WEBTOON Announces Can’t-Miss Programming at New York Comic Con


WEBTOON, the world’s largest digital comics platform, is headed to New York Comic Con  with an exciting lineup of panels about the creators and fandoms transforming comics and entertainment. As part of the company’s biggest-ever presence at the event, WEBTOON will return to the show as the official New York Comic Con lanyard sponsor, and a first-ever booth for graphic novel imprint WEBTOON Unscrolled.

WEBTOON and Wattpad WEBTOON Studios will host a series of panels over the weekend featuring the creative teams behind the joint DC/WEBTOON series Vixen: NYC and Red Hood: Outlaws; Míriam Bonastre Tur, WEBTOON creator of the New York Times bestselling Hooky; and Arechan, creator of WEBTOON Originals Señorita Cometa and LUFF. WEBTOON and Wattpad WEBTOON Studios will be joined by Marie Javins, Editor-in-Chief of DC; Julia Alexander, Director of Strategy at Parrot Analytics; journalist and comic expert Rob Salkowitz; Susana Polo, entertainment editor at Polygon; Alex Segura, bestselling author and writer on Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades; and Rosie Knight, host, producer and writer at Den of Geek.

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WEBTOON’s New York Comic Con programming comes after a series of high-profile panels at San Diego Comic Con and growing industry recognition and award nominations for the company in 2022. WEBTOON superstar creator Rachel Smythe took home the prestigious Eisner Award for Best Webcomic for Lore Olympus at SDCC in July. WEBTOON’s industry recognition continues through the fall, with Harvey Award nominations for Smythe’s Lore Olympus and Mike Birchall’s dystopian hit Everything is Fine. The 2022 Harvey Award winners will be announced virtually during New York Comic Con on October 7. WEBTOON comics and creators are also nominated for a number of 2022 Ringo Awards. Ringo Award winners will be announced at Baltimore Comic-Con on October 29.

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