826 Valencia

Skyler recommended I check out the 826 Valencia, Pirate Supply store before I left San Francisco, so we headed down on Sunday. 826 is the young writers and tutoring workshop started by David Eggers of McSweeney’s fame (and AHWOSG infamy). The pirate store, which is merely a commercial and fund-raising front for the workshop, was pure McSweeeney’s humor. The signs covering the walls were probably the highlight. “When in doubt. Swab.”

826 Valencia

The top half of the building was also covered by a huge comic mural by Chris Ware. The full-size original I posted on Flickr is nearly big enough to read the whole thing.

I wish I’d remembered about 826 NYC and the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. when I was there.

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