Maggie Thompson returns with a fun column that takes a 1920s Photoplay Plot Encyclopedia and applies its "36 dramatic situations" to comics.
2014 is coming and along with it, we'll be resetting our website and introducing a new feature!
If you attended a Comic Creator Connection event at one our Comic-Con shows from 2010 through 2013 and met a collaborator and went on to publish a comic book, we want to hear from you!
Katie Cook returns with this month's drawing tutorial ... just in time for Halloween, it's how to draw a (cute, not scary) witch!
We take a trip back through Comic-Con's 44+-year history to take a look at the show through it's logos, including a peek at some great "Expo Boy" art by cartoonist Rick Geary!
Writer Marc Bernardin returns to tell us of all the comic book genres, horror is the hardest.
Here's a look at Day Two of APE 2013, the Alternative Press Expo!
APE 2013 opened with a bang on Saturday, with big crowds, more exhibitors, and a packed programming and workshop schedule!
APE 2013 launches this weekend at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco! Come down on Saturday and Sunday and share the love of comics!
APE 2013 features two full days of hands-on workshops featuring various aspects of the craft of comics. Knowledge is power!
You know that friend of yours that knows nothing about comics? Bring them along to APE 2013! It's the perfect event to show them what comics are all about!
APE 2013 features over 400 exhibitors, showcasing everything from the very best in indie comics, books, and art to amazing one-of-a-kind handmade items!
Artist Steve Lieber returns with some helpful hints on building the perfect instructional library for cartoonists and comic book artists.
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!