Silver Sprocket is an independent publisher championing socially conscious and independently produced comic books, graphic novels, and related arts.

Originally a punk music label, Silver Sprocket transitioned to publishing comics in 2016. Since then, we have built a home for original, artist-owned work, including Your Black Friend and Other Strangers by Ben Passmore, Catboy by Benji Nate, Be Kind, My Neighbor by Yugo Limbo, and American Cult edited by Robyn Chapman.

When in San Francisco, please visit our retail store and gallery, or attend one of our regular educational and community events.

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Visit our office/store/gallery:

Silver Sprocket
1018 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Open every day from noon to 7pm. Wear a mask🎭

For questions about Online Orders

Please email:
Include your order number in the subject line.

We accept returns only if we made a mistake or the item arrives damaged (please provide photos of the item and packaging so we can improve).

We do not cater to collectors and we do not buy used comics.

We accept exchanges of clothing for different sizes but you cover the extra shipping.
Email first to coordinate.

For questions about getting your own comics printed:

Check out our handy list of printing resources

Submission policy:

Want to sell us your prints or stickers for our retail store?

No thanks! We only carry prints and stickers from a very small hand picked group of artists that we already work with.
Sorry but we don’t have any more space.

Want to sell us your self-published comics for our retail store?

If you self-publish your own comics (or are an indie publisher yourself), we’d love to check out your comics and consider them for our retail shop.

Please fill out this Google Form with details about your book or find us at a comics fest.

Our present focus is on making space for work by local cartoonists and what we find impressive at festivals.

Feel free to mail a sample of your comic along with pricing information to our store address listed above.
Please understand that we can’t write back to most submissions as we are very busy and drowning in these, but appreciate you sharing your hard work with us and are always excited to see what indie cartoonists are working on.

We are overwhelmed at the moment with submissions of comics from out-of-towner’s, and unfortunately don’t have a way of politely responding to all of the submissions. We promise that everything gets looked at closely and we think its rad as hell that you’re making your own comics.

We are not able to review comics over email at this time.

Want us to publish your minicomic?

We are not currently open for minicomic submissions, but we hold open submission periods when we are able. Check here for current details and updates!

Want us to publish your long-form comic or graphic novel?

We have limited resources as a small indie publisher, and don’t have the capacity to process unsolicited submissions for graphic novels at this time. If you submit a minicomic during the open submissions period and we decide to work together, that may open the possibility of publishing a graphic novel in the future!

Are you an agent?

We accept agented submissions of minicomics and graphic novels at We often focus on work that likely wouldn’t have a home at a more commercial press—experimental or political work, or passion projects from artists. Feel free to take a look at our publishing slate for an idea of the kind of comics we are looking for.

Retail Distribution:

Order direct:

Retailers can also order our books from: SCB Distributors (sells to Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Turnaround UK), Diamond Comic Distributors, Lunar Distribution, Birdcage Bottom Books, Radiator Comics, Spit and a Half, AK Press, and Disburst.

Licensing and media rights:

International licensing: Amber Garza at Full Bleed Rights

You can also find us on social media sometimes: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.