Choo choo, all aboard, here comes zine fest! They tried to keep us from giving haircuts by placing us as far away from an electric outlet as possible. The cowards don’t even realize how many extension chords we have. Come get some fellowship and peep our new wares. We will be flanked by the ragtag likes of Mixtape Comics and Irene! Tomorrow and Tomorrow’s Tomorrow in Golden Gate Park! (1199 9th Ave and Lincoln Way, San Francisco)
Cathy G Johnson has been nominated for this year’s Ignatz Award in “Promising New Talent” for damn good reason. Visit her and vote next month at SPX 2014. Here’s her seriously good (and unfortunately timely) comic from As You Were #3. Visit this Tumblr next week for our interview with Cathy and more arts!
As You Were is a punk-comix anthology series featuring new stories by our favorite independent artists from punk communities around the world. The theme for issue #3 is “Big, Big Changes”, available for [purchase here from Silver Sprocket].
We just updated our Valencia Street gallery, including some new screen prints available in the shop.
Organized Sports by Liz Suburbia, Bike Babe by Charlotte Drury, Crust Punk Overboard by Will Laren, Care For Your Spirit by Lindsay Watson, Portal (Blackbird Raum) by Cannon Dill, Dumpster Diving (Nothing Nice to Say) by Mitch Clem, River Party by Lindsay Watson, and All Cats are Beautiful (ACAB) by Ben Passmore.
Hey guys! Amanda and I are selling portraits again for a super limited time, so jump on it while you can! Please! We need to pay our rent and I’m no longer comfortable selling that SW/Queers poster after recent, uh, events.
NOTHING MATTRESS is one of the most dedicated punx comics out there, and Brian Connolly churns these babies out on a timeline so disproportionate to their elaborateness that he can’t help but command a respectful head nod. From punx griping to autobiographical vagary to astral plane nightmare town, these comics come out so quickly you’d think he was on drugs or something. We caught up with Brian in his Sepia-tone shanty town in the former Neverland Ranch to try and get the scoop.Read More
Damn the man and kick-flip his head off! This drawing by Liz Suburbia is called Organized Sports. We made 50 screen-prints (18x24 inches) along with patches and stickers that you can [order here from Silver Sprocket]. You should also read Suburbia’s comics in our very own As You Were #1 and #3, and her Sacred Heart web-comic that Fantagraphics is publishing into a graphic novel next year. Sick!!!
Also on the topic of good communication, but in a different way, we present Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, a 4-color screen-print from Lets Bang and Daygloayhole artist Ben Passmore, about when talking about things isn’t best. [Buy it online here] Limited printing of 50 hand numbered prints on archival quality acid free paper, 11.75x15.75 inches, $25 rolled up or $40 framed.
Feast your fleshy eyes on Lets Bang, Ben Passmore's brand new 5-color screen-print featuring gnarly monsters vivaciously getting down with clear consensual communication. Limited printing of 50 hand numbered prints on archival quality acid free paper, 11.75x15.75 inches. [BUY IT ONLINE HERE] from Silver Sprocket and let visitors know how you chew.
Ben’s on some weird road-trip right now, but is usually at home being a crusty Brandon Graham or Miyazaki drawing Daygloaywhole, a stunningly beautiful, thought provoking and hilarious sci-fi comic book that might be a thinly veiled analogy for the New Orleans punk/anarchist communities and Ben’s own life, but what the hell do I know? We have them in the shop too, or figure out how to read it free on Tumblr.
I got the tattoo - and i love it <3
Just so you know that Lindsay Watson is a VERY SERIOUS ARTIST, check out these drawings of ButtDick from the Portland Zine Symposium. Dear Linday, please let us publish a zine of ButtDick Adventures. [Non-ButtDick Merch Here]
Lindsay Watson conjures up truly magical artwork. We present for you now this “Care For Your Spirit” artwork on 9x9 inch screen-prints on archival quality acid-free paper in a hand-numbered edition of 50, available now in the freshly revamped Silver Sprocket Store. They’re $10 each flat or $25 framed. Also available on pins.
Liz Suburbia's center spread from As You Were #1 made you freak out and demand screen-prints of it (good call). Bitch Magazine then gave us a shout-out on behalf of El Sub’s chops (probably because of the awesome female characters and sex positivity in her art) in As You Were #3.
At ComicCon last week, Fantagraphics (one of the most important comix and graphic novel publishers in the history of ever) announced they’ll be turning Suburbia’s Sacred Heart web-comic series into a graphic novel.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at that from Out Of Step Arts:
We’re stupid-excited about a brand new Liz Suburbia art that we’ll be showing off next week after we get a chance to post a few up around town, with a run of 18x24 screen-prints and back-patches. Check back soon.