Shadow Man! Support us on the Webtoon Short story Contest

Blog May 25, 2020

Sara Blanco (@blancobain) and I have created a webtoon for the Webtoon Short Story Contest on Webtoon Canvas. Shadow Man is a love story between a girl named Saline and a mysterious man named Aster who quite literally lives in the Shadows.

The first 2 episodes of the 5 episode short story is already up on Webtoon Canvas.

Webtoon is one of the biggest online comic publishing platforms in the world. They have various competitions annually which give the chance for more unknown artists and creators to get themselves recognised. One of those such competitions is currently taking place now: their Short Story Contest, which has a prize of $15,000 and will take place from April 30th until June 30th.

In this short story competition, an Artist or a team must make a short story that fits into the categories of Heart and Brain. The stories that have the most thrilling narrative, are the most readable, and have the highest level of audience engagement will win the prize.

Since audience engagement is so important it is vital that we get more people to see the comic and like, so we need your support for this competition.

Our submission is in the Heart category.

The Heart category is for the most heartfelt story.

Each submission in the competition requires 3-5 episodes with 30 plus panels per episode. There can be up to 10 winners for each category, but there can only be one Grand Prize Winner for both categories. The Grand Prize winner not only receives $15,000 but also gets their work published in an original anthology and their work will be made into a short 3-5 minute animation.

There can be 3 Silver winners, they get $5,000 and their work is also published in the anthology, and the 6 Bronze winners get $3,000 and their work also published in the anthology. Now isn’t that an amazing competition?

If you like what you see definitely check out the rest of Shadow Man on webtoon canvas and like and share the story!!!

  • Read my article about the webtoon competition with THE VOICE student Magazine here
  • Find the webtoon series here
  • Read the First Chapter here
  • Read the Second Chapter here

UPDATE: We didn't win the competition. There were so many amazing works. Regardless, thank you so much for your support.


Alexia J. Barrett

I am a Creative Writer, Indie Author, Podcast Host, and Development Researcher. I’m also an aspiring filmmaker and I’m working towards becoming a self-shooting Producer and Director.

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