In this episode we discuss;
WEBTOON Wednesday – Big Jo with Julia Arostegi
The Comic Source Podcast
Jace chats with the creator of the Big Jo strip on Webtoons, Julia Arestogi. The personal experiences she draws form in telling this story, it’s relevance to topics of today like bullying and fitting in, plus a lot more!
- Background with Comics
- Becoming a Pro
- Big Jo
- What the story is all about
- Challenging of tackling a sensitive topic
- Themes of self-worth
- Drawing from personal experience
- Reader reactions
- Keeping the story realistic & relevant
- Creating art as a cathartic process
- Evolving the story
- Character arcs
- Bringing the title to digital/Webtoon
- Fan community
- Creator community
- Recommend Webtoon for aspiring creators
- Anything else to share?
Julia Arostegi is a comic artist, author of Big Jo and mother to an adorable goblin! In her spare time, she… Oh, wait. What’s a spare time again?
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. 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?v=GTB2nsr9sA4