Comix Experience first opened April Fool's Day, 1989, and has built a lot of memories over that time.  This page has photos, files, and mementos from multiple decades of comics retailing!

The above video was shot during our 21st anniversary party in 2010


We've had a lot of great artists create window displays for us over the decades!


Signings Galore!

Comix Experience has held dozens and dozens of signings in the past, including (in no particular order) Neil Gaiman, Sam Hamm, Matt Wagner, Chris Marrinan, Al Gordon, Erik Larsen, Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs, Kelley Jones, The Pander Brothers, Pepe Moreno, Gerard Jones, Larry Welz, Dan Vado and Scott Saavedra, Dan Brereton, James Hudnall, Dave McKean, Robt. Williams, Mike Dringenberg, Alan Grant, Dan Clowes, Jo Duffy, Lois Buhalis, Colleen Doran, Wendy Pini, Bryan Talbot, Mark Bode, Garth Ennis, Lewis Shiner, Norm Breyfogle, Steve Oliff, Harlan Ellison, Grant Morrison, Matt Hollingsworth, Steve Dillon, Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson, Jim Lee, The Hernandez Brothers, Jill Thompson, Linda Medley, Rachel Pollack, James Robinson, Teddy Kristiansen, Dave Sim, Gerhard, Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale, Alan Brennert, Paul Pope, Teri Wood, Michael Cohen, Howard Chaykin, John Francis Moore, Paul Mavrides, Jim Woodring, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphey, Kurt Busiek, Gary Amaro, P. Craig Russell, Sergio Aragonés, Mark Evanier, Bob Shrek, Tom Luth, Stan Sakai, Peter Bagge, Al Columbia, Michael T. Gilbert, Trina Robbins, Angela Bocage, Nina Paley, Kris Kovick, Cheela Smith, John McCrea, Javier Saltares, Mike Allred,  Ted Naifeh, Chad Michael Murray, Craig Thompson, Charles Soule, Leela Corman, ILYA,...and even more creators who we don't have records for!

More recently we started two different Graphic Novel Clubs, one for adults, and the other for kids.  Videos of our interviews with the involved creators can be found here, and you can find a collection of the bookplates produced for our monthly selections here.


Comix Experience 5th Anniversary Magazine

5th Anniversary Magazine PDF

Wayyyyyyy back in 1994, Comix Experience published a 24-page magazine to celebrate our fifth anniversary, featuring new art and comics from Dave Sim, Matt Wagner, Neil Gaiman, Terry Moore and many many others. We've lovingly scanned our sole remaining copy (yes, you can even see the wrinkles and stains it has gotten over the years) for your joy and entertainment.  


Tilting at Windmills

Brian Hibbs has been writing for a long time about comics retailing and we have the earliest years archived here on the Tilting at Windmills page!  NEW editions of TaW are produced regularly at The Comics Beat.


Visit our Two San Francisco Locations listed below or subscribe to our Graphic Novel Club Online!

Comix Experience
305 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

Monday 11am-8pm
Tuesday 11am-8pm
Wednesday 10am-8pm
Thursday 11am-8pm
Friday 11am-8pm
Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 10am-8pm


Comix Experience Outpost
2381 Ocean Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 239-2669

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am-7pm
Wednesday 10am-8pm
Thursday 11am-8pm
Friday 11am-8pm
Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 11am-5pm


The Savage Critics

Brian once ran a comics review site with many talented writers; it has since been shuttered, but we wanted to make sure the content didn't get erased, so we have it all right here for you to while away an afternoon or three.