Webcomic Beacon Newscast: Comic News & Discussion for June 10, 2012

Eric Menge & Brittany Michel (Snow by Night) join in on this week’s webcomic and comic news discussion! This last week’s comics news is brought to you by Jason Strawsburg, Eric Kimball, Alex Heberling, and Marie Tary!

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Promo: Animation Aficionados


ReviewZ: PhD Comics: Piled Higher & Deeper
Review by Caitlin Hart

InterviewZ: Carlo Jose San Juan, MD of Callous Comics
Review by Amy Letts

Top Stories

Ray Bradbury dies at 91
Original Source: CNN
Additionally: Ray Bradbury’s animosity towards social media


Million Mom flee Facebook over backlash to their anti-gay protest
Original Source: Robot 6

Staff Shakeup at Diamond Digital
Original Source: Bleeding Cool

Clive Barker to Helm ‘Zombies vs. Gladiators’ for Amazon
Original Source: ICv2

Making Money with a membership based political cartoon
Found via: The Beat
Original Source: GoComics


Archie Lawsuit settled?
Found via: Robot 6
Original Source: The AP

Finding the Right Business Partner
Original Source: GiGaOM

Barnes and Noble Protest Over Regulation of eBooks
Original Source: Paid Content


Overview of the Artist forums
Original Source: Remind Blog

Text Effects
Original Source: Making Comics

Nihilism does not equal maturity
Original Source: The Extra Credits

About Torture in Comics
Found via: Robot 6
Original Source: Too Busy Thinking About Comics

The New Yorker Cartoonists Can Make Comics in their Sleep: The relationship between comics and dreams
Found via: Comics Reporter
Original Source: The New Yorker

Thrillbent offers digital comics how-to with Cthulhu Calls
Original Source: Robot 6


Introducing The Honesty Box
Found via: Robot 6
Original Source: Moore and Reppion

iPad Pen
Original Source: Kickstarter

Getting to Know the Androd OS
Original Source: Smashing Magazine


Artist Oliver Nome suffering from brain tumor and needs help
Original Source: Newsarama

Harvy Pekar Final Interview
Original Source: Comics Alliance


Webcomic that is also an RPG
Original Source: Robot 6

Laura Hudson to Leave Comic Alliance as Editor and Chief
Original Source: Comics Alliance

Copyright infringer claim reporting her is illegal
Found via: Slashdot
Original Source: Petapixel

Dr Who / Star Trek crossover released digital first
Original Source: Robot 6

Free iPads at Airports
Original Source: GiGaOM


Neurological link between genius and insanity
Original Source: Slashdot

Cat Drone
Original Source: Resistor in the Rockies

Japanese Illustrator Sells His Penis as a Gourmet Meal (Extremely NSFW!)
Original Source: Graphic Policy

Things that make us cry

Scenes from DC’s new Before Watchmen Campaign
Original Source: Fast Company

Marvel exec offers Lucas $1,732.27 to bring back Howard the Duck
Original Source: Blastr

Mentioned on the show

Eric Menge of Snow by Night’s current project with Wizards of the Coast
Description: Eric is working with Brian R. James on Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue an “in-depth exploration of the greatest drow city in the Dungeons & Dragons game and Forgotten Realms campaign setting.”

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