Webcomic Beacon Hosts will be at Penguicon May 1-3, 2009!

Yes! The Webcomic Beacon Hosts will be at Penguicon this weekend! Check out the following events to see when and where we will be. We will ATTEMPT to do a live broadcast (or at least a recording) on Saturday, May 2nd, at 10am EASTERN, during the “Webcomics: Moving beyond the Strip” panel. (Some links are missing because they are knot known off hand).

(All Times Are EASTERN! Sorry, yeah, they are EASTERN!!!)

Friday, May 1, 2009 – 7:00 pm – (Discovery Room)
We Can’t All Be Penny Arcade But That Doesn’t Make Us Bad
Tanya Higgins, Michael Dellheim, Adam Smithee, Jason Dunstan


Saturday, May 2, 2009 – 10:00 am – (Discovery Room)
Webcomics: Moving Beyond The Strip

Tanya Higgins, Mark Savary, Fesworks, Michael Marcus, Michael Dellheim

Saturday, May 2, 2009 – 1:00 pm – (Poolside 6)
Telling The Story In Three To Four Panels
Mark Savary, Adam Smithee, Rob Balder


Sunday, May 3, 2009 – 8:00 am – (Atlantis Room)
Jenny Everywhere: The Open-Source Comic Character

Fesworks (representing The Shifter Archive)

Sunday, May 3, 2009 – 9:00 am – (Atlantis  Room)
How NOT to Create a Webcomic
Fesworks, Tanya Higgins, Mark Savary, Adam Smithee, Jason Dunstan

Sunday, May 3, 2009 – 10:30 am – (Lobby)
Webcomic Brunch
Lotsa webcomickers…

Sunday, May 3, 2009 – 2:00 pm (Discovery Room)
Webcomics, It Takes a Village (Or Does It)?
Trevor Adams, Jason Dunstan, Catherynne M. Valente, Adam Smithee, Rob Balder, Alex Heberling,  (Fesworks *might* be here)


Also, don’t forget to listen to this week’s Webcomic Beacon! Episode 73:  Suck It!

Webcomic Beacon #73: SUCK IT!

Fes, Tanya, and Mark discuss a lot of things, including forumite arguments, newspaper comics vs. webcomics, convention supplies and Jenny Everywhere appearances.  Mike Schlosky (Mikey’s Life) briefly joins the discussion.

Milestones: A kick in the head (2000 strips), Vlad the Vegan (1 yr), Anti-Zombie Army (200 strips), ADDANAC CITY (200 strips), Philosophers uncombed (100 strips), The Flying Tomato (100 strips), Out There (900 strips), War of winds (5 years)


Don’t forget that we’ll be at Penguicon this weekend!

Thanks to George for recording the sites mentioned on the show: Comic Tools Blog, Webcomic list forum – Fountain Pen topic, Theory of Everything Comics, GOD™, Penguicon, Jenny Everywhere, Adam Smithee’s 24 Hour Comic, WebcomicZ, The Nipped Nap w/ Jenny Everywhere, Union of Heroes, Rocket Llama.

Webcomic Beacon #72: Open Forum: [Insert Title Here]

CJ (Steal This Comic), Drowemos (Exiern, Legacy, and Knit Princess) and Zack (Insert Comic Here) call in to talk to Fes, Tanya, and Mark about whatever was on their mind.  Much of the discussion focused on Conventions.


Milestones: Crossoverlord (1 yr), Mikey’s Life (100 strips), Tales of the middle kingdom (1 yr). This week we set our Impressions on The Artiste Manquee, Jayden and Crusader, Big Sandy Gilmore, A Rusty Life, and All Manner of Bad!

Thanks to George for recording the sites mentioned on the show:
Penguicon, Gypsy!, Sinfest, Song of Straygo, Union of Heroes, Fanboys Convention List, Poison Wind (the comic is gone), Sequential Art, Spider and Scorpion, Johnny the Homicidal manic, Evil Inc., Ka-Blam, Bone, Steve Hamaker, Geek Tragedy, Surfboard and Rayguns, Zap!, The Non-Adventures of Wonderella.

Webcomic Beacon #71: Drunk Duck Webcomic Hosting

Skool Munkee (Drunk Duck profile) and Black Kitty (Acrylic Moon) join Fes and Mark to discuss the Drunk Duck webcomics community.  Tanya is away this week.


Milestones: Goats (12 yrs), Angry D. Monkey (5 yrs), Shimmer (5 yrs), Awesomeness adventures (1 yrs), Union of heroes (1 yr), Company Man (700 strips), Imp (200 strips), Muddle Creek (200 strips), Calamities of Nature (200 strips), Circle vs Square (200 strips), Steal This Comic (100 strips), Spud Comics (100 strips). This week we set our Impressions on Road Crew and Strange Ways. We would also like to Spotlight: Dawn of time and Thorn!  Also, The Rampage Network’s Featured Webcomic: Dark Welkin

Thanks to George for recording the sites mentioned on the show:
Top Webcomics, Platinum Studios, Gods of Arr-kelaan, MegatokyoWebcomics Reviews & Interviews, Webcomic and Inkblot, Repository of Dangerous Things, Dasien.

Webcomic Beacon #70: The 2008 Beaky Webcomic Awards!

The Webcomic Beacon’s Panel of Judges (Fes, Tanya, Mark, Horatio, and Chris), bring their personal Top Ten Lists of what they feel were the best of the new webcomics of 2008 (as reported to us).


Milestones: Last Res0rt (2 yrs), Times like this (200 strips), Cartworks (100 strips), The Legendary Boys of Floyd (100 strips), Bitmap World (2 yrs). Other News: Family Webcomics looking for new members. Free ads on Rampage Network.

Thanks to George for note-taking: Capes and Babes, Astray 3, Dawn of Time, o31.net, Gemini, and Precocious.

Beaky Award Finalists (in no particular order) are: Sister ClaireDregs, XanfordSandra and Woo, Blank-It, Odd Fish, Imy, Daisy Owl, Whubble, Ink Tank, Marooned, Evil Diva, Surfboards and Rayguns, Trying Human, Spying with Lana, Sam & Lilah, moe, Filtered Fuzz, Clockwork Games, Moose Mountain, Vlad the Vegan, One Swoop Fell, Bear Nuts, Nerf Now, Gastrophobia, House Pets, Union of Heros, Strange Someone, Curvy, Speak No Evil, Night Zero, and Capes n’ Babes.

Here are the winners for the 2008 Webcomic Beaky Awards.
They have been near-unanimously judged by the Webcomic Beacon Judges to be of the best NEW WEBCOMICS of 2008!



Judged to be of the best NEW SHORT STORY WEBCOMICS of 2008!


Each Judge’s individual picks of Best NEW Webcomics of 2008!