Line Webtoon has announced "Overdrive" as the grand prize winner for their second Science Fiction Comics Contest. A global competition launched in June by the free digital comics platform, the Science Fiction Comics Contest sought out the best science fiction comics that creators had to offer. And after an exhaustive global search, which included more than 800 entrants, it looks like Line Webtoon made a wise choice.
"Overdrive," by creator “Srinitybeast”, follows the story of two siblings as they are sucked into the dark but exciting world of underground robot fighting. With their mysterious new bot, Amp, in tow, the siblings enter the high-stakes world of robot fighting. As the grand prize winner, Overdrive will see a weekly release on Line Webtoon, while Srinitybeast walks away with $30,000 in prize money.
“We received hundreds of submissions to the Science Fiction Comics Contest and were blown away by the amazing level of artistic talent and originality shown," Line Webtoon’s founder and leader, JunKoo Kim, said. "Our contest winner, ’Overdrive,’ does a fantastic job of blending the action-oriented world of underground bot fighting seen in films like Big Hero 6a nd Real Steel with stunning visuals that really stand out in our webtoon format. Srinitybeast is an incredibly talented artist and visual storyteller and we can’t wait to see where ‘Overdrive’ goes.”
As a digital comics platform for independent creators, Line Web Toon gives budding creators a place to display their creations and find the exposure they may not otherwise encounter.
You can check out pages from Overdrive in the gallery below, and head to Line Webtoon for more indie digital comics!