Radical Indie Comics Publisher Silver Sprocket Announces New Mini-Comic to be Published in July

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We’re so, so excited to be publishing another new mini-comic from the twelve we acquired back in November from our open submissions call!

The title is Bottom’s Up! by Emmy award-winning animator and illustrator Barbara Benas. Originally published as part of the 2023 ShortBox Comics Fair, and now a 2024 Mini-Comic Award Winner for Horror!

Below is the full announcement for the title:


Cover of Bottom's Up by Barbara Benas.

Bottom’s Up! by Barbara Benas

A story that’s 1 part recipe blog, 1 part comic book, with a dash of sardonic humor, a dollop of existential dread, and a pinch of gig economy camaraderie.

Suzette is an over-kneaded and over-proofed pastry chef, running a cooking blog and doing her best to share whatever culinary wisdom she’s managed to scrape from the city’s top kitchens. Her latest post introduces “interview tiramisu,” a dessert so good it’ll land her a juicy new job opportunity. Yet as she runs all over town acquiring the very best ingredients, why does she get the creeping feeling that everything’s about to go really, really wrong?

Barbara Benas blends forms to create a surrealist recipe blog exploring the pressure of perfection, the anxiety of creation, and what happens when the grind finally wears you down. Published with a cardstock cover and foil accents.

Originally published as part of the 2023 ShortBox Comics Fair.
2024 Minicomic Award Winner for Horror.

Saddle-stitched; 40 full-color pages; 6″ x 8.5″; ISBN: 979-8-88620-049-2; SRP: $9.99; Release date: 07/31/23

Silver Sprocket is a San Francisco based publisher, gallery, and retail shop championing socially conscious and independently produced comic books, graphic novels, and related arts.