As the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, Artists Writers & Artisans (AWA) Studios is launching their Webtoons Comic Viewer along with the first part of J. Michael Straczynski & Mike Deodato’s Jr.’s new series The Resistance
Artists Writers & Artisans (AWA) is a comic book and digital media publisher, owned and operated by creators, founded by Marvel alumni Bill Jemas and Axel Alonso, along with Jon Miller, the former CEO of News Corp, Digital Media Group. Fully funded by James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems, Sister Group, and Lightspeed Venture Partners, AWA has partnered with some of the biggest names in comics and film, such as J. Michael Straczynski, Reggie Hudlin, Garth Ennis, and Frank Cho working to craft new worlds, characters, and stories for a 21st Century audience.
As the world deals with the COVID-19 outbreak, which has even started to affect the comic industry, the AWA is continuing to work with and want to work with our fellow publishers, the retailer community, and fans to find a way to ensure that readers will still have access to new and exciting comics over the coming months.
In a statement just released, the company said,
As part of this goal, we want to provide retailers and readers the opportunity to easily access and read our stories by fast-tracking an upcoming initiative we had planned for next month. We are releasing The Resistance #1 digitally in an innovative vertical scrolling format (similar to WEBTOON or Tapas), for free on our website and across the web.
Given the timeliness of the story and the limited access to get the physical copy at retail due to COVID-19, J. Michael Straczynski & Mike Deodato Jr.’s The Resistance #1 will be the first of our stories to premiere in this new format, beginning with Part One this week. We are working to convert other AWA comics into a vertical scrolling format and will update you on their releases as they are available.
With large portions of readers unable to visit their local comic book shops, we encourage any and all retailers to embed these links on their website to help maintain interest in our series until everyone can resume regular business. We believe these efforts will have a positive impact on future sales and hope retailers will take us up on this free marketing opportunity. We’ve also seen a large portion of our audience reading The Resistance on substandard pirate websites (over 10,000 views so far), and hope to give these viewers a superior free reading experience on mobile and desktop.
Find out more about our work at AWAStudios.net, and as always, we hope everyone reading this is staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times.
Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, Part One of The Resistance will be made available at:
- The AWA Studios website
- https://awastudios.net/comic/the-resistance-1/?is_embed=1“>The AWA Studios Comics Viewer
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