Mission Mini-Comix is a loosely organized cartooning collective based out of San Francisco founded by Rio & Mikey, two S.F. Natives with great love for the sequential arts.
Most of the comix here-in are collaborative efforts that include, Mikey, Rio and whoever of our friends we could successfully coerce into contributing.
More pictures and bios will be added to this page when I get more self portraits from people.
Code name: “Silent But Deadly”
Occupation: Cartoonist. S.F. Native. Juggler.
Specialties: Comix, OCD detailing, painting, juggling, sedition.
Favorite Music: Hickey, Fuckface, the Faggz, 50 million, Human Beanz, (other oldschool Mission stuff), Flipper, Nirvana. Tupac, Kool Keith, Outkast. Okay helluv other music too, I don’t have all page.
Favorite t.v.: The Maxx, Aeon Flux(the show not movie) Full metal alchemist,Lum, Doctor Who. I could just go on, I love and hate t.v. as I love and hate myself
Likes: Friends, kitties, animals, comics, well crafted stories, hard core video game sessions, lengthy philosophical debates, weird ass mysterious art, bathroom humor
Dislikes: Hipsterism, fixed-gear bicycles, the removal and resale of culture from the populous at large, the new world order, comics and art that sucks (I’m sortuv a hater.)
Catch phrase: “Real men cook their heroin in the belly of a goat.!”
Code name: “8-ball”
Occupation: Cartoonist. S.F. Native. Web Developer.
Specialties: Comix, flash, web design, long range snarking, communist propaganda.
Favorite Music: Hickey, F.Y.P., Rudiments, Nirvana, Pixies, Fugazi, Bananas, Bar Feeders, Crass, Quasi etc.
Favorite t.v.: The Maxx, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Full Metal Alchemist, Dexter, X-Men: The animated series, Spectacular Spiderman
Likes: Existential Absurdity, facetiousness, reddit, comic books
Dislikes: Capitalism, self righteousness, arrogance, humorlessness-ess
Catch phrase: “My farts smell like bisquick!”
|Name: Audrey Soffa
Code name: “Bourgeois Bettie”
Occupation: Pharmacy. S.F. Native. Insurance Saleswoman.
Specialties: Writin’, Drawin’, needlepointin’, internet subculture
Favorite Music: Whatever’s on the radio, played at reasonable volume
Favorite t.v.: N/A – stopped watching T.V after they cancelled “Family Matters”
Catch phrase: “Huh”
|Name: Spencer Gray
Code name: “Iron Lung”
Occupation: Art Fag. S.F. Native. Vagrant
Specialties: I always said there were 3 things I was good at, but… ah.. I forget what they are now…
Favorite Music: Hunn Hurr Tu, Andre Nicatina, 15, Hickey, Bongzilla, P-Funk, Kong Nei, Neurosis and Prince
Favorite t.v.: Don’t own one!
Likes: Double Cheese Burgers, Italian Surrealism, My Dog, Badly Recorded Punk Rock, Depression Era Cartoons, German Expressionism, Swamp Thing, Victorian Architecture, Coffee and Cigarettes
Dislikes: Conceptual Art, Vigilantes, The Pigs, Employment and Taxation, Bunk Acid, Skin Heads and Dependance On The Convenience of Technology
Catch phrase: “Never Waste Ya Flavor!”
Brief Statement:My name is Erin. I love mission mini-comix. I like to draw too.
Code name: “Ronin Kikuchiyo Tomoshima”
Occupation: Painter, Muralist, sometime Cartoonist, bicycle mechanic and purveyor of semi-legal substances
Specialties: Narcissism, Misanthropy, Edged Weapons, Living the way of the Samurai
Favorite Music: Hickey, Wu Tang Clan, Necro, RBL Posse, Ill Mannered Players, 50 Million, Darkthrone, Bethlehem, Hammers of Misfortune, Ludicra, Agalloch, etc.
Favorite t.v.: House, Afro Samurai, Boondocks, Weeds, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Freaks and Geeks
Likes: Bicycles, Marijuana, Girls, Homies, Punkshows, katanas, video games, Samurai Culture, Beer, Burritos, Marijuana, Pills, Methadone, the color Black, Marijuana
Dislikes: Gentrification, yuppies, crack, bitches, meth, cold toilet seats, overly positive or optimistic people, idiot motorists, long lines, doing laundry, shaving, tying my shoes, dealing with mundane day to day realities
Catch phrase: “In my dojo, we are all wounded orphans”
Brief Statement:Check out more of Cameron’s arts and comix here.
I was on Market st walking to the vehical from an expencive benefit honor
ing acceptional gay youth (my partner likes to do that stuff, it’s always good stuff, and hey! It’s tax breaks baby!) when suddenly we were in a
forest of testosterone and estrogen—- ah youth!, behind which was a storefront window chock-a-block with angry young’uns art, some of which was quite beautiful. A sweet and luminous worthy, about my height
5’7″ or a little less, handed me a tight little booklet titled “The History of the great US of A. in the style of the great cartoonist Larry Gonick. You, somewhere there in the collective, might remember me, I think I handed you my card and discribed myself as “old school”. I just wanted to say thanks….. and keep being crazy! If this rings anybody’s bells there, shoot me an email. ……….. Forge on sweethearts! Yours, Jon Gatto
That was me you met. I definitely remember meeting you. Thanx for the positive feedback. It’s been a few years since I read anything by Gonick(Cartoon History of the Universe, etc.), but we are definitely trying to make educational comics, although some of them come out to be propaganda. At least we research stuff.
I just saw the David and Douchey Comix. I was pretty excited about the title considering all of the ridiculous shit Ive seen at protests within the last year. However, I was really disappointed at how the Douchy character did nothing except repeat the same uninformed stereotypes of those “anarchists.” As an anarchist who also pushes for all of the behavior laid out by the David character, it’s pretty frustrating to have people ignore the work that you do openly as an anarchist and instead focus on some of the knuckleheads.
Its also really sad that people still buy into this idea that if you dont antagonize the police then they will not hurt people and if they do hurt people well then its the people’s fault who yelled at them. That is so inaccurate Im not really sure where to start.
But next time you decide to throw an entire political identity under the bus, look into the social centers that anarchists run; the foreclosure defense groups that have anarchists in them; the free food anarchists make every day for people; etc. There’s douchey anarchists, just like there’s douchey people who aren’t anarchists.
Hey Sean, thanks for reading!
We’re not throwing any political identities under the bus (“hey, some of my best friends are anarchists!”); just trying to draw a line between the kinds of behavior we think are helpful versus ones that aren’t. We definitely weren’t trying to say that all anarchists are like Douchey or that David wasn’t an anarchist either. People seem to be taking that comic a little too personally and kind of putting words in our mouths, which kind of blows. Believe it or not, we actually hang out with some people from foreclosure defense groups and free food groups (some of them even draw with us). So again, yeah, it’s about behaviors, not about ideology.
As far as cops being violent with or without provocation, we never really argued with that. But still, there’s a difference between David’s behavior (knowing his rights and standing his ground) and Douchey’s (pointlessly antagonizing and looking for a fight). Hope that clears things up for you!
We weren’t saying cops won’t hurt or harass non-violent protesters, but that if protesters are filmed baiting cops, that footage will be used by the mass-media to lessen sympathy towards the protesters and their cause.
I might as well say that Douchey wasn’t even written as an anarchist character to begin with. He was supposed to be a composite of somewhat unhelpful behaviors at protests. Just like David, the unbelievable goody-goody, was a collection of more positive actions.
Lastly, there’s a lot of direct actions, anarchist or not, that I support like Food Not Bombs, Homes not Jails, Needle exchange, the Medics at protests, hacktivists(in some cases), and many other groups that perform direct actions that are helpful to the community and for the most part don’t turn supporters against occupy or related movements…
Mission mini comix the dopest things around!!!!
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Happy bunny is ALWAYS A GAS! horrabile until yer sides are in stitches. what next?? Happy Bunny becomes a Craigslist escort??
Anybody have anythng they’d like to see us tackle in our next book or mural?
I want to share/include some of your work at SFSU if permitted
Sure thing, we love Glide! Just try to credit us if you can!