Curated specifically for boys and girls 9+ years of age, the Kids' Graphic Novel Club has featured a wide range of top authors and artists, including Raina Telgemeier, Hope Larson, Alexis Fajordo, Craig Thompson, Judd Winich, Gene Luen Yang and many more. Click here to see videos of past meetings archived at the bottom of our events page.  We also gift our Kid's Club members with posters and bookmarks. Click here to learn more about the Kids' Graphic Novel Club.

Ways to Join the Kids' Graphic Novel Club
Whether you select an Annual Membership or Month-to-Month one, the cost is just $15 per month. You can quit at any time for a full refund on your unused balance.  Annual memberships make great gifts!

Join Now!  Just Pick the Membership that Works Best for You!

Every month, Comix Experience's talented staff uses our passion and experience to choose the best brand new graphic novels for the members of our two exclusive clubs:  Graphic Novel Club (for adults) and Kids' Graphic Novel Club  (for ages 9+).  The books are always extraordinary stand-alone experiences, or the first volume of exciting new series.  As a member of either club, each month you receive these unique benefits:

  • Our curated pick for the best new graphic novel of the month for your club type
  • Monthly  live book club meetings and social events featuring the writer and/or artist of that month's selection...most months the authors/artists are live, in-person; other months they join us via live video chat
  • Amazing swag related to each month's selections, including exclusive signed bookplates and posters 

GRAPHIC NOVEL CLUB (for adults)

KIDS' GRAPHIC NOVEL CLUB (for ages 9+)

We've had many top authors and artists as Graphic Novel Club guests, including Neil Gaiman, Daniel Clowes, Paul Dini, Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda, Zander Cannon, Lucas Varela, Josh Cotter, Tyler Crook and many others.  Click here to see videos of past meetings archived at the bottom of our Events page.  We also gift our members with exclusive bookplates signed by the authors. Click here to see some of the exclusive bookplates we've gifted to our members.

Ways to Join the Graphic Novel Club

  • Month-to-Month: If you prefer to take it one month at a time, the price will be $25 a month, a tremendous value considering all the benefits we are offering.
  • Annual:  If you are willing to commit to a full year, the price drops to just $20 a month! You can quit at any time for a full refund on your unused balance.  Annual memberships make great gifts!

Join Now!  Just Pick the Membership that Works Best for You!

Curated Graphic Novels, Private Events with Authors & Artists, and Great Swag

CLUB FAQS

Q. Why did you start Graphic Novel Clubs?
A. San Francisco is raising it's minimum wage 43% over the next three years.  While we at Comix Experience absolutely support a living wage, this unprecedented increase puts a huge pressure on small businesses like us.  Our Graphic Novel Clubs are our solution...providing necessary income so we don't have to cut staff or hours, and fostering community through our stores.  Learn more>

Q. What books will I get?
A. Some months we might send you a more expensive book, while some months it may be something less expensive -– but every month you’ll get an accessible, compelling, and thoughtful piece of graphic fiction, and the value will be equivalent to the average price of a graphic novel over the course of the yearly plan.  Check out our online store to see some recent selections.

Q. What if I don’t live in the Bay Area – can I still join? 
A. Yes, absolutely! We just add $7 a month for shipping and handling for domestic US priority mail. We haven’t yet figured out a “one size fits all” solution for international shipping, but if you’re outside the US and you want to participate, call or e-mail, and we’ll work out an individual shipping solution for you.

Q. What if I can’t make it to a meeting or I live out of town?
A. We record all club meetings so if you’re out of town you’ll still be able to enjoy that benefit.  Club members can ask questions before the event even starts.  These advance questions will be asked live and the answers can be heard at your convenience.

Q. How do you choose each month's selection?
A. Drawing on Comix Experience's knowledgeable and passionate staff's top picks, we use a rating system similar to the Eisner Awards (which Comix Experience owner Brian Hibbs has judged).  Every month, each staff member nominates their choice.  We all read each nominated book, then vote on the ones we like best.  The one with the most votes wins.

Q.  Are memberships only available online?

A.  No, you can also buy them at either of our stores:  Comix Experience at 305 Divisadero St., (415) 863-9258 or
Comix Experience Outpost on 2381 Ocean Ave., (415) 239-2669

Q. Where can I buy Graphic Novel Club selections and runners up?
A. You can buy them at Comix Experience, 305 Divisadero St., San Francisco 94117 or on our online store.


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