touching.
Burrow was self-published by Marnie, and focuses on similar themes of familial connections, animal instincts, and their intersection with modern living. But Burrow was written after her son’s birth, whereas Particle/Wave was written before. There is a sense of mystery in one of the stories in Particle/Wave that is replaced by knowledge and wonder in Burrow.
Marnie produced a companion zine to Burrow, called Nest. Which connects to the themes of family well. We hope you enjoy and contemplate Marnie’s new titles as much as we have. We are grateful to Marnie for letting us distribute such strong comics.
We would like to send a huge shout out to the organizers of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, and congratulate them on an amazing second year of a unique comics festival. We highly recommend everyone reading this to attend CXC 2017 (September 28 – October 1)! Special thanks to Cara Bean for joining us at the Radiator Comics table. If you are in Boston at the end of the month, she’ll be at our table at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) along with Kenan Rubenstein, and she’ll be doing work with their slate of programming and workshops that were announced last week!
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!
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PEOPLE! Marnie Galloway’s visually stunning, and emotionally powerful epic wordless young-adult comic series, IN THE SOUNDS AND SEAS is complete! We’ve been counting down the days until we could put the third and final volume of Marnie’s series up on the site! And now it’s here! It’s a real nail-biter and tearjerker. I literally gasped at least once when reading this comic.
A big congratulations to Marnie for completing this series! No small feat on its own, Marnie completed In the Sounds and Seas while renovating her new home, and is weeks away from becoming a mother! We’re honored to include Marnie’s awesome titles in our catalog, and even more honored to consider her a close friend.
What are you waiting for?! Grab a copy of In the Sounds and Seas vol 3 today!
If you order this or any other title through February 14th, we will include a free love- or friendship-themed Loaded Blanks Card.
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!
Hello! Today is April 1st! Ha ha, no it’s not. April fools.
This week we’ve added a minicomic by me, Neil! It’s a side-story to my ongoing series, the Plot. Tell Now the Tale of the Argus Mushroom is a comic I drew for J.T. Yost’s anthology, Digestate, which you can purchase from J.T’s distro, Birdcage Bottom Books. It tells the origin story of the villager’s host-bodies, and how it relates to a versatile mushroom. If you’re a fan of my series, I hope you’ll pick it up I think it adds depth to the village’s history.
More news after the jump!