Comic-Con International is a big place and cell phones have that annoying habit of dying just when you need them most! Always have a back-up plan in place for where to meet your friends and family, when it's time to get together again!
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!
It's like a map to buried treasure! The Comic-Con International 2014 Exhibit Hall Map and the complete list of exhibitors are now online!
Comic-Con International takes place in one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the country, San Diego. Get outside during your visit to SDCC and see at least some of the sights that this wonderful city offers!
San Diego weather is almost always summer-like, but here are some tips for navigating the sometimes-frigid Convention Center and offsite venues and staying comfortable!
A lot can happen in a year in a major city and San Diego is no exception! We run down some of the new additions to downtown, within walking distance of the Convention Center.
Coming to Comic-Con 2014? Pre-order your OFFICIAL SDCC T-shirts now and pick them up onsite! You must have a 2014 badge, a Member ID, and coming to this year's show in order to pre-order shirts.
Information regarding our Comic-Con International 2014 FREE Shuttle Service is now online, including a PDF map showing all the stops, plus a complete schedule. The Shuttle runs 24 hours a day, continuously from Thursday morning through early Sunday evening!
Take a short hour out from your Comic-Con visit and become a superhero: Donate blood and help save lives!
Ever stuck for an idea? You won't be once Katie Cook shows you how to draw one!
Our Toucan Tip of the Day feature returns with the first of 30 great tips to help you better enjoy Comic-Con International 2014!
We reveal the cover to our 2014 Comic-Con International Souvenir Book by Jim Lee, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Dark Knight, Batman!
The 2014 nominees for the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award have been announced ... 37 stores from around the globe!
Marc Bernardin reminds his fellow writers--both professional and aspiring--that they're all members of the same tribe.
The 2014 schedule for the CCI-IFF, the Comic-Con International Indepedent Film Festival, is now online, along with bios and photos of our 2014 judges!
Comic-Con International 2014 coverage kicks off today on Toucan with a look at some of the things coming your way over the next month and a half, as we count down to SDCC on July 24–27!
Steve Lieber's last Toucan post generated a lot of feedback from his fellow comics creators. Here's some more great advice for creative people on how to avoid career and business mistakes.
The Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs met this week to discuss their June book choices: Locke and Key Vol. 1: Welcome To Lovecraft and Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile!
APE, the Alternative Press Expo, returns to San Francisco October 4 and 5 in a brand new venue: the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center!
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!
Katie Cook is back with this month's drawing lesson ... a classy Narwhal!
Marc Bernardin with sound advice for writers on how to deal with editors and revisions.
The May meetings of Comic-Con's two Graphic Novel Book Clubs discussed Bandette and Locke and Key, vol. 1!
Steve Lieber offers some solid advice for artists on how to recognize your mistakes and deal with them.
The judging is over, the nominations are out; now learn what the 2014 Eisner Award judges have to say about their experiences!