Webtoon Wednesday – Murrz with Mary Park: The Comic Source Podcast Episode #772

In this episode we discuss;

Webtoon Wednesday – Murrz with Mary Par

The Comic Source Podcast

Episode #772

Check out Murrz on Webtoon

Jace chats with Webtoon creator Mary park about her slice of life humor strip Murrz, how she found herself on Webtoon and some advice for aspiring creators.

  1. Intro
    1. Comics/anime/manga
    2. School
    3. Transiting to professional
    4. Finding your way to Webtoon
  2. Murrz – The Strip
    1. What it’s all about
    2. Getting started
    3. Feeling like you made it
    4. Moving to featured
    5. Challenge of keeping it fresh
    6. Evolution of the strip & as a creator
    7. Other challenges
  3. Webtoon
    1. Advice for someone looking to break in
    2. Fan community
    3. Creator Community
    4. Anything you would do differently

Mary Park

“My name is Mary Park, and I am a Los Angeles Based artist. Before doing comics, my background was digital media, I worked professionally as a designer for various companies, but my heart just wasn’t quite there so I began to draw comics loosely based off my life in my downtime and Murrz was born!”

And here is an adorable face reveal from last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92H52fMO_38








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 webtoons 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. Webtoons take advantage of smartphone user scroll behavior as a benefit to the method of storytelling. 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, Stan Lee, 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?v=GTB2nsr9sA4


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