Webcomic Beacon #159: Newscast #7: Comic News & Discussion for Jan. 30th, 2011

Jules Rivera joins Rosscott, Alex Heberling, and Mark Savary for this edition of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast! We also have newshound Eric (Exiern) to thank for snooping out stories, who was also on today’s show! Bigger show than expected. We discuss much about comics sales through the iPad and other mobile devices. Also some “controversy” with Schlock Mercenary, Wizard going bye-bye, and Mark Millar saying he’s not making much money with digital sales.



Comixolgy Starts an Affiliate System
(Source: MTV Geek)

Franklin Covey sends a cease and desist to Schlock Mercenary
(Source: Techdirt – via retweet by @LastRes0rt)
Additional discussion on Schlock Mercenary’s site.


How Wizard Closing Wizard Magazine Effect Webcartoonists
(Source: Fleen)

Mark Millar “not making much money on digital comics.”
(Source: himself)

eBook Pricing vs Revenue
(Source: Evil Genius Chronicles – via Robot 6)

What it takes to make a buck at selling Digital Comic
(Source: Publishers Weekly – via Robot 6)

Marvels restrictive pricing structure
(Source: Bleeding Cool)

Founder of Red 5 gives views on digital comics
(Source: Things From Another World – via Robot 6)

Sell to iPad without using iTunes
(Source: Massive Sqwertz – via Comics Beat)

DIY digital publishing without Apple, Amazon
(Source: Skottie Young – via The Daily Cartoonist)


Prominent fantasy writer China Miéville jumps into comics
(Source: Robot 6 – Wikipedia: China Miéville)

Underground comics pioneer Justin Green’s posting comics online
(Source: Robot 6 – Wikipedia: Justin Green)

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I just wanted to say that you guys had a great show. One of my favorite pod cast on the net right now and a great source of comic news. You’re the news damnit! Peanut butter and jelly.

Thanks! I’ve shy-ed (??) away from covering too many items of discussion that would no doubtedly be DATED after a single week. While the Newscasts likely won’t do well in the archives, I think they are a good idea. I’m glad I decided to add it to our programming 🙂

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