Toucan artist Rick Geary is a long-time contributor to Comic-Con and has been a freelance cartoonist and illustrator for 40 years. His illustrations and graphic stories have appeared in National Lampoon, MAD, The New York Times, Heavy Metal, Disney Adventures, and many other publications. His graphic novels include the biographies J. Edgar Hoover and Trotsky, as well as nine volumes in the series "A Treasury of Victorian Murder," and five volumes in "A Treasury of 20th Century Murder," the latest of which is Lovers' Lane. Rick and his wife Deborah live in Carrizozo, New Mexico. For Toucan, Rick has created a whole new series of illustrations featuring the Comic-Con bird.