Chicagoland Detective Agency 1: The Drained Brains Caper

Illustrator: Tyler Page

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Graphic Universe - Lerner Publishing Group

Age 9+

Graphic Novels Comic Strip Fiction / Graphic Novels

Continual requests from librarians for mysteries., Cast reflects the diversity of the Chicago area.

Set in present-day Chicago (and surrounding Chicagoland), this graphic novel follows the new girl in town to a summer prep school where she must stop the principal, cafeteria lady, and school psychiatrist from turning the students into a bunch of happy automatons.


Trina Robbins established herself during the underground com ix movement of the 1960s, and in the 1970s published the first all-woman comic book, It Ain't Me, Babe Comix, and the anthology Wimmen's Comix. She was a penciller on Wonder Woman in the 1980s, created the series Go Girl! with artist Anne Timmons for Image Comics, has written numerous nonfiction books for children and adults, and designed Vampirella's costume. She lives in San Franscico with her partner, comics artist Steve Leialoha.

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