In this episode we discuss;
WEBTOON Wednesday – Waffles & Pancakes with DT Saranya
The Comic Source Podcast
- History with comics
- Transition to creator
- Previous work
- Waffles & Pancakes
- Tell us about the strip
- Developing the idea
- Why choose slice of life
- Are the characters based on any real life people?
- How about the experiences and situations, where are you drawing from?
- The challenge of keeping it fresh
- Can you explore big ideas and themes in small bite sized chunks?
- What is the biggest challenge of creating the strip?
- Talk to us about creating the visual tone of the world you’ve created
- What do you like best about the platform?
- Talk to us about the reader reaction when the strip first launched
- Did it hit right away or did it take time to build a following?
- What do you like best about the fan community?
- Do you have any thoughts about the creative community of WEBTOON?
- Have you had the chance to meet or interact with any other WEBTOON creators?
- Anything else?
About the Creator – DT Saranya
DT Saranya is a WEBTOON Creator from the United States. She became a webcomic artist by accident after drawing a few stupid inappropriate jokes and then deciding to put them on the internet for some reason.
Her activities outside of WEBTOON include firefighting, playing violin, and striving to be a Pokemon Master. She knows the names of the dogs in her neighborhood better than the names of the people.
WEBTOON™ is the #1 webcomics app, averaging more than 55 million monthly active users, with north of 15 million daily readers, and more than 100,000,000,000 views annually – more people read web comics on our platform in one day than watch most television shows. Launched in 2014, WEBTOON has become a cultural phenomenon pioneering the distribution and consumption of web-based comics. 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 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 – three in 2019, nominated for twelve Ringo Awards in 2019 as well as winning seven Ringo Awards in 2018. WEBTOON is available on iOS, Android, and desktop.
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Sizzle Reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTB2nsr9sA4