About & FAQs

Strangers Fanzine & Publishing was founded on February 14th, 2020. Originally starting as a quarterly fanzine, Strangers continued to grow throughout the year, adding on an online store focusing on small press and independent comics, and then establishing a small press publishing outfit of our own in the beginning of 2021. 

Where Can I Find Strangers? 
Strangers Fanzine and published titles are carried at a variety of different comic shops around the world. While the list will be updated periodically, I would suggest checking with your local shop about what is currently available. You can also buy most Strangers titles directly through our webstore. 

If you are a retailer interested in carrying Strangers products, please reach out to strangersfanzine[at]gmail[dot]com or through the contact form on this website. 

Gutterpop Comics (Buffalo, NY)
Dessert Island Comics (Brooklyn, NY)
Secret Headquarters (Los Angeles, CA)
Floating World Comics (Portland, OR)
Domino Books (Brooklyn, NY)
Wig Shop (Denver, CO)
Partners & Son (Philadelphia, PA)
Lion's Tooth (Milwaukee, WI)
Goblin's Heist (Hialeah, FL)
Silver Sprocket (San Francisco, CA)
Vault of Midnight (Detroit, Grand Rapids & Ann Arbor, MI)
Ash Ave Comics & Books (Tempe, AZ)

Gosh! Comics (London, England)
Ugra Press (São Paulo, Brazil)
Just Indie Comics (Italy)

Will You Review My Comic In An Issue of Strangers?
Absolutely! Strangers will always be a place that celebrates small press and independent creators. One of the ways I can do that is by reviewing or shouting out your comics in an issue of Strangers. I cannot promise that you will get a full review but you will always get a quick mention in the Mail Call section of whatever issue you appear in. 

If you are interested in sending a comic for review, please reach out via the contact form or through social media and I will happily send you details on where to mail them to! If you send a handful of comics, I will only choose one- usually the most recent to cover. 

Will You Publish/Distro My Comic? 
While Strangers does not have open submissions, I try not to discourage anyone from sending along inquiries about being published/distribution. I do review every submission sent along but I can't promise I will always be able to get back to you.

Before submitting a comic for publishing/distro consideration, I ask that you take a look at what books Strangers publishes/carries and evaluate yourself if you'd be a good fit. Strangers leans strongly towards genre comics, mostly sci-fi, horror, fantasy and pulp/crime. If your book fits into one of those categories or you think it would be a good fit regardless, please feel free to contact me through email or through the contact page on this website! 

I'd Like To Write For Strangers Fanzine or the Blog!
I am always accepting new pitches for articles- please feel free to contact me through email or the contact page on this website! 

Featured Coverage & Interviews
The Comics Journal Interview
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Rat Nest Podcast #15
Comics Unencumbered Season 2 Episode 5
Tradecraft Episode 2
Gutter Boys Podcast Episode #50 
Sewer Mutant | Podcast Episode 3: Meeting Strangers
The Comics Journal | The Best Comics of 2021
The Awesome Comics Podcast Episode #282