APE offers the opportunity for attendees to see--and buy!--incredible original art from top artists and comics creators! It's the perfect gift for yourself or a friend or loved one!
APE features a great line-up of special guests from the world of comics!
APE takes place in one of the greatest cities in the world ... San Francisco! Get out there during your visit to APE to experience all this amazing city has to offer!
APE once again features two full days of great programs and hands-on workshops!
The holiday season is right around the corner ... here's your chance to shop for amazing, one-of-a-kind comics and art items at APE, the Alternative Press Expo!
APE once again offers a FREE courtesy shuttle bus from three downtown locations to the Concourse Exhibition Center on both Saturday and Sunday!
It's APE's 20th birthday ... come to the show and help us celebrate!
Maggie Thompson talks about the importance of the influences in our lives.
Our popular series of Toucan Tips returns with new entries focusing on APE, the Alternative Press Expo, October 12 and 13 at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco!
The complete APE programming and workshop schedule for 2013 is now online!
Fall into fall with Katie Cook's latest Toucan drawing tutorial ... a witch's poison apple! It's fun to draw, not so much to eat.
Part two of the exclusive Toucan Interview with APE special guest Colleen Coover concentrates on her Eisner Award winning co-creation, Bandette!
Writer Marc Bernardin with sound advice on what to do when Hollywood comes knocking on your door for your incredible comic book series.
APE 2013 Special Guest Colleen Coover talks about her love for comics, how she met husband/collaborator Paul Tobin, and much more in Part One of our exclusive Toucan Interview!
APE 2013 is just a month away, and four new updates to our website focus on the upcoming show!
Badges for the Alternative Press Expo 2013 are now on sale online! Save money by buying your badges in advance!
Steve Lieber talks about forming an artists' studio and the advantages of working together.
We reveal Eisner Award winner Colleen Coover's exclusive art for the APE 2013 poster!
Maggie Thompson chronicles the joys of comics history research.
We return to Comic-Con 2013 with a look back at the Saturday night big event: The 39th Annual Masquerade!
Katie Cook returns with a brand new drawing lesson to end the month of August! Grab those pencils and start drawing!
A look back at this year's Inkpot Award winners in a brand new photo gallery, plus the 2013 Will Eisner Hall of Fame inductees have been added to our website!
Toucan powers up the Wayback Machine to take a short jaunt back to the 2013 Eisner Awards on July 19. Explore the first of our photo galleries from this year's Comic-Con International.
Marc Bernardin wraps up his Comic-Con 2013 experiences and offers some suggestions on what to take away from your own convention-going.
Remember your first Comic-Con? (Maybe it was this year, too!) Here's an 11-year-old's take on her first visit to the big event.