Every month, Comix Experience's talented staff uses our passion and experience to choose the single best brand new graphic novel to give you. This book will always be either a stand-alone experience, or the first volume of a new series. As a member of the club, you’ll also be entitled to unique benefits that won’t be offered to anyone else:
Ways to Join the Graphic Novel Club
Annual memberships to Graphic Novel Club and Kids' Graphic Novel Club make great gifts!
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Curated Graphic Novels, Private Events with Authors & Artists, Swag and More...
Or just visit one of our stores to sign up:
Q. Why did you start Graphic Novel Club?
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. Graphic Novel Club is 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 (if we had started this in February, the pick would have been Scott McCloud’s excellent “The Sculptor," which is $29.95), 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 $6 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. 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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