Line Webtoon is the most popular webcomic platform in the world and they have just teamed up with Patreon to make the process more lucrative for creators. A Patreon button has has integrated directly into comics on the “Discover” portion of the LINE Webtoon site.
Webtoons gets around 35 million readers a month and translations reach millions more via apps such as Manga Rock. In order to get creators to start using the Patreon system, LINE Webtoon is poised to pledge up to $3,600,000 to cartoonists who use the investment platform.
“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.”
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.