Tapastic wants to translate Korea’s obsession with Web comics to America

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Tapastic operates a bit like YouTube but for comics. Some of the comics are submitted by amateurs looking for a more focused distribution channel for their work. “It turns out a lot of artists aren’t happy with the US comic structure,” Kim says. “It’s predominantly Marvel and DC comics controlling the whole market. As an indie artist you don’t have many places to go.” But what about Tumblr or online art communities like DeviantART? Kim says these outlets are okay, but that Tapastic offers an experience tailored solely toward comics. It also allows for serialization and regular scheduled release cycles for content, not unlike a television station.

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