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Webcomic Beacon Newscast: Comic News & Discussion for September 30th, 2012

Stefan Barton-Ross (Hero In Training), TV’s Mr. Neil and Ben Carver (Animation Aficionados) join us in this week’s webcomic and comic news discussion. 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! Thom Revor heads the show this week; and thanks to all of our news team: Dean Esmay, Marie TaryAlex Heberling, Jason Strawsburg, and Eric Kimball.

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Promo: The FuMP

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Network News

Webfiction World podcast seeking new reader for webfiction audio podcasts

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Top Stories

Kickstarter re-commits to ideas instead of pre-orders
Original Source: BoingBoing

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Buzz

Greg Rucka Gets Increasingly Candid About Work For Hire Conditions, Debunks Another Myth
Original Source: The Beat
Additionally: ICv2

John Campbell’s odd post about depression causes upset
Original Source: Kickstarter

XKCD’s endless comic
Original Source: Webcomic Overlook
Additionally: Robot 6

Scott Kurtz and Brad Guigar try to save City of Heros
Original Source: Penny Arcade
Additionally: Evil Inc. Comic

OOTS announcement and accident (Rich out of commission for 6 weeks)
Original Source: Giant in the Playground
Additionally: An update from Rich
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Legal

He’s Baaack! – Charles Carreon sues Walgreens because someone he doesn’t like works there
Original Source: Censorious Douchebag

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Education

The Art of Web Design (Video)
Original Source: BoingBoing

Pitching Comics
Original Source: First Second Books
Additionally: Jim Zub

Pixar Storytelling advice
Original Source: The Pixar Touch

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Tech

Boxstores stop selling Kindles
Original Source: GiGaOM

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Tidbits

How not to write comics criticism
Found via: Robot 6
Original Source: Dylan Meconis

Lora Innes on Fan Art
Original Source: The Beat

2012 Shuster Award Winners
-Winner Outstanding Web Comics Creator: Emily Carroll, Comics 2011 (EM Carroll.com)
-Winner Outstanding Comic Book Cartoonist: Ramón K Pérez, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand (Archaia Press)
Found via: The Beat
Original Source: Joe Shuster Awards

Ignatz Award winners
Outstanding Online Comic:  SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki
Original Source: Robot 6

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