Webcomic Beacon Newscast #25: Comic News & Discussion for June 19th, 2011

Fes Works rejoins Rosscott and Eric Kimball for this episode of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast. Lots of small, barely related articles this week. Not all articles may have been gone over in detail, but they are all listed for you.




Graphic.ly Redesigns Their Interface for Sharing of Comics
Original Source: Comic Book Resources

CBLDF and Others Fight Utah law Restricting Internet Speech
Original Source: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – via: Comics Reporter


New Take on Interactive Comics from Tron
Original Source: Disney Digital Books – via: Robot 6

Top 10 Motion Comics
Original Source: Topeless Robot


The Importance of Transparency in Collaboration
Original Source: GiGaOM

Bitcoin New Micro Payment System
Original Source: Fleen

Ebook Lending Markets
Original Source: GiGaOM

Demographics of Likers
Original Source: All Things D


Brian Wood’s Artbook for Download
Original Source: io9


How Not to Post on the Web by Scott Adams
Original Source: Scott Adams’ Blog – via: The Daily Cartoonist

Meanwhile in Malasia: Cartoonist are in Trouble for Citicizing the Acceptance of Rape
Original Source: The Malaysia Insider – via: Comics Reporter

Smithonian Interview with Ryan North
Original Source: The Smithsonian

The End is Nigh
There have been a number of articles recently about the print comic book industry indicating that they will have to move to a digital format soon.

Overview of why moving to digital makes sense (via Comics Alliance)

And a number of disapointing statictisic came out this month:
(ICv2 #1, ICv2 #1, The Comics Chronicles)

And the top graphic novels are starwars books not superheros (via ICv2)


The Axe Fell on PeanutTwitter
Original Source: PeanutTweeter- also: Twitter account

One Month of Comic Suggestions
Original Source: Comic Book Resources

Guardian Newspaper Puts the Online Business First
Original Source: GiGaOM

Waren Elis to Make a Comic With Invisible Text
Original Source: Bleeding Cool

Comics as Therapy Techniques
Original Source: The New York Times – via Bleeding Cool


Auction to be in a Comic Killing Osama Bin Laden
In the category of just plain wrong a digital publisher Hype Comics is auctioning off the right to appear in a comic Seal Team X where your character get to kill a mutant lizard Osama Bin Laden.
Original Source: Bleeding Cool

Transformers as Drawn by an 8-Year-Old Bryan Lee O’Malley
Original Source: io9

Chistopher Hastings’ (Dr McNinja) Drink Recipe in Comic Form
Original Source: Saveur

And Another One from  Dorothy Gambrell (Cat and Girl)
Original Source: Saveur

Medieval Justice League
Original Source: – via: Comics Alliance

Artist Statement Generator
Original Source: Arty Bollocks Generator – via: Lizardbeth

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The Importance of Transparency in Collaboration:
The quote: “Everyone is better off when they know why decisions are made with as much accuracy as possible. ..” The entire paragraph: truer words were never spoken on the subject.

If you don’t know the game plan, you can’t participate. (And, I don’t even play team sports.)

People who withhold information from others working on a project most likely do it to demonstrate some type of superiority over the other members. In the long run, it keeps the group from producing a better project.

Brainstorming can generate great ideas from someone’s concept. If anyone keeps information to him/herself, the project (which will be judged as a group effort, not an individual’s, will not succeed as well as it could.)

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