Maggie Thompson launches her new Toucan blog feature "Maggie's World," with her first installment titled "Why I Love Comics."
Don and Maggie Thompson were among the pioneering fans in the 1960s who published amateur magazines devoted to comics. Their fan activities included (but were not limited to) Comic Art and Newfangles, participating in the All in Color for a Dime and The Comic-Book Book collections of comics articles, and a column for The Buyer’s Guide for Comic Fandom. The duo was hired to edit Buyer’s Guide when it was sold to a Wisconsin publisher, and Maggie continued to edit Comics Buyer’s Guide following Don’s death. She remains active in the field today as both collector and essayist. In the course of things, she has received an Inkpot Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Diamond Lifetime Fandom Award, the Alan Ackerman Award, and the Friends of Lulu Women of Distinction Award. She has also co-written (with Don) and written solo a handful of published comic-book stories, including a four-issue Dark Shadows arc.
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!
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.
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.
Maggie Thompson continues her discussion on dealing with your collection, including the three "Bs": Bagging, Boarding, and Boxing.
Maggie Thompson offers tips on how to be a fan and maximize your convention experience.
Maggie Thompson returns with some sound advice from a seasoned Comic-Con-goer to help you enjoy your 2013 visit!
Maggie Thompson begins her daily Comic-Con 2013 diary with a look at her experiences at Preview Night!
Maggie Thompson tells us about her first day at Comic-Con 2013, from dawn to dusk!
Maggie Thompson tells us all about her Friday experiences at Comic-Con 2013, including the Eisner Awards!
Maggie Thompson tells us all about her Saturday at Comic-Con!
Maggie Thompson wraps up her Comic-Con 2013 experiences with a look at Sunday.
Maggie Thompson winds down from her whirlwind Comic-Con 2013 experience ... and helps you recover, too!
Maggie Thompson chronicles the joys of comics history research.
Maggie Thompson talks about the importance of the influences in our lives.
Maggie Thompson returns with a fun column that takes a 1920s Photoplay Plot Encyclopedia and applies its "36 dramatic situations" to comics.
Maggie Thompson shares her favorite holiday comics and her own comic book "tis the season" traditions!
Maggie Thompson rings in the New Year with a look back at 2013 and a look ahead at 2014 at our comics-filled lives.
Maggie Thompson reminds us that there's a whole wide world of comics--outside of the boundaries of the US--to enjoy.
Maggie Thompson talks about the world of comics and female readers, reminding us that girls have always been "allowed" in comics.
Maggie Thompson talks about the importance of maintaining your convention photos, including writing down who you photographed!
Maggie Thompson reminds us that there are a whole lot of people out there yet to become comics fans ... and offers some suggestions on how to spread the word about the medium we love so much!
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!
Maggie Thompson reminds us that if there's something missing out there that you need ... make it yourself! It's a lot easier to do in this day and age.
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