Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #10

Come to the Convention Center a Little Later!

Posted on Jun. 27, 2013

Want to avoid the massive morning line-up? Take your time getting to the Convention Center each day!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #9

Visit the Mezzanine for a Whole Different View of the Show!

Posted on Jun. 26, 2013

Today's Toucan Tip clues you in to a "not-so-secret entrance" to the Mezzanine and upstairs levels of the San Diego Convention Center!

A Mad Scientist Bunny!
BUNNY!

You Can Draw with Katie Cook 006 . . . A Mad Scientist Bunny!

Posted on Jun. 25, 2013

In this month's "You Can Draw . . ." tutorial, Katie Cook shows us how to draw the perfect--if somewhat rare--Mad Scientist Bunny!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #8

Take a Break and Go Outside!

Posted on Jun. 25, 2013

There's a great big world of fun and excitement outside of Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center. Get out there and explore San Diego!

Comic-Con International's Toucan
CELEBRATING THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SANDMAN!

Dave McKean's Stunning Sandman Cover for the Souvenir Book Revealed!

Posted on Jun. 24, 2013

We reveal the cover to this year's Souvenir Book, created exclusively for Comic-Con by Sandman cover artist Dave McKean!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #7

Big-time Comics Fan? Go to the Eisner Awards!

Posted on Jun. 24, 2013

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards will be presented in a gala event at Comic-Con on Friday night, July 19. Every comics fan in attendance should go to this presentation honoring the comics industry's finest!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #6

Set Up a Meeting Place and Time in Advance!

Posted on Jun. 23, 2013

Today's tip: Have a plan in place in advance to meet your friends and family members at Comic-Con at the end of your day.

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #5

Snap That Photo . . . Quick!

Posted on Jun. 22, 2013

We know you want to take photos, but be aware of the crowd around you with this great tip!

Comic-Con International's Toucan
START FILLING OUT THAT WANT LIST!

Exclusive EXCLUSIVES News!

Posted on Jun. 21, 2013

You'll be dancing like our little Toucan friend to the left when you see the amazing amount of exclusives that will appear at Comic-Con this year!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #4

Wearing a Costume at Comic-Con? Check our Costume Weapons Policy First!

Posted on Jun. 21, 2013

Today's Toucan Tip is for all your cosplayers that come to Comic-Con. It's important that you read and understand our Costume Weapons Policy!

Comic-Con International
GET READY FOR COMIC-CON 2013!

Tom Spurgeon's Tips for Attending Comic-Con, Part 2

Posted on Jun. 20, 2013

Tom Spurgeon returns with twenty more tips for attending Comic-Con 2013!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #3

Meet Your New Best Friend in Line!

Posted on Jun. 19, 2013

Today's Toucan Tip reminds you that those people in line with you are there for the same reason you are: We all love this stuff. Strike up a conversation!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #2

Have a Back-up Plan for Attending Panels!

Posted on Jun. 19, 2013

Our Toucan Tip of the Day concerns having a back-up plan for all your panel choices.

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #1

Start Planning Now!

Posted on Jun. 18, 2013

We launch our new "Toucan Tip of the Day" feature with the most obvious bit of advice for your Comic-Con visit: START. PLANNING. NOW.

Comic-Con's Toucan
A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH CONVENTIONS . . . BUT MOSTLY LOVE.

Devourer of Words 006: Convention Season

Posted on Jun. 18, 2013

Marc Bernardin offers his own thoughts on convention season, including his love/hate relationship with cons.

Comic-Con International
HERE COMES THE BIG SHOW!

Comic-Con 2013 Starts Here!

Posted on Jun. 17, 2013

Comic-Con International 2013 is one month away . . . get ready for an avalanche of information as we gear up for the big event!

Comic-Con International
GET READY FOR COMIC-CON 2013!

Tom Spurgeon's Tips for Attending Comic-Con, Part 1

Posted on Jun. 14, 2013

We kick off our Comic-Con 2013 Toucan coverage with comics journalist Tom Spurgeon's tips for attending the big show!

Comic-Con International Toucan
IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR!

Dilettante 006: Convention Season

Posted on Jun. 11, 2013

Steve Lieber talks about that most wonderful time of the year . . . comic convention season!

Chris Samnee
THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Chris Samnee: The Devil is in the Details, Part 2

Posted on Jun. 7, 2013

Part two of the Toucan Interview with Eisner Award nominated Best Penciler/Inker Chris Samnee focuses on his work on Daredevil, cover art, and his recent Adventures of Superman tale!

Maggie Thompson
IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BE A FAN!

Maggie's World 006: Fanning Yourself

Posted on Jun. 4, 2013

Maggie Thompson offers tips on how to be a fan and maximize your convention experience.

Chris Samnee
THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Chris Samnee: The Devil is in the Details, Part 1

Posted on May. 31, 2013

Chris Samnee, the Eisner-nominated Best Penciler/Inker of Daredevil and Comic-Con special guest, talks about the beginnings of his career in part one of the Toucan Interview!

You Can Draw . . . A Dragon!
A DRAGON WORTH DRAWIN'!

You Can Draw . . . with Katie Cook 005: A Cute Baby Dragon!

Posted on May. 28, 2013

Katie Cook returns with this month's drawing lesson: a cute baby dragon, live from a hotel room at a comic book convention somewhere in this great land of ours!

APE, the Alternative Press Expo
APE 2013 ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS!

APE Returns to the Concourse Exhibition Center for its 20th Annual Show

Posted on May. 23, 2013

The Alternative Press Expo--fondly known as APE--returns to the Concourse Exhibition Center on October 12 and 13, 2013!

Comic-Con International's Toucan
GET OUT THERE AND SELL YOUR BOOK!

Devourer of Words 005: The Big Sell

Posted on May. 21, 2013

Marc Bernardin takes writers throught the next step on their journey to being published: Promoting your book on a personal level.

Bill Finger by Jerry Robinson
WHO WINS THIS YEAR'S AWARD?

Bill Finger Award Recipients Announced

Posted on May. 17, 2013

Mark Evanier and his blue-ribbon committee have decided who will receive this year's Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing.