We don’t have a new comic for you this week, but we spent some time updating our EVENTS page! You can use it find Radiator Comics and the artists we represent at events around the country. It’s still pretty early in the year, so the number of events and their details will fill out throughout the year, so be sure to check it frequently. And what’s this?! Radiator Comics will be at an event this Wednesday?!
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
6:00pm – 11:00pm
at Emporium Logan Square
2363 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL!
Marian Runk & Jeff Zwirek will be joining us behind the Radiator table, and Mike Freiheit will be tabling at his own table space!
This Thursday, we’ll be shipping out January’s Radiator Packs! You still have time to sign up to get a mystery bundle of exciting new comics!
Hey! Hello! Happy New Year! We have two new books from Sam Sharpe! Sam teamed up with Scott Novosel, to tell Scott’s inspiring all-ages story of grit and determination to reach your dreams in the book, Fieldhouse! We thought this would be a great time to start carrying Sam’s collection of single-panel cartoons put out by Yeti Press in 2014, Poop Boobs Poo. It’s full of highly inappropriate jokes, only suitable for mature readers. Oh god, please do not mix these two books up.
They’re both great for their their intended audiences, and we’re excited to have new works by Sam who’s been a big supporter of Radiator Comics from day one.
We hope your holidays were bright and cheery, and hope that you’re ready to read a lot of comics in 2016, because we are going to be bringing you a whole mess of them! We’ll be exhibiting at two fun events this month, and much like this week’s books, one is for kids, and the other is for adults…
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!
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.