Relaunch in vertical format
In a desire to increase the reach of HIDETH in 2019, I looked for a web comic platform in where to relaunch it, and came accross Webtoons.
Webtoons is an important online comics publisher with a 14+ million reader base. It is based in Asia and most of the comics are manga.
One thing that stood out for me was its vertical format.
This is to optimize reading comics in smartphones and tablets.
But, it also allows the creator to tell its graphic novel in a fresh cool way.
Disassembling drawings, using zooms, placing the dialog balloons on their own.
I loved the format.
HIDETH was relaunced in Webtoons on April 15, 2019, and it is published in chapters on a weekly-basis.
Webtoons is best for new readers to catch up with the story.