Webcomic Beacon Newscast #26: Comic News & Discussion for June 26th, 2011

Lee Cherolis and Ed Cho (Little Guardians) join Rosscott and Alex Heberling for this episode of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast. Lots of corporate content this week. Thanks to Eric Kimball, our newshound for collecting articles. Not all articles may have been gone over in detail, but they are all listed for you.

Break Song: Before He Tweets by Steve Goodie



Gene Colan Dies
Original Source: Bleeding Cool

Problems at Webcomic Nation?
Original Source: Fleen – via Comix Talk

Another Free Internet Speech Battle in Tennessee
Original Source: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – via Graphic Policy


Amazon to Release a “Full Feature” Kindle?
Original Source: All Things D


Analysis of a Failed Kickstarter
Original Source: Comics DC – via Comix TalkKickstarter


How Not to Write Wonder Woman
Original Source: Robot 6

Deviant Art Tutorials of the Week

Fur – by Sullivan

Photoshop Actions – by Laura1995

Anime Eyes – by Shugo-89

Pixel Art – by medli20

Faded Scars, Scars/Wounds – by AccioSeverus

Hair Styles – by ron-guyatt

Cloth – by JaneMere

Lips – by Mytherea


Pottermore and New Online Website and Content for the Harry Potter Universe
Original Source: The Daily Cartoonist – Pottermore

“Is the Mobile Web Broken or Breaking?”

NY Post Forces You to Buy an App to View It on the iPad
Original Source: Poynter – via The Daily Cartoonist

Apps Used More Than Web
Original Source: GiGaOM

Onswipe Tries to Lure Publishers Back to the Web
Original Source: GiGaOM


Open Letter to DC to Put There Backlog on the Web for Free
Original Source: Wired – via Robot 6

Wired Talks About the iPad
Original Source: Wired – via Graphic Policy

Disney Releases a Comic App
Original Source: Robot 6

Burn Notice Releases an Interactive Webcomic
Original Source: USA Today

Where People Get Their News and Comics from Daily Cartoonist
Original Source: The Daily Cartoonist

Trademarks Running Amok in New York
Original Source: New York Post – via Bleeding Cool

The Most Feminist and Empowering Version of Wonder Woman. Totally.
Original Source: Bleeding Cool

Marvel’s First Webcomic, err “CyberComic” (from 1996)
Original Source: Kleefeld on Comics – via Robot 6

This article is worth it just for the picture at the top.
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I don’t care what’s it’s about the image made me giggle.
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24 Hour Comics + Plays = Doctor Who Playing Batman
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Analysis of a Failed Kickstarter: I think one of the most important things anyone can do when anything fails is to analyze why it failed.

If you just accept the failure and never understand what caused it, you won’t be able to improve it and thereby avoid the same mistakes.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” -Thomas A. Edison

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