* Date : 2015-01-12
- Naver Webtoon director, Kim Jun-koo
In this day and age you can enjoy Korean comics in the form of webtoons from anywhere, any time, as long as you have a smart phone. There's one passionate man behind this original Korean industry—Kim Junkoo, director of Naver Webtoon, which currently holds the biggest market share of the Korean comics industry. As the pioneer of this new comics platform, he was named one of Forbes' 12 Next Generation Innovators in 2014.
Launched in 2004, after 10 years of experience in the business Naver Webtoon has expanded its service to overseas readers in English and Chinese this year.
This week on Heart to Heart we meet with Kim Junkoo, a man who's proven that the kind of passion that drove a young boy to spend all his allowance money on Korean comics is what also enabled him to create a new business paradigm for the Korean comics industry.