Going beyond comics: Tapastic nabs $750k to bring a Zynga-inspired revolution to visual story reading

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Inspired by the Korean web comic book phenomenon known as “webtoons”, this site functions as a destination where readers can find serialized webcomics. It aims to help the large numbers of independent comic book and visual story artists around the world, many of whom struggle to gain traction and become noticed.

Today, when most people think about these graphic novels, they think of superheroes from Marvel, the DC Universe, or perhaps even Archie and Jughead. Chang Kim, Tapastic’s founder, said that he interviewed several artists to find out what problems they encountered and the result was that this multi-billion dollar industry is dominated by the big distributors. Kim felt that there needed to be a better way.

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