Whatcomics is a teen art book published annually by Teen Services of the Whatcom County Library System. Area teens are invited to submit their original, 2-D artwork in a variety of styles including pen and ink, colored pencil, watercolor, comics, doodles, and digital art. Whatever spins your creative wheel, we would love to see it!
Past Issues of Whatcomics
Accepted artists receive a copy of the book and their work will be featured in a video slideshow to celebrate the publication.
The Rules Are Simple
> Open to Whatcom County teens in grades 6-12
> Entries accepted between September 1 and October 31
> Original artwork only (no characters from movies, games, or shows.)
> 8.5 x 11 unlined paper only
> No light pencil
> Black & white or color
> Team entries welcomed
> All levels of artwork considered
> Up to 3 entries per artist.
Frequently Asked Questions
Need some inspiration?
Art and Activism
Are you an “ARTIVIST”? Artists have had a long history of social and environmental activism, often taking the lead in movements around the world that inspire protest, change, and hope. If you have an issue that you are passionate about, create a poster or an art piece that shares your vision for a better world.
Books from WCLS
We love to get comics! Please limit the size of your comic to one 8.5 x 11 page, and if there is writing, make sure it is large enough to be read easily. Check out below for more information on ideas and templates to help inspire you.
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!