In this episode we discuss;
Webtoon Wednesday – Star Cross with Dean Haspiel
The Comic Source Podcast
Jace chats with creator Dean Haspiel about the third tale in his New Brooklyn epic.
- Background with comics
- Previous Work
- What the story is all about?
- Tying into a larger story
- Breakdown how this fits into the story of New Brooklyn
- Why Brooklyn?
- Isolationist view?
- Brooklyn as a character
- Paying Homage to Golden & Silver Age concepts
- Start at the beginning?
- Keep creating in this world?
- Visual look of the story & leveraging the vertical scroll
- Building a following & community of fans
- Networking with other Webtoon Creators
- Would you recommend Webtoon to aspiring creators?
- Anything else to share?
Dean Haspiel Bio
Emmy and Ringo award winner Dean Haspiel created Billy Dogma, and The Red Hook. He illustrated for HBO’s “Bored To Death,” is a Yaddo fellow, a playwright, and helped pioneer personal webcomics. Dino has written, drawn and collaborated on many superheroes and literary graphic novels for Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Archie, IDW, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, LINE Webtoons, etc.
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