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.

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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.

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.

Show us what you have in person at our HQ 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 comic?

We usually license or re-issue mini-comics after they are originally self-published by the original creator.
Finish your short/mini-comic first, and then we’d love to take a look to consider ordering some for our retail store.
If it’s a good match for our publishing resources, we can talk about it from there.

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

Slow down tiger! Start with something smaller and let’s see how that goes.
We need to know that you can finish a mini-comic before we can talk seriously about something longer-form, and its nice to test out the working relationship with a smaller project before jumping into something higher stakes.

We primarily work with cartoonists who we know from their self-published work.

We don’t have the capacity to process unsolicited submissions for publication at this time.

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.