The Evolution of Digital Comics
Have you heard about digital comics? It is like reading an actual comic book that everybody loved but in a digital platform. They are commonly referred to as webtoons. The evolution of comics from an ordinary book read on paper to this modern medium is indeed amazing.
Although anime and manga are associated with Asian culture where they started, they have now become a worldwide sensation. The same content was carried on with the help of webtoons.
In just a year, webtoons have become popular in North and South America, increasing its viewership by a few percentages. Considering this trend, most people see webtoons becoming the next big thing.
In South Korea
webtoons have been around since 2003. However, it was only in the past few years that the rest of the world have caught up. Since then, an average of 6.5 million readers became totally interested with these digital comics.
Webtoon authors have also increased their income in recent years. On average, authors have earned $80,000 a month. This is an upward trend especially with more people becoming interested with the idea of reading digital comics.
The best part is that the idea of reading an actual comic book remains the same as you scroll from one page to another even if it is through a digital platform. However, the images are more optimized and the sound effects are better. You may read using your computers and smartphones.
You may also zoom in the content if you have vision issues. The best part is that whether you are online or not, you can easily access the content. There are sites offering the content free of charge as well.
Digital comics have come a long way and will definitely improve even more over time. Check the infographic below if you want to understand the evolution of digital comics