Silver Sprocket is a radical indie publisher, art-crew, gallery, and comic shop striving to build a better world without forgetting to have a good time. Everything is creator-owned with artists calling their own shots and getting complete transparency on all decisions and accounting.
“a tiny San Francisco-based comics publisher that is also a bicycle club and an activist collective” – New York Times
“Silver Sprocket’s disingenous insistence that they’re an ‘anti-professonal… all-around raging dumpster fire’ gets a little more tiresome by the week, as they put out volume after volume of thought-provoking and/or entertaining comics.” – Broken Frontier
Creators include Abby Jame, Alex Wrekk, Archie Bongiovanni, Ashley Robin Franklin, Ben Passmore, Ben Snakepit, Benji Nate, Caroline Cash, Casey Nowak, Cristy C Road, Dave Baker, Erin K Wilson, Hazel Newlevant, Hyena Hell, Isabella Rotman, Ivy Atoms, James the Stanton, Janelle Hessig, Jenn Woodall, Liz Prince, Liz Suburbia, Meggie Ramm, Michael Sweater, Mitch Clem, Nicole Goux, Olivia Walch, Pseudonym Jones, Seth Katz, and Tom Neely.
Visit our office/store/gallery:
1038 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Sending mail-order every day.
Open to the public weekends from noon to 6pm, or if you knock nicely. Wear a mask
Permanent mailing address:
1057 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
We accept returns only if we made a mistake on your order, or if you’d like to trade something for a different size of the same item. You’ll have to cover the shipping. Email before sending something back to coordinate.
For questions about mail-order, inventory, returns, and stuff like that, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Try self releasing, its lots of fun!
Sell your work in our shop on consignment. Our focus is on indie comics, but we sometimes do other stuff.
If you’d like us to publish your work, the ideal situation is that you’ve already DIY/self-released, and want to collaborate on expanded distribution and marketing. Most of the books in our catalog were previously self-published before we re-issued them, with the rest coming from experienced creators we already have a working relationship with or whose work we admire.
If the project isn’t done yet, finish making it, then send us a PDF.
We’ve gotta see what it is — as close to finished as possible — to think clearly about what we can contribute in terms of distribution, marketing, or whatever else. Please do not send physical submissions unsolicited.
We don’t know how to be editors or want to tell you what to do. We’re happy to check out your work in progress and let ya know what we think, but you should find your own editor if you’d like to work with one.
avi [at] silversprocket [dot] net
Retail Distribution – Books: SCB Distributors (sells to Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Turnaround UK), Diamond Comic Distributors, Birdcage Bottom Books, Radiator Comics, Spit and a Half, AK Press
Retail Distribution – Records: Alliance / Super D, Revolver USA
International licensing: Amber Garza at Sequential Rights
Anything else: Avi [at] silver sprocket [dot] net
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