LINE WEBTOON PRESENTS U.S. DEBUT OF STAR WARS DIGITAL COMIC SERIES
Captivating Series Presents the Action of the Original Star Wars Trilogy as Seen From Luke Skywalker’s Perspective
Series Now Available on Digital Comics Platform in Lead Up to The Theatrical Release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
LOS ANGELES, October 1, 2015 – LINE Webtoon, the popular digital comic service pioneering the distribution and consumption of comics worldwide, has brought a new title to its burgeoning United States destination as it today unleashes the digital comicseries, Star Wars. This highly-engaging series centered on the original Star Wars trilogy digs into the story from a new perspective – presented from the point-of-view of a young Luke Skywalker as he grows up on Tatooine.
Today’s launchmarks the first time this acclaimed series will be available to U.S audiences. It is sure to appeal to both long time enthusiasts of Star Wars and new fans alike who will enjoy learning more about the epic space opera, designed with beautiful artwork and presented in LINE Webtoon’s unique, easy to read scroll-based storytelling style. Beginningtoday, fans are able to read Star Wars every Thursday and Sunday on LINE Webtoon for free. To access Star Wars fanscan visit the LINE Webtoon web site -- http://www.webtoons.com– or download the official LINE Webtoon app through the Apple App Storeand Google Play.
“Our fans in the United States are in for something special as they now have a chance to dive into the epic Star Wars story in a totally new way, only on LINE Webtoon,” said JunKoo Kim, Founder and Head of LINE Webtoon. “This immersive digital comic experience offers a brand new experience for Star Wars fans and perfectly showcases the appeal of our digital storytelling format.”
Star Warsis authored by Hong Jacga, a renowned Korean comic artist who has received huge accolades for such work as Hwa Ja, Dorothy Band, and The Cat Funeral -- the latter two works having been adapted into musical and movie form respectively. To effectively deliver the original Star Wars story, Hong Jacganot only reconstructs events from the films but also includes main characters, backgrounds and locations consistent with the Star Wars universe while adding his uniquely realistic and exquisite art style. As a fan of Star Wars himself, Hong Jacga's passion for the original material really shines through in the seriesand there will be much to look forward to with new interesting content available exclusively through the Star Wars digital comic.