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Legendary Comics and Webtoon Announce the Return of Acursian

Acursian

Legendary Comics and the Webtoon hit series Acursian starring John Barrowman returns with the first weekly chapter leading up to the anticipated conclusion of Season One, now available exclusively at Webtoon. The series, rooted in Celtic lore, is a unique fusion of mythic storytelling from co-creators John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis, with art by Beni Lobel and designs by Tommy Lee Edwards.

In Acursian, Charlie Stewart, the man who had it all, falls victim to an ancient Celtic curse. Every decision he makes, every relationship he has, every choice he’s given is doomed to fail spectacularly, and sometimes comically, no matter what he does. Embarking on a quest for the truth behind the supernatural forces re-writing his destiny, Charlie discovers that his ancestor Bonnie Prince Charlie made a deal with the ruthless Celtic God of War, Bregon, and his Three Sisters have cursed the family line. After losing everything he holds dear, Charlie, along with his best friend Nate, continue to hunt for the talismans that will restore his reality, all the while encountering familiar faces along the way. Real life and ancient legend collide in unexpected ways as Charlie battles across this world and opens realms of time and mystery that no mortal was ever meant to see.

Acursian

Webtoon Has Four New Featured Creators this November

Creator-driven, free web comic platform, Webtoon, is set to launch four new series in November. The new titles mark the debut of four new creators to the number #1 digital publisher – James Maddox with Metaphorical Her, Nicky Soh’s Alise EliseSeed by Said Polat, and Urban Animal by John Amor.

Metaphorical Her – James Maddox – November 10

Metaphorical Her is the Webtoon debut from creator James Maddox (Dead Legends, Clown, The Dead & Eccentrix). Maddox lives in Huntington, WV, is the bass player for the rock band Qiet, and enjoys good bourbon–usually in an Ewok flask.

Description: Humiliated and exiled, a poet builds an underground following within the ravenous rock scene through her enlightening poetry. Now, Laney and her friends fight against the white-collar criminals who threaten their careers, all within a spectacle of visual metaphors.

New episode every Saturday.

 

Alise Elise – Nicky Soh – November 17

Creator and illustrator, Nicky Soh (Adventure Times, Liquid City 3, Rock Mary Rock) makes his Webtoon debut with the series Alise Elise. Soh holds a double Masters in Sequential Art and Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and is a very much in demand illustrator working from his studio in New Jersey.

Description: Separated at birth in a twist of fate, twins Alice and Elise lead very different lives. In the living world, Alice lives in ignorant bliss of her twin, Elise, who is doomed to the underworld. When Alice falls into the underworld before her time, Elise sees a way back to the world of the living–at the expense of her sister.

New episode every Saturday.

Seed – Said Polat – November 18

Illustrator Said Polat has been working in games and animation industry for more than 5 years, specializing in character design. This is Polat’s debut comic on Webtoon.

Description: A rogue AI is unleashed on the world by mysterious forces. Attaching itself to Emma, a troubled young girl, the AI begins to learn and grow from a seed… into something else.

New episode every Sunday.

Urban Animal – John Amor – November 24​

Eisner nominated comic artist and illustrator John Amor (One Week in the Library) has been creating comics full-time since 2008 – published by Zuda, Image and IDW. Urban Animal is his first comic with Webtoon.

Description: Joe Gomez is an average high school student. He’s doing decent in classes, plays guitar in a band and he’s 90% sure the cute new girl is into him. So all in all, pretty okay. Until the day he turns into a saber-toothed tiger. Joe learns that he is a Chimera, a shapeshifting nature spirit. Now he must deal with stopping the resurrection of a terribly powerful Chimera that threatens the human race, AND high school.

New episode every Saturday.

 

And don’t forget to check out  the late October launch titles:

Freaking RomanceCreated by Snailords, Freaking Romance is a supernatural romance set in modern day.Freaking Romance is Snailords’ third featured title on Webtoon, a fourth can be found in Discover.

Description: Zylith finds herself enchanted by what she assumed was a figment of imagination in her new apartment. Except…he exists. Somewhere in another universe.

New episode every Sunday.

SubZero: Created by Junepurr, SubZero is a romance-fantasy series from our Discover talent pool. SubZero is her first comic with more than 15 million views over 21 episodes and an incredibly loyal following! SubZeroalready has

Description: In a last attempt at peace, Clove, the last princess of a near-extinct Dragon clan is forced into a political marriage with an enemy prince.

New episode every Monday.

Webtoon Discover Creator Contest Final Four!

Webtoon are just days away from naming their new featured creator chosen from more than 7000 submissions over a five-month period when they select the Grand Prize Winner of the latest Discover Creator Contest on November 12, announced today. The #1 web comic publisher have a history of cultivating new talent by inviting creators to find their audience through their Discover program – past contestants include the 2014 “Challenge League” Grand Prize Winner Space Boy by Stephen McCranie (Mal and Chad, Penguin), currently on episode #181 with more than 37 million views of his weekly drama AND just named one of Amazon’s “Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2018”! And, the fourth-place winner in the 2016 “Superhero Comics Contest” presented by Stan Lee’s POW Entertainment, uru-chan and her smash hit, unOrdinary – currently #1 daily webtoon with more than 2 million subscribers and 243,000,000 views of the series.

Meet the Final Four…

​Description: In a small town in northern Spain, a group of teenagers begin to investigate and search for evidence of paranormal phenomena. Although the “evidence” they seek may find them first.

Created by Isabel “Isaky” Martinez: Isaky is from Alicante, Spain and majored in engineering but pursued in illustration as a full-time career. Isaky is a self-taught artist who has recently published a separate comic called DELETE but is only available in Spanish.

  

Description: A story about love, friendship, coffee shop and demon summoning.

Created by Unfins: Damien Cho aka “Unfins,” born the 3rd of November 1998, is a Swiss-Korean webtoon artist and the creator of Love Advice from the Great Duke of Hell on Webtoon. Unfins comes from unfinishedstories because he didn’t think he could finish his entry on time – well he did. He enjoys drawing and painting a lot, but also reading comics and mangas of course. Which is why he is drawing a webtoon, because he enjoys it.

 

Description: With a tremendous bounty on his head, a fugitive is captured by a pair of vengeful familiar faces. An unlikely partnership is born through their connection with an ancient coin…but can they learn to put aside their differences to fight a common enemy?

Created by Kristina N.: Kristina N. is an illustrator living in California, who enjoys eating good food and being a hermit with her dog. Previously a concept and background artist, she is now pursuing her dream to become a comic artist.

Co-written by Elie: Elie is a Hawaii-born writer, currently working with games in Korea. She loves cats, magical girls, milk tea, and burgers, and often draws or plays games in her free time. As comics have always been a big part of her life, having the opportunity to make one with one of her favorite artists and closest friends has been an incredible experience.

Description: Edith’s a lonely mess. She’s desperate to be in a relationship, but her high standards get in the way of her finding love. All she wants is a perfect prince that will rescue her from her mundane life. Yet, reality shatters fantasy when she meets a flirtatious pretty boy.

Created by Jewel Suan: My name’s Jewel Suan and I’m an illustrator/ comic artist living in California. A few things that mostly influence my work include animation, music, fashion, and manga; typically, shoujo and josei titles. Aside from art, I’m a huge historical fashion enthusiast and tea lover.

Webtoon is Looking for Creators with an $80k Contest

Webtoon, the global leader in digital comics, continue their ongoing effort to find more storytellers with a new “Discover Creator” contest launched this month, boasting a Grand Prize Winner cumulative payday of $80,000 come November. The contest went live on June 11, inviting creators from around the globe to submit their stories over the next 3 months – the submission deadline is September 13.

Webtoon has put together a panel of editors to select the EIGHT best stories to advance into round 2, to be announced on September 21 – each quarterfinalist will be awarded $5000 AND invited to Webtoon’s exclusive Green Room Party at New York Comic Con. There will be TWO stories selected from each Genre. Categories include Thriller/Horror, Comedy/Slice, Fantasy/Sci-fi/Action, and Drama/Romance, and each genre has specific panel and episode requirements which can be found under the official rules.

On November 5, FOUR Genre Winners (ONE from each category) will be selected to advance to the finals and collect an additional $25,000. The contest ends on November 12 with a Grand Prize Winner selected to win another $50,000 (bringing their totally to $80,000) AND will become a featured title on Webtoon. For more information on the contest, please visit Webtoon Discover Creator Contest.

Webtoon has had incredible success with finding new creators in the past— “Discover Creator” marks the fourth creator contest. Past winners include 2014’s “Challenge League” Grand Prize Winner Space Boy by Stephen McCranie (Mal and Chad, Penguin), currently on episode #163 with more than 31 million views of his weekly story about an alien artifact, a mysterious murder, and a love that crosses light years. Additionally, the fourth-place winner in the 2016 Superhero Comics Contest presented by Stan Lee’s POW. Entertainment, uru-chan and her hit series, unOrdinary – currently on episode #95 with more than 1.6 million subscribers and almost 200,000,000 views of the title. unOrdinary has a devoted following that have spent more than 400,000 minutes, or 7000 hours, reading the imperfect adventures of John and Sera.