LET'S GO GOLDFISHIN'!

Katie Cook for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC Blog
Posted on Aug. 23, 2016

Katie Cook brings the summer to a close with a tutorial on how to draw the perpetually sunny goldfish!

MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
Posted on Aug. 16, 2016

You went to Comic-Con, you met some editors, you pitched your writing. Now what happens? Marc Bernardin has some sage advice on how to proceed...

COMIC-CON GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUBS

Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs
Posted on Aug. 12, 2016

The Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs hit the ground running after Comic-Con 2016 with a new quartet of books and discussions!

Chris Samnee
THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Chris Samnee: The Devil is in the Details, Part 1

Posted on May. 31, 2013

Chris Samnee, the Eisner-nominated Best Penciler/Inker of Daredevil and Comic-Con special guest, talks about the beginnings of his career in part one of the Toucan Interview!

You Can Draw . . . A Dragon!
A DRAGON WORTH DRAWIN'!

You Can Draw . . . with Katie Cook 005: A Cute Baby Dragon!

Posted on May. 28, 2013

Katie Cook returns with this month's drawing lesson: a cute baby dragon, live from a hotel room at a comic book convention somewhere in this great land of ours!

APE, the Alternative Press Expo
APE 2013 ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS!

APE Returns to the Concourse Exhibition Center for its 20th Annual Show

Posted on May. 23, 2013

The Alternative Press Expo--fondly known as APE--returns to the Concourse Exhibition Center on October 12 and 13, 2013!

Comic-Con International's Toucan
GET OUT THERE AND SELL YOUR BOOK!

Devourer of Words 005: The Big Sell

Posted on May. 21, 2013

Marc Bernardin takes writers throught the next step on their journey to being published: Promoting your book on a personal level.

Bill Finger by Jerry Robinson
WHO WINS THIS YEAR'S AWARD?

Bill Finger Award Recipients Announced

Posted on May. 17, 2013

Mark Evanier and his blue-ribbon committee have decided who will receive this year's Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing.

Comic-Con International's Toucan
WRITERS & ARTISTS: BUILDING A BETTER COLLABORATION

Dilettante 005: Writing for an Artist

Posted on May. 14, 2013

Artist Steve Lieber talks about how writers can better deal with their artist collaborators, including debunking the old myth: "Comics have an unlimited budget."

Russ Manning
WHO IS THIS YEAR'S PROMISING NEWCOMER?

2013 Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Nominees

Posted on May. 10, 2013

Announcing this years nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award. This year's recipient will be announced as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Friday, July 19, during Comic-Con International.

Comic-Con International's Toucan
WORKING WITH YOUR COLLECTION

Maggie’s World 005: You Have an Indexed Collection. Now What?

Posted on May. 7, 2013

Maggie Thompson continues her discussion on dealing with your collection, including the three "Bs": Bagging, Boarding, and Boxing.

Comic-Con International's Toucan
THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Terry Moore: Stranger in Paradise, Part Two

Posted on May. 3, 2013

Part two of our interview with Strangers in Paradise creator Terry Moore spotlights his later series, Echo and Rachel Rising.

Comic-Con International's Toucan
THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Terry Moore: Stranger in Paradise, Part One

Posted on Apr. 30, 2013

The Toucan Interview returns with a career-spanning talk with Comic-Con 2013 special guest Terry Moore. The fan-favorite writer/artist is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his signature creation Strangers In Paradise and this first part of the interview focuses on Katchoo, Francine, and SIP!

Comic-Con International
ELFQUEST, MILESTONE, AND SANDMAN ANNIVERSARIES HIGHLIGHTED!!

13 More Guests Added to the Comic-Con Line-up!

Posted on Apr. 26, 2013

Thirteen more guests have been added to Comic-Con International 2013's stellar line-up, including creators involved with the Elfquest, Sandman, and Milestone anniversaries!

You Can Draw with Katie Cook
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

You Can Draw . . . with Katie Cook 004: A Monster Attacking a City!

Posted on Apr. 23, 2013

It's time for this month's drawing lesson with Katie Cook! Don't be scared! Even though it's a bit MONSTERous, it's fun, too!

Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
THE EISNER AWARD JUDGES SPEAK!

Eisner Award Judges Talk About the 2013 Nominations Process

Posted on Apr. 19, 2013

The nominations for the 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are out! Now read what the blue-ribbon panel of judges has to say about the process of judging and spending a weekend in "Comic Book Heaven."

Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
THE OSCARS OF THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY!

2013 Eisner Award Nominations

Posted on Apr. 16, 2013

The nominees for comics' highest honor are here: the 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards!

Comic-Con International Toucan
HOW WRITERS BECOME COLLABORATORS!

Devourer of Words 004: The Collaborationist

Posted on Apr. 16, 2013

You've been hired by a publisher to write a comic book series. Now Marc Bernardin tells you how to deal with editors and artists. The key word is collaboration!

Comic-Con International
YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE 2013 SOUVENIR BOOK!

Souvenir Book Deadline Looms!

Posted on Apr. 11, 2013

The deadline for the Comic-Con International 2013 Souvenir Book is almost upon us! Read this article on how to contribute to this year's anniversary celebrations and possibly see your art or article presented to over 130,000 comics and pop culture fanatics!

Comic-Con's Toucan Blog
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.