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!
Welcome to another episode of the Dollar Bin. This week, to rev up for Halloween and Comicsfest, Adam, Shawn, and special guest Josh, discuss some of their favorite horror, scary, spooky comics that they are reading. Did someone say Comicsfest? We will be at Richard's Comics and Collectables helping out, along with many guest artists, including Dollar Bin participants, J Chris Campbell, Duane Ballenger, Wes, Brooks, and Joey Weiser.