As always, HeroesCon was a blast! Possibly the best HeroesCon ever. So much fun. There were friends, art, comics, and just a good good time. Don't take my word for it. Listen to what Adam, Shawn, Wes and Danny have to say about how awesome HeroesCon 2016 was.
And don't forget to check out Electric City ComiCon coming up in August.
Runtime 1 hour 19 minutes 37 seconds
In this episode of the Dollar Bin 2.0 Shawn and Adam discuss their trip to HeroesCon 2015. Soon to follow will be episodes discussing what they got signed, what they bought, and the artwork they've added to their collections.
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
This week Adam, Josh, and Shawn continue their marathon discussion of HeroesCon 2014. They cover mostly Art Auctions, but also attempt to put the finishing touches on Friday. Shawn talks about non comics things they she purchased, Josh talks more on his Adult Swim sketchbook and Adam talks his commissions.
Runtime 1 hour 8 minutes 34 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!
While Adam, Devin, Shawn, and Ted were up in the panel rooms managing the sound for 73 panels Brian was holding down the fort at home base as well as hitting the isles hard with true journalism. Listen here as he grills Jackie Lewis and Yale Stewart.
Runtime 19 minutes 49 seconds
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