Webcomic Beacon Newscast for April 15, 2012

Brad Guigar (Evil Inc. and Webcomics.com) joins the crew for this week’s discussion. For bringing you the news, we have Thomas Revor, Eric Kimball, Alex Heberling, and Jason Strawsburg!

Promo: The Geek Life

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Top Stories

Stan Lee launches his own comic convention
Original Source: CNN Geek Out Blog

Comic Con in Dubai
Original Source: Time Out Dubai

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Buzz

Tommy Lee Edwards assembles “Brandon Generator” with Edgar Wright
Original Source: Comic Book Resources

Marvel opens digital comics store front
Original Source: Robot 6, Comic Book Resources

DC Comics to add more digital-first content
Original Source: Robot 6, Comic Book Resources

C2E2: The Kickstarter panel – Turning it into a Living
Original Source: Bleeding Cool

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Business

The Future of online media is many different revenue streams
Original Source: GiGaOM

Google+ may allow 3rd party aps
Original Source: GiGaOM

The benefit of having comments even if they are bad
Original Source: GiGaOM

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Legal

Netflix creates pro-CISPA super-PAC?
Original Source: RT.Com
Additionally: Though Netflix Denies the claim. (RT.com)

What is CISPA anyway?
Original Source: GiGaOM

They can’t all be SOPA: Are webizens ready to fight with nuance?
Original Source: GiGaOM

Arizona’s anti-trolling law pulled
Original Source: Robot 6

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Education

Do it yourself print making
Original Source: Making Comics

Brief history of the word Webcomic
Original Source: MTV Geek

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People

Interview with Brad Guigar
Original Source: Fleen

A second Brad Guigar interview
Original Source: MTV Geek

Alan Moore calls the Comic Industry a bunch of Gangsters on British TV
Found via: Comics Alliance – Original Source: Bleeding Cool

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Tidbits

Gunnerkrigg Court wins march mix madness
Original Source: ComicMix

Eric Stephenson: “The sky is not falling”
Original Source: The Beat

Digital Comics Resources: The End of Comics as we know it – or not
Original Source: Comic Book Resources

About Comics goes digital only
Original Source: The Beat

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Oddities

Cosmetic ads in the Marvel App
Original Source: Bleeding Cool
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