About & FAQs
Strangers 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 which has now grown to be the main focus of Strangers.
Where Can I Find Strangers?
Strangers 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 Eddie[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)
What's Going On With The Fanzine and the distro?
At this stage, the fanzine and the distro are no longer active! The publishing side of Strangers has grown significantly and it me in a position where I had to make some cuts in order to best support the artists I am working with.
While you will see the occasional distro title appear from some of our friends overseas like Fortress, Stramash and Cosmic Slop, I will no longer be carrying many non Strangers Publishing titles.
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!
Featured Coverage & Interviews
The Comics Journal Interview
Never Iron Anything: Recommended 'Strangers'
Four Color Apocalypse 2021 Year In Review : Top Ten Special Mentions
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