Radiator Comics is both happy and confused to carry two of Nate Beaty’s latest minicomics, Bobomb Bap! and Look Around! Nate’s standard fare of self-deprecating humor and frenetic brush work hits the pause button, as these two comics -which hover much closer to “sketchbook zine” than any traditional sense of a “comic book”- are evocative of mood, and let the reader decide if there’s a narrative. These little gems are representative of a different side of Nate you don’t normally see, unless you run into him at a coffee shop, and he’s feverishly drawing in his sketchbook. Enjoy!
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.