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Maggie Thompson

Maggie Thompson

Don and Maggie Thompson were among the pioneering fans in the 1960s who published amateur magazines devoted to comics. Their fan activities included (but were not limited to) Comic Art and Newfangles, participating in the All in Color for a Dime and The Comic-Book Book collections of comics articles, and a column for The Buyer’s Guide for Comic Fandom. The duo was hired to edit Buyer’s Guide when it was sold to a Wisconsin publisher, and Maggie continued to edit Comics Buyer’s Guide following Don’s death. She remains active in the field today as both collector and essayist. In the course of things, she has received an Inkpot Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Diamond Lifetime Fandom Award, the Alan Ackerman Award, and the Friends of Lulu Women of Distinction Award. She has also co-written (with Don) and written solo a handful of published comic-book stories, including a four-issue Dark Shadows arc.

MAGGIE'S WORLD

Maggie's World 001: Why I Love Comics

Posted on Jan. 7, 2013

Maggie Thompson launches her new Toucan blog feature "Maggie's World," with her first installment titled "Why I Love Comics."

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Maggie's World 002: Squeeze the Day

Posted on Feb. 4, 2013

Maggie Thompson returns with advice on how to "Squeeze the Day" in your comics-loving life . . .  and get the most out of your experiences at conventions, your local comics shop, and more!

MAGGIE'S THOUGHTS ON WONDERCON ANAHEIM!

Maggie's World 003: Plus You Get . . .

Posted on Mar. 3, 2013

Toucan contributor Maggie Thompson tells us about her own WonderCon memories--and some advice for attending this year's event in Anaheim, March 29-31.

ARE YOU AN ACCUMULATOR OR A COLLECTOR?

Maggie's World 004: Accumulating and Collecting

Posted on Apr. 2, 2013

Maggie Thompson explores the finer points of keeping track of your collection, including how to keep lists of what you have and how to store it.

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WORKING WITH YOUR COLLECTION

Maggie’s World 005: You Have an Indexed Collection. Now What?

Posted on May. 7, 2013

Maggie Thompson continues her discussion on dealing with your collection, including the three "Bs": Bagging, Boarding, and Boxing.

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IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BE A FAN!

Maggie's World 006: Fanning Yourself

Posted on Jun. 4, 2013

Maggie Thompson offers tips on how to be a fan and maximize your convention experience.

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MAGGIE'S TIPS FOR ATTENDING COMIC-CON 2013!

Maggie's World 007: Avoid Hyperventilating!

Posted on Jul. 2, 2013

Maggie Thompson returns with some sound advice from a seasoned Comic-Con-goer to help you enjoy your 2013 visit!

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DEAR DIARY, DAY ONE!

Maggie Thompson's Comic-Con 2013 Diary, Day One!

Posted on Jul. 18, 2013

Maggie Thompson begins her daily Comic-Con 2013 diary with a look at her experiences at Preview Night!

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DEAR DIARY, DAY TWO!

Maggie Thompson's Comic-Con 2013 Diary, Day Two!

Posted on Jul. 19, 2013

Maggie Thompson tells us about her first day at Comic-Con 2013, from dawn to dusk!

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DEAR DIARY, DAY THREE!

Maggie Thompson's Comic-Con Diary, Day Three!

Posted on Jul. 20, 2013

Maggie Thompson tells us all about her Friday experiences at Comic-Con 2013, including the Eisner Awards!

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DEAR DIARY, DAY FOUR!

Maggie Thompson's Comic-Con 2013 Diary, Day Four!

Posted on Jul. 21, 2013

Maggie Thompson tells us all about her Saturday at Comic-Con!

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DEAR DIARY, DAY FIVE!

Maggie Thompson's Comic-Con Diary: The Final Day

Posted on Jul. 22, 2013

Maggie Thompson wraps up her Comic-Con 2013 experiences with a look at Sunday.

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Maggie's World 008: Savoring the Aftermath

Posted on Aug. 6, 2013

Maggie Thompson winds down from her whirlwind Comic-Con 2013 experience ... and helps you recover, too!

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Maggie's World 009: Research, Obsession, and Obsessive Research

Posted on Sep. 3, 2013

Maggie Thompson chronicles the joys of comics history research.

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Maggie's World 010: Under the Influence

Posted on Oct. 1, 2013

Maggie Thompson talks about the importance of the influences in our lives.

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Maggie’s World 011: It’s a Plot!

Posted on Nov. 5, 2013

Maggie Thompson returns with a fun column that takes a 1920s Photoplay Plot Encyclopedia and applies its "36 dramatic situations" to comics.

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Maggie's World 012: It's a Gift!

Posted on Dec. 3, 2013

Maggie Thompson shares her favorite holiday comics and her own comic book "tis the season" traditions!

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Maggie's World 013: New Year: Past and Future

Posted on Jan. 7, 2014

Maggie Thompson rings in the New Year with a look back at 2013 and a look ahead at 2014 at our comics-filled lives.

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Maggie's World 014: Exploring the Comics World

Posted on Feb. 4, 2014

Maggie Thompson reminds us that there's a whole wide world of comics--outside of the boundaries of the US--to enjoy.

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Maggie's World 015: Girls Allowed

Posted on Mar. 4, 2014

Maggie Thompson talks about the world of comics and female readers, reminding us that girls have always been "allowed" in comics.

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Maggie’s World 017: Organizing Memories

Posted on May. 6, 2014

Maggie Thompson talks about the importance of maintaining your convention photos, including writing down who you photographed!

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Maggie's World 018: Spread the Word!

Posted on Jun. 3, 2014

Maggie Thompson reminds us that there are a whole lot of people out there yet to become comics fans ... and offers some suggestions on how to spread the word about the medium we love so much!

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Maggie’s World 019: Comics Obsessives, Rejoice!

Posted on Jul. 1, 2014

Maggie Thompson talks about how we're living in the real Golden Age of comic book-oriented books and biographies ... a perfect time for us comic book obsessives!

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MAGGIE'S WORLD BY MAGGIE THOMPSON

Maggie's World 020: Do It!

Posted on Aug. 5, 2014

Maggie Thompson reminds us that if there's something missing out there that you need ... make it yourself! It's a lot easier to do in this day and age.

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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.