SAN DIEGO–For the sixth consecutive year, the San Diego Public Library is offering a Comic-Con International library card at all 36 San Diego Public Library locations and at booth #5523 inside the convention beginning July 19.
The official 2018 Comic-Con library card is illustrated by San Diego cartoonist Lucas Turnbloom, co-creator of the popular Dream Jumper graphic novel series.
The card features a dragon perched atop the San Diego Central Library at Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, and Max, a fan fiction character created by Turnbloom in 2007. Max is an American exchange student attending the fictional Hogwarts School of Wizarding and Witchcraft from the Harry Potter series of novels written by J.K. Rowling.
“What would be cooler than a dragon coming out of the top of the (Central) Library? The architecture of the Library is so interesting and just seems like something out of a storybook,” said cartoonist Lucas Turnbloom. “I like the idea of a kid seeing this card and saying, ‘that’s what reading is all about – the adventure, the fun, sign me up, give me my library card.’”