WEBTOON, the world’s largest digital comics platform, is proud to announce their 2022 Ringo Awards wins and celebrate Rachel Smythe’s third major comic award of the year with “Lore Olympus” winning Best Webcomic at the 2022 Ringo Awards
Rachel Smythe’s WebToon comic Lore Olympus, which already won an Eisner and Harvey this year, has also won the Ringo Award Best Webcomic making it the first title to ever win all three awards the same year for Best Webcomic/Digital Book.
Inspired by Greek mythology, Lore Olympus is a stylish and contemporary retelling of Greek mythological lore that has accumulated more than 1.2 billion global views on WEBTOON. Launched in 2018 on WEBTOON’s CANVAS platform. Lore Olympus has quickly grown to be the #1 most-read series on the platform as a WEBTOON Original, becoming a global phenomenon, with two #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel adaptations and an animated series adaptation in development from Wattpad WEBTOON Studios and The Jim Henson Company.
Since its release, “Lore Olympus” has developed a global fandom and earned numerous accolades internationally. In addition to winning Ringo, Eisner, and Harvey awards this year, the project previously won France’s Prix Babelio – Bande Dessinée earlier this year, the 2021 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Graphic Novel, and was one of NPR’s critics’ recommendations for 2021. “Lore Olympus” is also the first title to win the Harvey’s Digital Book of the Year Award twice (2021 & 2022).
In a press release from WEBTOON, Lore Olympus creator Rachel Smythe said about the webcomic:
“It’s been an incredible year for Lore Olympus and I’m immensely thankful to the fans that continue to follow the series as well as the esteemed committees that have recognized the title this year. My team and I are excited to continue telling this story and watching the relationship between Hades and Persephone evolve further as season 3 continues on the WEBTOON platform.”
The WEBTOON Original “Clinic of Horrors(66 million views) from creative team Merryweather and PokuriMio also won the 2022 Ringo Award for Fan Favorite New Series.
In the same press release, Ken Kim, CEO of WEBTOON Americas, said about the awards:
“I’m thrilled to see WEBTOON creators accumulating awards, nominations, and new fans. Their creativity is bringing new energy and stories to the industry. My warmest congratulations to Rachel Smythe, Merryweather, PokuriMio, and every WEBTOON creator who received a nomination in 2022. We’re proud to be the home of so many incredible creators who are captivating readers, building global fandoms, and revolutionizing comics.”
The WEBTOON app is free to download on Android and iOS devices giving users to a massive catalog of incredible digital comics from rising stars on WEBTOON CANVAS, and a growing roster of superstar WEBTOON Originals creators.
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