Whatcomics Teen Art Anthology

Thank you to those who submitted art for Whatcomics 2019.

The submission period for Whatcomics has closed for this year. Thank you to all who submitted artwork.

image of cover of Whatcomics 2019
Read the 2019 Whatcomics here

“CHEESE!” by Chloe Gorgue
“CHEESE!” by Chloe Gorgue (click for larger image)
“The Bloom of Spring,” by Jessa Lafeen
“The Bloom of Spring,” by Jessa Lafeen (click for larger image)

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve submitted my artwork, now what?
You will hear from us whether your artwork was accepted or not through an email or a phone message, usually by early December. If you haven’t heard back by then, stop or call any library to find out if your artwork will be published or not.
SAVE THE DATE: Whatcomics Art Show & Reception is Saturday, January 11 from 2 – 3:30pm at the Lynden Library Meeting Room.
If my artwork is accepted, what’s next?
Along with bragging rights of being a published artist, all Whatcomics artists receive a complimentary copy of Whatcomics to keep.

The first chance to pick up your copy is at the Whatcomics Reception, usually held in January at the Lynden Library. Invite family, friends, and other important people in your life to come and see the artwork on display, snack on light refreshments, and celebrate the artistic talents of teens in our community.
Where can I get invites to hand out about the reception?
Visit any library and ask at the desk about invites for the Whatcomics reception. You are welcome to give the invites to whomever you’d like to have at the reception to celebrate your work.
Where else can I pick up my copy of Whatcomics?
If you cannot make it to the reception, there will be copies of Whatcomics available at any library branch few days after the reception. Just ask at the information desk.
Can I get my artwork back?
Because the artwork is displayed in a number of our libraries and may be damaged in the framing or transferring process, we are not able to guarantee the return of your artwork.


We have created some templates that you can download and print to create your own comic strip or page. You are also welcome to create your own.  The only rule is that the final piece can’t be larger than one 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper.

Download a template and get started!

Need some inspiration?

Check out these comics and graphic novels and guides for how to draw comics at your library!

Image of previous whatcomics issues

Have questions? Email Tamar Clarke, Teen Services Coordinator.