WEBTOON™ MARCH MADNESS LAUNCHED FIVE NEW SERIES FROM DISCOVER
Los Angeles, CA (April 5, 2019) – WEBTOON, the #1 web comic app, continue to add new series to their diverse library with FIVE new titles launched in March! Determined to be the leading destination for creators to build an audience, all five new series come from the Discover platform! Unlucky is as Lucky does was a 2018 Discover Creator Contest finalist and is the wacky, not-so-lucky adventures of a 7-year-old princess, Axed – featuring a monster hunter is comedy series created by a Canadian and a Brit, Muted by Miranda Mundt (try saying 5 times fast – GO!) is a witchy tale of a girl trying to protect her families supernatural legacy, the winner of the 2018 Discover Creator Contest Cape of Spirits debuted this month to much excitement from the WEBTOON creator community, and finally Matchmaker Hero is a sci-fi series featuring love and tomatoes! For more information see below and please visit WEBTOON.
Creator: M.Nires – a 23-year-old Canadian artist/stick figure who once ate pickles and peanut butter
Description: An enemy from afar has threatened to kidnap the king’s daughter. The king springs into action seeking the most elite members of his kingdom to protect her. Sounds like your average everyday fantasy tale. Except that it isn’t… The king is overprotective, the queen can barely tolerate the king, the princess-in-distress is only 7 years old but is strong enough to beat up anyone in the kingdom, and the man or woman who must protect her? He doesn’t have to be the strongest or the smartest…just the LUCKIEST person who ever lived. So yeah, what this tale lacks in tradition, it makes up for in sheer over-the-top lunacy!
Link: Unlucky is as Lucky does
Updates every Wednesday and Saturday
Creators: Shren Patel (Canada) and illustrator Emi MG (UK)
Description: Meet Axelia. Since she was a little girl, all she’s ever wanted to do was become a Monster Hunter. Tough and tenacious, she worked hard to achieve her dream. And then on the day she graduated from Monster Hunter school, with her whole professional life ahead of her…the world declared eternal peace between monsters and humans. Well then. Now, with a useless degree, and no other viable job skills, Axelia must take on any job that will have her. Alongside a wisecracking, underachieving demon and pretty wood nymph whose roots don’t quite reach the soil, Axelia is determined to find the adventure she craves – even if it’s at a soul-crushing minimum wage job. Girl’s gotta eat, right?
Updates on Wednesday and Sunday
Creator: Miranda Mundt – a Seattle illustrator and wannabe animator on YouTube, Miranda spends 90% of her time at home drawing and playing video games with her roommates, 6 cats, and 2 dogs.
Description: On the full moon of her 21st year, the young witch, Camille Severin, is expected to perform the traditional ritual to summon forth a winged demon for her family’s success and prosperity. But when the ritual goes wrong, it reveals the terrifying truths about herself and the secrets that threaten to tear her family apart.
Updates every Friday
Creators: Kristina N. and Elie Byun
Description: A former heir to the throne, Jinsei Kimura is now a fugitive on the run from the very empire he once called home. Now, to clear his name, Jinsei must fight alongside a team once sworn to deliver his head – working together to uncover the truth behind the coins that power their civilization. In a world without trust, where long-time allies are now enemies, can Jinsei harness the power of the Spirit Coins to find his own personal redemption?
Note: Written by Kristina N. ten years ago but shelved because she loved the characters but could not develop the story until Elie came along. Cape of Spirits is the story of the videogame within the story of the popular Webtoon Discover series, Fictional Skin – 226,000 subscribers, 88 episodes with more than 16.7 million reads since summer of 2016. During the contest, Cape of Spirits boasted more than 1.9 million views, with more than 15,000 likes per episode and 179,000 subscribers in just eight episodes!
Link: Cape of Spirits
Video of Win: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Updates every Wednesday
Creator: Madeline Ince – an awkward midwesterner who occasionally enjoys a good murder with friends. A good murder story, of course.
Description: Richie is a simple boy with a simple life. Yes, he has a distinct tomato allergy, and no, he’s not interested in dating. That is until he goes on a blind date with Elle, the richest girl in the town of Overlook. It’s an awkward date that gets straight up weird when Elle asks him to fight aliens alongside her. Wait…what? It turns out, not only do aliens exist, but they’re also linked to Richie’s past. Now, Richie has to find the answers to his alien heritage, while hiding the true motives behind the fabricated romance between him and Elle. What could possibly go wrong? Not much, besides fighting seven mega-powerful alien heirs who threaten to destroy everything he loves.
Updates on Monday
WEBTOON™ is the #1 digital comics app, averaging more than 50 million monthly active users, with north of 10 million daily readers – more people read web comics on our platform in one day than watch most television shows. Founded by NAVER Webtoon in 2004, WEBTOON became a cultural phenomenon and pioneered the distribution and consumption of web-based comics – webtoons. Launched stateside in 2014, WEBTOON has thousands of creator-owned titles with episodes updating daily. WEBTOON features a broad and diverse catalog of content – including fantasy, romance, sci-fi, LGBTQ, and more. The WEBTOON app is free to download on Android and iOS devices. The content is free and downloadable, for reading when offline. WEBTOON is always working to enhance the user experience with technology – including enhanced FX Toons, which allow creators to include music or animation in their WEBTOON to benefit user immersion. WEBTOON boasts partnerships with Legendary, Lucasfilm, POW!, Top Cow/Image, and more. WEBTOON takes the comic experience to the next level by providing readers with daily curated content and giving creators an intuitive platform designed to help them easily publish and publicize their own original comics. WEBTOON creators have been nominated for multiple Eisner Awards, as well as winning a multitude of Ringo Awards – including seven in 2018. WEBTOON is available on iOS, Android, and desktop.
Sizzle Reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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