Pocket Con: Celebrate Diversity in Comics October 8

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Pocket Con, Chicago's only comics convention for youth featuring the works of artists and writers of color, women and LGBTQ creators, is 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 8 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street. Pocket Con provides a space for creators and young fans to meet, and for teens, kids and adults to […]

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Join CPL at C2E2 This Friday and Saturday

The Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo is here with a weekend full of comics, cosplay and games! While you're there geeking out to your favorite fandom, check out the librarians from CPL in our Friday panel Designing for the Geek Community, where you'll learn about the amazing array of geek-friendly programming CPL has developed over […]

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Top Picks for DC Comic Fans

Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman action figures

If you're pumped to see the upcoming action-packed Superman vs. Batman on March 25, we recommend these top picks of great comics with popular DC superheroes to tide you over until the big opening night. All-star Superman by Grant Morrison shows us Superman at his most powerful and most human. Diagnosed with a deadly radiation-fueled cancer after a […]

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Jessica Jones Readalikes

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Are you jonesing for more Jessica? Since its premiere on Netflix, Jessica Jones has been getting so much buzz. Not only is this new series part of the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it's drawing many viewers who don't know the first thing about comic books. Jessica Jones is a female P.I. who drinks too much, keeps loved […]

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Witty and Wild Webcomics

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The Internet has always been a prime focus for self-publishing, but that doesn't stop with blogging and eBook publishing. Web comics, or online comics, opened the door for comic book creators of all backgrounds and talents. They take on various formats, styles and genres, and some have reached incredible popularity including many of the following titles. Kate Beaton, a […]

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Celebrate Diverse Comics at Pocket Con on December 5

Pocket Con 2015 logo- art by Ashley Woods

Geek out at Chicago's comic book convention for teens and kids! This year's Pocket Con is 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 5 at the Chicago Art Department gallery, 1932 S. Halsted Street. Pocket Con features the works of artists and writers of color, as well as work by women, LGBTQ and other minorities, plus small press and indie […]

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You Can Draw Superheroes, Too!

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Do you love to read comics and graphic novels? Are your favorite shows about superheroes and supervillains? Have you always wished that you could draw your favorite characters or even your own comic creations? You can! Just check out a couple of books and a little bit of practice and you will be on your […]

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Reception and Film Screening for Artist Heather McAdams at Sulzer Regional

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Comic Strips, Movie Clips & Potato Chips, an exhibition of expression by Chicago artist Heather McAdams, is on display from July 1 through July 31 in the north exhibit case on the 1st floor and in the exhibit cases on the 2nd floor of Sulzer Regional Library. The exhibit features her self-portraits, comics and needlepoint designs of country […]

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Eisner Award Nominees: Best Publication for Teens

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The 2015 Eisner Award nominees have been released, voting has closed and the winners of the "Oscars of comics" will be announced on July 10 at Comic-Con International. Check out the nominees in this year's Best Publication for Teens category and see if you can pick the winner! In The Dumbest Idea Ever!, things aren't looking good for golden boy Jimmy when he gets too […]

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