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 comic series, 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 launch marks 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. Beginning today, fans are able to read Star Warsevery Thursday and Sunday on LINE Webtoon for free. To access Star Wars fans can visit the LINE Webtoon web site — http://www.webtoons.com – or download the official LINE Webtoon app through the Apple App Store and 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 Wars is 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 Jacga not 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 series and there will be much to look forward to with new interesting content available exclusively through the Star Wars digital comic.
About Lucasfilm Ltd.:
Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.
About LINE Webtoon:
LINE Webtoon is a popular digital comic service available on smartphones, tablets and web browsers, launched by NAVER, Korea’s top search portal. Pioneering distribution and consumption of digital comics worldwide, LINE Webtoon is taking the comic experience to the next level by providing readers with daily curated content from around the globe, and giving creators an intuitive platform designed to help them easily publish and publicize their own original content.
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal ‘NAVER.’ NAVER was launched in June 1999 and has since stood at the forefront of the growth of Korea’s search service. NAVER has introduced many innovative search services over the years, such as ‘Comprehensive Search,’ ‘Knowledge iN,’ and ‘Real-time Rising Keyword.’ In addition, since releasing the ‘NAVER’ application, NAVER has launched applications for a wide variety of services. NAVER offers innovative mobile services for the global market, including the mobile messenger LINE through LINE Corporation, NAVER’s subsidiary. NAVER launched the Webtoon service in June 2004 in Korea and has pioneered distribution and consumption of webtoons, also known as digital comics. The service receives more than 6 million hits per day from unique visitors and has accumulated more than 30 billion chapters of comics read. NAVER launched the LINE Webtoon service worldwide on July 2, 2014.