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STEVE LIEBER'S DILLETANTE

Dilettante 019: What Makes an Artist Say Yes to a Script?

Posted on Jul. 8, 2014

Steve Lieber explores how a pitch or a script can influence an artist to collaborate with a writer.

Comic-Con International 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#15/SDCC 2014: Grab the FREE Comic-Con Publications at the Show!

Posted on Jul. 7, 2014

When you get to Comic-Con International 2014, make sure you pick up copies of our publications! They'll help you to both navigate and remember the event!

Comic-Con International 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#14/SDCC 2014: Hall H and Plaza Park Lines!

Posted on Jul. 6, 2014

Thinking about lining up early for those Hall H panels? While Comic-Con discourages anyone from doing this, we do have some guidelines to keep in mind if you're entering Plaza Park next to the Convention Center early to line up.

Comic-Con International 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#13/SDCC 2014: Wearing a Costume to Comic-Con? Check Our Costume Weapons Policy First!

Posted on Jul. 5, 2014

Before you don that amazing costume you've spent the past year designing and constructing, please read our Costume Weapons Policy and make sure your weapon is in compliance with it!

Comic-Con International 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#12/SDCC 2014: Get to Know Our Special Guests!

Posted on Jul. 4, 2014

Each year, Comic-Con invites an amazing roster of special guests ... writers, artists, historians and scholars from the world of comics, and authors and artists famous for their work in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. This year is no exception ... get to know our special guests!

Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai
THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Comic-Con Special Guest Stan Sakai: 30 Years with Usagi Yojimbo

Posted on Jul. 4, 2014

Comic-Con International 2014 special guest Stan Sakai is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his signature character, Usagi Yojimbo! Read all about Stan, his Rabbit Ronin, and what's coming up for this beloved comics series, in this exclusive Toucan interview.

Comic-Con International 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#11/SDCC 2014: That Badge is Important: Wear it Always!

Posted on Jul. 3, 2014

You're going to want to hang on to that Comic-Con Badge you get when you check in at the Convention Center ... and here's why ...

Comic-Con International 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#10/SDCC 2014: Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Are Now Online!

Posted on Jul. 2, 2014

Our first batch of Comic-Con 2014 Exclusives are now online, featuring 55 companies with 180 separate exclusives at launch!

Comic-Con International 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#09/SDCC 2014: Always Have a Back-up Plan!

Posted on Jul. 1, 2014

Comic-Con International is a big place and cell phones have that annoying habit of dying just when you need them most! Always have a back-up plan in place for where to meet your friends and family, when it's time to get together again!

Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the only OFFICIAL SDCC Blog
MAGGIE'S WORLD

Maggie’s World 019: Comics Obsessives, Rejoice!

Posted on Jul. 1, 2014

Maggie Thompson talks about how we're living in the real Golden Age of comic book-oriented books and biographies ... a perfect time for us comic book obsessives!

Comic-Con International 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#08/SDCC 2014: SDCC 2014 Exhibit Hall Map and Exhibitor Lists Now Online!

Posted on Jun. 30, 2014

It's like a map to buried treasure! The Comic-Con International 2014 Exhibit Hall Map and the complete list of exhibitors are now online!

Comic-Con International 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#07/SDCC 2014: Take a Break and Get Outside and Visit San Diego!

Posted on Jun. 29, 2014

Comic-Con International takes place in one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the country, San Diego. Get outside during your visit to SDCC and see at least some of the sights that this wonderful city offers!

Comic-Con International 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#06/SDCC 2014: What Am I Gonna Wear?!

Posted on Jun. 28, 2014

San Diego weather is almost always summer-like, but here are some tips for navigating the sometimes-frigid Convention Center and offsite venues and staying comfortable!

Comic-Con International 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#05/SDCC 2014: Since You’ve Been Gone ...

Posted on Jun. 27, 2014

A lot can happen in a year in a major city and San Diego is no exception! We run down some of the new additions to downtown, within walking distance of the Convention Center.

Comic-Con International 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#04/SDCC 2014: Pre-Order Your Comic-Con 2014 T-shirts!

Posted on Jun. 25, 2014

Coming to Comic-Con 2014? Pre-order your OFFICIAL SDCC T-shirts now and pick them up onsite! You must have a 2014 badge, a Member ID, and coming to this year's show in order to pre-order shirts.

Comic-Con International Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY

#03/SDCC 2014: The 2014 SDCC FREE Shuttle Schedule and Map!

Posted on Jun. 25, 2014

Information regarding our Comic-Con International 2014 FREE Shuttle Service is now online, including a PDF map showing all the stops, plus a complete schedule. The Shuttle runs 24 hours a day, continuously from Thursday morning through early Sunday evening!

Comic-Con International 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#02/SDCC 2014: Be a Superhero and Help Save Lives … Visit the Blood Drive!

Posted on Jun. 24, 2014

Take a short hour out from your Comic-Con visit and become a superhero: Donate blood and help save lives!

You Can Draw with Katie Cook ... An Idea!
KATIE COOK HAS AN IDEA!

You Can Draw with Katie Cook 016: How to Draw an Idea!

Posted on Jun. 24, 2014

Ever stuck for an idea? You won't be once Katie Cook shows you how to draw one!

Comic-Con International 2014 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#01/SDCC 2014: Let the Planning Begin!

Posted on Jun. 23, 2014

Our Toucan Tip of the Day feature returns with the first of 30 great tips to help you better enjoy Comic-Con International 2014!

Comic-Con International 2014 Souvenir Book Cover
COMIC-CON'S 2014 SOUVENIR BOOK COVER!

Jim Lee Covers the Comic-Con International 2014 Souvenir Book!

Posted on Jun. 18, 2014

We reveal the cover to our 2014 Comic-Con International Souvenir Book by Jim Lee, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Dark Knight, Batman!

2014 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Nominees
37 STORES FROM THE AROUND THE GLOBE!

2014 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Nominees!

Posted on Jun. 17, 2014

The 2014 nominees for the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award have been announced ... 37 stores from around the globe!

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MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 017: A Non-Compete Agreement

Posted on Jun. 17, 2014

Marc Bernardin reminds his fellow writers--both professional and aspiring--that they're all members of the same tribe.

Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL!

2014 Film Festival Schedule and Judges Announced!

Posted on Jun. 12, 2014

The 2014 schedule for the CCI-IFF, the Comic-Con International Indepedent Film Festival, is now online, along with bios and photos of our 2014 judges!

Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the only OFFICIAL SDCC BLOG
GET READY FOR COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014!

Comic-Con 2014 Coverage Starts Now!

Posted on Jun. 11, 2014

Comic-Con International 2014 coverage kicks off today on Toucan with a look at some of the things coming your way over the next month and a half, as we count down to SDCC on July 24–27!

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STEVE LIEBER'S DILETTANTE

Dilettante 018: Make No Mistake

Posted on Jun. 10, 2014

Steve Lieber's last Toucan post generated a lot of feedback from his fellow comics creators. Here's some more great advice for creative people on how to avoid career and business mistakes.