Tom Akel, the head of content at Line Webtoon, the mobile comics platform, has been removed from his position, I’m told. It’s the latest shake-up in the still growing mobile comic field that started building in the US a few years ago. Akel joined Webtoon with their push into the US market and global launch […]
Here’s what can only be described as a bombshell article from The Japan Times which distills a report that shows that digital publishing is catching up fast with print for manga in Japan. (Google tells me one yen = about 91 0 0.91 cents if you want to do quick back of the envelope calculations.) The article includes a […]
I guess I missed this when it was first announced, but Marvel is putting out an English version of Avengers: Zombies Assemble by Yusaku Komiyama (Ixion Saga). It’s a manga version of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as zombies, because EVERYONE LOVES ZOMBIES. The original was published on MangaBox, a Japanese mobile platform. Jim Zub is adapting the US version, […]
A few months ago we told you about Stela, a new line of mobile based comics. The companyhas strong comics-makers behind it – editor Jim Gibbons and creative director Ryan Yount, and many talented people signed up to create original content, including Irene Koh, Stuart Moore, Brian Wood, Andrea Mutti and many many more. And it […]
This infographic is also an ad for WEBTOONS, a portal short serialized digital comics that are native on mobile platforms. The site is run by NAVER, the Google of South Korea. Despite the proprietary nature there is still some interesting info on the graph including projected worldwide size of the digital comics market…no idea where that came from, but webtoons are an established entertainment format in South Korea, seemingly more than in the US.