Webcomic Beacon #154: Newscast #5: Comic News 7 Discussion for Jan. 9th, 2011

Jamie Noguchi, of Yellow Peril, joins Rosscott, Alex Heberling, and Mark Savary for this edition of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast! We also have newshound Eric (Exiern) to thank for searching for news and interest.



Google to create a online manga viewer in conjunction with J-Comi.
(Source: Bleeding Cool)

Apple iTunes releases Photoshop like product for the iPad.
(Source: The Daily Cartoonist)


The Oatmeal Profiled in The Economist, covered in The Daily Cartoonist, Kurtz Comments.
(Source: The Daily Cartoonist)

Tables dominate the new products at CES
(via multiple, major news outlets)

They’re Selling Comics on the iPad the wrong way.
(Source:  Kotaku, via Christian Beranek)

Webcomic Wisdom From Three Smart Women
(Source: Comics Worth Reading, via Comic Beat)

Gender Bending comic book images in the name of equality.
(Source: The Society Pages, via Bleeding Cool)


Comixology hits 1 million downloads.
(Source: Comic Beat)

Comixology releases their list of top paid downloads in 2010
(Source: Comixology, via Comics Beat)

Comic Riffs posts 2011 Riffy Awards
(Source: The Washington Post)

Facebook Twitter Email


With regard to the issue of whether there is any difference in reader levels between Mon-Wed-Fri and Daily updating, I have to disagree. Both ‘The Life of Nob T. Mouse’ and ‘All over the house’ went five times a week from three times a week last year. Both have received a significant increase in traffic, which occurred shortly after the upgrade in post rate.

Based on my experience (which is of course only two comics, I admit) I have to say that more updates during the ‘get readers’ phase definitely means more chance of catching readers with a comic that appeals to them.

Leave a Reply