SC Comicon 2015: Crafting an Idea

SC Comicon 2015:  Crafting an Idea

What does it take to turn a raw idea into a completed book?  Learn from great story craftsmen Van Jensen, Chris Schweizer, and David Weber, as they walk you through their creative process.

Moderated by Brian Eison

Runtime 1 hour 11 minutes 20 seconds

SC Comicon 2015:  Crafting an Idea

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SC Comicon 2015: Art of Sci-fi

Art by Georges Jeanty

Art by Georges Jeanty

Sci-Fi is a staple theme in comic books, yes, even superhero ones.  Artists, Kelly Yates (Dr Who) and Georges Jeanty (Serenity), discuss their contributions to the Sci-Fi genre of comics in a panel that is out of this world.

Moderated by Adam Daughhetee

Runtime 43 minutes 3 seconds

SC Comicon 2015: Breaking into Comics

Learn from up and comers who are just entering the comics industry.  Bridgit Connell, Joey Weiser, and Jackie Lewis talk about the trials and tribulations leading up to turning comics into a paying gig.

Moderated by: Brian Eison

Runtime 57 minutes 2 seconds

SC Comicon 2015: Cover Artists

Cover art by Chris Brunner and Rico Renzi

Cover art by Chris Brunner and Rico Renzi

You walk into your local comic shop and what do you see?  Comic book covers everywhere.  In a sea of images, it’s the comic book cover’s job to draw your attention.  In this SC Comicon panel, cover artists Dave Dorman, Chris Brunner, and Sanford Greene give you the low down on what goes into designing the right cover for the job.

Moderated by: Adam Daughhetee

Runtime 1 hour 8 minutes 50 seconds

SC Comicon 2015: Board Games

Ever wonder how people keep coming up with ideas for great board games year after year?  Join board game creators, Richard Launius in a SC Comicon panel discussion about board games and get an answer to that question, “How do you do it?”

Moderated by Josh Dean

Runtime 1 hour 10 minutes 41 seconds

SC Comicon 2015: Colorists

I forgot to get a picture of the panel so here is a Howard the Duck cover that Megan Wilson colored that has been going around lately.

I forgot to get a picture of the panel so here is a Howard the Duck cover that Megan Wilson colored that has been going around lately.

Welcome to the SC Comicon 2015 panel on colorists.  Roses are red.  Violets are blue.  Learn and appreciate the art of color with colorists, Laura Martin, Brian Reber, Rico Renzi, and Megan Wilson in this very colorful panel discussion.

Moderated by Adam Daughhetee

Runtime:  47 minutes 13 seconds

SC Comicon 2015: Allen Bellman

In this SC Comicon 2015 panel Golden Age artist, Allen Bellman was there before even Marvel, which at the time was Timely Comics.  He was working on Captain America in the actual 1940’s.   Join us in a discussion spotlighting Allen Bellman’s golden career in comics.

Moderated by Adam Daughhetee
Images by Indulge Images

Runtime: 40 minutes 17 seconds

SC Comicon 2015: John Wesley Shipp

John Wesley Shipp and Brian Eison

John Wesley Shipp and Brian Eison

The career of John Wesley Shipp has spanned four decades, including the role of The Flash in the 90s television show, The Flash.  He now performs on the current WB show, The Flash as Barry Allen’s dad, which is pretty cool. Join us for a discussion with Mr. Shipp about his achievements and his illustrious acting career.

Moderated by Brian Eison

Runtime 54 minutes 59 seconds

Episode 350: Ask a Black Nerd Part 2

Following up on our first part, Ask a Black Nerd Part 1, we bring you, part 2.  In this episode, Terence, Ted, and Trevor answer your Facebook questions.  What were their answers?  There is only one way to find out.  Just listen.

Runtime 1 hour 7 minutes 12 seconds

Click to view the National Trevor: The Movie pilot/trailor

Click to view the National Trevor: The Movie pilot/trailor

Press Release: Valiant Joins SC COMICON 2015

with X-O MANOWAR's Robert Venditti, Lewis LaRosa, Brian Reber, and More!

Plus: Exclusive Merchandise and a Very Bloodshot Blood Drive!

This March, Valiant is bringing the best reviewed line-up of titles anywhere in comics today to SC ComiCon 2015! On Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd, join Valiant inside the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina for a weekend packed with giveaways, creator signings, exclusive merchandise, and special events you won't find anywhere else!

Visit Valiant at Booth #600 to take home a complete library of trade paperback and hardcover collections for X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Quantum and Woody, and many more of Valiant's top titles! And don't miss an all-star team of X-O Manowar creators, including writer Robert Venditti, cover artist Lewis LaRosa, and colorist Brian Reber, signing an SC ComiCon-exclusive X-O MANOWAR: DEAD HAND print, showcasing LaRosa and Reber's riveting artwork from the series' latest smash-hit story arc. Get it signed at the SC ComiCon merchandise booth on Saturday and Sunday!

But that's not all! Visit the SC ComiCon merchandise booth to grab another Valiant milestone in the making – an SC ComiCon-exclusive t-shirt, featuring all of Valiant's greatest heroes by Eisner Award-nominated superstar Butch Guice!

"Having been a Valiant fan since the inception of the company, I am thrilled to have Valiant have an increased presence at SC Comicon this year!" said Robert Young, the founder of SC ComiCon and founder and owner of Greenville's Borderlands Comics and Games.

Last but not least, SC ComiCon attendees can become the hero behind countless saved lives throughout the weekend by donating blood at the Blood Connection inside the TD Convention Center. Each donor will receive a complimentary BLOODSHOT REBORN t-shirt, featuring the stunning artwork of red-hot artist Mico Suayan, on behalf of Valiant and SC ComiCon.

We'll see you at SC ComiCon!

For tickets, directions, and more, visit SCComiCon.com.

For more information, visit Valiant online at Facebook.com/ValiantComicsValiantEntertainment.Tumblr.comTwitter.com/ValiantComics, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

Episode 349: Curls and Ninjasaur Kickstarter Promotion

This week Adam and Shawn decided it was time well spent to help promote a couple of currently running Kickstarters by some close friends of the Dollar Bin.  First up is Curls Studio who are promoting their Kickstarter for Curls:  The Ultimate Book Collection, which is a collection of Carolyn Belefski's Curls comic strip.  Next, we talk with Jason Horn , creator of Ninjasaur to help spread the word on his Kickstarter for Collection Volume 2 of his Ninjasaur Webcomic.  I hope you enjoy and take the time to check these worthwhile projects out.

Runtime 59 minutes 05 seconds

Episode 348: Ask a Black Nerd Part 1

Pictured Left to Right:  Ted, Terence, Trevor

Dollar Bin Productions in conjunction with Ask a Black Friend, presents to you the very special episode of Ask a Black Nerd.  We opened up our lines (Facebook) and you asked questions.  You may not like them, but here are your answers.

Episode 347: SC Comicon 2014 Panel - Collaboration and Continuity

Moderator Shawn Daughhetee talks with Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, Flash, X-O Manowar) and Van Jensen (Green Lantern Corps, Flash, Pinocchio Vampire Slayer) about their process of writing together on stories that tie into the larger continuity of the DCU.

Runtime: 56 minutes 26 seconds

Episode 346: Spotlight on Chris Brunner

Art by Chris Brunner

Artist Chris Brunner is very dear to the Dollar Bin podcast.  He's been with us since the semi-early days and our first appearance at the Charlotte Minicon (It makes me really sad that I can't find this interview mp3, so if you have it can you send it to me?) where we had a fascinating discussion on the effectiveness of a lightsaber on Luke Cage.  Chris has been captivating us over the years with amazing art, like what you can find in the comic Loose Ends.  He has also captured our hearts with his friendship, spirit, and lively, thought provoking discussions.  Thanks Chris.

Runtime 47 minutes 34 seconds

Episode 343: Some of Our Friends Part 1

Sorry for the crap picture.  I'll do a better one when I get some time tomorrow.

Sorry for the crap picture.  I'll do a better one when I get some time tomorrow.

Recently Shawn and Adam attended Comicsfest at Richard's Comics and Collectables.  Also in attendance for the day were J Chris Campbell, Duane Ballenger, Tracy Yardley, Van Jensen, Andy Runton, Gregbo Watson, and even for a little bit, Derek and Nikki Davis.  They were doing all sortsa sketches and having the fun good times.  To celebrate the friends of the Dollar Bin we decided to rap a bit about them and what makes them so great.

Runtime 56 minutes 31 seconds

Episode 342: SPX 2014 Reviews Part 2

Continuing their annual SPX pick-up book review, Shawn and Adam talk about many more of the fantastic books they each picked up at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda Maryland.

Reviewed creators include:

Kate Lacour - sharkbrains.com
Jensine Eckwell - jensineeckwall.com
Lily Padula - lilypadula.com
Melissa Mendes - mmmendes.com
Katie Omberg - fancy-graphics.blogspot.com
Melanie Gillman - melaniegillman.com
Michael DeForge - kingtrash.com
Jaime Willems - jaimewillems.com
Roger Langridge - hotelfred.com
Claire Connelly - claireconnellycomics.com
Farel Dalrymple - fareldalrymple.com
Ian Sampson - ianesampson.com
Noah Van Sciver - noahvansciver.tumblr.com
Sean Ford - onlyskincomics.com
Corinne Mucha - maidenhousefly.com
Holli Mintzer - tesseractcomics.tumblr.com
Kali Ciesemier - kalidraws.tumblr.com
Sarah Dill - distillum.com
Kelly Phillips - kellyphillips.net
David Plankert - davidplunkert.com
Monica Gallagher - eatyourlipstick.com

Runtime:  45 minutes 49 seconds

Episode 342: SPX 2014 Reviews Part 1

Once again the Dollar Bin traversed the states between to join the small press goodness congregation in Bethesda, MD at SPX (Small Press Expo 2014).  While there, not only did they hang out with some great folks which will be covered later, they also, bought a lot of great books and such, half of which will be covered, here, in part one of the SPX 2014 reviews show.

Reviewed Creators Include:

Joshua Cotter - jwcotter.tumblr.com
J Chris Campbell - jchriscampbell.com
Robert Ullman - rkullman.blogspot.com
Jason Horn - ninjasaur.com
Sam Bosma - sbosma.tumblr.com
Sam Alden - samaldencomics.tumblr.com
Box Brown - boxbrown.com
Benjamin Marra - www.benjaminmarra.com
C Frakes - tragicrelief.blogspot.com
Laura Terry - lauraterry.com
JP Coovert - www.jpcoovert.com
Leah Riley - www.etsy.com/shop/futuregirl
David Mack - www.flagpole.com/comics/a-round-town
Drew Weing - www.drewweing.com
Sara L Turner - tinyghoststories.com
Alexis Ziritt - www.aziritt.com
Jared Cullum - www.jaredlovestodraw.com
Greg Kletsel - gregkletsel.com
Jason Shiga - www.shigabooks.com
Tugboat Press - www.tugboatpress.com

Runtime 52:46