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Webcomic Beacon Newscast: Comic News & Discussion for May 27, 2012

Chris Hazelton (Misfile) joins in on this week’s webcomic and comic news discussion! This last week’s comics news is brought to you by Thomas Revor, Eric Kimball, and Jason Strawsburg!

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Top Stories

The Oatmeal controversy over Tesla vs Edison
Original Source: TechFlash

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Buzz

Faith Erin Hicks interview
Original Source: Comics Reporter

DC and Marvel Jockey For Media Spotlight with Gay Storylines
Original Source: Hollywood Reporter
Additionally: The Beat

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Business

Bad Machinery goes from Web to Print
Original Source: Comic Booked

Iron Skys creators are pro file sharing.  The distributors not so much
Original Source: GiGaOM

Mark Andrew Smith on Sullivan’s Sluggers, Kickstarter and the future of print distribution
Original Source: Robot 6

Mark Waid makes his comic available for filesharing
Original Source: Comic Book Resources

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Tech

Pakistan shuts down twitter over “everybody draw Mohammad day”
Original Source: Washington Post

Qwiki an interactive slideshow format
Original Source: GiGaOM

Changes in WordPress on the way
Original Source: Paid Content

The problem of page bloat
Original Source: GiGaOM

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Tidbits

Neil Gaiman advice to graduating students
Original Source: Bleeding Cool

Penny Arcade to be made part of Munchkin game
Original Source: Steve Jackson Games

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Oddities

Marvel and 1928 Jewelry Co. Launches Superheroic Jewelry Collection
Original Source: Comics Alliance

Snowflame Knows No Pain!!
Original Source: io9

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