Since the day we met Jim Rugg at Heroes Aren't Hard to Find as part of the Afrodesiac tour, he has been a favorite of the Dollar Bin. It is funny to realize that over the last 8 or so years, this is the first Dollar Bin vs Jim Rugg interview. Sure, he has made appearances and has been reviewed and talked about in detail, but this is our first in-depth interview with him. Let's see if we can figure out what makes Jim Rugg tick. (I'm disappointed that we didn't get into his "On a Run" diary comics).
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
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
Shawn and Adam visited two new to them conventions this summer, Rob-Con in Bristol, TN and the Charlotte Comicon at its new to them location in Charlotte, NC. Both conventions were a great time and in the process they picked up some interviews along the way with Neil Bramlette (Out of Step Arts), Shannon Smith, and Matthew D Smith (Bee Sting).
Show art my Jeremy Massie
Runtime 1 hour 26 minutes 40 seconds
Just like the ads say, MySpace really is a place for friends. To keep in touch with old ones, make new ones and to then bug some of them for interviews. This of course brings us to our new friend and incredibly talented artist Cliff Chiang, who was nice enough to take time out of his busy schedule for this interview.
Brian - Do you remember what your introduction to comics was and when you decided that you wanted to work in the industry?
Cliff - I knew about comics, but didn’t really follow them until my older brother started buying them. Mostly Marvel stuff: X-Men, Fantastic Four, etc. We were really into it for a few years but stopped reading when it got harder to track down issues after things went to the direct market system. I got back into comics in college, after reading Sandman and Hellblazer, and that’s when I realized that maybe comics could be a career for me.