LINE Webtoon and DeviantArt have announced a partnership for four events at upcoming comic conventions to discover and support new and emerging talent.
The event will take place at Boston Comic Con (8/12 – 8/14), Baltimore Comic-Con (9/2 – 9/4), Rose City Comic Con (9/10 – 9/11) and New York Comic Con (10/6 – 10/9). At the events, LINE Webtoon and DeviantArt will offer a variety of panel discussions, Artist Alley Sponsorships, live draw events, influencer and creator demonstration areas and onsite contests.
Here are some more details, provided by LINE Webtoon:
The tour begins this weekend at Boston Comic Con where LINE Webtoon and DeviantArt will be the primary sponsors of Artist Alley and Drink & Draw, and be present at booth C713 with appearances and signings by several of LINE Webtoon’s hit creators. Creators are welcome to visit the booth to learn more about the recently announced partnership and integration between LINE Webtoon and Patreon. At the LINE Webtoon panel on Sunday, August 14th at 2pm LINE Webtoon’s Tom Akel and Patreon’s Heather Wilder will walk attendees through how to publish and promote their comics and how they can take advantage of a new Webtoon creator investment program. Joining the panel will be Tri Vuong (The Strange Tales of Oscar Zahn), Orlando Caicedo (The Bad Guys), joho (Saphie: The One-Eyed Cat), as well as the creator of the hit seriesBluechair, Shen. Additionally DeviantArt Creative Director Hal Hefner, superstar artist and educator Sanford Greene (Power Man and Iron Fist, Black Panther) and Webtoon’s Tom Akel will be giving portfolio reviews throughout the weekend.
"We are excited to join this tour with LINE Webtoon, a world leader in creator-owned comics,” said Angelo Sotira, DeviantArt’s co-founder, and CEO said in a statement. “So many of the Artist’s Alley creators at every comic con are members of our community and the chance to connect with them directly through this tour is exciting.”
“For years, DeviantArt has proven to be the premiere destination for artists to be discovered and supported,” said JunKoo Kim, Founder, and Head of LINE Webtoon. “To partner with them for these upcoming conventions, we’re excited to see what comes about and what new, fresh and emerging talent we can discover together.”
More information and specific details on LINE Webtoon and DeviantArt’s activities at each of these upcoming conventions will be made available closer to the date of each event.