Mission: Comics and Art is creating neighborhood community space for comic books and the arts
201
patrons
$2,035
per month
It’s no secret that 2017 was a bad year for many people, in many ways. It was particularly bad for comic book stores. If Mission: Comics was just a normal business, I’d have put up a “Closing Soon” sign weeks ago.

But it’s not a normal business. It’s a comic book store that countless people have consistently expressed to me how grateful they are to have in our neighborhood. I’m not ready to give up yet, but I need help to keep it going.

We need the support of people who value the community they’ve found here and want to see it continue; we’re looking to build upon that community and make it even more inviting and welcoming. We don’t want this to be a stopgap measure to keep things the way they are -- we want it to be a bridge to a better shop that can serve the Mission in a even better ways.



I know and understand from all the appreciation I hear that the store offers more than the just the books we sell, and we’d like this Patreon to be a way for people to support the store in a way that matches that value that it adds to their lives.

I believe there’s a better outlook for 2018, but I can’t keep the store operating in the way it should with just hope. We need to experiment with expanding our business model and reaching new customers. This patreon account is a big part of that effort, and I hope you’ll become a supporter.

Here's a short video about the store and a past gallery show we held.


Mission: Comics & Art
is a neighborhood community space for comic books and the arts, with regularly scheduled activities, meetups and events. We also host monthly art gallery shows that highlight artists inspired by comics, pop-culture, and strong storytelling. We host monthly book clubs, creative meetups, lectures, and readings from creators all over the world. In the past we've hosted events for such comics creators as Neal Adams, Gene Luen Yang, Ales Kot and many more.
Tiers
High Five!
$2 or more per month 47 patrons
High Five! Personal Thank You Email.
Thanks for loving us! We love you back! Let’s us know you're a Patreon supporter any time you’re in the store and you're getting a High Five! Plus we’ll send you a personal email telling you how much we love you, in the most “un-creepy” way we can manage.
Pledge $5 or more per month
39 patrons
Magnet + Sticker + Other Swag
This really helps us in a BIG way! And we really want to say thank with a pack of thank you gifts that put you on the inside. (In store pickup)
I Got a Shirt!
$10 or more per month 18 patrons
Mission: Comics T-shirt + Magnet + Sticker + Bookmark
This definitely helps! We want to show our gratitude with some some great thank you gifts. (In store pickup)
Pledge $15 or more per month
51 patrons
Hand selected $10 trade collection of the month
Each month you'll be contributing greatly to our goal of a thriving comics and art scene in San Francisco.
As a special thanks, we'll specially select one of the best new  $10 graphic novels coming out that month. We guarantee you'll love it!
And if not, we'll hook you up with something else. (In store pickup)
You know, for kids
$15 or more per month 31 patrons
We'll donate a kids graphic novel monthly to a local San Francisco school, after-school or youth program in your honor
Team Comics Shop Talk Membership
$20 or more per month 9 of 50 patrons
At 8pm Wednesdays we shut the doors and it's "Members Only". We'll discuss the week's books, comic industry news and insider gossip, with adult beverages of course. Additional privileges will definitely be added along the way.   
You're a Model, And You're Looking Good
$25 or more per month 3 patrons
Leef will draw your portrait on a comic backing board and it will f#cking suck!

(Act fast! Eventually he might maybe become a better artist and it might not suck quite so much. That would be boring.)

Pledge $50 or more per month
4 patrons
Host an event at the store once per calendar year
You are really committed to helping us keep doing what we’re doing! That is super-awesome!
As a thank you we’d like to let you host an after-hours event at the store.
Put a Plaque On It
$50 or more per month 0 of 40 patrons
Usually these are reserved for dead people, but we'll put a classy brass plaque proclaiming your sponsorship on a bookshelf of your choice
Goals
$2,035 of $3,000 per month
Keep The Store Open
At this level, we can be confident that even in months where sales are down, bills will be paid and the store can stay open
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It’s no secret that 2017 was a bad year for many people, in many ways. It was particularly bad for comic book stores. If Mission: Comics was just a normal business, I’d have put up a “Closing Soon” sign weeks ago.

But it’s not a normal business. It’s a comic book store that countless people have consistently expressed to me how grateful they are to have in our neighborhood. I’m not ready to give up yet, but I need help to keep it going.

We need the support of people who value the community they’ve found here and want to see it continue; we’re looking to build upon that community and make it even more inviting and welcoming. We don’t want this to be a stopgap measure to keep things the way they are -- we want it to be a bridge to a better shop that can serve the Mission in a even better ways.



I know and understand from all the appreciation I hear that the store offers more than the just the books we sell, and we’d like this Patreon to be a way for people to support the store in a way that matches that value that it adds to their lives.

I believe there’s a better outlook for 2018, but I can’t keep the store operating in the way it should with just hope. We need to experiment with expanding our business model and reaching new customers. This patreon account is a big part of that effort, and I hope you’ll become a supporter.

Here's a short video about the store and a past gallery show we held.


Mission: Comics & Art
is a neighborhood community space for comic books and the arts, with regularly scheduled activities, meetups and events. We also host monthly art gallery shows that highlight artists inspired by comics, pop-culture, and strong storytelling. We host monthly book clubs, creative meetups, lectures, and readings from creators all over the world. In the past we've hosted events for such comics creators as Neal Adams, Gene Luen Yang, Ales Kot and many more.

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Tiers
High Five!
$2 or more per month 47 patrons
High Five! Personal Thank You Email.
Thanks for loving us! We love you back! Let’s us know you're a Patreon supporter any time you’re in the store and you're getting a High Five! Plus we’ll send you a personal email telling you how much we love you, in the most “un-creepy” way we can manage.
Pledge $5 or more per month
39 patrons
Magnet + Sticker + Other Swag
This really helps us in a BIG way! And we really want to say thank with a pack of thank you gifts that put you on the inside. (In store pickup)
I Got a Shirt!
$10 or more per month 18 patrons
Mission: Comics T-shirt + Magnet + Sticker + Bookmark
This definitely helps! We want to show our gratitude with some some great thank you gifts. (In store pickup)
Pledge $15 or more per month
51 patrons
Hand selected $10 trade collection of the month
Each month you'll be contributing greatly to our goal of a thriving comics and art scene in San Francisco.
As a special thanks, we'll specially select one of the best new  $10 graphic novels coming out that month. We guarantee you'll love it!
And if not, we'll hook you up with something else. (In store pickup)
You know, for kids
$15 or more per month 31 patrons
We'll donate a kids graphic novel monthly to a local San Francisco school, after-school or youth program in your honor
Team Comics Shop Talk Membership
$20 or more per month 9 of 50 patrons
At 8pm Wednesdays we shut the doors and it's "Members Only". We'll discuss the week's books, comic industry news and insider gossip, with adult beverages of course. Additional privileges will definitely be added along the way.   
You're a Model, And You're Looking Good
$25 or more per month 3 patrons
Leef will draw your portrait on a comic backing board and it will f#cking suck!

(Act fast! Eventually he might maybe become a better artist and it might not suck quite so much. That would be boring.)

Pledge $50 or more per month
4 patrons
Host an event at the store once per calendar year
You are really committed to helping us keep doing what we’re doing! That is super-awesome!
As a thank you we’d like to let you host an after-hours event at the store.
Put a Plaque On It
$50 or more per month 0 of 40 patrons
Usually these are reserved for dead people, but we'll put a classy brass plaque proclaiming your sponsorship on a bookshelf of your choice