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This week we wrap up out HeroesCon 2014 discussion with Josh.  But first, Adam and Shawn discuss their trip to Chapel Hill Comics for the Greatest Signing of All Time (Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg, Tom Scioli, Chris Pitzer) to celebrate the retirement of comic shop owner, Andrew Neal.

Featured image:  Van Der Villain Cosplay

Runtime 49 minutes 45 seconds

Episode 338:  HeroesCon 2014 Wrap Up Part 3

Episode 338: HeroesCon 2014 Wrap Up Part 3

Episode 338:  HeroesCon 2014 Wrap Up Part 3

This week we wrap up out HeroesCon 2014 discussion with Josh.  But first, Adam and Shawn discuss their trip to Chapel Hill Comics for the Greatest Signing of All Time (Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg, Tom Scioli, Chris Pitzer) to celebrate the retirement of comic shop owner, Andrew Neal.

Featured image:  Van Der Villain Cosplay

Runtime 49 minutes 45 seconds

Episode 338:  HeroesCon 2014 Wrap Up Part 3

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Episode 337: HeroesCon 2014 Wrap Up Part 2

Seth Peagler and Winslow Drum

This week Adam, Josh, and Shawn continue their marathon discussion of HeroesCon 2014.  They cover mostly Art Auctions, but also attempt to put the finishing touches on Friday.  Shawn talks about non comics things they she purchased, Josh talks more on his Adult Swim sketchbook and Adam talks his commissions.

Runtime 1 hour 8 minutes 34 seconds

HeroesCon 2014: Teaching Comics Forum - Teaching Difficult Texts

With the increased spotlight on teaching controversial material in schools we thought it would be fun to discuss methods and approaches for teaching difficult comics and graphic novels. Planned topics include: racial stereotypes, violence, and sexuality. That being said, Parental Guidance is suggested as the conversation may steer toward mature content. Panelists include Mike Kobre (Queens University), Andy Kunka (USC), Dana Hayward (HarperCollins Publishers) and moderator Shawn Daughhetee (The School of Hard Knocks).

Runtime 57 minutes 12 seconds

Episode 336: HeroesCon 2014 Wrap Up Part 1

Art by Shannon Smith

Adam, Josh, and Shawn sit down for a marathon discussion of HeroesCon 2014 that lasts almost as long as the 3 day show itself.  This week we bring you part one where we mostly get our bearings, talk about little about our panels, and delve into Friday.

Runtime 1 hour 2 minutes 40 seconds

HeroesCon 2014: Indie Creators

Indie Island shirts by Aaron Conley and Maris Wicks

The DOLLAR BIN’s ADAM DAUGHHETEE sits down with some of the most talented denizens of INDIE ISLAND. Adam will chew the fat with AARON CONLEY (Sabretooth Swordsman), SCOTT C. (Amazing Everything), JIM RUGG (Supermag), BENJAMIN MARRA (Blades and Lazers) and ALEXIS ZIRITT (The Package). Miss this one at your own peril!

Runtime 54 minutes 39 seconds

Episode 335: Pre HeroesCon 2014

This week Adam, Josh, and Shawn get together to talk about what they look forward to at HeroesCon 2014.  Topics include:  Friday Night Drink and Draw, Saturday Art Auction, Adam and Shawn moderating panels, the Mega Panel covering Comics Regulation, Comics Censorship: Past and Present, and lots of great comic creators!

Runtime 1 hour 2 minutes 39 seconds

SC Comicon 2014: Comics for All-Ages Panel

Skyward by Jeremy Dale

Biff! Bam! Pow! Comics aren’t just for kids anymore. They also aren’t just for adults. Comics are for everyone! Panelists Andy Runton (Owly), Jeremy Dale (Skyward), and Joey Weiser (Mermin) discuss with moderator Shawn Daughhetee how their comics are for readers of all ages.

Runtime 59 minutes 44 seconds

SC Comicon 2014: Web Comics Panel

Ninjasaur by Jason Horn

Ninjasaur by Jason Horn

Join panelists Bridgit Connell (Brother Nash), Jason Horn (Ninjasaur), and Chuck Hart (Lance Larson: Subcontractor for S.H.I.E.L.D.) as they discuss the advantages and pitfalls of publishing comics on the web. Moderated by Adam Daughhetee.

Runtime 45 minutes 37 seconds

SC Comicon 2014: Star Trek Continues Panel

Star Trek Continues is the acclaimed fan production aimed at completing the final two years of the original 5-year mission.  This panel will feature a viewing of the episode with introduction by Lou Ferrigno (featured in the episode) and a Q & A with director, Chris White.  Be sure not to miss this one, Star Trek fans!

Runtime 15 minutes 39 seconds

SC Comicon 2014: Comic Book Movies Panel

Start your morning off with a healthy discussion on comic book movies, moderated by Josh Dean of The Film House and including panelists Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, Percy Jackson graphic novel adaptations) Matthew Smith (Bee Sting), Allen Swords (Lecturer at Clemson University), and others.

Runtime: 53 minutes 15 seconds

SC Comicon 2014: Crowd Funding Panel

Left to Right:  Micah Taylor, Van Jensen, Dean Trippe, Sanford Greene

Left to Right:  Micah Taylor, Van Jensen, Dean Trippe, Sanford Greene

With Van Jensen, Sanford Greene, Dean Trippe Want to learn more about how to crowd fund your project? Panelists Van Jensen (The Leg, currently on Kickstarter), Dean Trippe (Something Terrible, successfully funded on Kickstarter), and Sanford Greene (Deadlines: Vol 4, successfully funded on Kickstarter) join moderator Micah Taylor (Be Normal, successfully funded on Kickstarter; Super Big, unsuccessfully funded) to discuss tips and tricks for a successfully crowd funded project.

Runtime: 38 minutes 53 seconds

Episode 333: SC Comicon 2014 Wrap-Up

Episode 333:  SC Comicon 2014 Wrap-Up

So this was the first annual SC Comicon and it was a huge success.  How huge of a success?  Well, you will just have to listen to the show to find out.  Thanks to Rob and Michele for taking a chance with us and to Micah (first time coordinating a convention) for doing a great job.  Be on a lookout over the next few weeks for panel recordings, announcements for next year, and links to other great SC Comicon reports.

Runtime 1 hour 15 minutes 27 seconds

Episode 333:  SC Comicon 2014 Wrap-Up

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Episode 332: Free Comic Book Day 2014

Welcome to the show.  I hope you had a good Free Comic Book Day.  I know we did.  Don't believe us?  Give the show a listen.  Oh, you'll see.  Also, we are less than two weeks away from SC ComiCon.  We'll talk about that some too.

Runtime:  1 hour 7 minutes 12 seconds

HeroesCon 2013 Mega Music Panel: On the Intersection(s) of Comics and Music

Comics and music share a lot of affinities-both depend heavily on rhythm and intervals,and many cartoonists are also musicians-and cartoonist Ben Towle and blogger Craig Fischer have organized a diverse smorgasbord of a panel to explore these affinities. Ben will discuss the many ways cartoonists represent music visually, and will chair a wide-ranging panel on comics and music with Peter Bagge (Hate, Yeah!), Ed Piskor (Hip Hop Family Tree), Andrew Robinson and Vivek J Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle). Craig will talk about the work of Marc Weidenbaum, an editor, teacher, and musician who's been combining comics and music in his creative projects for over two decades. And Charlotte, NC avant-duo Ghost Trees (Brent Bagwell on saxophone, Seth Nanaa on drums) will participate in two live comics/music performances, including a soundtrack for Joe Lambert's "Turtle Keep it Steady," a rock-n-roll retelling of the Tortoise-Hare fable!

Episode 331a: FLUKE 2014 Interviews

Episode 331a:  FLUKE 2014 Interviews

Another year and another fantastic FLUKE.  Adam, Shawn, and Devin journeyed to mythical Athens, GA for their annual visit to FLUKE.  This go around Adam picked up interviews with Robert Newsome, Rich Tommaso, Patrick Dean, Andy Runton, Wes Brooks, and Adam Casey.  Who's that I hear on the wrap up portion?  That would be returning guest, Josh Dean.

Runtime 1 hour 19 minutes 50 seconds

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Episode 330: Dollar Bin Awards 2013

Episode 330: Dollar Bin Awards 2013

It is that time of year again! The time we celebrate the best of the best! YOU, the Dollar Bin listeners, have voted on your favorites of 2013. Join us as we announce the winners. This episode is full of some of your favorite Dollar Bin regulars and a few surprises!

Runtime 1 hour 8 minutes 26 seconds

Episode 330: Dollar Bin Awards 2013

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Press Release: Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con

Nathan Fillion, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, James Marsters, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Rooker Headline Celebrity Guests At Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con, May 30 – June 1

Jon Bernthal, Jason David Frank, Robert Knepper, Top Comics Creators Also Among Top Stars At Pop Culture Festival At Georgia World Congress Center

ATLANTA, April 8, 2014Nathan Fillion (“Castle,” Serenity), Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Jon Bernthal and Michael Rooker of “The Walking Dead,” James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Torchwood”), Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes,” Rocky Balboa), Darryl McDaniels “D.M.C.” (“Run-D.M.C.”) Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers”), and Robert Knepper (“Prison Break,” Hitman) are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con, May 30-June 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center. It is the seventh of 16 events currently scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Reedus, Cohan and McDaniels will appear on Saturday and Sunday, May 31-June 1, and Fillion will attend on Saturday only; the others are scheduled for all three days.

Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Jorge Molina (“X-Men,” “Fear Itself”), Jerry Ordway (“Action Comics,” “Avengers”), Ron Garney (“Thor,” “Uncanny X-Force”), Alberto Ponticelli (“Justice League,” “Green Lantern”), Bob Layton (“Iron Man,” “Captain America”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Flash”), John Tyler Christopher (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Secret Warriors”), J.M. DeMatteis (“Justice League Dark,” “Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger”) and many others.

Other notable celebrities on the Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con roster include the Boondock Saints trio of Sean Patrick Flanery, David Della Rocco, Clifton Collins Jr. (Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, Star Trek), J. August Richards (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Angel”), Sara Underwood (“Attack of the Show,” Epic Movie) and Brian Muir (sculptor, Star Wars, Alien).

In addition, all Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con VIP attendees will receive an exclusive variant cover of Marvel's “Amazing Spider-Man #1,” drawn by Christopher, at registration.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con show hours are Friday, May 30, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A's, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, June 1, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

For more on the 2014 Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con, visit www.wizardworld.com/home-atlanta.html.

Episode 329: Interview with Chris Visions

Episode 329:  Interview with Chris Visions

This week on the show we have Chris Visions, who Terence tackled and dragged into the studio by his hair.  Chris is the artist on the book Dead Letters, which has issue one hitting the shelf this very Wednesday.  Doing interviews with the Dollar Bin is a lot of fun.  This interview is an example of said fun.

Runtime 46 minutes 34 seconds

Episode 329:  Interview with Chris Visions

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Episode 328: Interview with John Layman and Rob Guillory

Episode 328:  Interview with John Layman and Rob Guillory

With big thanks to Joel, Adam and Tee got to spend some digital time with the creators of the great Image book, Chew, starring Cibopath, Tony Chu.  Listen in as John Layman and Rob Guillory talk shop and whatnot.

Runtime 55 minutes 52 seconds

Episode 328:  Interview with John Layman and Rob Guillory

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