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Comix Experience: San Francisco's Oldest Comic Book Store
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Comix Experience: San Francisco's Oldest Comic Book Store

Picture of Deanna Morgado
Updated: 26 January 2018
San Francisco’s very own Comix Experience has been open since 1989, making it the city’s oldest comic store. Not only is Comix Experience the go-to for both new and used graphic novels, the wide selection comic books can be compared to a nearly endless sea. There’s the rare and unique as well as the classics that make appearances in Comix.

Having a good-hearted sense of humor from the start, Comix Experience opened its doors on April Fool’s Day almost 30 years ago. Now Comix has two San Francisco locations as well as its own graphic novel club and an in-house magazine that publishes monthly.

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Comix Experience has never changed ownership, so has never stopped wanting to deliver that special experience that comic books and graphic novels bring to readers. The store specializes only in these media only, and doesn’t carry many other types of artifacts, like some other storefronts do. Comix also holds events and classes, many of which are geared towards promoting reading to children, helping them gain an interest in improving their skills.

The store’s second location, Comix Experience Outpost, also focuses more on children’s reads and their take on graphic novels and comic books.

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A native gem of San Francisco, Comix Experience has gained quite the reputation between both local and out-of-town artists and creators. The store holds many signings, and some of the artists that have come through the doors over the years are Bryan Talbot, Bob Schreck, Al Columbia, and Alan Grant. Comix Experience makes a point to do whatever they can to work with local artists who wish to be either published, sold, or both.

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Comix Experience uses its experience to unite a culture that tends to get overlooked or shrugged off. In almost three decades this comic book and graphic novel store has expanded, educated, and acted as a pillar in the comic art community.

Comix Experience, 305 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 863 9258

Comix Experience Outpost, 2381 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 239 2669