MAGGIE'S WORLD BY MAGGIE THOMPSON

Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog!
Posted on May. 3, 2016

Maggie Thompson talks about the quotable comic book and how catchphrases from the four-color world have made it into the real world.

COMIC-CON SPECIAL GUEST MONDAY!

Comic-Con International 2016 Special Guests
Posted on May. 2, 2016

This is it ... our 15th and final special guest announcement for Comic-Con International 2016!

2016 WILL EISNER COMIC INDUSTRY AWARDS NOMINATIONS!

Comic-Con International Presents the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
Posted on Apr. 28, 2016

This year's Eisner Awards judges talk about the nomination process during their long weekend in San Diego!

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!

PROGRAM SCHEDULE PREVIEW!

WonderCon Anaheim Panel Sneak Peek (Part One)

Posted on Mar. 7, 2013

Anxious for the WonderCon Anaheim 2013 program schedule? Or maybe just plain curious? Here's our first preview of just a few of the great panels and events you can expect at the big show!

THE ATTENDEES SPEAK!

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

Posted on Mar. 6, 2013

Ever wonder what WonderCon Anaheim is like? Hear it best from our attendees at last year's show!

SNEAK A PEEK AT THE WONDERCON ANAHEIM PROGRAM BOOK COVER

Jim Lee's Amazing Superman Cover for WonderCon Anaheim!

Posted on Mar. 6, 2013

Superstar artist--and DC Comics co-publisher--Jim Lee has created an exclusive Superman cover for the WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Program Book!

MAGGIE'S THOUGHTS ON WONDERCON ANAHEIM!

Maggie's World 003: Plus You Get . . .

Posted on Mar. 3, 2013

Toucan contributor Maggie Thompson tells us about her own WonderCon memories--and some advice for attending this year's event in Anaheim, March 29-31.

TOUCAN IS HEADING TO ANAHEIM . . . COME ALONG!

March is WonderCon Anaheim Month on Toucan!

Posted on Feb. 28, 2013

Get ready for WonderCon Anaheim 2013! Toucan will be your official source for news on the big event, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center!

THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS EXPO RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO!

APE 2013: October 12 and 13 at the Concourse

Posted on Feb. 26, 2013

The Alternative Press Expo (APE) returns to the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco on October 12 & 13, 2013!

KATIE'S FIRST DRAWING TUTORIAL!

You Can Draw With Katie Cook 002: Super-Cat!

Posted on Feb. 25, 2013

Katie Cook debuts her monthlyr "You Can Draw..." tutorial feature on Toucan with Super-Cat! Wake the kids and get out the pencils and paper!

CCI HOTEL RESERVATIONS OPEN TUESDAY, FEB. 26!

Get Ready for Comic-Con Hotel Reservations on Tuesday!

Posted on Feb. 22, 2013

It's almost that time again! Comic-Con International 2013 hotel reservations open this Tuesday (February 26) at 9:00 AM Pacific time (12:00 PM Eastern time). Here's some advice and hints to help with hotel reservations.

SO YOU SAY YOU WANT TO WRITE COMIC BOOKS . . .

Devourer of Words 002: Cracking the Codes

Posted on Feb. 18, 2013

Toucan contributing columnist Marc Bernardin offers some insight into the form and function of comic book scripts.

DOWNLOAD THE LIST NOW!

Comic-Con Hotel Reservations Open Tuesday, Feb. 26

Posted on Feb. 17, 2013

Comic-Con International 2013 Hotel Reservations open on Tuesday, Feb. 26, but you can get a sneak peek at the hotels in our room block by downloading the Hotel List PDF or even book a room now in our Early Bird Hotel Sale.

SPECIAL GUEST LIST GROWS!

Comic-Con 2013 Adds 9 More Guests!

Posted on Feb. 14, 2013

Superstars of comics Brian Michael Bendis, Neil Gaiman, Adam Hughes, and Jeff Smith headline 9 new guests for Comic-Con International 2013!

A VETERAN ARTIST ADVOCATES MENTORING

Dilettante 002: Bring Back Mentorship

Posted on Feb. 12, 2013

Artist Steve Lieber advocates bringing back mentorship for new artists in the comics world in his latest Dilettante column.

SPECIAL GUEST LIST GROWS AGAIN!

WonderCon Anaheim Adds 5 More Guests

Posted on Feb. 11, 2013

WonderCon Anaheim finalizes the show's 2013 guest list with the addition of Matt Kindt, John Layman, Jeff Parker, and Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell!

NOT A HOAX, NOT A DREAM, NOT AN IMAGINARY TAIL!

Friday Flashback 004: The Astonishing True Tale of the Comic-Con Cat

Posted on Feb. 7, 2013

Friday still seems to be the day for cat blogging on the Internet, so here it is: The secret origin of the Comic-Con cat . . . who he is and how he came to be!

MAGGIE THOMPSON

Maggie's World 002: Squeeze the Day

Posted on Feb. 4, 2013

Maggie Thompson returns with advice on how to "Squeeze the Day" in your comics-loving life . . .  and get the most out of your experiences at conventions, your local comics shop, and more!

JUDGES' CHOICES AND NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

Eisner Hall of Fame Voting Now Open

Posted on Feb. 4, 2013

The 2013 Will Eisner Hall of Fame nominations and Judges' Choice inductees have been announced! You can vote for your choice of the 13 nominees. The deadline for voting is March 4, 2013.

THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Maggie Thompson: A Four-Color Life, Part Two

Posted on Feb. 1, 2013

Part two of our talk with one of the founders of comics fandom, writer/editor Maggie Thompson, includes the golden age of fanzines, how she and Don came to Comics Buyer's Guide, and her thoughts on the current world of comics.

BRING ON THE ART!

Comic-Con Souvenir Book Submissions and Art Show Entry Form

Posted on Jan. 30, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Comic-Con! Information about 2013 Souvenir Book submissions and the Art Show rules and entry form are now available.

KATIE COOK JOINS TOUCAN!

You Can Draw ... with Katie Cook 001: Why I Love Comics

Posted on Jan. 28, 2013

Writer/cartoonist Katie Cook joins Comic-Con's Toucan blog with her first post, "Why I Love Comics."

THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Maggie Thompson: A Four-Color Life, Part One

Posted on Jan. 24, 2013

Part one of the Toucan Interview with Maggie Thompson concentrates on how comics--along with Don Thompson--came into her life, plus the demise of the Comics Buyer's Guide.

MARC BERNARDIN JOINS TOUCAN!

Devourer of Words 001: Why I Love Comics

Posted on Jan. 21, 2013

Comics, television, and pop culture writer Marc Bernardin joins Toucan with his first column, "Why I Love Comics."