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!
Comics festivals are a fun way to expose yourself to new comics, and an excellent opportunity to meet comics artists! Some Radiator artists will be hitting the road this weekend to start their festival calendars, they may even be in your neck of the woods!
Reid Psaltis will be exhibiting this weekend at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA. Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, The Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (or RIPE) will be taking place at the Providence Public Library. They’ll be hosting many great artists including six folks we distro:
& Penina Gal
If you have the opportunity, you should stop by and say hi!
You can view more upcoming events on our events page!
Don’t forget, all orders through March 31 receive a free Loaded Blanks Greeting Card.
Hey lookit! Reid Psaltis joins the Radiator Crew with five awesome comics! Check Reid out! His series Kingdom/Order is being serialized on Study Group, so you can read it there.
Also, Liz Prince is on tour promoting her new book Tomboy (Zest Books)! I’m so excited for this book. Putting her dates on our event page is a high priority for me this week (which will give you a real-time understanding at how slow I am on accomplishing high priorities). Until then, here is her epic tour graphic: