In this episode we discuss;
WEBTOON Wednesday – Soul on Hold with Austen Marie
The Comic Source Podcast
- History with comics
- Transition to Creator
- Previous Work
- Soul on Hold
- Give us an idea of what the story is about
- How would you classify it in terms of genre?
- Inspiration for the story
- What are some of the themes you are looking to explore?
- What would you do if you only had a month to live?
- Facing our own mortality as a touchstone?
- Which character do you identify with most?
- Building out the mythology
- The ‘Scar”
- Talk to us about your creative process
- What are you thoughts on WEBTOON as a platform
- What do you like best about it?
- What do you think are the challenges inherent with creating a WEBTOON strip?
- What’s one lesson you learned already that you wish you knew going in?
- Fan community
- Anything else to add?
About the Creator – Austen Marie
Austen is a full time artist, entertainer, cat-mom, and part time witch from Los Angeles, CA.
WEBTOON™ is the #1 webcomics app, averaging more than 55 million monthly active users, with north of 15 million daily readers, and more than 100,000,000,000 views annually – more people read web comics on our platform in one day than watch most television shows. Launched in 2014, WEBTOON has become a cultural phenomenon pioneering the distribution and consumption of web-based comics. 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 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 – three in 2019, nominated for twelve Ringo Awards in 2019 as well as winning seven Ringo Awards in 2018. WEBTOON is available on iOS, Android, and desktop.
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Sizzle Reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTB2nsr9sA4