Dinesh Shamdasani Archives

Valiant 2024
just as they did last year. Bad Idea "First Customer Pin" Tiki Party, Bali Hai, 2230 Shelter Island Dr 7pm, Bad Idea First Pin owners. For a little food, a lot of drinks, some great conversation with the staff and creators at BAD IDEA and, of course, a few surprises. Dinesh Shamdasani also tweeted out the following, "The BAD IDEA Tiki Party menu is out! And, once[...]
Dinesh Shamdasani Talks Megalith, Lewis LaRosa & A Return To Valiant
When Bad Idea announced their Kickstarter for Megalith, an opulently produced OGN from Matt Kindt, Lewis LaRosa, Laura Martin, Taylor Esposito, and Rico Renzi, I wanted details from co-CEO Dinesh Shamdasani Why a cost-prohibitively expensive printer? Why ultra-deluxe single issues for an OGN? Why an OGN from a comic company that doesn't do collections? My real[...]
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We just don't know who they are or what they are doing. Former CEO Dinesh Shamdasani, who was forced out by the current owners was asked on Twitter, in response to this news, if he wanted to buy a comic book company on the cheap Shamdasani replied "Been on it all week." I don't know a Valiant[...]
What's This CGC-Slabbed Bad Idea Comic Being Taken To Comic Cons?
Bad Idea Corp is the new comics publisher from Dinesh Shamdasani, Atom Freeman, Warren Simons, and Joshua Johns A direct-to-retailer publisher, eschewing digital and trade paperbacks in favour of one-cover one-per-person comic book sales from big comic book names Bad Idea has become famous, perhaps infamous, for their weird publishing experiments, offers, and the insane hoops and psychological games[...]
Dinesh Shamdasani Buys Original Cover to Darkhawk #1 Like Donny Cates
Dinesh Shamdasani, former President of Valiant entertainment, now of Bad Idea Comics and Hive Entertainment posted his own acquisition, saying "I might have just f-cked around and bought the original cover art to DARKHAWK #1! c/o DC"   Donny Cates replied "This is a lot of commitment for a bit that like three people are going to[...]
Bad Idea Comics Told You What They Were Doing
The new comics publisher from Dinesh Shamdasani, Hunter Gorinson, Atom Freeman, Warren Simons, and Joshua Johns A direct-to-retailer publisher, eschewing digital and trade paperbacks in favour of one-cover one-per-person comic book sales from big comic book names But we really, really didn't believe them and said as much And then later fingered creator Raman Villalobos[...]
Leeanne M. Krecic's Let's Play Webtoon Comic Now Live-Action TV Show
Come for the plot, stay for the doggo. The comic book is now being adapted as a live-action TV series from LA-based production company Allnighter, and will be executive produced by Bleeding Cool-familiar names Allnighter's Amanda Kruse, Dinesh Shamdasani, and Hunter Gorinson alongside series creator Leeanne M Krecic and former Webtoon EIC, Tom Akel who, as[...]
DC Direct Updates Retailers On New Ordering Procedures
I am hearing a lot of late." And Bad Idea publisher Dinesh Shamdasani who is the kind of level of person who might have been involved in this, and will definitely know some of the people who are – but isn't himself – tweeted "This is something different This is DC trying to get rich[...]
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Well, Bad Idea and Hivemind's Dinesh Shamdasani has the opportunity to do a very comic book version of that if he wants When he posted the state of his comic book original artwork collection on social media And blew all manner of people's minds. Image courtesy of Dinesh Shamdasani We are obviously not worthy. Let's put it[...]
Bad Idea Launches The Button When It Gets A Billion Clicks
However, the publisher, headed up by Dinesh Shamdasani, Warren Simons, Hunter Gorinson, Josh Johns, and Atom Freeman will be donating cash to over a hundred planned launch stores While other publishers like Valiant pause production, Bad Idea keeps going They told their creators to keep working, and are hiring more Bleeding Cool understands that includes approaches to Valiant[...]
Is Bad Idea Planning A New Comics Industry Shake-Up?
For months, there's been rumours – and some not so subtle teasing – that former Valiant Comics executives Dinesh Shamdasani, Warren Simons, Hunter Gorinson and Josh Johns have been building something new and disruptive to mount their return to comics publishing. It looks like they're calling that something Bad Idea – a new comic book publishing house that's already racked up an[...]
Brian Taylor to Adapt Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea's The Illuminatus! Trilogy as a TV Show
Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea's The Illuminatus! Trilogy is to be adapted by the director of Crank and showrunner of Happy, Brian Taylor, production company Hivemind, co-founded by Bleeding Cool favourite, and formerly of Valiant Comics, Dinesh Shamdasani, and European production company Kallisti The book was incredibly influential, not just amongst conspiracy theories of the[...]
Will Dinesh Shamdasani Seduce Youngblood Away From Andrew Rev
And he tweets about the geekiest of his finds along the way. Such as picking up a first printing of Dr Frederick Wertham's Seduction Of The Innocent, the tome that doomed the nascent comic book industry in the fifties. Sooooo excited about this #mailcall!! A 1st printing of SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT from 1954 complete with the[...]
Dinesh Shamdasani
We just ran the speech that Dinesh Shamdasani, ex-CEO of Valiant Entertainment, made at ComicsPRO The big question is, where will Dinesh end up next? After all, after his "forced retirement" after Chinese investors DMG bought up Valiant, he said he is out of the comics business… Forced retirement (temporary) in Hawaii pic.twitter.com/FAThrRRiUQ — Dinesh Shamdasani (@dinesh_s) February[...]
SC Comicon Attendees – Valiant Wants Your Blood
This comes from a tweet by Dinesh Shamdasani, Valiant's CEO & Chief Creative Officer He doesn't say how many Bloodshot t-shirts they have to give away or how long the blood drive goes for… but if you're at the con, I'd say either find the blood drive or ask at the Valiant booth. Donate blood at[...]
Live! From The #ValiantSummit At Twitter Headquarters In San Francisco (UPDATE)
Gathering for the Valiant Summit (#ValiantSummit on Twitter) streamed live today on Periscope from Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, we were joined by Dinesh Shamdasani, Robert Venditti, Jen Van Meter, Warren Simons, Hunter Gorinson, and a crowd of Twitter employees who are big Valiant fans Twitter employees were greeted with some Book of Death swag[...]
WonderCon '15 – The Valiant 25th Anniversary Tour Talks Ivar Timewalker, Divinity, Book Of Death, Bloodshot Reborn, Dead Drop And More
The Valiant 25th Anniversary Tour panel at WonderCon on Saturday, featured Hunter Gorinson, Dinesh Shamdasani (CEO), Fred Van Lente (Ivar Timewalker), Ryan Winn (inker on Divinity). Gorinson introduced us to the company's 25th year, and Valiant 2.0 He moved straight into the new series Ivar Timewalker written by Van Lente Van Lente talked about his "functionally[...]
Bleeding Cool's 31 Best Interviews Of 2014
1 With Garth Ennis and Michael Dipascale: (by Dan Wickline) Garth Ennis And Michael Dipascale Talk Rover Red Charlie With Vivek Tiwary: Vivek Tiwary's Odyssey Writing The Fifth Beatle Graphic Novel And Film – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh With Dinesh Shamdasani, Warren Simons, Fred Pierce, And Hunter Gorinson: Communist Gods, Time-Travelers, Assassins, And Being In The Now[...]
Communist Gods, Time-Travelers, Assassins, And Being In The Now – The Valiant Next Roundtable With Dinesh Shamdasani, Warren Simons, Fred Pierce, And Hunter Gorinson
We can see the mix of old and new in Valiant Next, the threads of continuity and bold choices that declare a distinctive separate phase for the publisher. Dinesh Shamdasani, Valiant's Chief Creative Officer, Warren Simons, their EIC, Fred Pierce, Valiant's Publisher, and Hunter Gorinson, Director of Marketing, Communications & Digital Media at Valiant, cleared their[...]