San Francisco-based “art crew, comic and zine publisher, record label, and raging dumpster fire” Silver Sprocket has announced their lineup of summer and fall titles, including new books by “punk rock heroes Liz Prince and Cristy C. Road, web-comic celebrities Mister Hayden and Olivia Walch, zine-scene pioneer Alex Wrekk, New Orleans activists Ben Passmore and Erin K Wilson, and rising indie comic stars Dave Baker and Nicole Goux.” Checkout the lineup of titles below and head to Silver Sprocket’s website for more details. The publisher also listed some conventions they’ll be at in the coming months, in case you want to see them in person:
San Diego ComicCon in San Diego, CA: July 18-22, Booth 1718
Rose City ComicCon in Portland, OR: Sept 7-9
STAPLE in Austin, TX: Sept 8-9th
Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda, MD: Sept 15-16
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) in Columbus, OH: Sept 29-30
MICE in Cambridge, MA: Oct 20-21
Details TBA: SF Zine Fest, CALA, & Short Run
Daygloayhole Quarterly Two by Ben Passmore
Ben has been turned into a cockroach and in love with a woman formed from his sticky leaky guts. Meanwhile, murderous mutant cops, vampires, and TV-faced dragons wander the irradiated landscape. Heartwarming, right? There is violence and comedy. Gory, punk, and kinda unromantic.
48 pages, full-color, shipping this July (Diamond: MAY181973; still available: Diamond staff pick Daygloayhole #1)
Be Your Own Backing Band full-color re-issue by Liz Prince
Punk rock adventure comics by Liz Prince, celebrated creator of Tomboy, Coady and the Creepies, and Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed?
Back in print, this new full-color edition has new cover art and expanded content for maximum laughs, excitement, poignance, and embarrassment.
64 pages, full-color, shipping this August (Diamond: JUN181979)
F*ck Off Squad by Dave Baker & Nicole Goux
F*ck Off Squad centers on the lives of three queer teens as they attempt to navigate their way into young adulthood. It’s the greatest comic ever made about skateboarding, Instagram, and low-key trying to date someone while you’re still in a relationship.
112 pages, spot-color, shipping this September
Handsome People Here I Come by Mister Hayden
Fantastic surreal absurdist humor to delight and tantalize. Includes gags celebrated across the internet by Hayden’s 54,000+ Tumblr followers at misterhaydencomics.com and 24,000+ Twitter followers @MrHaydenMyers along with brand new material, spit-shined and collected for the first time in glorious full color.
64 pages, full-color, shipping this September.
Snowbird by Erin K Wilson
Erin K Wilson is trying to save the planet while she herself is unraveling. Using magical realism and manga inspired illustrations, she tries to find hope for a world that just seems hopeless, sneaking in moments of beauty and friendship that become the framework for redemption.
This is the complete graphic novel including “part one” that has been out of print since 2012, in brand new duotone.
128 pages, spot-color, shipping this October.
You Can Try Again by Olivia Walch
Sentimental girl-oriented sci-fi adventure about clones, math, a gigantic fish, and ambition in a future where AI do mostly everything. This is the debut long-form from webcomic superstar Olivia Walch, with 28,000+ Instagram followers @imogen.quest and regular appearances on TheNib.com.
28 pages, full-color, shipping this October.
Stolen Sharpie Revolution by Alex Wrekk
The go-to guide for all things zine related, this book contains everything you need to get started creating your own zines and participating in zine culture. Includes thoughtful lists and step-by-step guides on everything from definitions of a zine, where to find zines, and why zines are important.
152 pages, black and white, shipping via Diamond Comic Distributors this October.
Daygloayhole Quarterly Three by Ben Passmore
38 pages, full color, shipping this November.
Next World Tarot by Cristy C. Road
Featuring body outlaws, endangered cultures, and anti-colonial belief systems, THE NEXT WORLD TAROT envisions a world where justice relies on respect and revolutionary love. The Fool’s Journey is about smashing systematic oppression, owning their truths, being accountable to the people and places that support them, and taking back a connection to their body that may have been lost through trauma or societal brainwashing. The NEXT WORLD TAROT is a visual spectacle of both the battle cry and the reconnection between outcasts and their criminalized identities.
This set includes 78 Tarot Cards and an accompanying Tarot Reader (Written and Illustrated by Cristy C. Road).
Shipping this December.