Mini Comic Con

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:00–4:00 PM

Don your cape, tights and mask, then drop in at Eisenhower to join hundreds of fans at our annual Mini Comic Con, a celebration of the best in pop culture. Have fun with everything geeky: comics, toys, video gaming, television, original art, collectibles, anime, manga, our big costume contest, and more! Check out our special guests and stay tuned for even more information as it develops.


Artists & Writers

Mitch O'Connell - Freelance artist of comics, band posters, gallery paintings, tattoo flash, and more.

Tom Bacon - Co-creator and artist of The Breakouts webcomic.

Gina Bellisario - Author of Ellie Utra.

Ali Cantarella - Chicago-based illustrator and creator of The Hasty Pastry webcomic.

Justin Castaneda - Writer and illustrator from the south side of Chicago.

Othell Flowers - Illustrator

Serena Guerra - Colorist of The Mice Templar.

Toni Johnson - Writer and artist.

Bret Juliano Creator of Dust Bunny Mafia.

Kat Leyh Creator of Supercakes and co-writer of Lumberjanes.

Lisa Maggiore - Author of Ava the Monster Slayer.

Jeff Moy - Concept artist for X-Men Legends and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance video games.

Phil MoyPowerpuff Girls artst.

Trevor Mueller - Writer of Albert the Alien.

Leo Perez - Artist and illustrator.

Ashley Riot - Writer and illustrator.

Rebecca Rothschild - Writer of Shero and Vex.

Steph Stanga - Author and illustrator.

Jake Rueth - Artist.

Wesley SunChinatown, Apocalypse Man, and Monkey Fist. Eisegesis: Kings + Queens.

Crystal Aura Wilson - Artist.



Atlas Comics

Yeti Spaceship Comics

Totally Batz

Custom Candles by Kathleen

Pastimes Comics and Games

Mystery Unincorporated

A Lovecrafted Home

The Friends of the Library - $1.00 Comic Sales


Fan Organizations

Costumers with a Cause

Team Geek


Cosplay Contest

Registration begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 2:30 PM. Entry forms will be available from library staff.

Judging will begin at 3:00 PM in the Conference Room. Please meet at the Conference Room no later that 2:55 PM.

Contestants are asked to be present throughout judging to be eligible for awards and prizes.

Please keep in mind that Mini Comic Con is a family event. Entrant may be immediately disqualified based on inappropriate attire or behavior. One costume per person please.


Panels and Activities

Manga/Anime Meet-up Panel: 2:15 -3:00 PM

Face Painting: 12:00 - 2:30 PM

Door Prizes: Announced Hourly





Artists and vendors are by invitation only. Comic Con character drawings by Naomi Timpe.