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).
The next stop on the Dollar Bin 10 Year Anniversary World Tour will be at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC March 25 and 26 for SC Comicon!
We are excited to be set up selling our comics and zines and we are more excited to be debuting Comic Stars! issue 6! Comic Stars! is our annual themed zine that we publish through the help of friends that we have met while doing our podcast. The theme of this year’s zine is food and cooking. We are extremely proud of how this issue turned out. It features a tasty cover by Patrick Dean and includes long-time and first-time contributors like Archer Ballenger, Duane Ballenger, Carolyn Belefski, Joe Carabeo, Kris Black, Stacey Black, Jeremy Brooks, John Burgin, J Chris Campbell, Bridgit Connell, Jared Cullum, J.T. Davidson, Henry Eudy, Andy Finkle, Alexander Lay, Brandon Padgett, Eraklis Petmezas, Phouthong Phimmarath, Mitch Rogers, Matthew D. Smith, Shannon Smith, and Enoch Vaughn!
The Dollar Bin is bringing along a few of our friends this year. We will be sharing our table with Kris Black who will be selling his Visionaries trading cards series. Also, Joey Weiser will be joining us selling his comics. I’m sure you have heard us sing his praises on Joey's SpongeBob Comics, Mermin, and Monster Isle. Shawn Daughhetee will be there selling concept art from her story for the Sweaty Palms Anthology. Be sure to stop by Artist Alley table 1025 to say “hi” and pick up some books, zines, t-shirts, buttons, stickers, cards, or art!
We are looking forward to hanging out with friends, digging through comics and toys, and meeting the guests and creators. We are always happy to stop by Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, Purgatory Comics, Ssalefish Comics, Richard’s Comics and Collectables, and tons of other awesome vendors at the show. We can’t wait to talk to Mark Waid, Mike Zeck, Denny O’Neil, and Mike Grell. Too many friends of the Dollar Bin are going to be there to mention, so check out the Guest List page for complete details!
There are also events and panels going on all weekend. Be sure to check out the Cosplay Contest, Kids Coloring Contest, and photo ops with celebs. On Saturday night at the Hilton stop by the Drink and Draw for awesome art for two awesome causes. Proceeds made at the Drink and Draw will go to Team Cul de Sac for Parkinson’s Research and the Hero Initiative to help support comic creators.
Dollar Bin is helping with panels this year and will moderate three of them. Saturday at Noon Adam Daughhetee will moderate a spotlight with Veronica Taylor focusing on her career as a voice actor. Also on Saturday, Brian Eison will moderate a panel featuring some of the prominent writers at the show including Tini Howard, Van Jensen, Ron Marz, and Mark Waid. On Sunday Shawn Daughhetee will moderate a panel on what it means to be a comic book artist with guests Frank Cho, Sanford Greene, Bart Sears, and Wilfredo Torres. Check out the Panel Schedule for more details.
SC Comicon is put on by the hardworking folks at Borderlands Comics and Games. Come out and support comics while having fun!
Stay tuned to find out where we will be attending next!
Here comes another installment of our Year 10 - Interview series. She first entered the scene as the "Lovely Shawn Reynolds" but before you could flip the page she became Mrs. Shawn Daughhetee. Adam interviews his favorite wife about her career in comics and the important role the Dollar Bin played in shaping her life. Shawn opens up and tells rarely heard personal stories about her inspiration in Rachelle Goguen, her relationship with her father, and her early days at Heroes Aren't Hard to Find.
Runtime 1 hour 6 minutes 31 seconds
It could be claimed that J Chris Campbell is the non-direct Dollar Bin member most integral to the podcasts success and longevity. In this interview Adam and J Chris journey through the many years of J Chris' career in comics as well as his very close, healthy, and fruitful relationship with the Dollar Bin. Check out some of those free digital anthologies we mention here: https://issuu.com/jchriscampbell
In the first of a series of Dollar Bin 10 year anniversary celebration interviews, J Chris Campbell turns the table on Adam and hijacks the interview to ask Adam questions about the Dollar Bin. They discuss the secret origin of the podcast as well as its mysterious future.
Link to the first Dollar Bin episode: Episode 1: Creator Spotlight - Stan Lee