Webcomic Beacon Promo TCG Art Contest


Enter a Drawing of Becky to win as the official art of The Webcomic Beacon’s
WAGON Webcomic Battle TCG, Promotional Card!

We’ve seen many people draw Becky presenting various episodes of The Webcomic Beacon. Now let’s have a contest to make the official card art of Becky for The Webcomic Beacon’s Official Promo Card for WAGON Webcomic Battle Trading Card Game!

Many may enter. ONE will win! Similar to that of the card art contest for the Jenny Everywhere Promo Card, one main addition to this will be that all art may also be used in actual episode cover art as well! However, only one person’s art will be used for the card.

The top ten art submissions will (for sure) be featured as Episode Cover Art (eventually), as well as receive a copy of the final Promo Card! The #1 winner (by vote), will win the newest deck of WAGON Webcomic Card Battle, when released, and TWO copies of the Webcomic Beacon Promo Card!

Becky should be to the left, and try not to cover up the tower. The background is provided in the following PSD file, but you may adjust it to assist in the art creation and finalization. Final background may still be slightly adjusted for winner: Contest Template PSD


Main Contest Details

Contest runs from now until November 29th, 3pm Eastern, USA.

You must hand in your submissions in to WEBCOMICBEACON-at-GMAIL-dot-COM,
with the Subject: “Becky Beacon 2009 Contest”.

Voting will start within 24 hours of the submission end. The top 10 will be picked by the hosts of The Webcomic Beacon, and then be publically voted upon, to find the best one! Voting will run until December 5th 12:01 am Eastern, USA.


Submission Guidelines for Entries

  1. Artistic content may not be above a PG rating.
  2. Submissions should be 2in x 1.25in at 300dpi (basically 600×375 in pixels)
  3. Submissions should be non-compressed (Save at max quality).
  4. Submissions should be in a high quality (see above) PNG, GIF, TIF, or even PSD.
  5. Do not include any words.
  6. Final images may be slightly cropped for detail or best fit.
  7. Do not include a background. We’ll be using our usual scene.


Contest Rules & Restrictions

  1. More than one submission, per artist, will not be accepted.
  2. Already submitted art cannot be used. Sorry! We want NEW art!
  3. If multiple votes by a single person is detected, ALL of THEIR votes will be disqualified.
  4. Everyone has the right to CHANGE their submission ONE TIME before the deadline.
    (Like if “OOPS” mistakes need to be corrected, or refinements.)



Everyone is welcome and eligible to participate except for the hosts of The Webcomic Beacon.
Void where this type of contest would be considered illegal. Contest is free to enter.


Entrants and Winner

The top 10 entrants’ art (picked by hosts) will for sure be used as podcast episode cover art, eventually.

First place (pick by public vote), will win the coming WAGON Webcomic Battle Delta Deck, in addition to TWO (2) copies of The Webcomic Beacon Promo Card, featured said winner’s art.


Fine Print

“WebcomicBeacon.com” will be placed as the card’s main URL.

The “Becky Beacon” character is copyright of The Webcomic Beacon and Fesworks, LLC.

Name credit and copyright will be given for the artist of the winning card.

This is a Promo Card. It is not to be sold, so there is no revenue to be made or split.

Additional information about the cards, decks, and game can be found on WAGON Webcomic Battle’s website. Otherwise e-mail either The Webcomic Beacon or WAGON Webcomic Battle with your questions and/or concerns.

Rights: WAGON Webcomic Battle and The Webcomic Beacon DO NOT claim your submitted artwork’s rights. They are YOURS.
Non-Compete Clause: In the unlikely event of another, different Trading Card Game, winners may not use the same exact art for it.

Fesworks and The Webcomic Beacon are responsible for running this contest. Any concerns about it should be addressed to them.

Both WAGON Webcomic Battle and The Webcomic Beacon are on servers in the United States of America.

Network News

Send the WCBN your Press Releases!

On the subject on guidelines about sending the WCBN and its programs emails, I decided to revamp the whole Press Release policy, while also trying something new.

While there are many ways to contribute to the WCBN and its shows, including submitting your own original article, one can also submit promotional information via Press Releases. While I would encourage everyone to read the entire FAQs page first, I’ll give a quick overview on what we are looking at.

Everyone wants some recognition, and that’s fine. But please email us enough information. Too many emails come in where it’s barely a sentence or two, and doesn’t really say much. We want to know who you are (and what you go by), what you want us to know (and be detailed but still brief), and really try to sell us on it.

Remember, part of being a creative is selling yourself and your brand. That means to work on your pitch!

Why does all of this matter? Well, I’m going to trial run monthly post regarding Press Releases sent to us, as well as other information around the webcomics industry and community that may be of interest to be. Anything more news-like will be pushed to The Webcomic Beacon Newscast (if related enough). Otherwise we’ll collect the other information (where appropriate) for a monthly post for the first of the month. So if you have an event coming out during a month, get the information to us a before the 28th of the previous month.

We would prefer Press Release style notices for your own work, or heads up about news articles and tutorials. We want to increase the content of the WCBN website as well as our individual shows. This means we want to get things a little bit back to how The Webcomic Beacon was first run. Meaning more community building and sharing. We’ll be looking to have more assorted guests on that would like to talk about particular topics or recent news or upcoming events. We want to get back to that sharing of information, and promoting each other.

But first we’ll start with this trial run project first. So the next Press Release post will be on December 1st. I will be looking forward to suggestions and more submitted information. I have always been on the side of experimenting. This goes from articles to podcast episodes, to entire segments or series, or a whole new show!

I will also remind people that the strength of The Webcomic Beacon in the past was when listeners became very involved, and many eventually became crew in some fashion for some period of time. But it starts with those individuals with a drive to do something and be share it. It’s not about us telling you want to do, it’s about you telling us what could or should be done!

Frequently Asked Questions
Including steps on sending us Press Releases.

Other ways to contribute:
Podcast Appearances
Original Article Submissioms
Cover Art and Becky Beacon Art Submissions
Original Music Submissions
Webfiction Submissions for Readings
Product Reviews / Giveaways / Prizes