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WORKING SMARTER

Dilettante 004: Using Photo Reference

Posted on Apr. 5, 2013

Artist Steve Lieber explains how to use photo reference to improve and energize your work.

Superman Cover
JIM LEE'S WONDERCON COVER FROM PENCILS TO PRINTED PIECE!

Friday Flashback 005: Superman!

Posted on Apr. 5, 2013

See Jim Lee's dynamic Superman cover for the WonderCon Anaheim Program Book from pencils all the way through to the finished printed version!

ARE YOU AN ACCUMULATOR OR A COLLECTOR?

Maggie's World 004: Accumulating and Collecting

Posted on Apr. 2, 2013

Maggie Thompson explores the finer points of keeping track of your collection, including how to keep lists of what you have and how to store it.

THE FINAL DAY IN PHOTOS!

Sunday Photos from WonderCon Anaheim!

Posted on Mar. 31, 2013

WonderCon Anaheim's final day was hopping like a bunny! Here's our final photo blog covering the three-day event at the Anaheim Convention Center.

MORE PHOTOS FROM DAY TWO!

WonderCon Anaheim Saturday Photos (Part Two)!

Posted on Mar. 31, 2013

Day two of our WonderCon Anaheim photo blog continues with pics from later in the day on Saturday and a tantalizing teaser look at the Masquerade!

THE STARS! THE HEROES! THE ATMOSPHERE!

WonderCon Anaheim Saturday Photos (Part One)!

Posted on Mar. 30, 2013

WonderCon Anaheim shined at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday, March 30, 2013! Here's a sampling of photos from in and around the show during the first part of the day.

MORE PHOTOS FROM WONDERCON ANAHEIM!

WonderCon Anaheim Friday Photos (Part Two)!

Posted on Mar. 30, 2013

More photos from Friday at WonderCon Anaheim!

FRIDAY--DAY ONE--PHOTO BLOG!

WonderCon Anaheim Friday Photos (Part One)!

Posted on Mar. 29, 2013

Photos from the first day--Friday, March 29--at WonderCon Anaheim 2013!

3-DAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BADGES SOLD OUT!

Badge Sale Update: Friday is Now Sold Out!

Posted on Mar. 29, 2013

Friday badges for WonderCon Anaheim are now sold out; badges are not available for sale onsite.

OUR FIRST PHOTO BLOG FROM WONDERCON ANAHEIM!

WonderCon Anaheim Set-up Photos!

Posted on Mar. 28, 2013

Shhh...we're posting top secret photos of what's going on right now (or just a few moments ago) at WonderCon Anaheim. Don't tell anyone!

INFORMATION TO HELP YOU ENJOY THE BIG SHOW!

WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Tips for Attending the Show!

Posted on Mar. 27, 2013

WonderCon Anaheim is this weekend! Here are some tips and information to help you get the most out of your convention experience.

3-DAY AND SATURDAY BADGES ARE NOW SOLD OUT!

Update: WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Badge Sales!

Posted on Mar. 26, 2013

If you're planning on attending WonderCon Anaheim 2013 on March 29-31, purchase your badges now!

BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!

You Can Draw . . . with Katie Cook 003: Evil Island Lair!

Posted on Mar. 26, 2013

Katie Cook is back with her second Toucan "You Can Draw . . ." tutorial! This time around: You can't be a great villain without an Evil Island Lair!

MOVIES! TV! ANIMATION! AND MORE!

Movies, Television, and Animation Programs at WonderCon Anaheim 2013

Posted on Mar. 25, 2013

WonderCon Anaheim's amazing programming schedule for 2013 features panels and events showcasing movies, television, animation, and much more!

WONDERCON ANAHEIM 2013

Much Ado About Nothing Panel Details Announced!

Posted on Mar. 22, 2013

Fan-favorite writer/director Joss Whedon brings his Much Ado About Nothing cast to WonderCon Anaheim on Sunday, March 31!

COMICS! COMICS! COMICS!

Comics Programs at WonderCon Anaheim 2013

Posted on Mar. 21, 2013

WonderCon Anaheim 2013 is all about comics as you can readily see from this incredible list of comics-oriented programs featured over all three days of the event.

OUR FINAL GROUP OF ATTENDEES TALK ABOUT WONDERCON ANAHEIM!

So . . . What's WonderCon Anaheim Really Like? (The Final Chapter!)

Posted on Mar. 21, 2013

Our final group of attendees from WonderCon Anaheim 2012 offer their observations about the convention and what they like best about it.

MAJOR WONDERCON ANAHEIM UPDATES!

More Schedules, Special Offers, Parking Info, and the Quick Guide!

Posted on Mar. 19, 2013

Major updates to the WonderCon Anaheim section of our website today includ: the Anime, Children's Film Festival, and Games schedules; additional Autograph signings for special events; special offers for attendees to Disneyland Resort and the UltraLuxe Anaheim Cinemas, Parking information, and the Quick Guide maps and schedule section of the WCA Program Book!

HERE'S THE PITCH . . .

Devourer of Words 003: The Wind-up Before the Pitch

Posted on Mar. 19, 2013

Toucan columnist Marc Bernardin offers solid advice to writers looking to pitch a concept to editors and publishers at conventions or other meetings. Sharpen that pitch!

EXCLUSIVES AT WONDERCON ANAHEIM 2013!

WonderCon Anaheim's Official T-shirt Revealed!

Posted on Mar. 18, 2013

WonderCon Anaheim's list of Exclusives is here, including the official 2013 T-shirt, featuring a stunning design based on Jim Lee's WCA Program Book cover art!

IT'S FINALLY HERE!

The Complete WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Programming Schedule!

Posted on Mar. 14, 2013

Check out the amazingly diverse complete programming schedule for WonderCon Anaheim 2013! Comics, movies, TV, animation, exclusive previews and screenings . . . it's all here!

MORE ATTENDEE OBSERVATIONS ABOUT WONDERCON!

So . . . What's WonderCon Anaheim Like? (Part Two)

Posted on Mar. 13, 2013

More of our attendee interviews from WonderCon 2012. If you're wondering (pun intended!) what WonderCon Anaheim is like, read what the people who attended the show last year have to say!

GET THOSE WANT LISTS READY!

WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Exhibitor Lists Now Online!

Posted on Mar. 12, 2013

Here it is: WonderCon Anaheim 2013's amazing list of exhibitors! Everything from comics (new and vintage) to that TV show hoodie you've been coveting can be found in the WCA giant Exhibit Hall!

GET YOUR PORTFOLIO READY FOR WONDERCON ANAHEIM!

Dilettante 003: Showing Your Portfolio at Conventions

Posted on Mar. 11, 2013

Artist and Toucan blogger Steve Lieber offers some candid tips about getting your portfolio ready to show at conventions, including WonderCon Anaheim, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE PREVIEW, PART DEUX!

WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Panel Sneak Peek (Part Two)

Posted on Mar. 11, 2013

Here's Part Two of our sneak peek at the programming schedule for WonderCon Anaheim 2013, including 9 more great panels coming to the show March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center!