Webcomic Beacon Newscast: Comic News & Discussion for July 29th, 2012

Ben Carver (Animation Aficionados) joins in on this week’s webcomic and comic news discussion, starting off by talking about the women geek “posers”, Marvel harassing journalism, “Freemium” running its course, and more! Thom Revor rejoins us with Eric Kimball and Marie Tary head this week’s show with last week’s comics news brought to you by Jason Strawsburg and Eric!

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Marvel “consultant” harassing news sites for doing journalism to it
Original Source: BoingBoing


Is Sexy Cosplay Wrong?  The Debate
Original Source: Bleeding Cool
Additionally: The is in response to Joe Peacock’s article at CNN Geek Out

Waren Ellis’ 3 Panel Open
Found via: Robot 6
Original Source: Warren Ellis

Finding That a “Dynamic” Pose is Defined by Gender
Found via: Escher Girls
Original Source: Keyboard Smash


Downturn in online Ad Revenue
Original Source: Paid Content

Freemium has run it’s course
Original Source: GiGaOM

Why DC and Marvel will never truly target female readers
Original Source: The Beat
Additionally: Vancouver Sun
Additionally: Robot 6


Comicbook advice from Stan Sakai
Original Source: Robot 6

Quick Blurb on T-shirt design
Found via: Fleen
Original Source: A Hundred Dance Moves Per Minute

Dave Sims on Crowd-funding
Found via: Bleeding Cool
Original Source: A Moment of Cerebus

A brief history of digital media
Original Source: Paid Content


Twitter blocks Instagram API
Original Source: GiGaOM

Google argues book scanning doesn’t hurt the author.
Original Source: Paid Content

Twitter joke conviction overturned
Original Source: GiGaOM


Infinity, the new FREE magazine about digital comics for iPad
Original Source: The Beat

DreamWorks buys Casper the Friendly Ghost, Little Lulu and many more classic comics licenses
Original Source: The Beat

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I know a few cosplayers. Some of them will tell you that bodytype is part of the costume. If it’s a sexy cosplayer versus a plus-sized cosplayer in the same costume, I more than likely would go for the sexy one. Latex can be your friend, and it can be your enemy. And this applies to both me and women. I’ve never seen a good Zangief or cosplay.

On the other hand, I would rather see a plus-sized cosplayer in a quality cosplay than I would a sexy cosplayer in a poorly constructed cosplay. Some of them are very good seamstresses and should be complemented for that.

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