STEVE LIEBER'S DILETTANTE

Steve Lieber for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
Posted on Nov. 14, 2017

Steve Lieber looks back at the way things were and how he created comics on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Whiteout.

WONDERCON WEDNESDAY!

WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Special Guests
Posted on Nov. 8, 2017

We're back with 4 more great special guests for WonderCon Anaheim 2018, March 23–25 at the Anaheim Convention Center!

LOCK IN YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION NOW!

Comic-Con 2018 Early Bird Hotel Sale
Posted on Nov. 7, 2017

The Comic-Con 2018 Early Bird Hotel Sale is now open ... making it the earliest early bird sale ever!

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 056: Shopping for Comics

Posted on Nov. 7, 2017

Maggie Thompson reminds us of the importance of comics shops and how they came to be an integral part of the comics distribution system.

WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Special Guests
WONDERCON WEDNESDAY!

WonderCon Anaheim Announces 1st Wave of 2018 Special Guests!

Posted on Nov. 1, 2017

Let's start November off with a bang and our first special guests announcement for WonderCon Anaheim 2018, to be held March 23–25 at the Anaheim Convention Center!

Comic-Con International Registration Update
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE

Travel to Tech and Back Again

Posted on Oct. 26, 2017

When it comes to Returning Registration technical requirements there’s no dumb questions, despite what Dorothy may say. 

Comic-Con International Registration Update
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE

Badge Auctions for UNICEF USA

Posted on Oct. 25, 2017

Bid on a pair Comic-Con 2018 4-Day badges with Preview Night! All proceeds go directly to UNICEF USA, a non-profit organization that provides rapid lifesaving emergency relief. 

Comic-Con International Registration Update
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE

Registration Codes are Happening

Posted on Oct. 25, 2017

The Assistant to Professor Toucan is an expert in three things … beets, Battlestar Galactica, and registration codes. He’s here to guide us through why you need the latter to succeed in Returning Registration.

WonderCon Anaheim 2017 Photo Gallery
WONDERCON WEDNESDAY RETURNS!

Get Ready for WonderCon Anaheim 2018!

Posted on Oct. 25, 2017

It's time to start thinking about WonderCon Anaheim 2018, to be held March 23–25 at the Anaheim Convention Center ... And what better way to do that than with a look back at this year's great event, with a massive photo gallery!

Katie Cook for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
BUT MUMMY, IT'S ALMOST HALLOWEEN!

You Can Draw with Katie Cook 051: How to Draw a Mummy!

Posted on Oct. 24, 2017

Just in time for Halloween, Katie Cook shows us how to draw a mummy (roll of toilet paper for wrapping optional).

Comic-Con International Registration Update
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE

Returning Registration 2018 FAQ

Posted on Oct. 20, 2017

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Let Professor Toucan guide you through our latest version of Comic-Con Returning Registration frequently asked questions. 

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE

The Blinking Lights are Sending a Message … Comic-Con 2018 Returning Registration is coming!

Posted on Oct. 18, 2017

Join Eleven, Mike, Lucas, and Dustin on a campaign to obtain Comic-Con badges on October 28, 2017!

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 050: Who Has the Right to Write?

Posted on Oct. 17, 2017

Marc Bernardin talks about who has the right to write cultural and ethnic characters and stories in comics.

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

October Brings Mysterious Readings to 4 of Our Groups!

Posted on Oct. 12, 2017

October brings some mysterious and magical readings to our various book club branches!

Comic-Con International Registration Update
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE

Great Scott! Comic-Con 2018 Returning Registration is on the way!

Posted on Oct. 10, 2017

If Professor Toucan’s calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you’re going to see some serious information about how to successfully participate in Returning Registration!

Steve Lieber for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only Official SDCC and WonderCon Blog
STEVE LIEBER'S DILETTANTE

Dilettante 050: Tips on Writing Your First Comic

Posted on Oct. 10, 2017

Steve Lieber returns with some advice for first-time comics writers from a seasoned artist!

Comic-Con International Registration Update
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE

Comic-Con 2018 Professional Badge Registration

Posted on Oct. 5, 2017

Online professional badge registration will open Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Let's huddle up and go over the most important questions! 

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 055: It’s Pronounced ZEEN

Posted on Oct. 3, 2017

Maggie Thompson continues to write about "stuff," this time with a closer look at fanzines and their origins in the worlds of science fiction and comics.

Katie Cook for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM ... YOU GET THE PICTURE.

You Can Draw with Katie Cook 050: How to Draw Fancy Ice Cream

Posted on Sep. 26, 2017

Katie Cook draws ice cream. Not just ice cream, FANCY ice cream. With a cat.

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 049: Feedback Loop

Posted on Sep. 19, 2017

Every writer needs feedback and most are asked to give it in return. Marc Bernardin has some hints on what to look for and what to give back.

Comic-Con International Registration Update
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE

The Child-to-Junior Badge Validation Deadline is Imminent!

Posted on Sep. 18, 2017

Professor Toucan here with an urgent warning! Deadline approaching! Deadline approaching! Pull up a chair and settle in for an informational FAQ (and how to!) about the child-to-junior badge validation process.

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

September Book Club Book Report

Posted on Sep. 14, 2017

It's September, which means it's time for more Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Club book reports!

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

Comic-Con Adds a Sixth Book Club in Escondido!

Posted on Sep. 12, 2017

And then there were 6! Comic-Con adds a new Graphic Novel Book Club at the Escondido Public Library in October ... see how you can be a part of it!

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 054: Dealing with Stuff

Posted on Sep. 5, 2017

Maggie Thompson talks about STUFF. Call it a collection, or a "five-dumpster" house, it all comes down to one thing: Stuff.

Comic-Con International Salutes Jack Kirby's 100th Birthday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE KING OF COMICS!

Jack Kirby’s 100th Birthday!

Posted on Aug. 28, 2017

Jack Kirby, the King of Comics, was born on this day in 1917! We've uploaded the entire 60-page Kirby Centennial section from this year's Comic-Con Souvenir Book, including some new pages featuring rare Kirby art created exclusively for Comic-Con, to celebrate!

Katie Cook for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
JUST LIKE 2 PEAS IN A POD ... LITERALLY!

You Can Draw with Katie Cook 049: How to Draw 2 Peas in a Pod!

Posted on Aug. 22, 2017

Katie Cook returns after our July Comic-Con break with a new tutorial, featuring the proverbial 2 peas in a pod!

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 048: Comic-Con 2017

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017

Marc Bernardin returns to tell us about his experiences at Comic-Con 2017 and how they differed from previous years.

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

August Book Club Report

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017

After all the excitement of Comic-Con, our Graphic Novel Book Clubs met to discuss 6 new books in early August!