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Webcomic Beacon Newscast #40: Comic News & Discussion for October 30th, 2011

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.

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Top Stories

Good advice on how to deal with trolls from Rob Liefield
Well… I suppose he is an expert on this subject.
Found via: Bleeding Cool – Original Source: Rob Liefeld

Weekly Webcomic Wrap-Up is still taking submissions!
Found via: Dern – Original Source: Joystick

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Buzz

Onezumi and Harknell interviewed by CNN
Source: CNN

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Business

Tablet users not willing to pay for content
The tablets are not turning out to be a game changer in the way people interact with online content.  What was acceptable repackaging in the smart phone market is being rejected by the larger format tablet users.
Source: The Daily Cartoonist -

The India Comic Scene
Found via: Graphic Policy – Original Source: DNA

Are Women Risky Business?
Found via: Robot 6 – Original Source: CNN – Follow up: Bleeding Cool

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Education

Coloring in Illustrator Tips
Source: Webcomic Alliance

Adding a base line image for Facebook
Source: Frumph.net

Tangent lines in comics
Source: Chris Schweizer

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Tidbits

The Freelancer game board
A good gift to prepare a budding freelancer for the soul crushing disappointment ahead of the.
Source: Scott McCloud

Viz realeases DRM free downloads under the Sublime imprint (IN BRIEF)
It’s Yaoi so it looks like Viz is targeting a different audience and trying to remove the barriors to entry.
Source: Robot 6

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Oddities

Beware Sleeping Beauty.
Found via: The Mary Sue – Original Source: Shira-Chan

DC women dressed for fall
Found via: Comic Alliance – Original Source: My Hand Moves Funny

Spy vs Spy designed by Jim Lee
Found via: Comics Alliance – Original Source: MAD – Follow up: MAD

Art created from shadows.
Original Source: BuzzFeed

How to make it as a webcartoonist and NOT do a gag strip
The creator of A Distant Soil talks about her history, her process of making it to “full time” and even her stats.
Found via: Angry Zen Master – Original Source: A Distant Soil

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