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 secondsRead More
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.
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 secondsRead More
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
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
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
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
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
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!
It’s EAST vs WEST, but this time it’s personal. Meet the Manga influenced artists Ben Caldwell (Wonder Woman), Becky Cloonan (Wolves), Sanford Greene (Deadpool), Jerry Gaylord (Zombies vs Fanboys), and Jarrett Williams (Super Pro KO) with Adam Daughhetee stuck in the middle. EPIC!
Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes 57 seconds
The Beatles never got back together. Harlan Ellson never released Final Dangerous Visions, Harry Houdini never really came back from the dead, but sometimes seemingly impossible dreams do come true—Neal Adams is returning to the X-Men!! Join Mr. Adams and scribe Christos Gage for an exciting preview of First X-Men. And just wait ‘til you meet our Sentinel Jason Wheatley.
Runtime 59 minutes 07 seconds
So what if the NPR Car Talk guys are calling it quits??? To fill the void, we have Mike Mignola sitting down to talk with Jim Rugg for a scintillating episode of must-hear podcast Tell Me Something I Don’t Know. Since Hellboy can’t say it, I will—“Crap!”
This and other podcast can be found on there site. I recommend checking it out.
Happy birthday Rocketeer. You may be years old, but you’re as fresh and exciting a concept as ever. Join moderator B Clay Moore as he discusses the Rocketeer Adventures anthology with contributors Laura Martin, Tommy Lee Edwards, Eric Canete, Stephanie Buscema, Tony Harris, and Jim Silke. In addition to Adventures, they will remember creator Dave Stevens and his magnificent art.
Runtime 1 hour 3 minutes 57 seconds
Heroescon’s own Doug Merkle has been a life-long Marvel reader who tried all of the new DC 52 and liked what he read. So join him as he sits down with Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle), Ivan Reis (Aquaman), Scott Snyder (Swamp Thing), Jeff Lemire (Animal Man), and Joe Prado (Green Lantern).
Runtime 55 minutes 48 seconds