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