HeroesCon 2015: Cover Design Panel

HeroesCon 2015:  Cover Design Panel

What makes a great cover stand out on the crowded comics’ shelves? Mental Floss columnist RICH BARRETT discusses this with FRANCIS MANAPUL (Flash), DAVE JOHNSON (Silk), JIM RUGG (Street Angel), TULA LOTAY (Supreme: Blue Rose) and NATHAN FOX (Captain Victory).

Runtime 1 hour 1 minute 24 seconds

HeroesCon 2015:  Cover Design Panel

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HeroesCon 2015: Hip Hop Family Tree Panel

Cover by Ed Piskor

Cover by Ed Piskor

The Dollar Bin’s ADAM DAUGHHETEE talks Hip Hop Family Tree-the groundbreaking series from Fantagraphics- with writer/artist and Eisner Award winner, ED PISKOR.

Runtime 52 minutes 35 seconds

Dollar Bin 2.0 Episode 003: Post HeroesCon 2015 Signs

One of the things Shawn and Adam like to do that they rarely get the chance to, is go around the show and get books signed by the creators who put so much time into them.  This year they were able to put aside some time to do this and talk some with the creators as well.

HeroesCon 2015: Historical Comics Panel

Art by Matthew Roberts

Art by Matthew Roberts

The Dollar Bin’s ADAM DAUGHHETEE discusses the challenges and influences involved with creating historically based comic stories with CHRIS SCHWEIZER (Crogan’s Adventures), ED PISKOR (Macedonia, The Beats) and MATTHEW ROBERTS (Manifest Destiny).

Runtime 57 minutes 28 seconds

Episode 353: Post HeroesCon 2015 Wrap Up

Episode 353:  Post HeroesCon 2015 Wrap Up

HeroesCon 2015 was a whirlwind! We can't believe it was only last weekend, June 19-21. Sit back and listen while Wes Brooks, J Chris Campbell, Adam Daughhetee, and Shawn Daughhetee take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about their time at the convention. You will hear such interesting stories as Friday at the con, Saturday dinner at Phat Burrito, hanging out with friends, selling things, buying things and much more!

Runtime 1 hour 33 minutes 58 seconds

Episode 353:  Post HeroesCon 2015 Wrap Up

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HeroesCon 2015: Teaching Comics Through a Historical Context

HeroesCon 2015: Teaching Comics Through a Historical Context

Whether it is Watchmen, Maus, Batman, or Spider-Man all comics are a representation of the time of their creation. Join us as we consider how best to put comics in a historical context. In this discussion we will be focusing on how comics can give insight into history and vice-versa. Panelists include WILL ALLRED (University of Arkansas), TOM HEINTJES (Hogan’s Alley), ANDY KUNKA (Comics Alternative, USC Sumter), BRIAN PUACA (Christopher Newport University), and DEREK ROYAL (Comics Alternative, Brown Books), with SHAWN DAUGHHETEE moderating.

Runtime 1 hour 9 minutes 20 seconds

HeroesCon 2015: Teaching Comics Through a Historical Context

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Episode 351: SC Comicon 2015 Wrap-Up

Episode 351:  SC Comicon 2015 Wrap-Up

Recorded a week later and posted, well, now is our SC Comicon 2015 wrap-up.  Join Wes Brooks, Brian, Shaka, Shawn, and Adam as they discuss the many highs and few lows of SC Comicon and the Saturday night Drink & Draw.

Runtime 1 hour 17 minutes 54 seconds

Episode 351:  SC Comicon 2015 Wrap-Up

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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