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IT'S A BIRD! IT'S A PLANE! IT'S A COMIC BOOK!

You Can Draw with Katie Cook 048: How to Draw a Superhero Comic Book!

Posted on Jun. 27, 2017

Katie Cook gets us all ready for Comic-Con 2017 with a lesson on how to draw a superhero comic book!

Comic-Con International 2017 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON 2017 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#07: Comic-Con 2017 Publications

Posted on Jun. 26, 2017

Comic-Con International features a number of FREE publications that will enhance and help your experience at the event. Remember you can get these exclusive publications only at Comic-Con 2017!

Comic-Con International 2017 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON 2017 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#06: Get to Know Our Special Guests!

Posted on Jun. 25, 2017

Comic-Con International once again offers one of the most diverse guest lists of any convention in the world! This year's guests include top comic creators, authors, and artists, all featured in programming during the run of the show.

Comic-Con International 2017 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON 2017 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#05: Since You’ve Been Gone

Posted on Jun. 24, 2017

It's our annual review of some of the changes that have occured in the past year here in downtown San Diego in the area surrounding the Convention Center!

Comic-Con International 2017 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON 2017 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#04: Pre-Register for the Blood Drive!

Posted on Jun. 23, 2017

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!

Comic-Con International 2017 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON 2017 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#03: Don’t Be Scammed by Companies or Individuals Selling Fake Badges for Comic-Con 2017!

Posted on Jun. 22, 2017

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!

Comic-Con International 2017 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON 2017 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#02: Exhibit Hall & Exhibitor Lists Online!

Posted on Jun. 21, 2017

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 International 2017 Toucan Tip of the Day
COMIC-CON 2017 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#01: Get Ready for Comic-Con 2017!

Posted on Jun. 20, 2017

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!

Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUBS

Zoom Into Summer with Our June Book Club Reads!

Posted on Jun. 20, 2017

All five branches of the Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs met and discussed new books they read in June!

Marc Bernardin for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 047: Time Enough at Last

Posted on Jun. 20, 2017

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.

World Premiere of Batman and Harley Quinn at Comic-Con International
GET READY FOR COMIC-CON 2017!

World Premiere of Batman and Harley Quinn at Comic-Con International

Posted on Jun. 19, 2017

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!

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STEVE LIEBER'S DILETTANTE

Dilettante 048: Managing

Posted on Jun. 13, 2017

Steve Lieber talks about how cartoonists should consider adding extra management help when their careers take off.

Maggie Thompson for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
MAGGIE'S WORLD BY MAGGIE THOMPSON

Maggie’s World 052: Abstracted

Posted on Jun. 6, 2017

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 2017 Souvenir Book
GET READY FOR COMIC-CON 2017!

Comic-Con Celebrates the Jack Kirby Centennial with an Exclusive Souvenir Book Cover by Bruce Timm!

Posted on May. 31, 2017

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 for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
GET READY FOR SUMMER WITH A NICE, TALL TIKI DRINK!

You Can Draw With Katie Cook 047: How to Draw a Tiki Drink!

Posted on May. 23, 2017

Katie Cook gets us ready for summer with a nice, big, refreshing (non-alcoholic!) Tiki drink!

Comic-Con International 2017 Special Guests
COMIC-CON SPECIAL GUEST MONDAY!

One Last Guest for Comic-Con 2017!

Posted on May. 22, 2017

We have one last guest announcement for Comic-Con International 2017!

Comic-Con International Presents the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
WILL EISNER COMIC INDUSTRY AWARDS

Judges’ Comments on the 2017 Eisner Awards Process

Posted on May. 19, 2017

This year's judges weigh in on their experiences picking the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards nominees!

Marc Bernardin for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 046: Listening Post

Posted on May. 16, 2017

Marc Bernardin shares some wisdom gained on his latest writing project.

Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUBS

May Books from Our Book Clubs!

Posted on May. 12, 2017

This month's reading list from all 5 Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs!

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STEVE LIEBER'S DILETTANTE

Dilettante 047: Early Kirby Exposures

Posted on May. 9, 2017

Steve Lieber takes a close look at the art of Jack "King" Kirby, including some particular panels Steve was drawn to as a child.

Comic-Con International 2017 Special Guests
COMIC-CON SPECIAL GUEST MONDAY!

Comic-Con International’s 14th Wave of 2017 Special Guests!

Posted on May. 8, 2017

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 for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
MAGGIE'S WORLD BY MAGGIE THOMPSON

Maggie’s World 051: Here’s How!

Posted on May. 2, 2017

Maggie Thompson talks about how comics are great at conveying information, clarifying a mood, and adding details to a description.

Comic-Con International 2017 Special Guests
COMIC-CON SPECIAL GUEST MONDAY!

Comic-Con International’s 13th Wave of 2017 Special Guests!

Posted on May. 1, 2017

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 for Toucan, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog!
HEY, THAT'S A CUTE CACTUS!

You Can Draw with Katie Cook 046: How to Draw a Cactus!

Posted on Apr. 25, 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!).

Comic-Con 2017 Special Guests
COMIC-CON SPECIAL GUEST MONDAY!

Comic-Con International’s 12th Wave of 2017 Special Guests!

Posted on Apr. 24, 2017

As April winds down, we have 4 more Comic-Con International 2017 special guests to announce!