Fishball is a woman who has a very tall boyfriend. When I first saw the title of this strip I thught it was some kind of fantasy strip but, no it’s just about have a giant man as a significant other. The strip kicks off here and continues with humorous outings, some based on the giant boyfriends nerdy proclivities, some just on regular boy girl stuff.
This is all part of a March Launch Week special from LINE Webtoon that features four female creators in honor of Women’s History Month. The strips are: My Giant Nerd Boyfriend, Rise from Ashes, Shard and My Dear Cold Blooded King. The site will be promoting female creators all month long. Details below:
Premiering on March 6, My Giant Nerd Boyfriend is a comedic take on relationships that centers around Fishball and her colossal boyfriend. The comic explores the day-to-day struggles of having an extremely tall and nerdy significant other as well as the silly nuances of the relationships women have not only with others but with themselves and their bodies.
In Rise from Ashes, the living and the dead have coexisted for a millennia, overseen by Red Crows, a conclave of mediums who have power over the spirit world. However, in the early 20th Century, a fast approaching world war threatens the balance between mortals and ghosts. In the midst of the upheaval, a reluctant ghost is called upon to fulfill her destiny and save the world. Rise from Ashes will premiere on March 8.
Shard, which will launch on March 10, tells the story of a witch who is told she needs a virgin to complete a spell, and sets out in search of the ideal candidate. She meets a geologist, with all the makings of the perfect sacrifice, only to discover there may be more to him than meets the eye.
In My Dear Cold Blooded King, Kihara Mei is a simple peasant woman with a knack for getting herself into trouble. She enjoys her quaint life until one day, her path lands her in a deadly challenge against dangerous royal assassins. Now, with the eyes of the dreaded Blood King upon her, her life of simplicity becomes a tangled web of secrecy, deceit and desire. My Dear Cold Blooded King will be the final launch week title, premiering on March 12.
“Our Discover creators are incredibly talented and we are very excited to have the opportunity to feature their amazing work as `Featured’ titles in March for our over 35 million readers to enjoy,” said JunKoo Kim, Founder and Head of LINE Webtoon.
In their effort to continue highlighting and promoting new, talented young voices, LINE Webtoon will be promoting their female creators for the entire month of March in honor of Women’s History Month.
Readers can dive into My Giant Nerd Boyfriend, Rises from Ashes, Shard, and My Dear Cold Blooded Kingthroughout the week of March 6, 2017. Until then, they can check out thousands of other amazing comics on the official LINE Webtoon app by visiting the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.