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Here is a selection of favorite episodes of
The Webcomic Beacon,
the comic and
creator podcast, since 2007 (short list):

Webcomic Beacon #253 –
Interview with Mark Waid

Webcomic Beacon #251 – 
Print-On-Demand Options for Cartoonists

Webcomic Beacon #244 –
Blaxploitation with David Walker

Webcomic Beacon #223 –
Storytelling in Comics

Webcomic Beacon #212 –
4th Anniversary Special!

Webcomic Beacon #207 –
A Business Guide to Conventions

Webcomic Beacon #206 –
The End of The World!

Webcomic Beacon #205 –
Josh Lesnick and a Revisit to Adult Comics

Webcomic Beacon #197 –
Toons and Porn with Amanda Lafrenais & Lin Visel

Webcomic Beacon #181 – Payment and Funding Options

Webcomic Beacon #168 – The Bechdel Test aka the Mo-Movie Measure

Webcomic Beacon #141 – Professional Coloring

Webcomic Beacon #127 – Define: “Comics”

Webcomic Beacon #117 – Success in Webcomics

Webcomic Beacon #97 – Plot Lines and Story Pacing

Webcomic Beacon #81 – Lettering & Fonts

Webcomic Beacon #61 – Hobbyists vs Professionalists

Webcomic Beacon #55 – Vote Incentives & Fanservice

Webcomic Beacon #44 – The 10 Commandments of Webcomic Production

Webcomic Beacon #39 – Restarting Your Webcomic

Webcomic Beacon #20 – Jenny Everywhere

Here is a selection of favorite episodes of
First Issue, the first issue comic book
video review series, since 2012 (short list):

First Issue Review #60:
Barack The Barbarian #1 (2009)

First Issue Review #58:
Street Heroes 2005 #1 (1989)

First Issue Review #54: Stech #1 (1986)

First Issue Review #52:
All-Star Western #1 (2011)

First Issue Review #51:
The Fury of Firestorm, The Nuclear Men #1 (2011)

First Issue Review #43:
Green Lantern: New Guardians #1 (2011)

First Issue Review #39:
Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 (2011)

First Issue Review #34: Aquaman #1 (2011)

First Issue Review #32: Wonder Woman #1 (2011)

First Issue Review #18: Batwoman #1 (2011)

First Issue Review #5: Superman: Action Comics #1 (2011)

Here is a selection of favorite episodes of
Webfiction World, 
the online fiction
writing podcast, since 2011 (short list):

Webfiction World #14: NaNoWriMo!

Webfiction World #7:
The Ins and Outs of Fanfiction

Webfiction World #1:
An Introduction to Webfiction

Webfiction Serial Readings:
Tales of the Big Bad Wolf: Little Red Riding Hood

Webfiction Serial Readings:
The Bradbury Institute: The Key of Darkness


Website design and content, music, images, podcasts and content, except where noted, “The Webcomic Beacon”, “First Issue”, “The Tropecast”, “Webfiction World”, “Becky Beacon”, “The Webcast Beacon Network”, and the “Beacon Tower” are trademarks and © to Fesworks, LLC.

While we are fondly rooted as a podcast “by and for amateur webcomic creators”, we’ve since moved on to cover a wider array of topics and aspects of interest for a wider scope of both readers and creators. Still, we advocate webcomics for the love of the hobby and expression, first and foremost.

The Webcomic Beacon is still podcast is designed for webcomic lovers and aspiring creators. We are here to share our opinions and experiences, as well as the opinions and experiences of our listeners and many guests!

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