WEBTOON and Atlantic Records Pair Up for LGBTQ+ Webcomic Anthology

WEBTOON and Atlantic Records have paired up for a webcomic miniseries for Pride Month. Announced today, the three-episode anthology will focus on deeply personal LGBTQ+ love stories inspired by songs from some of pop music’s top artists.

Exclusively on WEBTOON, the songs featured for Love Stories are by inspired by trailblazing pop star Hayley Kiyoko, global pop sensation Ava Max, and acclaimed pop singer-songwriter MAY-A. 

Inspired by Kiyoko’s “forever (feat. Johnny Rain),” her episode from WEBTOON creators Color_LES (Mage & Demon Queen) and Galatea, will be available June 12 on WEBTOON.

“Pride Month is all about celebrating and learning to love yourself,” said Hayley Kiyoko. “A big part of why I’m excited to collaborate with WEBTOON is the opportunity to hopefully inspire people around the world to love themselves in a new way, bringing hope to people who are at different points in their Pride journey.”

Ava Max’s episode, “Sleepwalker”, from WEBTOON artist Hannah Patten launches on June 19.

“It’s incredibly meaningful when fans reach out and say that they can relate to my music,” said Ava Max. “Pride is a time for everyone to come together, to relate to each other and find community in the shared experience of love. With our WEBTOON Pride Month collaboration, I’m excited to celebrate Pride, the LGBTQ+ community, and the beauty of queer love.”

MAY-A’s episode from WEBTOON creator Mai Hirschfeld will be available June 26 with the episode inspired by her upcoming new single “Something Familiar.” 

“I have such a soft spot for telling and sharing queer stories, so being able to see my own inspire a webcomic on WEBTOON is so sick. I hope it helps others within the LGBTQ+ community feel seen,” said MAY-A.

“Providing a platform for creators to tell authentic, personal stories has been at the heart of WEBTOON’s mission since day one,” said WEBTOON’s VP of Content, David Lee“WEBTOON is home to amazing stories and voices from the across LGBTQ+ community, where artists are bringing new diversity and perspective to comics with their work. We’re incredibly proud to have our creators collaborate with these iconic recording artists to celebrate and elevate the LGBTQ+ community in a new medium during Pride Month.”

If this will be your first introduction to WEBTOON, you’re in for a treat, as the platform boasts 85.6 million monthly active users and features a whole host of great webcomics available completely for free. A lot of these titles have been recommended by myself or other contributors here at The Geekiary, and many of these have since been published in print. Adaptations of WEBTOON comics have appeared on Netflix, Crunchyroll, and other streaming platforms across the world.

I am very excited by the idea of this miniseries, and I hope that it will lead to more such collaborations in the future. WEBTOON has already partnered with DC Comics, Marvel Entertainment, HYBE, and many more of the world’s top entertainment brands.

The WEBTOON app is free to download from the Apple Store and Google Play. You can also access all of its content through your web browser.

Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.

Help support independent journalism. Subscribe to our Patreon.

Copyright © The Geekiary

Do not copy our content in whole to other websites. If you are reading this anywhere besides TheGeekiary.com, it has been stolen.
Read our policies before commenting. Be kind to each other.