San Francisco, CA (6/20/2018): On the heels of critically acclaimed graphic novels Your Black Friend and Other Strangers by Ben Passmore and Pinky and Pepper Forever by Ivy Atoms, Silver Sprocket is kicking off the second half of 2018 with new project announcements from punk rock heroes Liz Prince and Cristy C. Road, web-comic celebrity Olivia Walch, zine-scene pioneer Alex Wrekk, New Orleans activists Ben Passmore and Erin K Wilson, and rising indie comic stars Dave Baker and Nicole Goux.
More information on each book, including covers and release dates, can be found below.
Daygloayhole Quarterly Two by Ben Passmore
Ben has been turned into a cockroach and in love with a woman formed from his sticky leaky guts.
Meanwhile, murderous mutant cops, vampires, and TV-faced dragons wander the irradiated landscape.
There is violence and comedy. Gory, punk, and kinda unromantic.
Be Your Own Backing Band full-color re-issue by Liz Prince
Punk rock adventure comics by Liz Prince, celebrated creator of Tomboy, Coady and the Creepies, and Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed?
Back in print, this new full-color edition has new cover art and expanded content for maximum laughs, excitement, poignance, and embarrassment.
64 pages, full-color, shipping this August (Diamond: JUN181979)
F*ck Off Squad by Dave Baker & Nicole Goux
Fuck Off Squad by Nicole Goux (Murders, Jem and the Holograms) and Dave Baker (Action Hospital, Suicide Forest) follows three would-be miscreants as they attempt to navigate the trials and tribulations of growing up in Los Angeles.
Needless to say, it’s the greatest comic about Instagram, skating, and low-key trying to date someone while you’re still in a relationship ever made.
112 pages, spot-color, shipping this September
Snowbird by Erin K Wilson
Erin K Wilson is trying to stay afloat in oily gulf coast water. As a unwilling but culpable participant in the gentrification of New Orleans, she is teetering on the edge of a mental health breakdown. Join our hero as she rockets through an emotional landscape where reality bleeds into fantasy and we are asked to contemplate saving the world… by removing ourselves from it?
This is the complete graphic novel including “part one” that has been out of print since 2012.
128 pages, spot-color, shipping this October.
You Can Try Again by Olivia Walch
Sentimental girl-oriented sci-fi adventure about clones, math, a gigantic fish, and ambition in a future where AI do mostly everything.
28 pages, full-color, shipping this October.
Stolen Sharpie Revolution by Alex Wrekk
The go-to guide for all things zine related, this book contains everything you need to get started creating your own zines and participating in zine culture.
Includes thoughtful lists and step-by-step guides on everything from definitions of a zine, where to find zines, and why zines are important.
152 pages, black and white, shipping via Diamond Comic Distributors this October.
Daygloayhole Quarterly Three by Ben Passmore
38 pages, full color, shipping this November.
Next World Tarot by Cristy C. Road
Featuring body outlaws, endangered cultures, and anti-colonial belief systems, THE NEXT WORLD TAROT envisions a world where justice relies on respect and revolutionary love.
The Fool’s Journey is about smashing systematic oppression, owning their truths, being accountable to the people and places that support them, and taking back a connection to their body that may have been lost through trauma or societal brainwashing.
The NEXT WORLD TAROT is a visual spectacle of both the battle cry and the re-connection between outcasts and their criminalized identities.
This set includes 78 Tarot Cards and an accompanying Tarot Reader (Written and Illustrated by Cristy C. Road).
Shipping this December.
Find Silver Sprocket at Upcoming Comic Fests:
San Diego ComicCon in San Diego, CA: July 18-22, Booth 1718
Rose City ComicCon in Portland, OR: Sept 7-9
STAPLE in Austin, TX: Sept 8-9th
Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda, MD: Sept 15-16
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) in Columbus, OH: Sept 29-30
MICE in Cambridge, MA: Oct 20-21
About Silver Sprocket:
Silver Sprocket is an art crew, comic and zine publisher, record label, and raging dumpster fire operating from a newly opened shop at 1685 Haight St, in San Francisco, California.
Find out more at www.silversprocket.net.
For inquiries, please contact avi [at] silversprocket [dot] net.