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.
“a tiny San Francisco-based comics publisher that is also a bicycle club and an activist collective” – New York Times
“Silver Sprocket’s disingenuous insistence that they’re an ‘anti-professional… 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
Published creators include Abby Jame, Alex Wrekk, Amanda Kirk, Archie Bongiovanni, Ashley Robin Franklin, Ben Passmore, Ben Snakepit, Benji Nate, Brontez Purnell, Caroline Cash, Casey Nowak, Cristy C Road, Dave Baker, Elizabeth Pich, Eren K Wilson, Hazel Newlevant, Hyena Hell, Isabella Rotman, Ivy Atoms, James the Stanton, Janelle Hessig, Jenn Woodall, Liz Prince, Liz Suburbia, Matt Lubchansky, Meggie the Ramm, Michael Sweater, Mitch Clem, Nicole Goux, Olivia Walch, Pseudonym Jones, Rodger Binyone, Seth Katz, Tom Neely, and Whit Taylor.
Visit our office/store/gallery:
1018 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Sending mail-order every day.
Open every day from noon to 7pm. Wear a mask
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
If you self-publish your own comics, we’d love to check them out!
Please send an email with a link to a PDF (or some pictures), a short description, and pricing details to avi [at] silversprocket [dot] net.
We are NOT accepting unsolicited submissions for publication at this time because we are way to busy with everything else going on. We are always keeping our eyes open for exciting new books to publish, but keeping up with submissions has taken up way to much of our time and energy lately and makes us feel bad when we can’t respond to everyone.
Nearly everything we publish was originally self-published by the creator (and did well in our retail shop so we asked about doing a re-issue), or came by way of introduction from an artist we already work with.
If you’re friends with an artist we work with, ask for an introduction, or send us a submission of something you’ve self-published for us to carry in the shop!
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, Disburst
International licensing: Amber Garza at Full Bleed Rights
Anything else: Avi [at] silver sprocket [dot] net
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