Call for webtoons, EU webtoons project
Webtoon is a new form of eComics that is already very successful in Asia and the USA. Global platforms offering webtoons originating for example from South Korea are now coming to Europe to develop their activities and reach new audiences in Europe. Creation and production of European Webtoons is still very limited while the format is getting more and more successful towards the young digital native generations. In order to grow this sector in Europe, the UE webtoon project proposes to launch a large scale competition to find webtoons artists in Europe.
The project is led by Cité de la bande dessinée in Angoulême which is the leading European comics museum that plans to have a full year of 2024 dedicated to webtoons.
The other partners are key comics players for the promotion in Europe.
Key European festivals in Poland ( Varsaw) and in Italy (Lucca) will make sure promotion is covered in the south and eastern Europe. Finally, the Finnish Comics Society and its CUNE Comics project bringing together all nordics countries, will support the action in the northern part of Europe.