Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2021-04-09
ISBN 13: 1786606364
Total Pages : 254 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (786 users download)
Summary Book and excerpt South Korea's Webtooniverse and the Digital Comic Revolution :
Download or Read book South Korea's Webtooniverse and the Digital Comic Revolution written by Brian Yecies and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-04-09 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book investigates the meteoric rise of mobile webtoons – also known as webcomics – and the dynamic relationships between serialised content, artists, agencies, platforms and applications, as well as the global readership associated with them. It offers an engaging discussion of webtoons themselves, and what makes this new media form so compelling and attractive to millions upon millions of readers. Why have webtoons taken off, and how do users interact with them? Each of the case studies we explore raises interesting questions for both general readers and scholars of new media about how webtoons have become a modern form of popular culture. The book also addresses larger questions about East Asia’s contributions to global popular culture and Asian society in general, as well as South Korea’s rapid social and cultural transformation since the 1990s. This is a significant – and understudied – aspect of the new screen ecologies and their role in a new wave of media globalisation as we approach the end of the second decade of the 21st century.