Iron Circus Comics

Iron Circus Comics is Chicago’s largest alternative comics publisher. Owned and operated by C. Spike Trotman, Iron Circus is dedicated to publishing strange and amazing comics, amplifying new and talented voices, and giving incredible artists fair deals and untapped audiences. Its award-winning and critically-acclaimed line-up is debuting at Consortium at a time of exciting transition in comics, with an unprecedented interest in alternative titles. Founded in the spring of 2007 to publish the print edition of Spike’s webcomic, Templar, Arizona, Iron Circus has gone on to revitalize the comics world, initiating the small press anthology renaissance with collaborative projects like the Smut Peddler anthologies, The Sleep of Reason, and New World, as well as taking on creator-owned works like E.K. Weaver’s award-winning and Eisner Award-nominated The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal and Sophie Campbell’s Shadoweyes. Most recently, we’ve partnered with webcomics publishing powerhouse TopatoCo to off er the print works of great cartoonists like Kate Beaton and KC Green. As Iron Circus’ line of comics continues to grow, with off erings as diverse as YA, self-improvement, superheroes, and adults-only erotica, our company is excited to be working with Consortium to bring the world at large the comics we always knew it would love.