2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

LINE Webtoon - Women in Digital Comics

Friday, March 18
12:30PM - 1:15PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom C
531 E 4th St

2015 proved that while most comic publishers consider their female readership to be an ancillary market, that the audience and desire for comics for and by women is stronger than ever. With over 6 million daily readers and 50% female readership, LINE Webtoon is the global leader in developing comics for everyone. Join creators Michelle Phan (Helios : Femina), Beth Behrs (Dents), and Kaitlyn Narvaza (Where Tangents Meet), as they talk with LINE Webtoon Head of Content Tom Akel about their new titles, what it’s like developing comics in the current climate, and how they’re reaching their audiences through broad digital distribution.

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Beth Behrs

Content Creator

Line Webtoon

Kaitlyn Narvaza at SXSW

Kaitlyn Narvaza

Content Creator

Line Webtoon

Kaitlyn Narvaza was born in San Diego, California. She started her personal hobby of comic making at the age of 4, but never aspired to be anything more than a hobbyist. Seventeen years later, whil...

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Michelle Phan at SXSW

Michelle Phan

Content Creator

Line Webtoon

Sandra Diaz at SXSW

Sandra Diaz


Line Webtoon

Sandra Diaz was born in Barcelona in 1993. She’s been drawing since she was a little girl who only could dream of being a comic creator.
Currently, she’s finishing her studies at Escola Joso Art ...

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Susanna Ada Alice Nousiainen at SXSW

Susanna Ada Alice Nousiainen


Line Webtoon

Susanna is a rye bread lover from Finland who draws a lot of comics with the focus on mixing a lot of genres and creating interesting characters.

Tom Akel at SXSW

Tom Akel

Head of Content

Line Webtoon

As Head of Content at LINE Webtoon, Tom manages original content development, strategy, and partnerships with content creators across all genres and disciplines.

Prior to LINE Webtoon, Tom spen...

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