SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lezhin Comics, the largest paid digital comics platform in Korea announces its 3rd World Comic Contest to discover and showcase new talent and develop creators’ professional careers in South Korea, Japan, China and the United States. Artists can submit their work in these respective languages.
Launched in South Korea in 2013, and Japan and the United States in 2015, Lezhin Comics hosts over 3,000 comics and has 7 million readers worldwide. Lezhin Comics publishes comic books in a digital scrolling-down format known in English as a “Webtoon.” Their comics come in a variety of genres and styles including manga and manhwa. Their app is on iOS, Android™ and Google Play.
The contest begins now and the grand prize winner will receive $100,000 US dollars! The second place winner receives $20,000 and third place receives $3,000.
There is no limit to how many comics one person can submit, however, each contestant can only win a single prize. All comics and copyrights must be creator-owned, and if any submission hints plagiarism, tracing or piracy, the artist will not be eligible, nor receive the award or global publishing opportunity.
The webtoon industry is big in Korea and growing worldwide. Many paid comics are suffering from piracy and displayed on ‘new manga’ web-hosting sites as new, but are most often illegal.
Lezhin Entertainment offer artists royalties and sources of revenue which is reviving the comic book industry and sustain itself digitally with rewarding talented artists with income and opportunity. In South Korea, Lezhin Comics partnered with more than 450 artists, 270 of which debuted through Lezhin’s digital comics platform.
Participants can submit their work or ask questions about the contest and available software by visiting: http://www.lezhin.com/en/page/contest2016 for more information.