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Episode 315: SPX 2013 Reviews

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


Creator of books we picked up include:

Lamar Abrams
Sam Alden
Carolyn Belefski
Sam Bosma
Box Brown
Joe Carabeo
Michele Chidester
Jared Cullum
Farel Dalrymple
Eleanor Davis

Patrick Dean
Nick Drnaso
Henry Eudy
Sean Ford

Charles Forsman
C Frakes
Monica Gallagher
Lee Gatlin
Nicole J. Georges
Alex Kim
Joe Lambert
Roger Langridge
Laurel Lynn Leake
David Mack
Chuck McB
Melissa Mendes
Pranas T. Naujokaitis
Robert Newsome
Flynn Nicholls
Ed Piskor
David Plunkert
Jim Rugg
Vanessa Satone
Katie Sekelsky
Katie Skelly
Jamie Tanner
Sara L. Turner
Drew Weing
Joey Weiser
Runner Runner (anthology)
Secret Prison No. 7 (anthology)

Episode 315: SPX 2013 Reviews


Episode 314: Baltimore Comic Con and SPX 2013 Recaps

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

Episode 314: Baltimore Comic Con and SPX 2013 Recaps


Episode 313: Prepping for SPX 2013

This week we listen in as Adam talks SPX strategy with Tee.  We are through Baltimore and gearing up for SPX, so this is a quick one.  We’ll be back next week (hopefully with interviews) to wrap up our trip to the back to back Maryland shows, so keep a look out for that.

Runtime 21 minutes 12 seconds

Episode 313: Prepping for SPX


Discussion: SPX 2012 Reviews Part 2

Adam and Shawn finish up their wordy and lengthy reviews of the books that they picked up at SPX 2012! Some of the books that they discuss this go-round are as follows:

Runtime 39 minutes 28 seconds


-Swan Lake - Ping Zhu
-Immovable Objects - James Hindle
-Crier - Joseph Lambert
-Salad Days and Simple Routines #13-#15 - JP Coovert
-Sundays #5 - Anthology
-Runner Runner - Anthology by Tugboat Press
-Papercutter #13 - Matt Wiegle, Tim Root and Jonas Madden-Connor
-The Vault, I Am Beauty, Meat Bird, Eagle Fight Squad 2030 AD: Bird on Fire - Alex Kim
-Moose #1 - Max de Radigues
-The End of the Fucking World Part 11 - Charles Forsman
-Tragic Relief, Island Brat, Island Brat 2 - C. Frakes
-Here at the End of All Things - Sean T. Collins and C. Frakes
-Overboard and Shotgun Funeral - Laura Terry

Discussion: SPX 2012 Reviews Part 2


Discussion: SPX 2012 Reviews Part 1

Yes, you heard that right! This is only Part 1 of Adam and Shawn’s SPX review-a-palooza. Either they bought way too many comics or their reviews are way too long and rambly. Maybe both! Sit back, relax and enjoy as Adam and Shawn tell you all about some awesome mini-comics that they, umm, like, totally enjoyed and stuff!

Runtime 51 minutes 23 seconds


Here is a near complete list of all the books reviewed in this week’s show:

-The Ghosts of Pineville and The Collection of Emily VanWart - Sara L. Turner
-Bezoar - Anthology featuring Drew Weing, Michele Chidester, Joey Weiser, Patrick Dean, David Mack, Aaron Fu and Eleanor Davis
-Kaijuphabet - Joey Weiser
-Alphabeasts - Rich Barrett
-Hotel Le Jolie - Jared Cullum
-Gold Star - John Martz
-Teeny Bikini - Rob Ullman
-Mestari - Amanda Vahamaki
-Pompeii - Frank Santoro
-Burning Building Comics - Jeff Zwirek
-I Swallowed the Key to My Heart #3 - Liz Prince
-King-Cat #73 - John Porcellino
-The Death of Elijah Lovejoy - Noah Van Sciver
-The Mark - Box Brown
-The Monkey in the Basement and Other Delusions and It Doesn’t Exist - Corinne Mucha
-Sammy the Mouse - Zak Sally
-White Clay and Cusp - Thomas Herpich
-Bee Sting and Yonder - Jeremy Massie

Discussion: SPX 2012 Reveiws Part 1


Event: SPX 2012 Recap

Picture taken by ErinSomehow, between a fish fry, a county fair and a wedding reception, Adam and Shawn managed to find time to attend the Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda, Maryland! This made for a crazy busy weekend, but boy did they have a blast! SPX is one of the best comic conventions for indie creators and the floor was filled with incredible talented people selling awesome books. The vibe at the show was so fun and welcoming that once you go you will want to return every year! SPX is a definite must-do convention (especially for those with even the slightest interest in non-mainstream comics).

Runtime 1 hour 5 minutes 25 seconds


Rich Barret and Henry EudyWhile shopping Adam managed to snag several solid interviews with some super-talented creators. Sit back and relax while Lamar Abrams chats about his newest book Remake 3xtra from AdHouse Books. Listen to Ed Piskor talk about his latest ongoing project the Hip Hop Family Tree on  Hear from first-time SPX exhibitors Rich Barrett and Henry Eudy on their experiences at the show. Lamar AbramsGet your fill and gear up for next week’s show where Adam and Shawn will review the books they purchased at SPX 2012!

One of the great things about SPX is the feeling of community. It is a fun and exciting show. It is energizing to be around such creative people for two-whole days! Plus, everyone is super nice! The exhibitors all seem happy to be at the show which makes chatting with creators a pleasure. The friendly atmosphere makes catching up with old friends just as easy as making new friends! This year’s show was bigger and better than ever. The guest list included big names like Chris Ware and Dan Clowes in addition to the incredibly talented people who attend year-in and year-out. The Dollar Bin can’t wait to see what next year’s show will bring!

Ed Piskor

Event: SPX 2012 Recap