Hayley Kiyoko, Ava Max, and May-A collaborate with Webtoon for “Love Stories”
The collaborative minicomics are meant to share LGBT+ stories just in time for Pride Month. The exclusive anthology features three episodes inspired by songs from renowned artists Hayley Kiyoko, Ava Max, and MAY-A. The collaboration aims to create space for LGBT+ narratives that are deeply moving while also promoting themes of self-love, acceptance, and inclusivity.
Hayley Kiyoko’s episode features ‘forever (feat. Johnny Rain)’ and will be revealed on June 12.
“Pride Month is all about celebrating and learning to love yourself. A big part of why I’m excited to collaborate with WEBTOON is the opportunity to hopefully inspire people around the world to love themselves in a new way, bringing hope to people who are at different points in their Pride journey.”
The next episode to be released is Ava Max’s episode ‘Sleepwalker’ from WEBTOON artist Hannah Pattern. Pride, according to the ‘Sweet but Psycho’ singer, is a moment for members of the LGBT+ community to come together in order to relate to one another and celebrate the shared experience of love.
MAY-A’s episode will be the last to drop and is inspired by her upcoming single ‘Something Familiar.’ The artist is WEBTOON’s Mai Hirschfeld, and is set to be released on June 26.
“I have such a soft spot for telling and sharing queer stories, so being able to see my own inspire a webcomic on WEBTOON is so sick. I hope it helps others within the LGBTQ+ community feel seen,”
The platform has 900,000 creators around the world publishing webcomics on the platform, including artists and stories celebrating LGBTQ+ communities and experiences all year long. WEBTOON’S VP of Content, David Lee, said that this collaboration supports WEBTOON’s mission to be a platform for sharing authentic and personal stories. WEBTOON’s partnership with Atlantic Records and their artists follows a string of recent collaborations to bring the biggest names in pop culture, gaming, and entertainment to webcomics on WEBTOON.