Pride In Panels: Additional information

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


Pride in Panels celebrates queer comics and their creators in a hyper-local, one-day festival, which includes an exhibitor hall, panels, and workshops. Inspired by the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and Cartoon Crossroads in Columbus, this festival takes place in our public library, furthering their mission of supporting reading for our diverse communities.


Pride in Panels: SF Queer Comics Festival aims to foster 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 want 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 our event on February 18th, 2024.

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