Wattpad WEBTOON Studios today announced WEBTOON Unscrolled a new graphic novel imprint to bring WEBTOON hits to bookshelves. Dedicated to publishing high-quality graphic novels from WEBTOON, WEBTOON Unscrolled will debut under the Wattpad WEBTOON Book Group alongside the Wattpad Books, W by Wattpad Books, and the Frayed Pages x Wattpad Books imprints. WEBTOON Unscrolled’s debut list will hit shelves in Fall of 2022, including international WEBTOON sensations like Tower of God by SIU and True Beauty by Yaongyi. WEBTOON Unscrolled plans to release 12 titles per year.
Bobbie Chase will join WEBTOON Unscrolled as Executive Editor. Chase was previously Vice President of Global Publishing Initiatives & Digital Strategy at DC Entertainment, where she launched the company’s graphic novel imprint aimed at middle grade and YA readers. Chase has also worked with industry giants Marvel and Disney.
WEBTOON Unscrolled continues to build on the Wattpad WEBTOON Studios verticalization model, creating monetization opportunities for creators across a variety of adaptation formats. With Wattpad WEBTOON Studios’ unmatched expertise in digital comics and fandoms, along with a roster of leading comics creators, WEBTOON Unscrolled will create a best-in-class experience for artists and a product fans will love.
The WEBTOON Unscrolled editorial teams will select titles from some of the most successful and promising digital comics on WEBTOON, with built-in audiences and established fandoms.
The Wattpad WEBTOON Book Group will continue to partner with Macmillan in the U.S and Canada for sales distribution.
The first full slate of graphic novels from WEBTOON Unscrolled is as follows:
Tower of God by SIU – 2.9 million subscribers on WEBTOON
What do you desire? Money and wealth? Honor and pride? Authority and power? Revenge? Or something that transcends them all? Whatever you desire—you can find it here, at the Tower. When Bam’s best friend Rachel declares she’s going to climb the mysterious Tower, he is devastated, and decides to try and make the climb after her in order to see her again, risking death and much, much worse.
Tower of God is a global phenomenon on WEBTOON, where it has more than 4.5 billion reads from fans around the world. WEBTOON and Crunchyroll recently co-produced a hit anime adaptation, available on Crunchyroll and HBO Max.
True Beauty by Yaongyi – 6.5 million subscribers on WEBTOON
True Beauty, a smash hit webcomic from Korea, follows the story of a high schooler named Im Ju Yeong who sees her social standing skyrocket when she masters the art of makeup from YouTube. But will her elite status be short-lived? How long can she keep her real self a secret? And what about that cute boy, Lee Su Ho who knows her secret?
True Beauty is a global sensation, with 5.1 billion reads on WEBTOON. The digital comic has been adapted into a hit series, and a feature film based on the story is also in development.
Doom Breaker by Blue-Deep – 441k subscribers on WEBTOON
Zephyr is the last human fighting evil in a world abandoned by the gods. When he is killed in battle by Tartarus, the god of destruction, all hope for humanity seems lost. But Zephyr’s fate is not sealed — the gods who find his battles entertaining have gifted him a second chance at life, as he is sent ten years into the past, back to when he was a slave instead of the most powerful human alive. Can Zephyr get his revenge against Tartarus and save the woman he loves, or is he doomed to repeat the past?
Doom Breaker is a growing hit around the world online. The digital comic entered the top of the daily originals within a month of opening on WEBTOON in Korea.
Cursed Princess Club by LambCat– 2 million subscribers on WEBTOON Meet Gwendolyn – living proof that princesses don’t always have it all. See, although she lives in a castle and her father is the King, Gwendolyn isn’t like a movie princess, or even a fairy-tale princess. She’s got a big heart, but isn’t particularly attractive and doesn’t have a Disney-quality singing voice. But one night, she accidentally stumbles upon the twisted world of the Cursed Princess Club, and her life will never be the same. Hexed and cast out, the ladies of the club are just the people Gwendolyn needs to show her that just because she doesn’t “fit the mold” does not mean she’s any less of a princess.
Boyfriends. by Refrainbow – 1.5 million subscribers on WEBTOON A graphic novel about getting yourself a boyfriend… or multiple boyfriends! Four college students begin a polyamorous relationship and navigate the adventure that is their dating life!
Everything Is Fine by Mike Birchall – 790.9k subscribers on WEBTOON Sam and Maggie are a normal couple, in a normal house, in a normal neighborhood. There is nothing strange about their heads, their neighbors or their sweet little dog. Everything is Fine.
WEBTOON Unscrolled is one of the first major publishing ventures from Wattpad WEBTOON Studios, the fan-driven global entertainment and publishing arm for Wattpad and WEBTOON.