San Francisco's world-famous comic book mecca, Isotope the Comic Book Lounge is the epicenter for comics coolness. The home of unique events with the industry's biggest names and some of the smallest, too. Including: Grant Morrison, Jim Lee, Eric Powell, JH Williams, Ian Gibson, MC Chris, Dave Johnson, Steve Niles, Warren Ellis, Ed Brubaker, Robert Kirkman, Darick Robertson, Erik Larsen, Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, Joe Casey, Tom Beland, Rick Remender, Brian Wood, B. Clay Moore, Brett Warnock, Adam Beechen, Andrew Boyd, Ms Monster, Eric Stephenson, Pine-am, Bill Willingham, Jason McNamara, Batton Lash, Jackie Estrada, Rob Osborne, Tony Talbert, Kirsten Baldock, JW Cotter, Danica Novgorodoff
Isotope the comic book lounge features the love for the comics with world class comic book pimps, the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics, and popular industry mixers
The Staff at Isotope the comic book lounge. Sexy comic nerds and so much more!
Events at Isotope the comic book lounge. Included are unique events like Grant Morrison's International Guide to Living Fabulously, Eric Powell's Monster Mash-Up, Jim Lee & Lee Bermejo All-Star Opening, MC Chris performing live, Ed Brubaker Armwrestling, JH Williams Baccanalia, Brian K. Vaughan & Tony Harris Voter Registration Drive, Pine-am performing live, Steve Niles Zombiefest, Continuity Art Show, Warren Ellis Scotch Tasting, Watermelon Races with Andrew Boyd, Tom Beland Eisner Nomination Bash, Brian Wood Month, APE AFTERMATH
Pictures glorious pictures! Photos and videos of the world's most beautiful comic book store and the sexy cool people who shop here. Jim Lee. Grant Morrison. Eric Powell. PINE*am. MC Chris. Danica Novgorodoff. Alternative Press Expo. Toilet Seats.

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DASH SHAW at the Isotope!

Join us and comic creating genius Dash Shaw in celebration of his latest book BODYWORLD from Pantheon

April 27th 2010 (click here for more info)


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Friday, September 01, 2006

KQED Checks Out San Francisco's Arts Scene
With the SF Comic & Cartoon Art Tour

The folks at KQED's Spark program know a thing or two about the arts and entertainment scene in the San Francisco Bay Area, and they should... it's their job. And when it comes to keeping the public's finger on the pulse of art in the city, there is none greater. With over 50,000 viewers tuning in weekly for a wide variety of segments including the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, the San Jose Ballet, the Palo Alto Mural Art Project, and even a Bay Area workshop for Space Artists' residencies and collaborations at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View.

Spark also features some great local art tours and event picks for discriminating art lovers, including the recent San Francisco Comic & Cartoon Art Tour, which includes such must-see stops as The Cartoon Art Museum, the Animator's Studio at Zeum... and also the Isotope.

From the KQED Spark website:

Recover from lunch with a visit to Hayes Valley's Isotope Comics. This innovative destination for comic book lovers has a lounge area outfitted with a comfy sofa and cushy chairs. Visitors regularly curl up here to flip through the shop's comic books, socialize and just relax. The venue is also home to the irreverent Comic Rock Stars Toilet Seat Art Museum, a permanent art installation featuring -- you guessed it -- toilet seats emblazoned with sketches by artists like Erik Larson, Donna Barr and Judd Winick who've visited the store for special events and book signings. Usually done with black indelible markets, the drawings range from silly to sexy to downright scandalous.

We highly recommend to our tried-and-true SF friends as well also those folks visiting from out of town to go check out the site, make some time to do a tour, and get yourself a little comic-lovin' culture!