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Get Ready for Comic-Con 2016 with Our Souvenir Book Cover!

It’s June 1st, and that means Comic-Con International 2016 is just about 50 short days away! Get ready for a veritable flood of information coming your way over the next almost-2 months as we count down to Comic-Con’s Preview Night on Wednesday, July 20, followed by the big show itself on Thursday through Sunday, July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center and the surrounding downtown Comic-Con Campus. In the coming weeks, you can look forward to exclusive info on Comic-Con 2016, including (in no particular order):

  • Our Toucan Tip of the Day series (starting Monday, June 20th)
  • New programming venues
  • New locations for old favorites
  • The gigantic Exhibit Hall map and list of 2016 Exhibitors
  • Official 2016 T-shirts
  • Exclusives list
  • Shuttle schedule
  • Restaurant Guide
  • The online version of the Quick Guide, featuring maps and the program schedule grids
  • Our Anime, Autograph Area, Film Festival, Games, and Portfolio Review schedules
  • And, of course, the daily Programming Schedules, debuting about 2 weeks before the show
Comic-Con International 2016 Souvenir Book

Art by Babs Tarr; Wonder Woman TM & © DC Comics

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But today’s big news is the debut of our Comic-Con 2016 Souvenir Book cover, created exclusively for us by special guest and fan-favorite artist Babs Tarr! This year’s cover celebrates the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman. The Amazon Princess got the biggest response when we solicited for art and articles for this year’s book. And if you’re guessing this is also the art for the official T-shirt, well … you guessed right! We’ll reveal this year’s amazing T-shirt designs (yes, plural, including 2 new logo-design shirts, and a new Toucan shirt, too, and maybe a surprise or two!) in the next few weeks. Check back for this exciting info!

In the meantime, here’s Babs herself with what she thought about illustrating this year’s Souvenir Book cover!

"It was a HUGE honor to be asked to draw Wonder Woman for the program art for THE BIGGEST COMIC- CON IN THE WORLD and for her 75th anniversary!!! (Insert Wayne’s' World bowing GIF here!) I am not worthy! What a thing to have on my resume … So thankful for the opportunity!" 

Comic-Con International 2016 Souvenir Book Cover

Babs Tarr is a special guest at Comic-Con 2016. At right, one of her preliminary sketches for the cover.

More from Babs in the “Cover Story” feature in the 2016 Souvenir Book, which, incidentally, is THE BIGGEST BOOK WE’VE EVER DONE (emphasis added), weighing in at 264 pages!

For more about this year's Souvenir Book, please click here.

There’s more exciting news coming your way over the next 2 months … bookmark our website for instant access to the only OFFICIAL source for Comic-Con news and information, our Comic-Con Front Page and our Toucan blog!