Come See Me at the Comic-Con Museum This Saturday with Rick Geary …

I’ll be making another appearance at the Comic-Con Museum this Saturday (April 15) at 1:00 PM alongside Eisner Awards administrator Jackie Estrada to talk with the great Rick Geary about his career and all the wonderful artwork he did for Comic-Con. I commissioned numerous covers with Rick when I was Comic-Con’s director of print & publications and when I launched the Toucan blog in 2013, Rick created a ton of new Toucan drawings for me; he was the creator of the toucan logo used by Comic-Con in the 1980s-early 90s. Beyond that, Rick is famous for his incredible series of Victorian and 20th Century Murder true crime graphic novels, his work in the local weekly newspaper, the San Diego Reader, and numerous other graphic novels, adaptations for the 1990s version of Classics Illustrated, and humorous strips for National Lampoon. He was one of my favorite artists to work with in my almost-15 years of doing Comic-Con’s publications, and for many years he was a San Diego resident, too.

We’ll be looking at numerous aspects of Rick’s career, including the secret origin of the Toucan, with some never-before-seen drawings! The panel is free with your Comic-Con Museum membership or with a paid entry for Saturday. I highly recommend both the Animation Academy and the Cover Story exhibits, the latter based on a show I did in 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Comic-Con. I hope to see you there!

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