Painted toilet seats in Isotope.

The Comic Rock Star’s Toilet Seat Museum

Voted "Best Comic Store" in Best of the Bay for 17 years running (2002 - 2018), Isotope Comic Book Lounge plays host to a unique museum of toilet seats. The collection was founded by accident in 2002 when Brian Wood (DMZ and X-Men) vandalized their bathroom and owner James Sime kept the toilet seat. Over 100 comic artists have now contributed illustrated seats, and a subset of the collection can be seen lining the walls of the lounge.


326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - Map

26 November 2019

Discoveries: The (toilet) seat of power is found in San Francisco

Sam McManis, The Sacramento Bee, 12 June 2015

Meet James Sime of Isotope Comics

Anna Mantzaris, Hoodline, 7 October 2013

James Sime, Isotope comic lounge celebrate niche

Peter Hartlaub, SFGate, 2 November 2010

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