Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #3

Meet Your New Best Friend in Line!

Posted on Jun. 19, 2013

Today's Toucan Tip reminds you that those people in line with you are there for the same reason you are: We all love this stuff. Strike up a conversation!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #2

Have a Back-up Plan for Attending Panels!

Posted on Jun. 19, 2013

Our Toucan Tip of the Day concerns having a back-up plan for all your panel choices.

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #1

Start Planning Now!

Posted on Jun. 18, 2013

We launch our new "Toucan Tip of the Day" feature with the most obvious bit of advice for your Comic-Con visit: START. PLANNING. NOW.

Comic-Con's Toucan
A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH CONVENTIONS . . . BUT MOSTLY LOVE.

Devourer of Words 006: Convention Season

Posted on Jun. 18, 2013

Marc Bernardin offers his own thoughts on convention season, including his love/hate relationship with cons.

Comic-Con International
HERE COMES THE BIG SHOW!

Comic-Con 2013 Starts Here!

Posted on Jun. 17, 2013

Comic-Con International 2013 is one month away . . . get ready for an avalanche of information as we gear up for the big event!

Comic-Con International
GET READY FOR COMIC-CON 2013!

Tom Spurgeon's Tips for Attending Comic-Con, Part 1

Posted on Jun. 14, 2013

We kick off our Comic-Con 2013 Toucan coverage with comics journalist Tom Spurgeon's tips for attending the big show!

Comic-Con International Toucan
IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR!

Dilettante 006: Convention Season

Posted on Jun. 11, 2013

Steve Lieber talks about that most wonderful time of the year . . . comic convention season!

Chris Samnee
THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Chris Samnee: The Devil is in the Details, Part 2

Posted on Jun. 7, 2013

Part two of the Toucan Interview with Eisner Award nominated Best Penciler/Inker Chris Samnee focuses on his work on Daredevil, cover art, and his recent Adventures of Superman tale!

Maggie Thompson
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.

Chris Samnee
THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Chris Samnee: The Devil is in the Details, Part 1

Posted on May. 31, 2013

Chris Samnee, the Eisner-nominated Best Penciler/Inker of Daredevil and Comic-Con special guest, talks about the beginnings of his career in part one of the Toucan Interview!

You Can Draw . . . A Dragon!
A DRAGON WORTH DRAWIN'!

You Can Draw . . . with Katie Cook 005: A Cute Baby Dragon!

Posted on May. 28, 2013

Katie Cook returns with this month's drawing lesson: a cute baby dragon, live from a hotel room at a comic book convention somewhere in this great land of ours!

APE, the Alternative Press Expo
APE 2013 ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS!

APE Returns to the Concourse Exhibition Center for its 20th Annual Show

Posted on May. 23, 2013

The Alternative Press Expo--fondly known as APE--returns to the Concourse Exhibition Center on October 12 and 13, 2013!

Comic-Con International's Toucan
GET OUT THERE AND SELL YOUR BOOK!

Devourer of Words 005: The Big Sell

Posted on May. 21, 2013

Marc Bernardin takes writers throught the next step on their journey to being published: Promoting your book on a personal level.

Bill Finger by Jerry Robinson
WHO WINS THIS YEAR'S AWARD?

Bill Finger Award Recipients Announced

Posted on May. 17, 2013

Mark Evanier and his blue-ribbon committee have decided who will receive this year's Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing.

Comic-Con International's Toucan
WRITERS & ARTISTS: BUILDING A BETTER COLLABORATION

Dilettante 005: Writing for an Artist

Posted on May. 14, 2013

Artist Steve Lieber talks about how writers can better deal with their artist collaborators, including debunking the old myth: "Comics have an unlimited budget."

Russ Manning
WHO IS THIS YEAR'S PROMISING NEWCOMER?

2013 Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Nominees

Posted on May. 10, 2013

Announcing this years nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award. This year's recipient will be announced as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Friday, July 19, during Comic-Con International.

Comic-Con International's Toucan
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.

Comic-Con International's Toucan
THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Terry Moore: Stranger in Paradise, Part Two

Posted on May. 3, 2013

Part two of our interview with Strangers in Paradise creator Terry Moore spotlights his later series, Echo and Rachel Rising.

Comic-Con International's Toucan
THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Terry Moore: Stranger in Paradise, Part One

Posted on Apr. 30, 2013

The Toucan Interview returns with a career-spanning talk with Comic-Con 2013 special guest Terry Moore. The fan-favorite writer/artist is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his signature creation Strangers In Paradise and this first part of the interview focuses on Katchoo, Francine, and SIP!

Comic-Con International
ELFQUEST, MILESTONE, AND SANDMAN ANNIVERSARIES HIGHLIGHTED!!

13 More Guests Added to the Comic-Con Line-up!

Posted on Apr. 26, 2013

Thirteen more guests have been added to Comic-Con International 2013's stellar line-up, including creators involved with the Elfquest, Sandman, and Milestone anniversaries!

You Can Draw with Katie Cook
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

You Can Draw . . . with Katie Cook 004: A Monster Attacking a City!

Posted on Apr. 23, 2013

It's time for this month's drawing lesson with Katie Cook! Don't be scared! Even though it's a bit MONSTERous, it's fun, too!

Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
THE EISNER AWARD JUDGES SPEAK!

Eisner Award Judges Talk About the 2013 Nominations Process

Posted on Apr. 19, 2013

The nominations for the 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are out! Now read what the blue-ribbon panel of judges has to say about the process of judging and spending a weekend in "Comic Book Heaven."

Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
THE OSCARS OF THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY!

2013 Eisner Award Nominations

Posted on Apr. 16, 2013

The nominees for comics' highest honor are here: the 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards!

Comic-Con International Toucan
HOW WRITERS BECOME COLLABORATORS!

Devourer of Words 004: The Collaborationist

Posted on Apr. 16, 2013

You've been hired by a publisher to write a comic book series. Now Marc Bernardin tells you how to deal with editors and artists. The key word is collaboration!

Comic-Con International
YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE 2013 SOUVENIR BOOK!

Souvenir Book Deadline Looms!

Posted on Apr. 11, 2013

The deadline for the Comic-Con International 2013 Souvenir Book is almost upon us! Read this article on how to contribute to this year's anniversary celebrations and possibly see your art or article presented to over 130,000 comics and pop culture fanatics!