In this episode we discuss:
Webtoon Wednesday – Luff with Arechan
The Comic Source Podcast
Jace chats with the creator of the Wentoons Luff & Faust, Arechan. Luff is a wonderful, fun, fascinating & complex look at the world of love & technology as well as those who have and have not.
- History with Comics
- Discovering your artistic side
- Goal to become a creator
- Previous work
- Give us an idea of what the story is all about
- Luff as a dating app
- Personal experience?
- Much more than just a dating app
- Do you know who Bea ends up with? Has it changed?
- Fan majority?
- Balancing pacing with tension of romance, keep us guessing
- Expectations, societal & parental
- Other themes
- Character & world design
- Episode process
- Getting started
- Learning process
- Advice to aspiring creators
- Balancing art with everyday life
- Connecting with other creators
- Fan community
- Looking back over the process, anything you’d do differently?
Arechan is a graphic designer, freelance illustrator and the author of the FAUST webtoon. Endemic to the tropic, the wild Arechan thrives in spicy food and hot climates. It is said that its constant sighing comes from its yearning for vestiges of its past.
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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