The time has come for WEBTOON to announce its winners of the 2022 CANVAS Awards. The digital comics platform is house to a few of the greatest titles, comparable to Rachel Smythe’s Eisner, Ringo, and Harvey Award-winning Lore Olympus, and WEBTOON’s CANVAS Awards helps have fun and elevate the subsequent wave of webcomic creators. These creators have constructed a loyal following on CANVAS all all through 2022, and a few in style titles are within the operating for class winners comparable to “Epic Adventures,” “Romance,” “Slice of Life,” and “Star of 2022.” In complete, 48 sequence had been up for nomination throughout 11 classes.
ComicBook.com can solely reveal the class winners of the WEBTOON 2022 CANVAS Awards. The profitable creator from every class will obtain a prize of $5,000 and a possibility to develop merchandise with WEBTOON. Profitable creators may also obtain further advertising assist from the WEBTOON CANVAS group. The highest three creators from the “Hidden Gems” class may also obtain a money prize of $500.
This 12 months’s winners embody:
- okay a i r n n’s thriller LADY IN RED within the “Chilling” class
- Isabelle Melan?on’s CROW TIME within the “Comedy” class
- moonbun00’s WINTER BEFORE SPRING within the “Drama” class
- Ro-taniah’s sci-fi epic STAR CHILDREN within the “Epic Adventures” class
- sonderfairy’s THE MOTH PRINCE within the “Fantasy” class
- Alice Oseman’s HEARTSTOPPER within the “Romance” class
- Azul Crescent’s I WANT TO BE A CUTE ANIME GIRL within the “Slice of Life” class
- HeyBuddyComic’s TORTOISE AND DINO within the “Residing & Studying” class
- asimplebengo’s motion/superhero sequence HYBRID within the “Energy Inside” class
- Fishtrout’s fantasy HOW TO BE A DRAGON was voted the “Star of 2022”
The 2022 “Hidden Gems” winners are:
- ALL. Comics’ RED LIGHTNING
- ChocolateAndT’s THE DAY WE PROMISED
- ichigorat’s DINER FOR ADAS
The complete record of 2022 WEBTOON CANVAS Awards winners is out there right here.
“For the third 12 months in a row, the WEBTOON CANVAS Awards have helped showcase the unbelievable expertise
on the CANVAS platform. Since beginning these awards, we have been extremely impressed with each
submission – WEBTOON creators proceed to show they’re a few of the most fun and progressive
voices in comics,” mentioned David S. Lee, Vice President of Content material, WEBTOON U.S.
Nominated sequence obtained over 112.5 million likes inside the six-day voting interval. This 12 months, CANVAS
Awards Romance Winner, HEARTSTOPPER was additionally nominated for the 2022 Harvey Award for Greatest
Adaptation from a Comedian Guide/Graphic Novel. The Netflix adaptation was a worldwide sensation, bringing
new readers to the unique webcomic sequence out there on WEBTOON CANVAS.
“I am so grateful to all of my readers for serving to me win this 12 months! I undoubtedly felt just like the underdog, however
the quantity of assist I obtained throughout each the Nomination and Voting durations was astounding.
Profitable the CANVAS Awards is a dream come true. Thanks a lot to all of The Moth Prince’s
readers and voters!” mentioned sonderfairy, creator of The Moth Prince.
“I by no means thought after I first began posting Star Youngsters again in 2019 that I might find yourself right here. It is
wonderful to see how many individuals my ardour mission has reached, and the way they consider my story
deserves the dignity of profitable this 12 months’s CANVAS Awards within the ‘Epic Adventures’ class. I can not
thank everybody sufficient for the quantity of affection and assist I’ve obtained,” mentioned Ro-taniah, creator of