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Welcome To August

August Cover Art

August's cover art is from pear-pear.com and goes along with a number of reviews of how-to books and sites we'll be posting this month.  (I will have the larger art on the site later today).

BUZZCOMIX
The Buzzcomix beta is live and I still have beta codes to hand out if you're interested in trying it out before it goes public on August 8th.  Email me at xerexes AT gmail DOT com (first come,first serve)

INTERVIEWS
Rick Marshall interviews Ryan North, webcomics basketball allstar and creator of Dinosaur Comics.

The Scienteers talk to Peter and Bobby Timony, creators of the Zuda comic, The Night Owls.

CONTEST
Digital Strips is giving away two limited-edition copies of The Lost Ones, the online graphic novel written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and illustrated by Dr. Revolt, Gary Panter, Kime Buzzelli and Morning Breath.  Contest entry deadline is August 5th.

BUSINESS
Michael Masnick looks at the success of selling apps on the new iPhone store and asks if a really well done micro-payment application can reduce the "mental transaction costs" of micropayments to a point where people would use it.