LINE Webtoon Adds Patreon Integration

LINE Webtoon and Patreon today announced a partnership to support comic creators. Launching today, [...]

LINE Webtoon

LINE Webtoon and Patreon today announced a partnership to support comic creators. Launching today, Patreon's support tools will be integrated into LINE Webtoon's Discover platform, allowing readers to more easily pledge financial support to the comics they love.

LINE Webtoon's Discover is an open platform that allows digital comic creators to publish their work and receive feedback from the LINE Webtoon community, which includes over 10 million unique daily readers and 35 million unique monthly readers. Patreon integration offers creators a way to receive support directly from their fans.

LINE Webtoon will also offer its own patronage to creators who are using the Patreon tool on Discover. Beginning today, LINE Webtoon will make a monthly pledge to creators who publish at least two updates per month on Discover and who have more than 3,000 subscribers and 5,000 monthly page views per chapter in the U.S.

"Patreon is excited to partner with LINE Webtoon to help empower creators," said Jack Conte, Founder of Patreon, said in a press release. "The partnership is a great fit; LINE Webtoon helps comic creators to get even more new fans for their comics and Patreon turns those fans into Patrons."

LINE Webtoon will invite digital comic creators who are already established on Patreon to join as either featured creators or as Discover creators who will participate in LINE Webtoon's patronage investment program. The first group of Patreon creators includes webcomics creator Tracy Butler (Lackadaisy).

"Patreon has optimized the revenue experience for creators like no other service has before and built up a huge base of self-supported creators and dedicated patrons," said JunKoo Kim, Founder and Head of LINE Webtoon. "The Patreon platform is uniquely suited to how LINE Webtoon creators are accustomed to delivering their comics to fans. Creators already working with Patreon are in an environment where they provide their readers content on a regular schedule, making this an organic extension for our existing creators and new creators looking for a home."

To download the official LINE Webtoon app, visit the Apple App Store and Google Play.