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 Moy - Powerpuff 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 Sun - Chinatown, Apocalypse Man, and Monkey Fist. Eisegesis: Kings + Queens.
Crystal Aura Wilson - Artist.
The Friends of the Library - $1.00 Comic Sales
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.