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.
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
Last week on the Dollar Bin podcast, the feed was interrupted by a mysterious 1962 radio drama. This caused out listeners to miss out on a portion of our Halloween book recommendations. We have gathered the missing footage and return you to your regularly scheduled program.
Runtime 32 minutes 40 seconds
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.
Books discussed in this episode include: Swamp Thing, Nail Biter, Harrow County, Sixth Gun, Baltimore, Joe Golem, Fatale, Dagon, She Wolf, October Faction, Broken Moon, Wytches, Ghosts, Manifest Destiny, Cemetery Blues, Trees, and Clean Room
Runtime 1 hour 2 minutes 24 seconds
Adam and Shawn survived another Small Press Expo (not that it was a challenge) and it was a great experience. In this episode of the Dollar Bin (we call it a review show, but it's not like a "this was good/this was bad review, it's more of a "going over things" type review) they discuss the books they picked up.
For a list of all of the books we review, click the episode to read more.
Runtime 1 hour 39 minutes 35 secondsRead More
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
For the first time ever, the Dollar Bin attended Dragon Con, with a little help from their friends. Join Adam and Shawn as they continue to discuss their adventure through the strange trippy dimension of fantasy and cosplay. In this episode, we discuss Sunday and thank yous. What is that mention of Instagram (@DollarBinProductions)? Also, a contest?
Runtime 1 hour 4 minutes 20 seconds
For the first time ever, the Dollar Bin attended Dragon Con, with a little help from their friends. Join Adam and Shawn as they discuss their adventure through the strange trippy dimension of fantasy and cosplay. In this episode, we set the stage and discuss Saturday. What is that mention of Instagram (@DollarBinProductions) Also, a contest?
Runtime 1 hour 1 minute 18 seconds
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
We will be at SC Comicon selling our wares and promoting our podcast at table 1024! We will also be recording panels, moderating, and helping out where needed. Join us at the TD Convention Center in the lovely city of Greenville, SC April 2 and 3 for a rocking good time!
Here are the Top 10 things that we are most excited about at SC Comicon!
1 - Helen Slater - Adam is a huge Supergirl fan so he is super excited to get to meet actress Helen Slater. When he was going through her film career he got more and more excited. She has been on Supernatural, Smallville, Greek, Boston Public, Caroline in the City, and Batman:The Animated Series. In other words, she has been in a lot of Adam's favorite shows!
2 - Sanford Greene - We here at the Dollar Bin have been thoroughly enjoying Power Man and Iron Fist. Sweet Christmas this book is good! Adam is especially looking forward to talking to artist Sanford Greene about his work on the book and maybe even picking up some art by him.
3 - Budd Root - Shawn is super stoked to see artist Budd Root because she is finally going to commission him to do a Cavewoman piece for her. A piece by him has been on her "To Get" list for a long time now.
4 - Panels - Members and friends of the Dollar Bin will be moderating a number of panels throughout the weekend! There will be a number of spotlight panels with the likes of Greg Capullo and George Perez. Also there will be discussion panels on topics ranging from cosplay to painting. Stay tuned for more information about the Schedule of Events at SC Comicon!
5 - Joey Weiser - Adam and Shawn were talking the other day about what a prolific cartoonist Joey Weiser is. He has a creator-owned series, Mermin, through Oni Press. He did a strip, Monster Isle, for years. He has several graphic novels under his belt. He is an occasional colorist. On top of all of that he works on the super popular Spongebob Comics that are published internationally. Weiser is definitely on the top of Adam and Shawn's list of favorite cartoonists!
6 - IR Harris - IR Harris is a writer and artist based in Asheville. She is such a nice and energetic person! Every interaction that the Dollar Bin has had with her has been incredibly positive. This convention we intend to remedy the fact that we have yet to read her work.
7 - Joe Everson - Joe Everson is an incredibley talented painter who happens to be local to the Greenville area. His studio is in Taylors Mill. If you are in the neighborhood you should take advantage of First Fridays there and check out the space and the other artists there. Recently at a Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey game Everson sang the national anthem while live painting. It was amazing!
8 - Wide Awake Press - A few of the members of Wide Awake Press will be present at SC Comicon. We love hanging out with these guys! J Chris Campbell, Duane Ballenger, and Wes Brooks will all be near the Dollar Bin table so if you come see us they will be very close by. Campbell is the leader and herder of Wide Awake Press. He has been creating some stellar new work so we can't wait to stop by and see what he has in store. Ballenger is one of the funniest guys in comics. His off-the-wall style is perfectly encapsulated in his mini-comics. Check out his work pronto! Brooks is the pretty face behind Undead Speed Equipment. But don't let that face fool you, he is the dark and brooding edgy side to Wide Awake. And I'm sure he will love us describing him as such! His design sense is crazy awesome! Be sure to pick up his new sketchbook and tell him that the Dollar Bin sent you!
9 - Digging - One of Shawn's favorite things to do at conventions is dig for obscure comics and oddball toys. She often does this with various members of Wide Awake Press and even her husband if they can manage to align their schedules. Looking at the vendor list it looks like there will be some quality digging to be had!
10 - Drink and Draw - Last year's Drink and Draw was a lot of fun and this year's is shaping up to be even better. It will be at the Hilton this year. We are looking forward to picking up some great pieces and contributing to Team Cul de Sac and Hero Initiative in the process.
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.
HeroesCon 2015 was a whirlwind! We can't believe it was only last weekend, June 19-21. Sit back and listen while Wes Brooks, J Chris Campbell, Adam Daughhetee, and Shawn Daughhetee take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about their time at the convention. You will hear such interesting stories as Friday at the con, Saturday dinner at Phat Burrito, hanging out with friends, selling things, buying things and much more!
Runtime 1 hour 33 minutes 58 secondsRead More
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
Continuing their annual SPX pick-up book review, Shawn and Adam talk about many more of the fantastic books they each picked up at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda Maryland.
Reviewed creators include:
Kate Lacour - sharkbrains.com
Jensine Eckwell - jensineeckwall.com
Lily Padula - lilypadula.com
Melissa Mendes - mmmendes.com
Katie Omberg - fancy-graphics.blogspot.com
Melanie Gillman - melaniegillman.com
Michael DeForge - kingtrash.com
Jaime Willems - jaimewillems.com
Roger Langridge - hotelfred.com
Claire Connelly - claireconnellycomics.com
Farel Dalrymple - fareldalrymple.com
Ian Sampson - ianesampson.com
Noah Van Sciver - noahvansciver.tumblr.com
Sean Ford - onlyskincomics.com
Corinne Mucha - maidenhousefly.com
Holli Mintzer - tesseractcomics.tumblr.com
Kali Ciesemier - kalidraws.tumblr.com
Sarah Dill - distillum.com
Kelly Phillips - kellyphillips.net
David Plankert - davidplunkert.com
Monica Gallagher - eatyourlipstick.com
Runtime: 45 minutes 49 seconds
Once again the Dollar Bin traversed the states between to join the small press goodness congregation in Bethesda, MD at SPX (Small Press Expo 2014). While there, not only did they hang out with some great folks which will be covered later, they also, bought a lot of great books and such, half of which will be covered, here, in part one of the SPX 2014 reviews show.
Reviewed Creators Include:
Joshua Cotter - jwcotter.tumblr.com
J Chris Campbell - jchriscampbell.com
Robert Ullman - rkullman.blogspot.com
Jason Horn - ninjasaur.com
Sam Bosma - sbosma.tumblr.com
Sam Alden - samaldencomics.tumblr.com
Box Brown - boxbrown.com
Benjamin Marra - www.benjaminmarra.com
C Frakes - tragicrelief.blogspot.com
Laura Terry - lauraterry.com
JP Coovert - www.jpcoovert.com
Leah Riley - www.etsy.com/shop/futuregirl
David Mack - www.flagpole.com/comics/a-round-town
Drew Weing - www.drewweing.com
Sara L Turner - tinyghoststories.com
Alexis Ziritt - www.aziritt.com
Jared Cullum - www.jaredlovestodraw.com
Greg Kletsel - gregkletsel.com
Jason Shiga - www.shigabooks.com
Tugboat Press - www.tugboatpress.com