Where does the time go? I thought we were going to do a FLUKE 2015 review podcast, but we never did. When FLUKE 2016 rolled around I was going to do an article reviewing the books we got, but I never finished it. So here it is, 2017 and FLUKE is around the corner. I am finally going to finish my review of FLUKE 2015! Better late than never?
Here is a list of the awesome things I picked up!
Heart Attack and Hulk Retired! and Strabismus by Jordan Fitch Mooney
Three Monsters, Defanged by J. Chris Campbell, Isaac Cates, and Mike Wenthe
F&$#wizards by Eleanor Davis
Dead Sexy by David Mack
Watercolor painting by Michele Chidester
Big Caramel by Jason Horn – Adam found Jason Horn’s first mini at Bizarro Wuxtry. We have been in there numerous times but for whatever reason neglected to pick it up. But we did this time and it was a fun read! Also, we picked up Aw Yeah! Comics #9 which has a Ninjasaur story in it.
“Be Quiet” fox print by Erin Gladstone
Atomic Elbow #13 with cover Sean Wars and back cover by The Hand of Beaver – Speaking of Atomic Elbow, I am a contributor on issue #11! You should pick it up and listen to me express my love of Dolph Ziggler.
How To Ignore People By Pretending To Read A Book by Lee Gatlin
FLUKE Souvenir Comic featuring Joey Weiser, Max Clotfelter, Rich Tommaso, Scott Stripling, Lee Gatlin, Patrick Dean, Sammy Herring, Michele Chidester, Justin Colussy Estes, and Judson Culver
Ghost Rider by various contributors
One-Eyed Dragon by Maggie Venable
Also we picked up a few things from Josh Nickerson who was our table buddy.
We bought some solid books and art this year. This was also the year I wore a shiny blue dress for some reason! I hate that it has taken me so long to post about the awesome stuff we bought! 2015 was a bit of a rough year for me health-wise. I’m so glad that I am better now than I was then. Adam and I are looking forward to FLUKE 2017. It will be April 29 and is held at the 40 Watt Club this year. Hope to see you there!
Special thank you to Heather Peagler she borrowed my camera and took pictures for me all day.
Painting was declared dead in the early 19th Century, but it is still alive and breathing here at SC Comicon! Join John Hairston Jr., Chris Hamer, Joe Everson, and Mark Poole as they discuss their love of painting. Here's hoping moderator Shawn Daughhetee doesn't paint them into a corner!
Runtime 58 minutes 58 seconds
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.
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!
With big thanks to Joel, Adam and Tee got to spend some digital time with the creators of the great Image book, Chew, starring Cibopath, Tony Chu. Listen in as John Layman and Rob Guillory talk shop and whatnot.
Runtime 55 minutes 52 secondsRead More
To close out 2013, the Dollar Bin joined together Adam, Brian, Danny, Devin, Shawn, and Ted to talk about, of what they could remember, they love about comics on the year 2013.
Runtime 1 hour 13 minutes 5 secondsRead More
This week on the Dollar Bin Adam interviews Sanford Greene about his active Kickstarter project, Deadlines Volume 4. They discuss the origin of Deadlines as well as his method and aspirations from Volume 4. Later in the episode Adam and Shawn talk with Ted and Joel about lazy, fancy covers and the world of digital comics interaction.
Runtime 29 minutes 45 seconds
Oh boy, did we buy a lot of books! Oh boy, did we read a lot of books! Oh boy, did we review a lot of books! Oh boy! Here is a hopefully comprehensive list of creators we discussed from our pickups at SPX. Included are links so you can check them out and find out how awesome they are!
Runtime 1 hour 3 minutes 12 seconds
This year, for the first time ever, the Dollar Bin got to attend back to back conventions (actually, it was back to back to back including the Ashville Comics Expo) in Maryland, Baltimore Comic Con and SPX. How did they go? Listen in with special guests, Tee, Brad McGinty, and J Chris Campbell to find out.
Runtime 1 hour 7 minutes 27 seconds
This weekend Adam and Shawn and a couple other Dollar Binners did one of the things they do best. They dug through cheap comics! A jam packed series of events included Greenville Comics and Sports Cards show and the Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find Labor Day Weekend Warehouse Blowout Sale.
Runtime 1 hour 14 minutes 47 seconds
This may be the best of our series with Ashley Holt. It should be. It's like our 7th try. In this episode we discuss all of the the comics community industry, what happened, what's happening, and what can be done. Discussed topics include comic books vs Mad, libraries, the cult of comics, the vicious cycle, a possible conspiracy, and those strip guys getting it done.
Runtime 1 hour 12 minutes 23 secondsRead More
This week the Dollar Bin meets up for the first time in a few and it’s all thanks to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find’s not so Minicon. This year we dug the boxes, hit up the artists, rained the money, and didn’t record any of it. What we bring you instead is the mind of Jason Wheatley.
Runtime 50 minutes 4 seconds
I don’t normally buy the floppies anymore but decided to give this debut issue a look. The $3.50 cover price might give you a moment of pause, but that price is a steal considering that you get 48 pages of story and Marvel and DC routinely charge $3.99 for 20 something pages. Not to mention that all 48 pages are story with zero ads!
I don’t consider myself any sort of expert in paper quality, but this seemed like better quality than your standard DC or Marvel release as well. But after consulting with myself, I seem to be of the opinion that most of the Image books I read could also make that claim. The exterior and interior pages are of the slick finish variety with the cover being just a bit thicker than the pages. Bonus points for no ink smudges on the book or my fingers when I was finished reading.
With the little time they have this go around Adam and Shawn take a seat at the couch to talk about the recent goings on in the comics community. Discussed in this episode: Adam and Seth Birthday Extravaganza, Loose Ends, Upstate Superhero Swap and Shop, Captain America, and comics reviews.
Runtime 42 minutes 44 seconds
Last weekend to pay for his trip to the San Diego “Comic” Convention Richard held an annual sale. Adam and Shawn dropped by to take advantage of the 10 for a dollar comics he was pushing from his store basement. Here is the recap of their tale.
Runtime: 53 minute 51 seconds