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Postby fesworks » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:21 am

The Webcomic Beacon - a new Podcast

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The Webcomic Beacon is a new netcast hosted by myself (fesworks.com) and Tanya Higgins (betapwned.com), and we are hosted on xepher.net.

It is a netcast designed by and for webcomic lovers and novice creators. We hope to do a weekly show with a weekly topic, interviews, webcomic reviews, and call-ins!

Our first show is up (and hopefully properly running), titled "So you want to make a webcomic?"

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We discuss some points on what some newbie webcomickers should consider, look out for, do, and not do. Brett Hainley chimes in with some Casual Ramblings of his own on the subject.

This week, we interviewed Jonathon Dalton, and reviewed Abstract Gender and Planet Saturday.

So, please, check us out and let us know what you think!

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Postby Hogan » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:05 am

Just listened in to this one...

Good clean voices, in advance prepared material, guest, interviews, reviews... definitely worth a listening! :)
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Postby fesworks » Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:13 am

The Webcomic Beacon: Episode 2

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Coming in at about 30 minutes (like originally intended), we present our second episode! On the topic of "bad" art in webcomics versus it's writing, we have a spiel from EvilCouch, and another great Casual Rambling from Brett Hainley!

We have webcomic reviews of Webcomic Reviews to Ugly Girl and Kawaii Not, as well as few Webcomic Impressions of No Experience Necessary, Wayward Robot, Flapjack and Toastie, and Road to God Knows.

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Postby fesworks » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:02 pm

We would really like to get some "call-ins" for this week's topic regarding webcomic website design!

You can "call-in" by leaving about a 30 second sound file to WebcomicBeacon-at-gmail-com or try to leave a voice mail for "Fesworks" on Skype.

We'd love to hear what would would like to say and think about this issue!
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Postby fesworks » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:54 pm

The Webcomic Beacon: Episode 3
Webcomic Website Design

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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, espeicaly for webcomickers to use. We got some call-ins this episode, and of course, Casual Ramblings from Brett Hainley.

Mat Sherer of Badly Drawn Kitties gets interviewed and we have a Webcomic Review of Gothbunnies, as well as one Webcomic Impression of Clit and Pecker.

This weeks show clocks in at 50 minutes.

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Postby fesworks » Tue Dec 25, 2007 10:47 pm

The next topic is on Conventions. If you have something to contribute on the topic, please send us an e-mail of text or an audio file (about 30 seconds, unless you thing you got some really good insights or a funny story, then keep it under 2-3 minutes).

You can also contribute something about last week's topic which was one webcomic website design.

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Postby fesworks » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:48 pm

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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 welcome Casual Ramblings from Brett Hainley, and no impressions because nobody e-mailed us this week, but Tanya brings us a Webcomic Review of Jazz and Jess.

This weeks show clocks in at about 50 minutes.

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Please "CALL-IN" or e-mail a message to us with a question or comment about this week's topic, or next week's topic!

For next week, we will be talking with Mark and/or Frank from the WCCA Committee about the Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards.
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Postby fesworks » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:21 pm

(This will be my last "SPAM" post here, but we'll continue updating the main site of course).


TWCB: Episode 5 - The Web Cartoonists’ Choice Awards

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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, and Diana Nock brings us a Webcomic Review of Dark Red.

We are also newly affiliated with The Geek Media. So check them out for other geeky websites, blogs and podcasts!

For next week, we will be talking with Mark and/or Frank from the WCCA Committee about SINGLE PANEL COMICS, with Special Guest Chris Hallbeck of The Book of Biff.


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Postby Hogan » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:41 pm

Hey, its not spam here :wink:
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Postby reinder » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:58 pm

... you've cornered Damonk? Did you mention his appearance in CameoComic?
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Postby fesworks » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:15 am

reinder wrote:... you've cornered Damonk? Did you mention his appearance in CameoComic?


Yes, He's the chief exec of the WCCAs this year.

I mentioned the crossover wars to him before recording. He said he completely missed the crossover wars, but he did think it was cool that he was mentioned/used.

He's been out of the webcomic scene for so long, but his only connection has really been with the WCCAs for years.
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Postby fesworks » Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:51 am

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Single Panel Comics... if you call them "comics", is this week's topic. Chris Hallbeck of The Book of Biff is also with us tonite. Casual Ramblings from Brett Hainley brings us another great segment, and Diana Nock returns with a Webcomic Review of Multiplex.

We... meaning Fes, has been having some troubles this week. Hopefully He'll work out the problems with the site and other things by next show.... and hopefully this show works to download for everyone this time. Still trying to figure that one out. I have heard using BitComet has been very successful in snagging the whole show. We've also change some settings which I hope now allow the show to download properly.

Please "CALL-IN" or e-mail a message to us with a question or comment about this week's topic, or next week's topic!

For next week, we will be having a bit of an open forum, as well as talking about potential nominations for the Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards. So please send in some questions and comments!

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Postby fesworks » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:30 am

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OPEN FORUM! 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. We now have Webcomic Impressions with Aaron Edwards of Aaron’s Webcomic Reviews and Blog! As well as Webcomic Milestones with our own announcer, Witchiebunny!

Yes, we have a backlog of submitted webcomics for Impressions and we are starting to cover them. So for those that were wondering: we’re working on it!

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Please “CALL-IN” or e-mail a message to us with a question or comment about this week’s topic, or next week’s topic!

For next week, we will be having Drowemos, along with a few more people to have a webcomic brainstorming session, which they hope to turn into a podcast of its own! Also be sure to stop by next week Wednesday on Skype and look for “Fesworks” to see if we’ll take live calls! (basically send a message to him first

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Postby KAMics » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:58 pm

fesworks wrote:We now have Webcomic Impressions with Aaron Edwards

Sounds like a guy who impersonates webcomics. :wink: (He's the Rich Little of webcomics! His impersonation of Sluggy Freelance is amazing!)
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Postby fesworks » Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:49 pm

I should correct that his name is "Aarin"

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but yea, I see what you mean by that :P
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Postby fesworks » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:12 am

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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. We also have some brutally honest Webcomic Impressions of Invincible Jeff and Radcliffe with Aarin Edwards and a Webcomic Review of What Birds Know from Diana Nock!

For next week, we will be talking about Developing a Webcomic Style and will be interviewing Brock Heasley. Please “CALL-IN” or e-mail a message to us with a question or comment about this week’s topic, or next week’s topic!

The Webcomic Beacon is hosted by Xepher.net and is an affiliate of The Geek Media.
Thanks to our announcer Witchiebunny and Brian Leyk for the show’s music!


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Postby Hogan » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:26 am

fesworks wrote:Trying something new, with a Webcomic Brainstorm Session! With us is Drowemos, Gothia, and Thom brainstorming a new webcomic, essentially from scratch.


Listen up people! I've heard this should be fun! :D
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The Webcomic Beacon - Episode 9 - Developing A Style

Postby fesworks » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:45 am

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The Webcomic Beacon - Episode 9 - Developing A Style

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. Brett Hainley Casually Rambles on the subject. Our Interview this week is with Brock Heasley of Super Fogeys! Again we have Aarin Edwards with honest Webcomic Impressions of Thick Pie and Calamities of Nature.

No webcomic review this week. But a special Happy Birthday to The Mortician of Project A.D.A.M.! Happy Birthday Dude!
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Postby fesworks » Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:55 pm

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We are will be talking about Commissions as we interview Obsidian of Commissioned Comic .com! Once again Brett Hainley delivers his thoughts with Casually Ramblings. Diana Nock gives us a review of Truck Bearing Kibble. And also Aarin Edwards with some Webcomic Impressions of Teddy Bear Trauma and Easy Skankin.

For next week, we will be talking a bit about V-Day… if we must… but it will also be an OPEN FORUM! You might be able to get on the show on Skype (recording on Wednesday night at 9:30pm Central [-6 GMT]) and will be interviewing Rene Engström of Anders Loves Maria.

Submit an audio file or plain text e-mail message to us.

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Postby fesworks » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:24 am

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The candy is 50% off, and we had another open forum for this week’s show! We maybe mentioned Valentine’s Day, but we also talked about The Nominees of the WCCAs (vote soon!). We also interviewed Rene Engström of Anders Loves Maria! Also Brett Hainley rants about online dickery in his Casually Ramblings. Diana Nock gives us a review of Hold My Life, and Aarin Edwards gives his Impression of Stupid Robot.
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For next week, we have a Special Guest Host! That’s right, pretend you don’t know Jerzy Drozd of Sugary Serials and the Art and Story podcast! Next week’s show is themed as “Serial Printing”.

Submit an audio file or plain text e-mail message to us with a question or comment about this week’s topic, or next week’s topic!

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