Read Comics through Hoopla

Hoopla is one of the most convenient services available for digital library users. Lending is based on titles per month instead of available copies, so you will never have to wait in line. Already a robust collection of music, videos, and audiobooks, Hoopla recently expanded its offerings to include comics. Here are recommendations for popular […]

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Get to Know Comic Artist Gene Luen Yang

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The next time someone tells you that you need to do something with your life and stop reading comics, you may need to respectfully inform them about the literary merits of comics, manga and graphic novels. It might not hurt, too, to mention that a comic artist, Gene Luen Yang, was named a fellow of […]

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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

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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

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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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