MAGGIE'S WORLD BY MAGGIE THOMPSON

Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog!
Posted on May. 3, 2016

Maggie Thompson talks about the quotable comic book and how catchphrases from the four-color world have made it into the real world.

COMIC-CON SPECIAL GUEST MONDAY!

Comic-Con International 2016 Special Guests
Posted on May. 2, 2016

This is it ... our 15th and final special guest announcement for Comic-Con International 2016!

2016 WILL EISNER COMIC INDUSTRY AWARDS NOMINATIONS!

Comic-Con International Presents the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
Posted on Apr. 28, 2016

This year's Eisner Awards judges talk about the nomination process during their long weekend in San Diego!

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

#14/APE 2014: Use #APE2014 and #FortMasonCenter When You Talk About the Show on Social Media!

Posted on Oct. 2, 2014

Share the love for APE on social media: Use #APE2014 when posting and use #FortMasonCenter for your location maps!

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

#13/APE 2014: Use the OFFICIAL Comic-Con App to Navigate APE 2014!

Posted on Oct. 1, 2014

Our Official Comic-Con App has been updated to include info for APE 2014: Exhibitors, maps, program and workshop schedules, special guests, and more!

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

#12/APE 2014: Check Out Our Exhibit Hall!

Posted on Sep. 30, 2014

APE 2014 features a giant Exhibit Hall with close to 340 exhibitors, including some of the finest publishers of independent and alternative comics!

Beware of Comics! Banned Book Weeks Conversation with Scott McCloud and Larry Marder
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL'S LIBRARY EVENT!

Beware of Comics! Banned Book Weeks Conversation with Scott McCloud and Larry Marder

Posted on Sep. 29, 2014

On Thursday, Sept. 25, Comic-Con International co-sponsored a Banned Books Week event at the San Diego Central Library in downtown San Diego. Here's a report on Beware of Comics! Banned Book Weeks Conversation with Scott McCloud and Larry Marder.

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

#11/APE 2014: Get to Know Our Special Guests for 2014!

Posted on Sep. 29, 2014

APE 2014 showcases an amazing list of special guests, each featured in programs and signings in the Exhibit Hall!

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

#10/APE 2014: Get a Head Start on Holiday Shopping!

Posted on Sep. 28, 2014

The holidays are creeping up on us faster than you think! Visit APE 2014 to get your friends and family some one-of-a-kind gifts.

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

#09/APE 2014: Bring a Friend!

Posted on Sep. 27, 2014

Bring a friend to APE 2014, and help them discover the wonderful world of comics! (It's not just spandex and capes, you know!)

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

#08/APE 2014: Learn the Craft of Comics at APE 2014!

Posted on Sep. 26, 2014

APE 2014 will feature a full two-day schedule of workshops in a dedicated room at Fort Mason Center!

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

#07/APE 2014: Your Guide to Food at APE 2014 and Fort Mason Center

Posted on Sep. 25, 2014

What's to eat? We've got you covered at APE 2014 at Fort Mason Center, with food trucks, a bar in the Exhibit Hal, and restaurants located in the Center!

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!