Webtoons are digital comics that can be read on your smartphone, but it can be tough to know where to find the best ones. Luckily, there are apps to help out.
Webtoons are, essentially, a form of digital comic. They are predominantly read on smartphones, and they differ from physical comics in that they are published vertically and read via infinite scroll. This makes them a great way to fill spare time, especially as they are accessed easily via apps.
They originated in South Korea in the early 2000's due, in large part, to the popularity of manhwas - the general Korean term for 'comics.' Since the inception of webtoons, their popularity has exploded; the most popular webtoons in Korea are read by tens of millions of people. They are now read by people across the globe and can be particularly popular among younger generations. It's safe to say they're a hit.
Of course, another key reason for the rise in popularity of webtoons is the increasing success of comics, driven in large part by films produced by Marvel Studios. Blockbuster films like Avengers: Endgame piqued people's interest in these characters, and so they're going straight to the source.
While comics originated in physical form, they're now more accessible than ever and the preferred option for many is to read comics online. It's a simple and enveloping way to have hours of fun; just download a comics app to gain access to swathes of material.
Webtoons also tap into the popularity of cartoons and cartoon characters. Young children will always love cartoon movies, particularly Disney cartoons, but webtoons offer a novel way of consuming this sort of content while helping to improve reading skills.
Webtoons - and the apps they're available on - make it easy to enjoy a hobby. The difficulty can come in knowing where to look for the best ones, so here are some apps that can help.
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