2022 Special Event

The Comic and Graphic Novel Extravaganza begins May 2, 2022!

Join us in celebrating the art & storytelling of comics and graphic novels with these special events starting May 2:

  • Featured online event: Interview with Chicagoland’s own C. Spike Trotman of Iron Circus Comics on May 5th (details below).
  • Find a new favorite title: Stop by the library starting May 2nd to go on the hunt for your new favorite graphic novel. Using the map as a guide, browse over 150 selected titles.
  • Create your own comic: Have time in between classes? Need to destress? Sit down and create your own comic using a printed template.
  • Artist workshop: View this pre-recorded event on YouTube. Acclaimed comic artist and writer Gene Ha shares tips and tricks to making comics.

An Interview with Iron Circus Comics’ Publisher C. Spike Trotman  

Thursday, May 5th, 12:30pm, Join online via Webex

Join us as we welcome writer, artist, and publisher, C. Spike Trotman for an online interview. Iron Circus Comics is Chicago’s largest comics publisher. Focusing on underrepresented and unique voices, Iron Circus goes beyond the typical capes and superpowers that dominate mainstream comics. Trotman has brought together creators that are reshaping the storytelling and the business of comics. And they are doing it right here in Chicagoland! As the Chicago Tribune puts it, ““C. Spike Trotman is a force in the world of independent comics.”