Pride In Panels: Additional information


Queer cartoonists have provided a unique window into the hopes, fears, and fantasies of queer people for decades. LGBTQIA+ comics have always been at the forefront of representation, telling authentic stories of queer lives when our communities have needed it the most. 

Pride in Panels: SF Queer Comics Festival celebrates the remarkable LGBTQIA+ comics community in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We aim to provide an event complete with tabling, panels, comics readings, film screenings, and workshops designed to foster connections, build careers, and promote queer art. We have Pride in Panels! 

This festival takes place in our SF Public Library, furthering their mission of supporting reading for our diverse communities and creating free and accessible spaces for learning and storytelling. 


Pride in Panels: SF Queer Comics Festival seeks to contribute to the SF Bay Area comics community by creating an event fostering connections between creators, local comic readers, and new audiences.

We seek to center queer people, particularly QTBIPOC and trans folks, and celebrate the creativity and diversity of our communities and our stories.

We strive to create an accessible space for people of all abilities.


Please feel free to write to us with any questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns. We will be presenting additional information and details in the coming weeks and months leading up to the festival taking place February 16-18th 2024.

Thank you and we’re excited for you to join us for this inaugural comics festival!

Please note that applications to exhibit at Pride In Panels 2024 closed on December 15th, 2023.
We are no longer accepting applications.

Thank you and we’re excited for you to join us for this inaugural comics festival!

Covid Masking Policy:

The SFPL has to follow city rules which do not allow us to require that masks be worn. That being said, we will provide masks at the entrance and directly ask all attendees to wear a mask upon entry, and will include language asking for masks to be worn as part of our promotional materials.

Pride in Panels Board of Directors:

Cristina E. Mitra: Program Manager, Hormel LGBTQIA Center at the SF Public Library
Kevin Darling: LGBTQIA Center Librarian at the SF Public Library
Laura Gao: San Francisco-based Comic Artist
Justin Hall: Chair of MFA Comics at California College of the Arts
Avi Ehrlich: Publisher at Silver Sprocket
Max Barnewitz: Social Media Coordinator