Indie Comics Publisher Silver Sprocket Announces Spring 2022 Publishing Lineup including Mr. Boop by Alec Robbins, Hell Phone by Benji Nate, and Little Tunny’s Snail Diaries by Grace Gogarty
Silver Sprocket is a San Francisco-based radical comics publisher, gallery, and retail store focused on independent and socially conscious comic books, graphic novels, and related arts.
For the Spring 2022 publishing season, Silver Sprocket’s most ambitious slate yet of 15 new titles includes an Eisner Award-winning new edition from Ben Passmore, original gems from indie comic superstars like Benji Nate and Ben Snakepit, and collections of massively popular Twitter-comic sensations like Little Tunny and Alec Robbins.
A Self Defense Study Guide for Trans Women and Gender Non-Conforming / Nonbinary AMAB Folks by TransFighters Oakland
A Self-Defense Study Guide for Trans Women and Gender Non-Conforming / Nonbinary AMAB Folks offers strategies based in lived experience, ranging from using body language and creating safety in numbers, to training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu moves. The zine includes chapters on how to handle people who have legal or financial power over you, cis women gropers, and menfolk bullies, along with instruction on how to back each other up as a group and how to pause a makeout. Trans women, AMAB nonbinary, and AMAB gender-nonconforming people need self-defense that reflects the specific kinds of threats we get. This study guide is one resource for expanding your toolkit to keep on living in this world.
40 Full-color pages; 5” x 5”; ISBN: 978-1-945509-75-9; SRP: $5.00; Release date: 2/1/2022
Sports Is Hell by Ben Passmore
Some wars are for religion and some are for political belief, but this one is for football.
After her city wins the Super Bowl for the first time, Tea is separated from her friend during a riot and joins a small clique fighting its way through armed groups of football fanatics to meet a star receiver that just might end the civil war or become the city’s new oppressive leader.
- Winner of the 2021 Eisner Award for Best Single Issue, Sports Is Hell by Ben Passmore is back in print with Silver Sprocket after the shuttering of previous publisher Koyama Press.
60 Partial-color pages; 8.5” x 11”; Softcover ISBN: 978-1-945509-67-4; SRP: $15.00; Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-945509-55-1; SRP: $24.99; Release date: 1/12/2022
Good Boy Magazine #2
Good Boy Magazine is back, chock full of the finest, highest quality comics around! This issue: an interview with Gerard Way, plus over 100 brand new, full-color pages from superstar artists like Benji Nate, Michael Sweater, Alex Krokus, Ashley Robin Franklin, and more. Read comics or go to hell.
136 Full-color pages; 7” x 10”; ISBN: 978-1-945509-81-0; SRP: $9.99; Release date: 1/19/2022
Everything Sucks #1 by Michael Sweater
Noah and Calla are high, hungry, and should probably go outside. Unfortunately, the outside sucks. You can’t even get a burger without the whole place almost burning down!
Michael Sweater combines 90s animation nostalgia, sitcom antics, and a seasoning of stoner comedy in this new series. Includes stickers and a double-sided poster!
32 Full-color pages; 6.625” x 10.187”; ISBN 978-1-945509-86-5; SRP: $5.99; Release date: 1/26/22
Puke Banter by James the Stanton
Someone whose name rhymes with “Pink Panther” has puked at the bus stop, and no one is going to clean it up. Thankfully, nature finds a way. A Gnartoons mini-comic by James the Stanton, presented in brilliant neon!
24 Neon-color pages; 4.25” x 5.5”; ISBN: 978-1-945509-87-2; SRP: $4.99; Release date: 2/9/2022
One Hundred Columns for Razorcake by Ben Snakepit: The Complete Comics 2003-2020
All of Ben Snakepit’s comics for Razorcake magazine, collected into one definitive volume! Spanning from 2003 until 2020, Snakepit covers the essentials of DIY punk life, from show reviews and scene reports, to the basics of touring on the cheap and making friends on the road, to falling in love and eating pizza he found face-down on the street. Offered with retrospective footnotes from the artist, this collection shows the growth and change of one punk’s perspective.
112 B&W pages; 6” x 9”; ISBN: 978-1-945509-79-7; SRP: $11.99; Release date: 2/16/2022
Hell Phone, Book One by Benji Nate
Sissy and Lola are best friends, next-door neighbors, and now… murder solvers? When Sissy picks up a lost flip-phone and follows the instructions from the stranger on the other line, she and Lola are flung into an investigation of a grisly crime. With each new phone call, the girls are dug deeper into a conspiracy that threatens their lives—and possibly their friendship. But with no way to escape the dreaded calls, the only way out is to unravel the mystery.
160 Full-color pages; 5.875” x 8.25”; ISBN: 978-1-945509-82-7; SRP: $14.99; Release date: 3/9/2022
Gnartoons by James the Stanton
The long-awaited collection of James the Stanton’s beloved Gnartoons comics is here! Drink a 40 with a skateboarding dog, light a cop car on fire with a herd of friendly forest critters, and eat a pizza brunch with a bunch of radical dinosaurs. Stanton’s trademark trippy humor wriggles and shines its way through each lushly illustrated comic vignette, now lovingly presented in a deluxe hardcover.
272 Full-color pages; 6” x 9”; ISBN: 978-1-945509-41-4; SRP: $29.99; Release date: 3/23/2022
Puppy Knight: Den of Deception by Michael Sweater and Josue Cruz
There’s no knight braver than Sparky Muttson! (Except maybe his enthusiastic and very cute apprentice, Pugsly.) They’re ready for their first adventure together, and while this quest might not turn out exactly how they expected, Sparky and Pugsly have the chops to make it through—no bones about it!
All Ages; 48 Full-color pages; 7.3” x 11”; ISBN: 978-1-945509-83-4; SRP: $12.99; Release date: 4/13/2022
ish by Adam de Souza
An evocative and contemplative collection of short comics from cartoonist Adam de Souza, ish explores the complicated nature of grief through a series of loosely connected vignettes. Each brief glimpse brings another layer to the nuances of healing—from the deep muck of despair to unexpected joys—all told with care and thoughtfulness that shows through the page.
56 Full-color pages; 8” x 10”; ISBN: 978-1-945509-88-9; SRP: $14.99; Release date: 4/27/2022
Mr. Boop by Alec Robbins
The beloved webcomic collected in its entirety for the first time in a beautiful deluxe edition!
Author Alec Robbins is deeply in love with his wife, 1930s cartoon superstar Betty Boop. And wouldn’t you know it, she loves him back! It’s the perfect marriage, and nothing will ever go wrong. They’ll be happy together forever and nothing will ever come between them—not other famous cartoon characters, not intellectual property law, and certainly not Alec’s own towering insecurities. Basically, they’re just both really happy together and everything’s good and nice and that’s the end of it. No more questions. Don’t even bother reading this comic.
Absurdist humor, a middle finger to corporate IP, and a sweetly romantic heart blend together into one of the most inventive comics of the Twitter age.
384 B&W pages; 8” x 8”; ISBN: 978-1-945509-80-3; SRP: $39.99; Release date: 5/25/2022
Little Tunny’s Snail Diaries by Grace Gogarty
Snail Diaries collects the very best of the hit weekly diary comics by Grace Gogarty, aka Little Tunny! Lovingly drawn on scraps of paper and broken laptops, Little Tunny documents the highs and lows of living with pets, working customer service, and simply trying to exist as a person in modern society. Hilarious, sweet, and sometimes entirely too real for a comic starring a snail.
160 Full-color pages; 6.5 x 6.5″; ISBN: 978-1-945509-84-1; SRP: $24.99; Release date: 6/15/2022
The Paradox of Getting Better by Raven Lyn Clemens
In three vignettes, a young adult deals with different stages of their life, trauma, and mental illness. As their identity transforms, so does their perspective. An intense, incisive look at what it takes to keep surviving.
88 B&W pages; 7” x 9”; ISBN: 978-1-945509-89-6; SRP: $12.99; Release date: 6/21/2022
Cicatrix by Elle
A powerful study in introspection, inheritance, and the manifestation of hypochondria by a talented indie cartoonist. Beautifully illustrated and poignantly told, the author investigates the guilt they carry as a young Filipino person born into a family that benefited from the Marcos regime, and how that materializes within the physical body.
48 Full-color pages; 8” x 11″; ISBN: 978-1-945509-85-8; SRP: $12.99; Release date: 7/6/22
Let’s Get Burgers by ash s.
This is a comic about a cat named Knife and a dog named Cheddar who are best friends, love burgers, hate capitalism, and are just trying their best, okay? That’s pretty much it. Collects the entire hit webcomic!
208 Full-color pages; 6” x 6”; ISBN: 978-1-945509-90-2; SRP: $19.99; Release date: 7/20/22