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MAGGIE'S WORLD

Maggie’s World 011: It’s a Plot!

Posted on Nov. 5, 2013

Maggie Thompson returns with a fun column that takes a 1920s Photoplay Plot Encyclopedia and applies its "36 dramatic situations" to comics.

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AS THE CALENDAR PAGE TURNS ...

Get Ready for 2014!

Posted on Nov. 1, 2013

2014 is coming and along with it, we'll be resetting our website and introducing a new feature!

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CCC PARTICIPANTS: TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMIC!

Comic Creator Connection Success Stories: We Want to Hear From You!

Posted on Oct. 29, 2013

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!

A Halloween Witch
JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!

You Can Draw with Katie Cook 009 ... A Halloween Witch!

Posted on Oct. 22, 2013

Katie Cook returns with this month's drawing tutorial ... just in time for Halloween, it's how to draw a (cute, not scary) witch!

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LOGOS ... WE GOT LOGOS ...

Friday Flashback 006: The History of Comic-Con (and then-some!) Through Logos

Posted on Oct. 18, 2013

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!

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OH, THE HORROR ... THE HORROR!

Devourer of Words 009: H is for Horror

Posted on Oct. 15, 2013

Writer Marc Bernardin returns to tell us of all the comic book genres, horror is the hardest.

APE 2013 Sunday Photo Gallery
APE 2013 DAY TWO!

Sunday Photo Gallery

Posted on Oct. 13, 2013

Here's a look at Day Two of APE 2013, the Alternative Press Expo!

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APE 2013 DAY ONE!

Saturday Photo Gallery

Posted on Oct. 12, 2013

APE 2013 opened with a bang on Saturday, with big crowds, more exhibitors, and a packed programming and workshop schedule!

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APE 2013 Premieres Tomorrow!

Posted on Oct. 10, 2013

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!

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Learn the Craft of Comics at APE 2013!

Posted on Oct. 10, 2013

APE 2013 features two full days of hands-on workshops featuring various aspects of the craft of comics. Knowledge is power!

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Bring a Friend to APE 2013!

Posted on Oct. 9, 2013

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!

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APE TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #9

APE's Giant Exhibit Hall!

Posted on Oct. 8, 2013

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!

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STEVE LIEBER'S DILETTANTE

Dilettante 010: A Cartoonist's Library

Posted on Oct. 8, 2013

Artist Steve Lieber returns with some helpful hints on building the perfect instructional library for cartoonists and comic book artists.

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APE TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #8

Buy Original Art at APE!

Posted on Oct. 7, 2013

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!

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Meet Our APE 2013 Special Guests!

Posted on Oct. 6, 2013

APE features a great line-up of special guests from the world of comics!

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Enjoy the San Francisco Cuisine ... and San Francisco!

Posted on Oct. 5, 2013

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!

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Go to a Program or Workshop at APE 2013!

Posted on Oct. 4, 2013

APE once again features two full days of great programs and hands-on workshops!

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Get A Head Start on Holiday Shopping at APE!

Posted on Oct. 3, 2013

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!

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The APE FREE Courtesy Shuttle: Leave the Driving to Us!

Posted on Oct. 2, 2013

APE once again offers a FREE courtesy shuttle bus from three downtown locations to the Concourse Exhibition Center on both Saturday and Sunday!

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It's APE's 20th Birthday!

Posted on Oct. 1, 2013

It's APE's 20th birthday ... come to the show and help us celebrate!

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MAGGIE'S WORLD

Maggie's World 010: Under the Influence

Posted on Oct. 1, 2013

Maggie Thompson talks about the importance of the influences in our lives.

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APE TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #1

Buy Your Badges Now Online and Save Money!

Posted on Sep. 30, 2013

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!

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PANELS! WORKSHOPS! SCHEDULES!

APE 2013 Programs and Workshops Schedule Posted!

Posted on Sep. 27, 2013

The complete APE programming and workshop schedule for 2013 is now online!

A Witch's Poison Apple!
JUST DRAW IT ... DON'T EAT IT!

You Can Draw with Katie Cook 008: A Witch's Poison Apple!

Posted on Sep. 24, 2013

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.

Bandette
THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

APE Special Guest Colleen Coover, Part Two

Posted on Sep. 20, 2013

Part two of the exclusive Toucan Interview with APE special guest Colleen Coover concentrates on her Eisner Award winning co-creation, Bandette!