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Webcomic Beacon #37 - Spectacular Failure #2

Fes and Tanya, are joined by Ben Carver to help salvage what Murphy’s Law had done to this week’s show! Awesome!Let’s say it’s everyone’s fault… yea… let’s go with that.

2008 Shuster Award Nominees

The Shusters honor Canadian comics and their creators - click here for this year's nominees.  The Outstanding Webcomic Creators nominees are:

Catching Up With Ramon Perez and Rob Coughler

There's an incredible wealth of articles in the ComixTalk archives: features and columns on craft, theory and business, insightful reviews and interviews with some of the most interesting folks in webcomics. We'll be taking a regular look back at past issues and catching up with creators we've previously covered.

We interviewed Ramon Perez and Rob Coughler in our November 2004 issue and Ramon Perez did the cover for Comixpedia's 2004 End of the Year issue. Perez and Coughler have had a busy year between their webcomic Butternutsquash and helping to found the new webcomics collective Transmission-X so it was a good time to catch up on what they're up to as we head towards 2008...

Canadian Webcomic Collective: Transmission X

Transmission X features Toronto creators: Cameron Stewart, Karl Kerschl, Scott Hepburn, Brenden Fletcher, Arthur Dela Cruz and Ramon Perez. Everyone knows Perez from Butternut Squash and Steward and Dela Cruz have both been previously nominated for Eisners. Looks like a great group. (ht/ the Beat)

Awards, Awards, Awards

The awards' season certainly has kicked off it seems.

Comic Strips Strip for Cancer Research

Tastefully Done is a 12 month calendar featuring nude versions of characters from up and coming webcomics by 15 different artists. It is now available for sale at Lulu.com and all proceeds go toward cancer research, specifically to Cancer Research UK - Britain's leading cancer charity, and part of the worldwide effort to find a cure for all forms of cancer.

Comic Book Resources Interview Ramon Perez and Rob Coughler

Comic Book Resources has an interview with the creators of Butternutsquash, which will soon make the transistion to print.

Big News From ButternutSquash

Butternutsquash reports that it has signed with Speakeasy Comics to publish a line of Butternutsquash comic books. Issue #1 is due this November and a preview of the cover is available here. (A longer press release is here)

Also, Ramon Perez and Rob Coughler (the guys who make Butternutsquash) will be at the Speakeasy booth at San Diego Comicon this year.

Squid and Ink to Feature Webcomic Artists

Coming this summer -- Squid and Ink -- a new comic anthology featuring scads of webcomic artists, including Comixpedia contributor, Welton Colbert (aka Ryan Estrada). The new bi-monthly publication will have some of the best comics from local and web comic authors, as well as industry articles, interviews, and guides.

Other listed contributors include: John Allison of Scary Go Round; Tom Brazelton of Theater Hopper; Brian Carroll of Instant Classic; Kent Earle & Scott Bevan of White Ninja; Josh Meinzer of Aikida; Ramón Pérez & Rob Coughler of Butternutsquash; Leticia Rocha of Super Tony; Patrick Spacek of Parking Lot is Full; Zach Stroum of Shaw Island; and James Turner of Beaver and Steve.

Journey Into History Reviews Butternut Squash

Bob Stevenson reviews a lot of webcomics at his blog and his most recent review is of Butternut Squash by Ramon Perez and Rob Coughler. His reviews always consist of a webcomic about the reviewed webcomic followed by a short written review. It's an entertaining format - worth catching up with if you aren't already reading.