SEE WHAT YOU MISSED WITH OUR NEW PHOTO GALLERIES!

Comic-Con 2016 Photo Galleries
Posted on Sep. 20, 2016

Wondering what you missed at Comic-Con 2016? We've launched a number of photo galleries featuring pics from this year's show!

FALL INTO BOOKS WITH US!

Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs
Posted on Sep. 13, 2016

The Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs met once again in September ... here's what they read!

STEVE LIEBER'S DILETTANTE

Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
Posted on Sep. 13, 2016

Steve Lieber shares tips for building a better portfolio!

THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS EXPO RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO!

APE 2013: October 12 and 13 at the Concourse

Posted on Feb. 26, 2013

The Alternative Press Expo (APE) returns to the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco on October 12 & 13, 2013!

KATIE'S FIRST DRAWING TUTORIAL!

You Can Draw With Katie Cook 002: Super-Cat!

Posted on Feb. 25, 2013

Katie Cook debuts her monthlyr "You Can Draw..." tutorial feature on Toucan with Super-Cat! Wake the kids and get out the pencils and paper!

CCI HOTEL RESERVATIONS OPEN TUESDAY, FEB. 26!

Get Ready for Comic-Con Hotel Reservations on Tuesday!

Posted on Feb. 22, 2013

It's almost that time again! Comic-Con International 2013 hotel reservations open this Tuesday (February 26) at 9:00 AM Pacific time (12:00 PM Eastern time). Here's some advice and hints to help with hotel reservations.

SO YOU SAY YOU WANT TO WRITE COMIC BOOKS . . .

Devourer of Words 002: Cracking the Codes

Posted on Feb. 18, 2013

Toucan contributing columnist Marc Bernardin offers some insight into the form and function of comic book scripts.

DOWNLOAD THE LIST NOW!

Comic-Con Hotel Reservations Open Tuesday, Feb. 26

Posted on Feb. 17, 2013

Comic-Con International 2013 Hotel Reservations open on Tuesday, Feb. 26, but you can get a sneak peek at the hotels in our room block by downloading the Hotel List PDF or even book a room now in our Early Bird Hotel Sale.

SPECIAL GUEST LIST GROWS!

Comic-Con 2013 Adds 9 More Guests!

Posted on Feb. 14, 2013

Superstars of comics Brian Michael Bendis, Neil Gaiman, Adam Hughes, and Jeff Smith headline 9 new guests for Comic-Con International 2013!

A VETERAN ARTIST ADVOCATES MENTORING

Dilettante 002: Bring Back Mentorship

Posted on Feb. 12, 2013

Artist Steve Lieber advocates bringing back mentorship for new artists in the comics world in his latest Dilettante column.

SPECIAL GUEST LIST GROWS AGAIN!

WonderCon Anaheim Adds 5 More Guests

Posted on Feb. 11, 2013

WonderCon Anaheim finalizes the show's 2013 guest list with the addition of Matt Kindt, John Layman, Jeff Parker, and Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell!

NOT A HOAX, NOT A DREAM, NOT AN IMAGINARY TAIL!

Friday Flashback 004: The Astonishing True Tale of the Comic-Con Cat

Posted on Feb. 7, 2013

Friday still seems to be the day for cat blogging on the Internet, so here it is: The secret origin of the Comic-Con cat . . . who he is and how he came to be!

MAGGIE THOMPSON

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!

JUDGES' CHOICES AND NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

Eisner Hall of Fame Voting Now Open

Posted on Feb. 4, 2013

The 2013 Will Eisner Hall of Fame nominations and Judges' Choice inductees have been announced! You can vote for your choice of the 13 nominees. The deadline for voting is March 4, 2013.

THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Maggie Thompson: A Four-Color Life, Part Two

Posted on Feb. 1, 2013

Part two of our talk with one of the founders of comics fandom, writer/editor Maggie Thompson, includes the golden age of fanzines, how she and Don came to Comics Buyer's Guide, and her thoughts on the current world of comics.

BRING ON THE ART!

Comic-Con Souvenir Book Submissions and Art Show Entry Form

Posted on Jan. 30, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Comic-Con! Information about 2013 Souvenir Book submissions and the Art Show rules and entry form are now available.

KATIE COOK JOINS TOUCAN!

You Can Draw ... with Katie Cook 001: Why I Love Comics

Posted on Jan. 28, 2013

Writer/cartoonist Katie Cook joins Comic-Con's Toucan blog with her first post, "Why I Love Comics."

THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Maggie Thompson: A Four-Color Life, Part One

Posted on Jan. 24, 2013

Part one of the Toucan Interview with Maggie Thompson concentrates on how comics--along with Don Thompson--came into her life, plus the demise of the Comics Buyer's Guide.

MARC BERNARDIN JOINS TOUCAN!

Devourer of Words 001: Why I Love Comics

Posted on Jan. 21, 2013

Comics, television, and pop culture writer Marc Bernardin joins Toucan with his first column, "Why I Love Comics."

SPECIAL GUEST LIST GROWS!

WonderCon Anaheim Adds 7 New Guests

Posted on Jan. 18, 2013

WonderCon Anaheim adds Brent Anderson, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, J.M. DeMatteis, Doug Mahnke, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Dan Slott to the show's growing special guests list!

STEVE LIEBER JOINS TOUCAN!

Dilettante 001: Why I Love Comics

Posted on Jan. 14, 2013

Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber joins Comic-Con's Toucan blog with his first post: "Why I Love Comics."

FROM SKETCH TO COVER!

Friday Flashback 003: Cover Story

Posted on Jan. 11, 2013

See the Comic-Con International 2012 Souvenir Book cover from John Romita Jr.'s original sketch to finished piece!

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."

COMIC-CON'S VERY FIRST PROGRAM BOOK!

Friday Flashback 002: A Blast from the Past!

Posted on Jan. 3, 2013

This Friday we go all the way back to March 1970 and take a look at the very first Comic-Con program book!

INTRODUCING

The Toucan Team of Monthly Columnists

Posted on Dec. 31, 2012

Comic-Con's Toucan blog introduces its team of monthly columnists: Maggie Thompson, Steve Lieber, Marc Bernardin, and Katie Cook!

NOW ONLINE!

Will Eisner Hall of Fame

Posted on Dec. 28, 2012

The Will Eisner Hall of Fame is now online!  Explore over 120 of the greatest comic book and strip creators in the history of the medium.

THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Mark Waid: A Banner Year Part Two

Posted on Dec. 26, 2012

Part two of our first-ever Toucan Interview with Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid!

RARE PHOTOS AND ART FROM THE COMIC-CON ARCHIVES

Friday Flashback 001: Comic-Con Team-Up!

Posted on Dec. 20, 2012

Our first Friday Flashback showcases great creators in rare photos from the Comic-Con archives!