Give the gift of life at Comic-Con ... set aside some time to donate blood at the Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive, named Blood Drive of the Year by America's Blood Centers!
Today's Toucan Tip contains important information on how to avoid being scammed by unscrupulous companies and individuals selling fake or non-existent Comic-Con badges!
A giant piece of the Comic-Con puzzle has been posted: The Exhibit Hall map and Exhibitor lists for 2017 are now online!
Comic-Con is one month away (Choke! Shudder! Gasp! as they used to say in the comic books) and we're launching our 2017 series of Toucan Tips of the Day! Pay attention, kids ... there's a lot of info coming down the pike!
All five branches of the Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs met and discussed new books they read in June!
Marc Bernardin reminds us that Comic-Con International offers numerous opportunites for varied convention experiences, and offers some advice on some things that you should't pass up.
Continuing the 10-year tradition of premiering a DC Universe Original Movie at Comic-Con by WB Animation, Batman and Harley Quinn will have it's World Premiere at this year's event!
Steve Lieber talks about how cartoonists should consider adding extra management help when their careers take off.
Maggie Thompson talks about how, when it comes to comic art, "There’s no limit to how good the words can be or how inventive the pictures can be."
Comic-Con International celebrates the Jack Kirby Centennial with an exclusive 2017 Souvenir Book cover featuring some of Kirby's greatest creations and co-creations, illustrated by Bruce Timm!
Katie Cook gets us ready for summer with a nice, big, refreshing (non-alcoholic!) Tiki drink!
We have one last guest announcement for Comic-Con International 2017!
This year's judges weigh in on their experiences picking the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards nominees!
Marc Bernardin shares some wisdom gained on his latest writing project.
This month's reading list from all 5 Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs!
Steve Lieber takes a close look at the art of Jack "King" Kirby, including some particular panels Steve was drawn to as a child.
Four more special guests for Comic-Con International 2017 on this second Monday in the merry month of May (how's that for alliteration?)!
Maggie Thompson talks about how comics are great at conveying information, clarifying a mood, and adding details to a description.
The first Monday in May brings 4 more guests in our penultimate (we just love using those $10 literary terms!) special guest announcement for Comic-Con International 2017!
Katie Cook gets us ready for the warm spring and hot summer ahead with how to draw a cactus, the international symbol of hot, dry weather (and if it isn't, it should be!).
As April winds down, we have 4 more Comic-Con International 2017 special guests to announce!
Comic-Con International 2017 Hotel Reservations open Wednesday, April 26, at 9:00 AM Pacific Time! Get ready now by reviewing our complete hotel list for 2017!
Marc Bernardin shares his story of meeting Will Eisner, as part of our 100th birthday celebration of The Spirit creator at this year's Comic-Con International.
We're back with 4 more great special guests for Comic-Con International 2017, as we begin our final set of announcements over the next few weeks!
"No .. there is another," Master Yoda once said, and he was right! Our quartet of Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs has now become a quintet with the addition of our latest group at the Encinitas Library!