Webcomic Beacon Newscast: Comic News & Discussion for July 15th, 2012

Ben Carver (Animation Aficionados) and Sean Kleefeld (MTV Geek and Kleefeld on Comics) join in on this week’s webcomic and comic news discussion, with the biggest discussion points being Penny Arcade’s Kickstarter donation drive and Charles Carreon. This last week’s comics news is brought to you by Thomas Revor, Jason Strawsburg, Eric Kimball, and Alex Heberling!

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Promo: Animation Aficionados

Top Stories

Penny Arcade Crowd Funds to remove Ads from their site
Found via: Fleen
Original Source: Penny Arcade’s Kickstarter Page

Continuing News

Oatmeal Spells F U in Money Shots
Original Source: Boing Boing

“Rapeutation”: Charles Carreon still not done with The Oatmeal
Found via: Boing Boing
Original Source: Ars Technica

Carreon Takes Credit for Raising Money for Charity
Carreon’s quote from the Digital Life Article: “While it’s not the largest sum of money I have ever had a substantial role in raising,” he wrote to me, referencing the $211,223.04 collected by Inman’s fundraiser, “it is the first time I’ve seen it go to charity, and I think it’s great.”
Original Source: Digital Life


ComfyCon is Go!
Original Source: Something Positive

Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners 2012
-Best Digital Comic: Battlepug, by Mike Norton
-Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Ramón K. Pérez, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand (Archaia)
Original Source: Comic Con


Top Cow’s ‘Cyber Force’ Returns As Crowd-Sourced Giveaway Project
Original Source: Comics Alliance

Diamond Digital to launch on July 23
Found via: Bleeding Cool
Original Source: ICv2

The future of twitter as a media company — using other people’s content
Original Source: GiGaOM

Is Kickstarter the #2 Graphic Novel Publisher?
Original Source: Publisher’s Weekly


Internet freedom buffet
Original Source: Paid Content

ITU wants to control the internet
Found via: Feedburner
Original Source: Streaming Media


We vs I
Found via: Feedburner
Original Source: Feld Thoughts

Michael Dambold Color Theory – Part 1 & Part 2
Found via: Kleefeld on Comics
Original Source: Michael Dambold


Dropbox increases space allotments for pro users
Original Source: GiGaOM

Court makes it legal for users to resell their downloaded content.
Original Source: GiGaOM

Hidden Government Scanners Will Instantly Know Everything About You From 164 Feet Away
Original Source: Gizmodo


Simpsons Go Digital

Original Source: Robot 6

“Before Sandman” being released by DC
Original Source: Bleeding Cool


Brainwave operated cat ears
Original Source: The Beat

493 Pokemon Drawn as Sexy Anime Girls Because The Internet, That’s Why
Original Source: Comics Alliance

Archie teams with MAC Cosmetics
Original Source: Major Spoilers

Things that make us cry

Viacom leaves the internet to punish Direct TV
Original Source: Tech Dirt

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