Justin Hall standing in front of a Marching Toward Pride poster he drew in 2020.

On Saturday, January 7, from 7-9pm, the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum will be hosting a free event at Silver Sprocket, a local indie comics publisher (1018 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110)!

Award-winning cartoonist and educator Justin Hall will be speaking about his work-in-progress, a graphic novel weaving together memoir and queer San Francisco history, to be published by Abrams Books in 2024. Combining comics readings, storytelling, and ruminations on LGBTQ culture, the nature of memoir, and the challenges of historical comics, this is a unique look into the process behind creating a big, gay, graphic novel.

Following his talk, we will have time to socialize and browse the store. Masks are encouraged!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent flooding, the store will not be able to offer seating during this event. The talk will be standing only.

What: Justin Hall presents on his work-in-progress
Where: Silver Sprocket, 1018 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
When: Saturday, January 7, 7-9pm
Transit/Local Info: You can take the BART (Blue-S/Green-S/Red-S/Yellow-S) from Powell Street near the Moscone Center for 3 stops, exiting at 24th St. Mission. Silver Sprocket is a few blocks away. Transit is $2.15 one way and should take 20-30 minutes. The Mission is a neighborhood with a lot of wonderful restaurants and shops that’s worthwhile exploring!