The Evolution of Digital Comics
Although South Korea started webtoons in 2003, it was only in 2014 when it was launched globally. Since then, webtoons remained popular. The appeal is not just limited to Asia, but in various parts of the world. Seeing the evolution of digital comics through the years is indeed stunning.
Comics were very popular back then. A lot of people loved reading comics due to their entertainment value. However, with the rise of other forms of entertainment and continuous evolution of technology, comics were thought to be doomed. The same thing is applicable with a lot of other print media.
The good thing is that comics were brought to a digital platform. Although comic books printed in paper are still available today, the trend is now heading towards webtoons. They are comics in a digital form.
You will still feel like you are reading an actual comic book. There are a few texts and lot of images. The storyline is still exciting. The difference is that the illustrations are better and sharper. Sound effects are also available.
You can now read comics using your smartphone. Given the number of people who have access to the internet while using their smartphones, webtoons became even more popular.
The best part is that you don’t even need Internet connection to continue reading webtoons as offline versions are available. So it’s easily accessible anywhere and anytime as long as you have your gadget with you.
These changes made comics still popular until now. A lot of people worked really hard to transform comics as we know it so we can continue reading exciting content. Webtoons ensured that comics will remain relevant for the years to come.
If you want to know more about webtoons and how they remain popular through the years, check the infographics below. You will learn a lot about the transformation of comics to digital comics.