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South Korean webtoons taking aim at US market with Huffington Post as partner
Producers forming a cooperative to package and distribute webtoons on prominent website the Huffington Post
Fifteen South Korean webtoon creators are forming a cooperative in a bid for the US market. The list of artists includes “Misaeng” creator Yoon Tae-ho, “The Attorney” director Yang Woo-suk, “Hot Blood Kangho” creator Jeon Geuk-jin, and “Trace” creator Ko Young-hoon. They’re now working on serializing their webtoons sometime in the first half of 2015 on the influential US site The Huffington Post. On Nov. 25, the artists head a general members’ meeting for Toonion, a kind of artists‘ cooperative they funded themselves. Toonion is also planning to create Rolling Story, a global service company supplying Korean webtoons overseas, as a way of managing overseas copyrights and supplying web comics through independent apps. “What I want to share with Koreans is something [original Marvel artist] Stan Lee said: ‘Look at the world outside your window,’” Marvel Entertainment senior vice president C. B. Cebulski said in a recent interview. But in terms of digital comic formats, South Korea and its webtoons are still on the other side of the glass. The US comic market, valued at an estimated US$1 billion, is dominated by two publishing giants: Marvel and DC Comics. Apart from Tokyo Pop, which went bust trying to bring Japanese manga to a global audience, no foreign cartoons have yet penetrated the North American market.