Mr. Chris (from Playing with Props) joins Ben Carver and Fes Works for another newscast edition of The Webcomic Beacon! Comic news and discussion mostly includes a discussion about fair use, and how to meet your heroes. Very full episode for a return Webcomic Beacon of the newscast kind!
Christopher Baldwin rejoins Fes Works for a follow-up interview about his webcomic Spacetrawler, and how he ended the comic as planned. But more on that within this episode! How well did the fans take the ending? How did HE take the ending? What will he do next?
Alex Heberling joins Fes Works to talk about a Kickstarter Scammer. No, not people with Kickstarters with no intention of actually making anything, but rather a person pledging large amounts and then contesting the charges after the Kickstarter is over.
A heated discussion about the new Wacom Companion! We also get into talking about a Kickstarter alternative called “Patreon”, in which we bring on an impromptu guest, Amanda Lafrenais of the wonderful webcomic Love me Nice
Gordon McAlpin (Multiplex) joins Kittyhawk, Ben Carver, and Fes Works for a discussion on reading comics on a mobile device. There is discussion of Apps, Comic Readers, and plain ‘ol PDFs. we also talk about Gordon’s new comic app for reading his comic, Multiplex.
Comic news & discussion this week, we argue again about Kickstarters as well look at one from Alan Moore. We are largely discuss scandals with a founder of Dragon*Con (and what the con ultimately did to get rid of him), and a look at accusations against the founder of Anime Midwest and many other anime cons in the midwest.
Monty Rhode, Kittyhawk, Terence, Ben Carver, and Fes Works for another week of comic news & discussion! Not a whole lot of real news for us today, but we go over Antarctic Press and their Indiegogo campaign and the How to Make Webcomics “sequel”. Plus PRISM and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. (No relation).
Mary Cagle (Kiwi Blitz, The Trenches, Table Titans) returns to the show with Ben Carver, Terence MacManus, Monty Rohde, and Fes Works to discuss the final half and finalé of Penny Arcade’s Strip Search!
Abby Howard (Junior Scientist Power Hour, Strip Search) joins Fes Works for a one-on-one interview of her comic work and experience on Penny Arcade’s Strip Search! Also to plug her Kickstarter project: The Last Halloween!
This episode took a few months to put together for several screen tablet reviews. We finally snagged a wide variety of artists for their impressions and experiences with various screen tablets for drawing digitally.
Monty Rhode joins Terence, Ben Carver, and Fes Works for another week of comic news & discussion! This week: Joe Schuster Award Nominees, branding one’s comic, DC² and DC² Multiverse, Sean Delonas and Bill Day, and more!
Mary Cagle returns to the show to discuss the first half of Penny Arcade’s Strip Search! We only are talking about the series up to the 5th Elimination episode, (Episode #16) if you are worried about spoilers in this episode.
Monty Rhode joins Kittyhawk, Ben Carver, and Fes Works for another edition of the newscast! Comic News & Discussion this week: The 2013 Reuben Awards, Kindle and Fan Fiction, Yahoo buying Tumblr, and more!
A sad but very real possibility for most webcartoonists. That’s right, you’ve gotta know when to fold ’em, and put your webcomic on an indefinite hiatus… or… to simply quit. An absolutely enlightening discussion.
Kittyhawk rejoins Ben Carver, Terence, and Fes Works for another edition of the newscast! Comic News & Discussion this week: Penny Arcade’s new Kickstarter, webcomic Apps, Wacom’s FINALLY updated driver for tablets, Comics Alliance shutting down, and more!
Rich Morris joins Fes and Melissa Kaercher to talk about James Bond 007! Why? Rich was on to talk about Doctor Who because of his fan comic, The Ten Doctors; and with the 50 year anniversaries of both, why not round things out?
Comic News & Discussion this week: Amazon releasing a comic guided-view creator tool for Kindle, another digital comic store shutting down, WordPress security concerns, and more!
The Webcomic Beacon and Newscast recombine! join Marie Tary, Rosscott, Thom Revor, Alex Heberling, Jason Straswburg, and Eric Kimball with some conventions stories!
TV’s Mr. Neil, Ben Carver, and Kittyhawk joins Fes Works and Mark Savary to talk about their comic crossover projects that spawned off of the Crossover Wars from 2007, namely The Crossoverlord and Crossoverkill!
We discuss Apple forcing a company in removing content, with vague parameters; New York to ban Cosplay?; and a follow-up on the jailed Palestinian Cartoonist.
We discuss the passing of Carmine Infantino and his contributions to the comic industry and history. Also a look at not-so-good advice for burgeoning webcomic creators, and more!
Zoë Robinson joins Fes Works to talk about curses and swearing from countries separated from a common ocean. Also thanks to Wendy Wood for doing a lot (all) of the prep work for this episode.
Kurt Sasso joins Ben Carver and Fes Works are here for another edition of the newscast! Just a short conversation of comic news this week with “Donglegate” at Pycon and the craft of the “Strawman Argument”.
This week we discuss Comixology’s “Submit” for independent creators; How to behave at a convention; JManga shutting down and taking your manga with it; Google shutting down Reader, and Digg to save the day?; and more!
This week we discuss Frederick Wertham’s “Seduction of the Innocent” being out-right debunked; Campbell’s Rules of Comprehension for comic page arrangement; Penny Arcade’s first episode of “Strip Search” has been released; and more!
We saw Mike Dellheim’s post on the Facebook group “Webcomic Creators”, asking peers for what they do to get over their artists and writers block. We go over dozen’s of creators’ suggestions.
Comic news discussed includes why a newspaper drops Blondie, Gary Trudeau possibly trolling webcomics, discussion on trademarks, and a look at Disney practices reflected in webcomics.
Jules Rivera joins Fes Works, Mark Savary, and Kelly Turnbull once again, to help us discuss the “absurd” comics, and if it can last. We do get off topic a bit here and there, but had a real fun time with Jules!
Katie Tiedrich joins Fes Works, Mark Savary, and Kelly Turnbull to talk about her gaming related comic, Awkward Zombie, which is full of Smash Bros., TF2, Mass Effect, Legend of Zelda, and Fire Emblem jokes!
Jason Sigler and Steve Shinney, of Digital Strips, join Fes Works to talk about their podcast! Digital Strips is the oldest and still running webcomics podcast.
Sue, from the Tumblr Blog DC Women Kicking Ass, joins Fes Works, Mark Savary, and Kelly Turnbull to talk about…. DC Women Kicking Ass! Well, and some other things as well.
Eric Kimball responds to how Spider-Man #700 on Comixology “broke the internet”, mainly showing how the phrase is as far removed from reality as AOL was… And other AOL comparisons.
We came up with something out of our asses, and that’s holiday comics! You know, when a comic makes a comic just for a holiday?
Eric Kimball brings us another News Roundup spurred by, wait for it, how Mathew Inman of The Oatmeal is handing things. This times it’s his response to trolls on his website.
It’s the 5th Anniversary of The Webcomic Beacon podcast! Tanya Higgins rejoins Fes Works, Mark Savary, along with Kelly Turnbull, for this very special episode!
Mark Waid (Thrillbent!) joins the show to discuss is extensive past with the print comic world; as well as his current endeavors into webcomics as a webcartoonist!
Eric Kimball brings us another News Roundup, where is looks at another lawsuit brought against Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal, by Oatmeal Studios.
The Doubleclicks (Angela and Aubrey Webber) and Molly Lewis, all also known as The Ladies of Ragnarok, join the Webcomic Beacon to talk about themselves! No really, it’s a great show with a couple of live performed songs!
Eric Kimball has put together a video to breakdown some recent developments with DC Comics changing how they sell their comics digitally.
Bringing you a TWO HOUR EPISODE covering print-on-demand options for cartoonists! A lot of great information on all of our experiences with print-on-demand service; such as Ka-Blam, ComiXpress, and others!
Yamino and Chloe are here to talk to us about the fan tendency to pair characters, from established series and stories, into relationships… “Shipping” as it were.
Michael Corley (Vox in a Box) joins us to (eventually) talk about his comic, as well as tell us all about his performing career and how to be the best performer you can!
Ian Samson (The Wotch), Sean Kleefeld (Kleefeld on Comics) and Typhon Blue (Genderratic) rejoin us in this week’s episode, as we look back at some of our favorite news stories!
Daniel Mohr (Everyday Gods), Kimberly , Richard Townsend, & Shannon Townsend (O-n-Y Studio) join Fes Works to talk about breaking into webcomics. Recorded live at Anime Fusion 2012!
Mostly legal cases in discussion this week: A questionable IndieGoGo campaign gives pause to Eric and Chalres Carreon playing hide and seek; and more!
Technically this show was recorded about a month ago. Sorry for the delays! But please join Jay Potts (World of Hurt) as we talk about his blaxploitation comic, and the subject in general; with Fes Works, Mark Savary, and Kelly Turnbull!
On the dockat this week: Wikipedia Nears “Completion”? Superman Quits Newspapers? Adult Content/Ads Now Allowed on Project Wonderful, NYCC To Beat Out SDCC?; and more! Plus a special zombie-themed music video playlist!
Ben Carver and John Lotshaw join us in this week’s webcomic and comic news discussion. We mostly talk about Paypal saying it’s users can no longer use Class Action Lawsuits against them, a library not flagging for 18+ material for minors, social media and free speech; and more!
A “whatever” episode that ends up talking about a convention hotel in Minneapolis, and the future of The Webcast Beacon Network. Join Fes Works, Mark Savary, and Melissa Kaercher!
John Lotshaw joins us in this week’s webcomic and comic news discussion. We mostly talk about Comixology opening up to self-publishers, and much about Reddit and free speech vs decency online; and more!
Typhon Blue (GendErratic) joins us in this week’s webcomic and comic news discussion. We mostly talk about “Dreed doing women right”?; Membership, Paywalls, and Ads; Homestuck and how to be a success by accident; and more!
Stefan Barton-Ross ,TV’s Mr. Neil, and Ben Carver join us. We mostly talk about Kickstarter changing how people run pre-orders, John Campbell’s post on depression that cause an upset, Scott Kurtz and Brad Guigar trying to save City of Heroes, and more!
Join Fes Works, Mark Savary, and Kelly Turnball as we Google our own names! Woooo! Riviting, I know.
David Walker of BadAzz MoFo joins us for a discussion about Blaxploitation! Join Fes Works and Kelly Turnball!
Christopher Baldwin of Spacetrawler joins use for an interview! Join Fes Works, Mark Savary, and Kelly Turnball!
Comic News: iVerse Unveils a Comics Crowdfunding Site; Nipplegate: Facebook vs New Yorker; Amanda Palmer ‘Can’t Afford’ To Pay Her Backup Band?; and more!
Thom Revor heads the show with Fes Works; with thanks for last week’s comics news brought to you by Dean Esmay, Jason Strawsburg, and Eric Kimball.
Some of the news we discuss covers David Gallaher and Steve Ellis’ new company and digital comics, Dave Gibbons on Comic Sans, and is it really HTML5 that is going to change things?
Rebecca Heineman, John Lotshaw, Robin Ericson & Ian Sampson join us in this week’s webcomic and comic news discussion. We mostly talk about the Apple vs Samsung lawsuit, Nikola Tesla, and the importance of characterization, episodic vs serial storytelling.
In this week’s webcomic and comic news discussion we mostly talk about what it’s worth to us when other people re-post our creative content.
Ryan Estrada comes back to tell us about The Whole Story: a collection of Digital Comics that are bundled as a single offering; in the same manner of the Humble Bundle for independent video games. Where people can name their own price, and get it all!
Talking about Ingram Content Group’s new POD standard color system and cheaper pricing, OffBeatr: The “Kickstarter” for porn… and more!
At STRIP: The Dallas Webcomics Expo, with Animation Aficionados, The Raddcast, MC²: Music Culture Comedy, and The United States of Geekdom
Jerry Keslensky and his daughter Rachel Keslesnsky (Last Res0rt) join us, mainly here to talk about Jerry and his comic, Bug Budding!
Dean Esmay and T Campbell join us for Comic News & Discussion: Google’s Nexus 7, San Diego Comic Con, finding an artist as a writer, and more
Brock Beauchamp joins Fes Works and Mark Savary for a short episode this week. We are here to talk about his comic Variables at Self-Centered Entertainment.
Ben Carver joins us; Comic News and Discussion about the women geek “posers”, Marvel harassing journalism, & “Freemium” running its course and
Brad Brown & Leslie Ortega join Fes Works & Mark Savary this week. Another member interview from The Hiveworks; it’s time for Blaster Nation!
This week on the webcomic and comic news discussion, starting with the Digital Price Fight at SDCC, Penny Arcade’s Reality Show, Women depicted in comics.
Julie Sydor joins Fes Works this week. We talk about her comic past as it has eventually led her to create the fan comic for Snowflame!
Ben Carver and Sean Kleefeld 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.
Ian Samson joins in on this week’s webcomic and comic news discussion, starting off by talking about the Declaration of Internet Freedom….
Chloe C. (Go Get a Roomie) and Antares (Hiveworks) join Fes Works and Kelly Turnbull for this week. Go Get a Roomie is a part of the new webcomics collective, Hiveworks.
Onezumi and Harknel (Intervention Con) join largely to discuss recent topics on (trigger warning) rape in storytelling and rape culture….
Fascinated by the turbulence between Charles Carreon, The Oatmeal, and the internet; we went out and did a few interviews with lawyers and people who have had experience with lawsuits.
Guest Philip Hofer, aka “Frumph” joins use to talk about his work on the WordPress theme ComicPress, and his newest project: Comic Easel!
Webcomic and comic news and discussion! In the news: Funny Junk vs The Oatmeal, Ray Bradbury vs EC Comics, Comixology sales numbers, and more!
We are here to talk about Serge’s webcomic Thirteenth Child; as well as touching on another webcomic he is working with Lewis Lovhaug, The Lightbringer.
Webcomic and comic news and discussion! In the news: Ray Bradbury, “mature” stories not actually mature, torture in comics, and more on digital distribution
This week we talk to Gonzalo “Chalo” Reyes about his webcomic, Las Lindas; and his journey from deviantART to webcomics. Yes, there are furries.
Webcomic and comic news and discussion, with discussion guest Kittyhawk! In the news: Paypal, NCS Awards, NY Comic Con, Eagle Awards, and more
Chimneyspeak is saturated with sex and violence and fun! Specifically prostitution and murder. Jack talks to us about his comic and his business decision to sell 12 page PDF comics, and produce a free webcomic.
Webcomic and comic news and discussion, with discussion guest Chris Hazelton (Misfile)! In the news: The Oatmeal, DC Comics, Marvel Comics…
At Penguicon 2012, several of the Webcast Beacon Network members join up to entertain you for about an hour; in a 4 part video (or podcast).
This last week’s news is brought to you by Thomas Revor, Alex Heberling, Jason Strawsburg, and Marie Tary! Sorry for the audio issues in this episode!
We just started talking and things got away from us! But you get a trimmed down version of our discussions on Fan Fiction/Comics and ways to advance your comic’s story, as asked by live listeners.
Ben Carver rejoins us for the news discussion panel; last week’s news is brought to you by Thomas Revor, Alex Heberling, and Marie Tary! Sorry for the audio issues in this episode!
Karen “Kez” Howard and Tom Brazelton talk about ending your comic! You know, the decision to end one’s comic and where and how to end it. We also talk about some typical ways people have ended their stories.
Sorry for the website issues! The Dreamhost server The Rampage Network is on, and therefore The Webcast Beacon Network, decided to…. “be upgraded” for a few days.
Mac Paladin (Moonhawk Studios) joins us for this week’s news discussion. But first, bringing you the news, Marie Tary returns, once again, with Thomas Revor and Eric Kimball!
Scott King (Holiday Wars) joins Fes Works, Mark Savary, and Kelly Turnbull to talk about his comic. Thanks to our guest with being very patient with sleep-deprived Fes!
DJ Coffman and Jason Embury (Hero by Night) and T. Campbell (Penny & Aggie) join us for this week’s news discussion. But first, bringing you the news, Marie Tary (Evil Space Cat) returns with Thomas Revor, Eric Kimball, and Jason Strawsburg!
Kazerad, of the webcomic Prequel. It is a webcomic heavily inspired by MS Paint adventures and forum adventure style, crowd-influenced story telling. It is also inspired by the video game Elder Scrolls universe by Bethesda Softworks.
Brad Guigar (Evil Inc. and Webcomics.com) joins the crew for this week’s discussion. For bringing you the news, we have Thomas Revor, Eric Kimball, Alex Heberling, and Jason Strawsburg!
Ben Carver joins the crew for this week’s episode. This week, due to Easter weekend, we only have Thomas Revor and Alex Heberling, for this week’s edition of The Webcast Beacon Newscast.
Eric Peterson joins Fes Works and Mark Savary, to talk about his webcomic Jesus Christ: in the Name of the Gun. A webcomic of which has changed a few writers, artists, and creative directors a few times.
This week we have Thom Revor, Thomas Revor , Thomas Revor, and Thomas Revor, for this week’s edition of The Webcast Beacon Newscast.
Tony DiGerolamo and Christian Beranek, from The Webcomic Factory, joins Fes Works and Mark Savary. Yes, another comic collective being showcased; and boy-howdy do they have a bunch of webcomics there! Next week it’s back to some interviews.
Marie Tary (Shifters: Redux) joins in on the news and discussion of the past week, once again, with Eric Kimball and Jason Strawsburg. Chris Hazelton (Misfile) joins in on the news discussion this week.
Tyler James of ComixTribe joins Fes Works and trial co-host Kelly Turnbull (Manly Guys Doing Manly Things). We are taking a look at another comic group. This one has a heavy focus on printing comics and aiding creators from their website.
Marie Tary (Shifters: Redux) and Thereisnosaurus (Hero in Training) join in on the news and discussion of the past week with Eric Kimball and Jason Strawsburg.
Thereisnosaurus (Hero in Training) joins in on the discussion this week with Thom Revor, Eric Kimball, and Jason Strawsburg bring you this week’s edition of The Webcomic Beacon Newscast!
Olaf Moriarty Solstrad joins Fes Works , Mark Savary, and trial co-host Kelly Turnbull (Manly Guys Doing Manly Things) come together talk about webcomics, but most specifically about Olaf’s Master Thesis on webcomics.
Ben Carver (Crossoverkill) steps up to help record this week’s show after Thom’s meltdown last week. He also joins in with Marie Tary (Shifters Online) on the week’s discussion with Thom Revor, Alex Heberling, and News Researchers Eric Kimball and Jason Strawsburg.
Several members of Hound Comics, Inc. joins Fes Works and Mark Savary. We’ve got Eddie “Luscious” Castillo, Mina Sanwald, Vicente Alcazar, Erica Schultz, and Chris R. Notarile!
Thom Revor sits down with Neal Adams for an exclusive interview. Neal Adams is a comic book and commercial artist known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow.
This week’s edition of The Webcomic Beacon Newscast suffered a computer crash and will not be joining us. You should have heard it. It was great! However, the news is still all here for you to check out!
David Barrack (Grrl Power) joins us to talk about writing one’s comic without any plan in sight. Including writing comics WITH an end in sight; as well as deciding to end your comic, and how one would go about doing that.
Kelly Turnbull (Manly Guys Doing Manly Things) joins in on the discussion this week with Thom Revor, Alex Heberling, and News Researchers Eric Kimball and Jason Strawsburg bring you this week’s edition of The Webcomic Beacon Newscast!
Hal Hefner (Gates) with Kevin Bryce joins Fes Works and Melissa Kaercher talk about HEAVY METAL! This includes discussion of the magazine and the original Heavy Metal movie. Walk also talk about Hal’s webcomic, presented by Heavy Metal: Gates.
Trying something new with the Newscast format! Starting with strict news reporting in one segment, then discussion in another section. Give a listen then give us some feedback!
Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert and Fred) joins Fes Works, Mark Savary, and Alex Heberling to talk shop! Well, about her comic and artistic past and her competing webcomic podcast endeavor; as well as a bit about getting one’s webcomic out there more.
Thom Revor and Alex Heberling with News Researcher Eric Kimball bring you this week’s edition of The Webcomic Beacon Newscast! Read all the news of the past week below. Some news not discussed in part, or at all, on the show.
Sean Kleefeld (MTV Geek and Kleefeld on Comics) joins Fes Works and Mark Savary to about comics! We talk a little about webcomics and how it’s industry has changed; also how the print comics industry is trying to change (or refusing to in some cases).
Jason Strawsburg, new associate news gatherer (and webfiction reader from the Webfiction World podcast), joins Thom Revor and News Researcher Eric Kimball.
Tanya Higgins (Daisies and Shit Productions) joins Fes Works and Mark Savary to talk a bit about the past… and the future! The scheduled episode had been postponed, so enjoy this sorta… whatever show!
Steven Shinney (Digital Strips) joins us for a special interview and guest his week! Please join Thom Revor with Alex Heberling and News Researcher Eric Kimball.
Space Captain Steve (Blade Kitten) joins Fes Works and Mark Savary to talk about video games! Mostly about his game developer company Krome Studios, the Blade Kitten video game based off of his webcomic, and his webcomics!
John Lotshaw (Accidental Centaurs) joins us for a special interview and guest his week! Please join Thom Revor with Alex Heberling and News Researcher Eric Kimball.
DJ Coffman (Hero by Night) joins us for a special interview and guest his week! Please join Thom Revor with Alex Heberling and News Researcher Eric Kimball.
Mary “Cube Watermelon” Cagle (Kiwi Blitz) joins Fes Works and Mark Savary to talk about her comic, deviantART, and Star Trek! Yes, with Trekkies on the show, we could not resist.
T Campbell hosts this episode with Thom Revor, Fes Works, Adam Smithee, and a return of Rosscott! Thanks to Content Producer Eric Kimball, for helping to set this up; along with T Campbell for creating the list of 16 discussion points.
Lora Innes and Crystal Yates join us to talk about their organization Comic Creators for Freedom. Using many artists, they create a collectable artwork that is used to raise money for charities that fight against human trafficking.
T Campbell rejoins the discussion with Thom Revor with Alex Heberling and News Researcher Eric Kimball. Below are the bits of news gathered over the past week, as are mostly covered and discussed on the show.
Xavier Xerxes, from the comic news site ComixTALK, joins Fes Works and Mark Savary in this week’s discussion. You may have remembered him from a few projects including Comixpedia, Fright Night, Blind Date, and AltBrand.
Deaths and drama fills the news from the last week. Please join Thom Revor with Alex Heberling and News Researcher Eric Kimball.
Former stripper, KK Skipper (Pink Parts); plus Devo Spice and Seamonkey from The Fump (The Funny Music Project), join Fes Works, Tanya Higgins and Mark Savary for our 4th Anniversary Special!
Sean Kleefeld (Kleefeld on Comics and MTV Geek) joins us as this week’s special guest! Please also welcome our new Show Director and Host Thom Revor
Dave Shabet, from the webcomic Dead Winter, joins us in this week’s discussion. For those that have been getting tired of zombies, Dead Winter is one of our few recommended zombie comics to read.
Rosscott says goodbye, as he steps down from hosting the show. Please welcome Thom Revor as he takes over hosting duties along side with Alex Heberling and our news gatherer Eric Kimball!
Gearing up for the 4th Anniversary Special and giveaway! We receieved a bunch of comic for review AND for the comic giveaway. So I decided to review (most of) them in a big video review!
Another guest from Australia! Veronica Vera from Bittersweet Candy Bowl (along with her publicist Oliver) joins Fes Works and Mark Savary in this week’s discussion.
A large discussion on SOPA and what it really is, and how it may be interpreted. We do get a tad politically heated, but there is plenty of concern about digital distribution and what affects webcomics.
Dante (Surviving the World) joins Rosscott and Alex Heberling for this edition of The Newscast. Thanks to Eric Kimball for gathering our news links.
Fes Works joins Alex Heberling for this late edition of The Newscast. Thanks to Eric Kimball for gathering our news links.
“sdshamshel” (aka Carl) from Ogiue Maniax joins Fes Works and Mark Savary in this week’s discussion. A large amount of this show comes from Carl’s post “Explaining Decompression in Comics” from his website.
Dern (Hello With Cheese) rejoins us as this week’s guest host, with Rosscott and Alex Heberling. Thanks to Eric Kimball for gathering our news links.
We’ve done shows on conventions before, but this one is different! This is a guide that takes into account the BUSINESS aspect of going to, and selling at, conventions. Tanya Higgins leads Fes Works and Mark Savary in this very discussion.
Phil Chan (Digital PIMP Online) joins as this week’s guest host, with Rosscott and Alex Heberling. Thanks to Eric Kimball for gathering our news links.
Karen “Kez” Howard (War of Winds and What It Takes) returns, along with Aaron Neathery (Endtown). Kez was last on during the Penguicon 2011 panel (of which you can watch it all on video!).
Natalie joins as this week’s guest host, with just Fes Works. Thanks to Eric Kimball for gathering our news links.
Gordon McAlpin (Multiplex) is this week’s guest host, joining Rosscott and Alex Heberling! Thanks to Eric Kimball for gathering our news links.
Josh Lesnick (Girly, Dr. Voluptua) returns to The Webcomic Beacon (after just 175 episodes), and joins Fes Works, Tanya Higgins, and Mark Savary this week!
Dern (Hello, With Cheese) returned to grace the Webcomic Beacon Newscast once again, with Rosscott and Alex Heberling! Thanks to Eric Kimball for gathering our news links.
Dr. Jenner (Doc Rat) and Dr. Carlo Jose San Juan (Callous) are on the show this week.
John Kovalic talks about the 15th Anniversary of Dork Tower and the 10th Anniversary of Munchkin, at the 2011 Geek Kon convention. This isn’t an interview, just a panel I got permission to record!
Daniel Potter (Walking the Lethe) joins Rosscott and Alex Heberling to look over and comment on the comic and webcomic news of the week! Thanks to Eric Kimball for gathering our news links.
It’s a call-in show! We have Ran Brown (The End), Carlo Jose San Juan, MD (Callous), and Vas Littlecrow (Catnose Comics) on the show this week.
Dante Shepherd, of Surviving The World, joins Rosscott and Alex Heberling to look over and comment on the comic and webcomic news of the week! Thanks to Eric Kimball for gathering our news links.
Marcus Almond (The Razor Kid) joins the crew to discuss the topic of diversification in comics. Are we adding diversity for the sake of adding diversity? Are we actually trying, or just taking the lazy route?
Stef (Sarah Zero) joins Rosscott and Alex Heberling to look over and comment on the comic and webcomic news of the week! Thanks to Eric Kimball for gathering our news links.
Kurt Sasso (TGT Webcomics) joins us to celebrate our 200th episode! Fes Works, Tanya Higgins, and Mark Savary are all here, telling tales of how we started reading webcomics, creating our own, and listing a few of our favorites.
Rosscott and Alex Heberling return to the show, with Samantha Kyle this week! Thanks to Eric Kimball for gathering our news links.
We are here to discuss the “Rules of the Internet” with Fes Works, Tanya Higgins, and Mark Savary for this week’s episode! We try our best to go over the original 47 rules, that had come from 4chan, and adapt them for webcomics.
No Alex or Rosscott this well, but Thereisnosaurus (Hero in Training) joins Eric Kimball and Fes Works running this week’s episode.
Ryan Estrada (Aki Alliance, Sci-Fi Drive-By, and more…) is here to join Fes Works, Tanya Higgins, and Mark Savary for this week’s episode!
Just a short episode this week, as we are without Rosscott. Instead we have Alex Heberling, Michael Dellheim, and Fes Works running this week’s episode.
Amanda Lafrenais (Love Me Nice) & Lin Visel (aka ButtOvens) (Effort Comics) join us with their comics that both have toon/human worlds, AND they both make porn comics for Slipshine; this episode just wrote itself!
Scraping the intended “My Little Pony” themed newscast today. Saving that for The Tropecast coming out later this week.
Ben Carver (Animation Aficionados) and Hal Hefner (Gates) join us as guests for this week’s Webcomic Beacon Newscast!
Lots of news and more tutorials this week! Adam Smithee, Rosscott and Alex Heberling are here for this episode of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast.
T. Campbell (Penny and Aggie and more) joins Fes and Tanya to discuss several points of working as a webcartoonist. We cover topics concerning ending one’s comic, working with partners, and evaluating your success.
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.
BugByte ([messenger]), Root (The Dawn Chapel), and JillyFoo (Demon Eater) join Fes to discuss their comics and their approaches to watercoloring!
Fes Works rejoins Rosscott and Eric Kimball for this episode of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast. Lots of small, barely related articles this week.
Dern (Hello with Cheese) rejoins Rosscott and Alex Heberling for this episode. This also marks the first episode of The Webcomic Beacon Newscast as it’s own podcast, separate from The Webcomic Beacon podcast.
Lezley Davidson (Peeling Onions), Ryan Dow (Introspective Comics), and Rori (Tiny Pink Robots) are here to talk about journal webcomics with Fes and Tanya! How hard could it be…. right?
T Campbell rejoins Eric Kimball and Alex Heberling for this episode of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast. We may not have been able to go over all articles in depth, but everything is linked to for your own convenience.
The Webcomic Beacon Newscast is taken over by Fes Works, Tanya Higgins, and Mark Savary. The regular crew, ALL of the regular Newscast crew was not available.
Joined by Comicpress developer and webcomics man-about-town Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) to to analyze several common webcomic activities from a cost-benefit point of view in the first ever session of “Beaconomics”.
Thereisnosaurus (Hero in Training) joins us today Eric Kimble leading the Newscast. Additionally joined with Mike Dellheim and Adam Smithee.
Rethinking the way that we read and present webcomics on our websites. We are joined with Carter Fort (The Crooked Gremlins) and Rosscott (The System) to discuss.
Guest host Phil Kahn (Guilded Age) and later joined with Carter Fort (The Crooked Gremlins). Rosscott runs the show with Alex Heberling today, and thanks to Eric Kimble for being our newshound.
Amazon pulls yaoi from the Kindle; David Malki talks about theft vs parody; Are we losing our webcomic history? Rosscott writes about webcomic design, and seeks feedback. Plus much more!
Karen “Kez” Howard (The War of Winds and What It Takes) joins Fes Works, Tanya Higgins, Mark Savary, and Alex Heberling here at Penguicon 2011! Adam Smithee does join us later, as well.
Dan Potter joins us to go over the news of the last week. Covering Kickstarter’s birthday stats, Machine of Death 2 open submissions, Hugo nominees announce, and much, much more.
Fes and Tanya are here to talk about the collective, ACT-I-VATE! 5 years in the making with dozens of contributors. On the show with us we have several of them!
Onezumi and Harknell (Intervention Con) rejoins Rosscott and Eric Kimble for this edition of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast!
Jeremy Bernal (NSFW: SexyFur and Tail Heat) and Mac Paladin (Starship Moonhawk) join Fes Works, Tanya Higgins, and Eric Kimble to discuss Payment and Funding Options.
H. Caldwell Tanner (LOLDWELL) joins us for this edition of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast! There is much to discuss and cover, including, Photoshop Touch, TokyoPop closing down its America offices, and more!
T Campbell (Penny and Aggie, Fans!, Guilded Age) stays on after Episode 178, with Rosscott, Eric Kimble, and Fes Works to continue a conversation on the webcomics “model”.
T Campbell (Penny and Aggie, Fans!, Guilded Age) rejoins Rosscott, as well as Fes Works, for this edition of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast! Again, Eric Kimble is our main newshound for most of the stories we cover.
Vinnie D. (Antibunny) joins Fes in a pre-recorded Webcomic Beacon EP to talk about Keenlace! Only about 20 minutes for this show. It’s good to see Keenlace up and running again, as it’s been around for 10 years now.
Phil Kahn and T Campbell (Guilded Age) joins Rosscott for this edition of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast! Again, Eric Kimble is our main newshound for most of the stories we cover.
Gwen Patton (Jenny Everywhere’s Infinite: Quark Time) joins Fes and Mark to talk about the Mega Multi-Player Online experience known as Second Life. As well as talking about making comics with in it.
This week we bring up Comics For Japan, cartoonists helping in the Jason earthquake and tsunami efforts. Jess Fink also gets ripped off, AGAIN!
Christopher Hastings of Dr. McNinja has been trusted to write a Deadpool miniseries for Marvel. Web-sold, first edition Mouse Guard #1 sells high in the collector’s market. Before Angry Birds, they attempted a webcomic.
Gender Identity, Transgender, and Trans Issue webcomics… as well as some of the issues themselves, of course. A bit of a heavy discussion, given the topic, but a great listen. We even go a bit into related GBLTQ issues.
There’s news of a hearing on off-shore Intellectual Property Theft, Comics Alliance gets on The Daily Show, and a potential traffic sharing scam. … And Charlie Sheen, because…. topical!
The Bechdel-Wallace Test, aka The Bechdel Test, aka The Mo Movie Measure. As based on Alison Bechdel’s comic (Dykes to Watch Out For), and her friend Liz Wallace.
Yet more discussion on Digital Manga Distribution. Plus a lot of tid-bits and references for getting started with comic creation, Spider-Man teaming up with Top Chef, and Jeph Jacques/Dave Willis frenemy situation with Penny and Aggie-gate!
Several of our listeners join Fes and Tanya to discuss their webcomics! Had to reschedule the scheduled topic, and at the last minute we made an impromtu Open Forum episode!
Eric Kimble leads Mark Savary and Fes in this edition of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast!
Kara Dennison joins us 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!
Robyn Seale (The Watcher of Yaathagggu), James Riot (The Path), and Melissa Kaercher (The Geek Life) join Fes and Mark to discuss H. P. Lovecraft and his short stories, and webcomics inspired by them.
We have Eric (Exiern) to thank for snooping out stories. We were also joined by Zoë Robinson for announcing winners of the 2011 Webcomic List Awards.
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.
Adult webcomics by women…. and MORE specifically the adult webcomics by women’s website, Filthy Figments! We of course get off topic, technically, but a very fun episode with plenty of naughty talking… and porn.
Rosscott, Alex Heberling, and Fes for this edition of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast! We also have newshound Eric (Exiern) to thank for searching for news and interest.
Paul Caggegi (Pandeia & The Process Diary) and Pam Harrison (House of the Muses) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss CGI webcomics. Particularly “computer generated comics” that utilize 3-D models and modeling.
Jamie Noguchi, of Yellow Peril, joins Rosscott, Alex Heberling, and Mark Savary for this edition of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast! We also have newshound Eric (Exiern) to thank for searching for news and interest.
Ben Carver (Majestic Knight & Hero Academy) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss a bit about building a buffer, setting an update schedule, and maintaining an update schedule. There is a bit on hiatuses as well.
Dern of Hello With Cheese, joins Rosscott, Alex Heberling, and Mark Savary for this edition of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast! We also have newshound Eric/Drowemos to thank for snooping out stories.
Lee & Lisa (Godseeker) and Aric & Lemmo (Blank It) join Fes to discuss working as Writer/Artist teams. Apologizes for the varying audio quality.
Niki Smith and Michael Jasper (In Maps and Legends) joins Fes and Mark to discuss distributing and selling comics as eBooks.
Rosscott, Alex Heberling, and Fes for this edition of the Webcomic Beacon Newscast! We also have newshound Eric/Drowemos to thank for snooping out stories.
Fes, Tanya, and Mark, are here to celebreate THREE YEARS of THE WEBCOMIC BEACON! We are also joined by two of the new TWCB crew, Adam and Alex! We attempt to talk talk about webcomics.. pffft HAHAHA!
Comixology signs independent comic creators, to utilize their digital comic distribution system. Also, as reported on The Anime News Network, many Manga publishers are starting to go the digital distribution route.
Adam joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss internet trolls, griefers, and jackasses. Complete with stories, examples, as well as the last word. We even go into some “false positives” as far as trolls may be concerned.
Jules Rivera (Marsh Rocket) and Adam Smithee (The Apple of Discord) join Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss Chekov’s Gun, MacGuffins, and Red Herrings! An episode chock full of discussion on prime plot devices.
We talk about the Machine of Death book and the griping of Glenn Beck. PayPal has finally introduced a micropayments system with more reasonable fees. Several digital comic firsts including Rob Liefeld, Heavy Metal, Stan Lee and MTV.
Melissa “Chebutykin” Kaercher (The Geek Life) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to teach us a thing or two about professional coloring, particularly for printing. Of course the crew gets all geeked out with having Melissa on.
Tyler James (Tyler James Comics) joins Fes to discuss his 30 Characters Challenge, originally created in November of 2009.
Shouri (Springette) and Molly Hayden (Northwind) join us to discuss webcomics done in a “manga” stylings. We attempt to define what “manga” is, as well as the controversial “right-to-left” versus “left-to-right”.
David Emerson (Underling) and Jilly the Foo (Demon Eater) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss DEMONS! Like the Vampire and Zombie episodes last year, this is a discussion of the concept and use of Demons.
DEAD WEBCOMICS! … plus some Halloweenish comics. We start with talking about New Twitter and conventions, but roll into webcomics dying off. There’s also good tangential commentary!
We are looking to supplement our regular schedule Webcomic Beacon episodes with “off-schedule” episodes that can be scheduled more flexibly with all parties.
Adam Huber (Bug) is spotlighted in this episode and joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark! The whole crew ends up going on tangent upon tangent of assorted thoughts on comic creation. But we also start ranting about Pluto!
Building the universe for your comic. Tangents a plenty, and there’s certainly more of the subject to look into in the future. But for now come have some fun with us!
D. J. Coffman (Hero By Night) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to talk about his comic Hero By Night and working with Platinum Studios, as well as his projects since, including Yirmumah and Will Draw Anything.
Gordon McAlpin (Multiplex) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss movi– talk about printing a comic in a large scale with offset printing. Lots of great information on getting a book printed… we also talk about movies.
Fes, Tanya, and Mark sit down with a number of webcomic readers. Consider this research! Readers are one of the most important aspects of webcomics, so let’s hear what they think!
Evan Dahm (Rice Boy) gets interviewed at MIX! Melissa Kaercher (The Geek Life) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss the 2010 Minneapolis Indie Xpo, including a tale of the pre-party bathroom comic!
A crash course to webcomics, based off of a presentation Fes gave at the 2010 Minneapolis Indie Xpo. This is a great listen for those new to publishing comics online. This episode went too long and got split into Episode 131!
Brad Hawkins, Thomas Overbeck, and Ben Carver join Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss a few different management systems to work for webcomic websites.
Terry (Godseeker) joins Fes and Mark to discuss how we organize our work areas for creating comics! We are also joined by Ben Carver, Alex Heberling, and a live chatroom full of listeners!
Adam Knave (Things Wrong With Me) joins Fes and Mark to discuss what it means to be a “comic”. There’s talk about Will Eisner and Scot McCloud’s definitions.
Yamino, Megan Rose Gedris, and Emy Bitner join Fes, Tanya, and Mark to talk about working as women cartoonists. Not as “ladies”, because that implies as more “proper and polite” attitude… apparently…
Webcomic Beacon Promo video.
Erika Moen joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to talk about herself, her art, and her adventure of becoming a full-time artist without even originally aiming for it.
Fes, Tanya, and Mark discuss TIME TRAVEL! Yes, time travel as a subject of writing. Why kind of rule set would you use? Star Trek? Back to the Future? Doctor Who? Some really, really bad SyFy Original?
Eric (Exiern) joins Fes to discuss ComicPress’ new build, ComicPress Premium. We also end up discussing the “It’s time to pay” model in webcomicking these days. Also a touch of writing vs art.
Anthony van Winkle (Night Zero), Cisco Davis, Jr. (Pure and Hidden Truth), and Arne Schulenberg (Union of Heroes) join us to discuss Photocomics! We’ve done this episode once before, but now from many perspectives!
An impromptu Skype messaging with Melissa Kaercher (aka “Chebutykin”), turned into an invitation to a podcast recording! So check out Episode 58 of The Geek Life as Mark and Fes talk about webcomics and go off tangent!
Open Forum Discussion with a number of webcomic related questions submitted by an anonymous listener. Subjects ranging from popularity, branding, use of social media and networking, and dealing with confrontations!
Yamino joins us as we talk about her webcomic, Sister Claire, her comic charity project, and another comic project she is planning. We also discuss a piece of her art being mentioned by Lady Gaga on Twitter!
Chris Doyle and Dave Rapp join us to discuss building webcomics with LEGO Bricks. No not merely “Legos”, but LEGO Bricks… and not Mega Bloks either. There’s discussion of a few legalities involved as well.
Philippa joins us to discuss collage webcomics! Mark takes the helm as host this week. There don’t seem to be a lot of physical collage comics online like this, so we’d love to hear about more if anyone knows of any!
Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark on a live Penguicon broadcast! He shares his success story of hard work and mainly luck with his webcomic. A great time all around!
Steve (Tree Lobsters) and Jeffrey (Ape, Not Monkey) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss Skeptics and skeptic comics.
Fes, Tanya, and Mark to decide to have a non-topic episode, and just start acting very inappropriate with vaginas. We are also gearing up for PENGUICON at the end of the month! We also discuss printing options by the end of the show.
Kurt Sasso (TGT Webcomics) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss podcasting in general. This is a CO-SHOW with TGT Webcomics! We talk about what brought us into podcasting, and some of our tools of the trade.
Witchiebunny (Hidden Disguises) takes over for Fes, Tanya, and Mark this week. She discusses webcomic techniques of the pros and cons to digital vs hard copies.
Lewis Lovhaug (aka Linkara from Atop The Fourth Wall) joins us to discuss comic reviewing! We talk a bit about why Linkara doesn’t review webcomics and how he started Atop The Fourth Wall.
Octobriana! Her original creation and origin has much debate. However, Octobriana herself was essentially designed as an uncopyrighted comic heroine, of sexual expression and underground rebellion, from behind the Iron Curtain.
Jennie Breeden (The Devil’s Panties) and Gina Biggs (Red String) join Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss their webcomics, experiences, and romance. I very fun episode to listen in on with plenty of laughs!
Megan Rose Gedris (Roslarian.com) joins us to discuss her webcomics! Particularly her artistic variability of YU+ME , and her old-school styling of I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space!
Self-Insertion, Mary Sues, Canon Sues, and Anti-Sues. Some debate rages on about what characters may fall prey to which category, as well as bringing up the flaws in writing things as such.
Discussing the Pixton comic creation site, as well as look into their business model. We then proceed to discuss a few other Flash created comics before just going into assorted discussion and Penguicon!
Some current events in webcomics. Such as other webcomic podcasts, collectives, KeenSpot, Webcomics.com moving to a paysite model, Kickstarter, and then just kinda falls apart as usual. Hooray!
This is a final revisit to the debate of which is better: black and white, or color. You’ll find out there is no real winner, but oh we love to fight about it!
Becky (Sailor Ranko), Thom (910 CMX), and Ben (Hero Academy) join Fes for a late-night discussion. We clear the air with some drama stirred up in episode 102, and then move on to discuss a bit more about fan fiction.
R. C. Monroe (Out There) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to talk about… stuff! We start with discussing R. C.’s ridiculously long buffer, cartooning style, and professionalism.
Ben Carver (Hero Academy) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss Fanfiction. A little potential drama gets mixed in later, and Thom Katt calls in towards the end as well. Tanya gets riled up a lot, too!
Mark Mekkes (Zortic) and Tara Tallan (Galaxion) join Fes and Mark to discuss Science Fiction Webcomics, movies, and TV shows. Tanya was having headset problems but joined in the chat.
Ben “BAR-1” Rodriguez, Jules Rivera, JinxTigr, and Zoe Robinson join Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss a lot of things. This is a celebration of 2 years and 100 podcasts for the Webcomic Beacon.
We ended up with 90 total votes for the official art for the Webcomic Beacon’s WAGON Webcomic Battle trading card! Below is the winner and everyone’s entries!
Jilly Foo Demon Eater, The Planet Closest To Heaven) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark this week. Jillyfoo goes over art as therapy, and even goes into analyzing the hosts comics!
Diana McQueen (Spades), Ira Marcks (Witch Knots), Kory Bingaman (Skin Deep), Michelle Mauk (Mad Sugar & Voyage Moyen) and Terry & Lisa (Godseeker) are here for a Community Spotlight on Girlamatic.
Ben Carver and Neil Purcell join Fes and Mark to discuss multiple plot lines and plot pacing. Vertigo of TGT Webcomics and Jinxtigr of Tally Road (NSWF) call-in and share as well.
Nic Buxom (Nic Buxom) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss fetishes and such. Had a little technical difficulty here and there, but overall a fun listen!
Tod Wills (Dracula) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss vampires and Dracula! … again, that is pretty much it, though there is much to discuss! We also bast the Twilight series a bit. Fun!
Jenny (The Zombie Hunters) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss ZOMBIES!!! …. That’s pretty much it really…. She’s got a pre-order going for her first book too.
Way too many people to interview at MCBA FallCon 2009.
Melissa Kaercher (Tin Lizard Productions) and Alex Heberling (Garanos) joins Fes and Mark to discuss about a lot of non-webcomicky stuff, but a lot of good and fun conversation! PART TWO!
JT Shea (The Gigcast) joins Fes during this 24 Hour Broadcast attempt, for 24 Hour Comics Day, to chat and play some ukulele for us! PART ONE!
Darc Sowers (Code Name Hunter) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss Time Management. The show goes pretty well, and is later chock full of news by the end of the show, especially about 24 Hour Comics Day this year!
Tyler and George (Online Internet Webcomic Show) join Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss their live action webseries, about two guys that make a webcomic, and their female roommate is along for the ride!
Lemmo and Aric (Blank it) joins Fes and Mark to discuss their webcomic and their iPhone Webcomic Reader Application.
Phillip Brown (Yosh!) and Darcy (Code Name Hunter) join Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss conventions. (again)
Tina Pratt (The Paul Reveres) and Michael Lee Lunsford (Super Normal Step) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss their webcomics. The hosts also give their impressions on several webcomics.
Sean Harrington (Spying with Lana) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss Femme Fatales!
Robin Burkinshaw (Alice and Kev) joins Fes and Mark to discuss SIMS machinima comics and a bit about homelessness. The topic goes shorter than expected, so we kinda talk about this and that.
Discussing Editorial Comics! Don’t worry! We soon spin off into tangents about the evolution and quality of news and reporting in general! This is the most intelligent episode of The Webcomic Beacon yet!
Philip Brown (Yosh!) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss his comic, catgirls, magic, parallel realities in comics, and tangents. Philip also drew the cover for this week. See the full sized version, as well as other arts, in our covers and fanarts section!
The LGBT Webcomic Charity Art Auction (Running July 20-24th, 2009), benefitting the Point Foundation… but if you are familiar our show, this is one of those “runaway episode”. We devolve into differences between the USA and UK soon enough.
Arne (Union of Heroes), David (Zapano), and Sarah (Life Aint No Pony Farm) join Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss the benefits of making a webcomic in multiple languages!
Melissa Kaercher (Tin Lizard Productions) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss Fonts and Lettering. Melissa had also drawn this week’s cover art (see the whole thing in our Art Section!)
Michael Sisk (Michael Online) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss the new Webcomic and Inkblot 2.0, and what it means for Wordpress Webcomickers. The crew also gives overdue impressions on several previously submitted webcomics.
Adam Smithee (The Apple of Discord) joins Fes and Mark to discuss what to do when you are stuck for ideas. Tanya was away this week.
Rich Morris joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss Doctor Who and The 10 Doctors fan webcomic. Rich was kind enough to draw the awesome cover for this week, check out the original size version on our Art Page!
Adam Smithee (Apple of Discord) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark continue to discuss how not to make a webcomic.
Adam Smithee (Apple of Discord) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss five of the ten things you shouldn’t do when making a webcomic.
Rebecca Migdal (Rosetta Stone and YouTube) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss alternative ways to present your webcomics.
Sorry for a note-less episode. This was recorded during a Penguicon Panel we were at. Thanks to Darc of Codename: Hunter for the cover art!
Yes! The Webcomic Beacon Hosts will be at Penguicon this weekend! Check out the following events to see when and where we will be. We will ATTEMPT to do a live broadcast (or at least a recording) on Saturday, May 2nd, at 10am EASTERN, during the “Webcomics: Moving beyond the Strip” panel. (Some links are […]
Fes, Tanya, and Mark discuss a lot of things, including forumite arguments, newspaper comics vs. webcomics, convention supplies and Jenny Everywhere appearances. Mike Schlosky (Mikey’s Life) briefly joins the discussion.
CJ (Steal This Comic), Drowemos (Exiern, Legacy, and Knit Princess) and Zack (Insert Comic Here) call in to talk to Fes, Tanya, and Mark about whatever was on their mind. Much of the discussion focused on Conventions.
Skool Munkee (Drunk Duck profile) and Black Kitty (Acrylic Moon) join Fes and Mark to discuss the Drunk Druck webcomics community. Tanya is away this week.
The Webcomic Beacon’s Panel of Judges (Fes, Tanya, Mark, Horatio, and Chris), bring their personal Top Ten Lists of what they feel were the best of the new webcomics of 2008 (as reported to us).
Ben (Peter is the Wolf) and R.T. Barnham (The World Explodes) joins us to discuss fetish webcomics… but major fail happens and they just end up talking about fetishes in general. We also had C.J. of Steal This Comic call in to tell us about Webcomics Weekend!
The members of Crossoverlord joins us to discuss working together on a crossover comic. The topic changes to conventions as Tanya was calling in from the Opus Fantasy Festival. John Peters (Gypsy!) takes a break from Opus and briefly joins the discussion.
Mike and Steve (Lowly Dregs) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss Teamwork but the conversation gets a bit off topic after the first break.
C.J. (Steal This Comic) joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss Ads, links, and other ways to promote your webcomic.
The Webcomic Beacon is underway in reviewing eligible nominations for the best new webcomics of 2008! These were submissions from listeners and ourselves.
Dr. Samuel Conway, aka Uncle Kage (UncleKage.com), joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss furry fandom and furry webcomics. Darcy (Code Name: Hunter), Rachel (Last Res0rt), and Trpdwarf (Around the Fur Studio) join in the call.
C.J. (Steal This Comic), Swankivy (Negative One), and Jinx Tigr (Tally Road) call in to talk with Fes, Tanya, and Mark about cast diversity.
Jules Rivera (Marsh Rocket) joins Fes and Mark to discuss bad relationships and terrible romance in webcomics in bitter celebration of Greeting Card’s Day.
Zack (Insert Comic Here) and Rachel (Last Res0rt) join Fes, Tanya, and Mark to discuss some of the meanings behind, and reasons for, the names we pick for our webcomic characters. We are ALSO joined by several callers that were listening to the show LIVE!
Scott Gallatin (of The Gigcast and Madscott) join Fes, Tanya, and Mark as we talk about hobbyist and professionalist approaches to webcomickery… Yes I know that isn’t a real word, but it looks funny.
Jules Rivera of Marsh Rocket joins Fes, Tanya, and Mark this week to talk about coloring! We also go on to talk about hedge clippers, relationships and drama…. particularly in the aftershow.
Fes and Tanya are joined by special guest Mike Sisk (Webcomic+Inkblot), to talk about using Wordpress to run your webcomic website!
Another attempt at a genre podcast! We talk about movies a lot, but what better inspiration than Hollywood? … No? Well listen anyway! Also check out some of the Apocalypse and Disaster Webcomics we talk about. Post in the comments, ones we missed!
After Episode 55 (Vote Incentives and Fanservice), everyone continued to talk for another 50 minutes. So, since The Webcomic Beacon took a break during the holiday weekend… you get this.
Interview with Anthony Van Winkle and Forest Gibson; co-creators of the zombie, photo webcomic Night Zero! We also discuss a bit about Photo Webcomics in general. Very short show this week as we stay on topic.
We discuss Vote Incentives through ranking webcomic list sites… and eventually make our way into talking about fanservice.
The communal webcomic project we’ve be eluding to for a while now. We develop some starting character and the setting! Be sure to check out our forums for further discussion!
Mark (and a few callers) joins Tanya and Fes for our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW (not so) SPECIAL! More of an open forum episode and talking about whatever.
This week KAM (of The KAMics) and Hogan (of the Cameo and Crossover Archive) join Tanya and Fes for hosting duty! We talk about cameos! … that’s basically it.
We discuss writing ahead and to the end. We also devolve into discussing death and sex as this episode nearly becomes a Spectacular Failure.
Stephanie (of The Original Nutty Funsters) and Nate (of Jazz and Jess) join Tanya and Fes this week as we discuss Character Depth! Jinxtigr also called in to help us out as well!
We discuss various points on how you should save your images, and we even go over a few free imaging software programs. … For those that can’t afford Photoshop, and don’t want to use MS Paint.
DEAD WEBCOMICS!!! WooOOooOoOOoOOoOooo! *makes spooky fingers* *ahem* We also discuss Webcomic Reviews again, as we beat the subject to death. Still… good times.
Be warned, if you don’t wanna hear Fes whine about a buncha stuff… skip this episode. Otherwise Fes and Tanya run the show alone as Aaron steps down from co-hosting duties to have more time for other things.
Darcy and Matt Sowers, of Code Name: Hunter, join Fes, Tanya, and Aaron are talking about drama behind the scenes, and sometimes, of course, right out in the open.
Fes, Tanya, and Aaron are talking about 24 Hour Comics! We had a few audio irregularities this episode, but please enjoy nonetheless! Tanya also presents us with 6 helpful tips to fail (and some to succeed)!
Kris Overstreet and Ben Rodriguez of White Lightning Productions joins us to about The 10 Commandments of Webcomic Production. Also Mark Savary, uh, I mean, Mr. Slick Smooth talks about adult comics.
Tony Piro of Calamities of Nature joins Fes, Tanya, and Aaron are talking about advertising! No, not placing ads, but placing AD SPACE. We go over Tony’s reviews of various ad services such as Project Wonderful.
Fes and Aaron are talking about Crossovers and The 2007 Crossover Wars! Hogan of The Cameo & Crossover Archive, Reinder of Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan, and Gothia of America Gothic Daily all join us today.
Mark Savary joins Fes, Tanya, and Aaron as we just sit back a bit and shoot the breeze about webcomics in an open forum. We also rag on The Gigcast a bit, but only because we love them!
Ben Carver of Point Guardian, Al Schroeder of Mind Mistress, Neil Purcell of Dasien, and Abby Lark of The Green Avenger joins Fes, Aaron, and Tanya as we once again discuss superhero webcomics!
We go over reasons and “how-to”s of restarting your comic. We also get Jason Wilson of Smuggling Vacation on to discuss some “controversy” that came from his print comic.
Dan Shive of El Goonish Shive joins Fes, Eric, and eventually Tanya as we discuss webcomics that have transgendering or morphologies. (Late edit: Probably better worded as “genderswap”.)
Fes and Tanya, are joined by Ben Carver to help salvage what Murphy’s Law had done to this week’s show! Awesome! Let’s say it’s everyone’s fault… yea… let’s go with that
The topic of CONVENTIONS on The Webcomic Beacon once again! This time we talk about Tanya’s experience at ComicCon! Later on in the show we talk about tracking web stats for your website!
Fes and Aaron are joined by Delos of Comic Fencing! A multi-reviewer, comic review site. Briefly we are joined by John of The Rampage Network.
Thanks to everyone that submitted to the contest, and congratulations to our winners! Additional postings will be post on The Shifter Archive website in a day or two.
Fes, Tanya, and Aaron are joined by Tanya Higgins and Scary Voice Mr. Christopher Solace. They demonstrate how we use the show for shameless self promotion.
Fes and Tanya start talking about some conventions for a little bit, but not before talking about ADHD, Scooby Doo, and riding bikes… Um… what else? Oh yea, then we eventually moved on to self insertion.
Talking about those webcomic list sites, such as The Webcomic List, where you can submit your webcomic to an ever expanding index. We also talk about advertising your webcomic through services.
Dawg and Komiyan of the Cornstalkers joins Fes and Aaron for another Community Showcase! Afterwards we discuss Character Archetypes in webcomics!
Since no one else will admit to it, why not dedicate a whole show to it? Josh Lesnick joins Fes, Tanya and Aaron as we discuss quality adult webcomics!
Michael Dellheim of WAGON Webcomic Battle joins Fes, Tanya and Aaron and we talk about a new Trading Card Game based on webcomics!
Tanya and Aaron are on their own for the topic this week. They discuss drawing female characters! Certainly a challenge as it is not as simple as drawing bumps on a couple of straight lines.
Fes and Aaron are joined by Mark Savary and Rob Powel of Steam Pirates, to talk about creativity burnout and writer’s block in the webcartooning world.
The final webcomic brainstorm session! In addition to wrapping up the story we’ve been working on for the past few months; we brainstorm new ideas, and new directions to take the brainstorm sessions!
Fes, Tanya, and Aaron face difficulties in organizing a forum approach on Skype, as we have members of The Webcomic List Forums on the show for a Community Showcase!
Ben Carver, from Point Guardian, joins Fes, Tanya, and Aaron to talk about Inking as well as Superhero Comics! And with discussing inking, we talk about print comics as well.
Mark Savary joins Fes, Tanya, and Aaron to talk about Newspaper Style Webcomics; as well as touch on newspapers comics in general.
Michael Rouse-Deane of The Guest Strip Project joins us to talk about Grayscale vs B&W vs Color comics! It was an Open Forum discussion with a chat room and call ins!
It’s another webcomic brainstorm session! This week we punch out some details on our story villains!
Fes and Aaron along with Jenny Everywhere comic creators Steve Wintle, Nelson Evergreen, Scott D. M. Simmons, and Benj Christensen. We discuss Jenny Everywhere: the Open source, Public Domain character.
Fes, Tanya, and Brett Hainly discuss why we used to review webcomics and why it has worn us numb. Why? Hint: We blame people that never learn. We found so much that pisses us off.
Fes, Tanya, and Aaron are in the studio, talking about Guest Comics, Fan Art, and the etiquette that should be practiced around them.
At the Round Table, once again, for a comic brainstorm session. We get down to business and crank out a lot of good information on our Primary and Secondary Characters!
Brett Hainley joins us in our discussion on Net Neutrality. We mostly learn that Fes knows the least about anything, of anyone in the room. STAY IN SCHOOL! … or at least pay attention more…
With the show today we have JT and Scott of The Gigcast, as well as CD Rudd of the 910 CMX Webcomic Talk Group! We talk shop about how we handle our Webcomic Podcasts.
How can one find All Ages Comics? Do we read any and don’t realize it? We have Michelle and James Lehmann of Family Webcomics on the show with to discuss the whole dealeo.
Continuing from where we left off in Episode 8, we present Part 2 of our Webcomic Brainstorm Sessions! On our panel we have Eric of Exiern, Thom of Crossworlds, and Gothia of American Gothic.
Special Guest Host this week! We have Jerzy Drozd of Sugary Serials and the Art and Story podcast! We talk about printing webcomics in issues, serials and anthologies.
The candy is 50% off, and we had another open forum for this week’s show! We maybe mentioned Valentine’s Day, but also talked about the WCCA Nominees. We also interviewed Rene Engström of Anders Loves Maria!
We are will be talking about Commissions as we interview Obsidian (aka O. Abnormal) of Commissioned Comic .com! Once again Brett Hainley delivers his thoughts with Casually Ramblings.
What’s the difference between drawing in a style and not drawing well? We talk about developing a style and come up with a few different approaches. Our Interview this week is with Brock Heasley of Super Fogeys!
Trying something new, with a Webcomic Brainstorm Session! With us is Drowemos, Gothia, and Thom brainstorming a new webcomic, essentially from scratch. Brett Hainley returns with another Casual Rambling.
OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION! We kinda go all over the place this week. We do talk with Mrs. Kolter about The Comic Genesis Cookout! Aaron of The Best of What’s Left joins us as an impromptu guest host for a while.
Single Panel Comics, if you can technically call them “comics”, is this week’s topic. Chris Hallbeck of The Book of Biff is also with us tonight.
The Web Cartoonists’ Choice Awards are here and we talk to Frank “Damonk” Cormier all about them! Casual Ramblings from Brett Hainley continues to have no apology.
CONVENTIONS! We all love conventions don’t we? We have a special guest host for this week, Stan Yan, who has a number of ongoing projects, and we’ll even be interviewing him as well.
We are talking about webcomic website design this week. We also have a special guest host for this week is Joel Fagin, who has a number of tutorials, especially for webcartoonists to use.
On the topic of “bad” art in comics and webcomics versus it’s writing. That’s right, it’s Art vs Writing! We have a spiel from EvilCouch, and another great Casual Rambling from Brett Hainley!
Our topic for this week revolves around suggestions and advice for newbie webcartoonists. Brett Hainley gives us some Casual Ramblings on the subject. We also have an interview with Jonathon Dalton.