Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival
FILMMAKERS ... GET READY FOR 2015!

Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2015 Call For Entries Opens Oct. 1!

Posted on Sep. 24, 2014

The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) will begin accepting films for consideration for its 2015 festival on October 1, 2014.

APE 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
APE 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#06/APE 2014: Parking at Fort Mason Center for APE 2014

Posted on Sep. 24, 2014

APE moves to Fort Mason Center this year ... here's some info on parking options in and around the new venue!

Banned Books Week Event: Beware of Comics!
THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE SAN DIEGO CENTRAL LIBRARY DOWNTOWN!

A Special Banned Books Week Event: Beware of Comics!

Posted on Sep. 23, 2014

Join us this Thursday at 7:00 pm for a special event at the San Diego Central Libary Downtown featuring Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics) and Larry Marder (Tales of the Beanworld)!

A Mustached Octopus!
OCTOPI WITH FACIAL HAIR? IT COULD HAPPEN.

You Can Draw with Katie Cook 019: How to Draw a Mustached Octopus!

Posted on Sep. 23, 2014

Katie Cook takes us down--way down--below the ocean to seek out the elusive mustached octopus!

APE 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
APE 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#05/APE 2014: APE’s FREE Courtesy Shuttle: Leave the Driving to Us!

Posted on Sep. 23, 2014

APE will once again offer a FREE courtesy shuttle to Fort Mason Center with four stops in San Francisco!

Comic-Con International: San Diego
COMIC-CON MAKES THE TOP OF THE LIST!

Comic-Con International Named Leading Entertainment Industry Event

Posted on Sep. 22, 2014

Comic-Con International was named the leading entertainment industry event by BizBash!

APE 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
APE 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#04/APE 2014: 24-Hour Comics Day at APE 2014: The IRONHAND Triathlon!

Posted on Sep. 22, 2014

The worldwide event, 24-Hour Comics Day, comes to APE 2014 on Saturday, October 4!

APE 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
APE 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#03/APE 2014: WHERE Exactly is APE This Year?

Posted on Sep. 21, 2014

So WHERE exactly is APE, the Alternative Press Expo? In 2014, the show moves to its new (old) venue, Fort Mason Center!

APE 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
APE 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#02/APE 2014: Why You Should Go to APE!

Posted on Sep. 20, 2014

APE 2014 celebrates the world of alternative, independent, and self-published comics and art ... find out why this is the comics show for you!

APE 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
APE 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#01/APE 2014: Get Ready for the Alternative Press Expo 2014!

Posted on Sep. 19, 2014

We start our series of Toucan Tips of the Day for APE 2014 with the event's program and workshop schedules!

MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 020: When the Real World Intrudes

Posted on Sep. 16, 2014

Writer Marc Bernardin takes a personal turn this time around, as he recounts what happens "When the Real World Intrudes" on a fictional story.

Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the only OFFICIAL SDCC Blog!
MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 020: When the Real World Intrudes

Posted on Sep. 16, 2014

Writer Marc Bernardin takes a personal turn this time around, as he recounts what happens "When the Real World Intrudes" on a fictional story.

Beware of Comics! A Banned Books Week Conversation with Scott McCloud and Larry Marder
SPECIAL EVENT AT THE SAN DIEGO CENTRAL LIBRARY DOWNTOWN!

Beware of Comics! A Banned Books Week Conversation with Scott McCloud & Larry Marder

Posted on Sep. 9, 2014

Comic-Con International and the CBLDF present Beware of Comics! A Banned Books Week Conversation with Scott McCloud and Larry Marder, Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 pm at the San Diego Central Library. Admission is FREE!

Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the only OFFICIAL SDCC Blog!
STEVE LIEBER'S DILETTANTE

Dilettante 021: Ten Ways to Add Life to a Page

Posted on Sep. 9, 2014

Artist Steve Lieber returns with advice to artists on how to liven up a "dead" comics page.

Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Club
RECOMMENDED SEPTEMBER READING!

Graphic Novel Book Club Notes

Posted on Sep. 5, 2014

The two branches of the Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Club met this week to talk about their September books!

APE 2014, the Alternative Press Expo
APE 2014 IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!

Presenting Faith Erin Hicks' Amazing APE Art!

Posted on Sep. 4, 2014

The Alternative Press Expo (APE) is coming up fast ... and here's special guest Faith Erin Hicks' art for the 2014 Program Book and official promotional poster!

Comic-Con International Registration Update
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE

Comic-Con Badge ID Validation is Now Open!

Posted on Sep. 2, 2014

If you would like to participate in Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration, you must validate your Comic-Con 2014 Badge ID before October 15, 2014!

Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the only OFFICIAL SDCC blog!
MAGGIE'S WORLD BY MAGGIE THOMPSON

Maggie's World 021: Timing

Posted on Sep. 2, 2014

Maggie Thompson looks back 100 years to the first group of comics creators and the age of everyone's Golden Age: 12.

Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the only OFFICIAL SDCC Blog!
HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND, AMERICA!

APE News, Comic-Con 2014 Photo Galleries!

Posted on Aug. 29, 2014

As we head into the last holiday weekend of Summer 2014, we update our next big show, APE, the Alternative Press Expo, and take a look back at Comic-Con 2014.

APE, the Alternative Press Expo, 2014
A WEEKEND-LONG CELEBRATION OF COMICS IN SAN FRANCISCO!

APE 2014 Badges Now On Sale Online!

Posted on Aug. 26, 2014

Love comics and live in the Bay Area? Then APE 2014 is the show for you! The Alternative Press Expo returns to San Francisco on Oct. 4 and 5 and you can buy your badges now online and save money for this great event!

A Happy Little Bonsai Tree!
DANCE, TREE, DANCE!

You Can Draw with Katie Cook 018: A Happy Little Bonsai Tree!

Posted on Aug. 25, 2014

Remember that little dancing tree in that mega-popular comic book movie? Well, this isn't THAT tree, but Katie Cook gives us the next big thing, and you can draw it, too!

Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the only OFFICIAL SDCC Blog!
MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 019: Judge and Jury

Posted on Aug. 19, 2014

Marc Bernardin shares his time as a judge for this year's Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, and what he learned about comic book shops.

Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the only OFFICIAL SDCC Blog
STEVE LIEBER'S DILETTANTE

Dilettante 020: The Art of Self-Promotion

Posted on Aug. 12, 2014

You've drawn the book, but the work isn't done. Steve Lieber talks about how you can successfully promote your work online and at conventions.

Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs
CATCHING UP WITH OUR BOOK CLUBS!

July and August Book Club Reports!

Posted on Aug. 8, 2014

We catch up with both of the branches of our Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs and see what's up for the months of July and August!

Comic-Con International Registration Update
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE

Don't Toss Your Comic-Con 2014 Badge Just Yet, You're Going to Need It!

Posted on Aug. 7, 2014

If you would like to participate in Comic-Con 2015 preregistration, you will need information from your physical Comic-Con 2014 badge.