Are you schooled on D.C.’s thriving comic-creator scene?

If you are, kudos. If not, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to educate yourself. From local comic conventions like the Small Press Expo, Smudge Expo, and Awesome Con to an active network of cartoonists and illustrators, D.C.’s making big moves in the world of comic books.

Prosperous as it is, the local zine scene can be overwhelming to beginners who don’t know where to start. If you’re not quite sure what you should be reading, here’s your chance to brush up on some of what our local comic book creators have to offer. (They can all be viewed for free online or purchased at one of Big Planet Comics’ four locations or Fantom Comics in Dupont Circle.) Use our flowchart to draw (heh) your own map to comic bliss.