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Webcomic Beacon Newscast: Comic News & Discussion for March 4th, 2012

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 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.

Break Promo: Animation Aficionados

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WebcomicZ

InterviewsZ: Phineus: Magician for Hire
Amy Letts interviews Barry Linck

ReviewZ: Marooned by Tom Dell’Aringa
Review by Caitlin Hart

TutorialZ: Coloring Line Art Using Alpha Channels
Prepared by Jules Rivera

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Top Stories

Comic Con badges went on sale march 3rd
Original Source: Comics Beat
And there gone 90 mintues (Bleeding Cool)

Jeph Jacques alters story do deal with sexual harassment
No, no. Jeph isn’t in trouble.
Found via: Robot 6 – Original Source: Jeph Jaques

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Buzz

Spurrier to follow Warren Ellis’ webcomic model
Original Source: Bleeding Cool

It had to happen: “One Million Moms” targets Archie Comics’s gay marriage and Toys ‘r’ Us
Really we should not cover this but lets be honest the ins and outs of Archie Comics is just fascinating.
Original Source: Comics Beat
Update (Bleeding Cool)

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Business

Story Follow-up:  Neil Gaiman vs. Todd McFarlane on character ownership rights
Original Source: Bleeding Cool
Followup (Comics Beat)

How the e-book landscape is becoming a walled garden
Found via: @PublishersWkly – Original Source: GiGaOM

Kickstarter Sales Tax Talk
Found via: Fleen – Original Source: Music Technology Policy

Pixton win grant for a comic creation program
Original Source: Bleeding Cool
Additionally: Webcomic Beacon, Episode 107, featuring Pixton (Webcomic Beacon)

Newspaper Ad Revenues Fall to 60-Yr. Low in 2011
Found via: @TheMediaIsDying – Original Source: Carpe Diam –
Additionally: …and advertising collapse (The Atlantic)

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Education

A Comic Review Checklist
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Original Source: Making Comics

Keys to success in the online world
Found via: Fleen – Original Source: Transom.org

Notes for Danielle Corsetto’s success in comics talk
Original Source: The Daily Cartoonist

Watch: 1987 MASTERS OF COMIC BOOK ART documentary now online
(Note:  It has now been taken offline…)
Original Source: Comics Beat

Manga Artist Yusuke Murata Creates the Most Innovative Comic You’ll See This Week
Original Source: Comics Alliance

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Tech

Wacom announces Intuos5 graphics tablets, we go hands-on! (video)
Found via: Comics Alliance – Original Source: Endgadget

Apple adds a COMICS SECTION to the iTunes bookstore
Found via: Comics Alliance – Original Source: Robot 6

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Oddities

Levitating Girl
Found via: Oddity Central – Original Source: Yowayowa Camera Woman Diary

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Tidbits

Crowd written Lebanese webcomic
Original Source: Comics Beat

Cartoonist Studio launches ePublishing wing
Original Source: The Daily Cartoonist

Jan Berenstain (Berenstain Bears) dies
Original Source: The Washington Post

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Milestones

Ears for Elves – 100 comics

Have a milestone for your first 100th, 500th, 1000th comic? Hit your 1st, 5th, or 10th Anniversary? Shoot us an email!

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