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Sat, Apr 6 2024, 4PM - 6PM

Blattner Multipurpose Room | 75 Arkansas St., San Francisco, CA, 94107 View map


Organized by

MFA Comics

Event description


The San Francisco Arts Commission’s Art on Market Street Poster Series commissions artists to create a new body of work with specific SF themes. That work is created as posters in the bus kiosks lining Market Street, SF’s main thoroughfare. 

In 2022, 2023, and the beginning of 2024, the SFAC designated the poster project to be solely comics! And this was on top of the success of two earlier comics poster series from 2019 and 2020, making for a banner moment for comics art in the city’s public sphere. 

This calls for a celebration! The California College of the Arts MFA in Comics program is proud to host a dynamic comics-reading event from these posters (after all, many of our faculty and alumni were involved in creating the art and judging the projects). After the readings, stay for a meet-and-greet with the artists, some of whom will be selling and signing books. 

Please join us for an afternoon of poster art, comics storytelling, and civic pride!


Rina Ayuyang (Finding Filipino)

Rina’s new book, The Man in The McIntosh Suit, is a Filipino-American take on Depression-era noir featuring mistaken identities and lost love in San Francisco’s Manilatown. It was named one of the Best Books of 2023 by the NYPL and nominated for 2023 Harvey and Ignatz Awards. Rina’s previous book, Blame This on the Boogie, is an homage to the American Musical, exploring themes of ethnic identity, family, and pop-culture fanaticism. It appeared on best of year lists from Forbes, London Free Press, and on Publishers Weekly’s Critics Poll.

Justin Hall (Marching Toward Pride)

Justin Hall is Chair of the CCA MFA in Comics and the creator of True Travel Tales, Hard to Swallow, and Theater of Terror: Revenge of the Queers, as well as stories in the Best American Comics, Best Erotic Comics, and SF Weekly. He created the Lambda-Award-winning and Eisner-nominated collection No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics and was Producer on the award-winning documentary of the same name.

Peter and Maria Hoey (Market Street Crossroads)

Peter and Maria Hoey are brother and sister artists and illustrators. Since 2008 they have independently produced and published their comics under the name COIN-OP. Their work has received multiple Eisner Award nominations, starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, multiple Gold and Silver medals at New York’s MoCCA Arts Festival, been featured in The Best American Comics, and garnered many more accolades over the years.

Minnie Phan (Know History, Know Self)

Minnie Phan is an illustrator and designer creating visual communication that sparks delight. Some highlights from her career include collaborating with Pulitzer Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, designing a 250 square foot mural for Google, and illustrating a citywide reading campaign for the San Francisco Public Library. Of the 10 music posters she’s illustrated for The Fillmore, Yo La Tengo was her favorite.

Triple Dream Comics (Who is San Francisco?)

Eisner-nominated Triple Dream Comics is a magical girl team like no other. With the power of words and pictures, Mel HilarioKatie Longua, and Lauren Davis create stories that help readers better understand the world around them. Their debut graphic novel, Debian Perl, Digital Detective, lays out the basics of coding and computer science, but also tackles corporate control of digital ecosystems, legal personhood and consent, and the importance of standing up for your friends. Together and separately, they’ve worked on toys, video games, animation, short fiction, nonfiction articles, and, of course, comics!

Entry details

Free and open to the public