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WEBTOON announces 2022 Call to Action $50,000 winner ‘Scale Hunters’

Congratulations to Lucian Gallacane for their action fantasy ‘SCALE HUNTERS’ winning the WEBTOON Call to Action Contest!

Press Release

WEBTOON has announced the winner for their 2022 Call to Action Contest which features a $50,000 grand prize, a spot in WEBTOON Originals, a two-year Clip Studio Paint EX license, and a have their series turned into an animated short. The winner is Lucian Gallacane for the action fantasy Scale Hunters.

First runner-up Flagbearer will receive $30,000, while second runner-up Code <grace> will receive a $20,000 prize.  Flagbearer and Code <grace> will also receive deals to become WEBTOON Originals creators and a two-year license for Clip Studio Paint EX.

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“We called on the next generation of incredible action storytellers and were answered,” said David S. Lee, Vice President of Content, WEBTOON U.S. “These submissions introduced WEBTOON fans and our content teams to thousands of new heroes and villains. We set out to empower the creator of the next great action comic, and these submissions show that WEBTOON creators are some of the most exciting and innovative in comics.”

Over 3,700 creators submitted to the Call to Action Contest with additional prizes going to the top 20 contest finalists. Fourth through 10th place finalists will receive $5,000 each and a two-year Clip Studio Paint EX license. All top 20 finalists and honorable mentions will receive a one-year Clip Studio Paint  EX license. 

So what’s Scale Hunters about?

An action/fantasy that follows, the cool-headed Thomas and the kindhearted Mote, as they traverse a beautiful but deadly forest to reach a mysterious lighthouse that is said to be the origin of all magic scales which can temporarily grant humans otherworldly abilities, and the most sought after of them all are the wish-granting scales that come from the wings of fairies. Thomas, on a journey of redemption, will have to face a variety of strange scaled beasts as well as other Scale Hunters, all while trying to protect the forest’s fairies — and restore his name.

“First and foremost, we want to warmly thank the readers and the WEBTOON team for their incredible appreciation and recognition of our comic SCALE HUNTERS. When I heard the results, I screamed with joy for 15 minutes and tried to remember how to breathe. It was night, I don’t think my neighbors were as happy as I was at that moment. It was an amazing and unbelievable feeling. I’ll give it my all to make sure the WEBTOON team and the readers have a great time with SCALE HUNTERS,”  said bisabidesu, lead artist of SCALE HUNTERS.

Get a taste of Scale Hunters in the preview below!

WEBTOON announces 2022 Call to Action winner Lucian Gallacane's for 'Scale Hunters' WEBTOON announces 2022 Call to Action winner Lucian Gallacane's for 'Scale Hunters' WEBTOON announces 2022 Call to Action winner Lucian Gallacane's for 'Scale Hunters'

Here’s a full list of the winners announced:

  • SCALE HUNTERS by Lucian Gallacane
  • Flagbearer by Cyartlee
  • Code <grace> by Midoryka/Coconut
  • The Winner’s Smile by Nisego
  • HER MEGA HIT by ItsSoso55
  • Limitless by Rohan-San
  • Genderuwo by Zee POT
  • Jinna by HeitorAmatsu
  • Entheogen by Brecor
  • SCREWBALL by Isaac.E
  • HENSHIN HERO RAMPAGE by isyuniarto
  • The One Who Parried Death by Shua Sharp
  • WE ARE 101 by Inker Comics
  • OLD SCHOOL 2099 by Esteban Tuninetti
  • Hykings CTA by {M3}
  • The Sixth Sun: Path of Huitzil by BoruDBrian
  • Trace Keeper by Kay_Raa
  • FRACTAL 10 by cocosm
  • Murder Club by BITEGHOST
  • SHIRAI by Andrian Januar Adilia

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

LOS ANGELES – Sept. 30, 2022 – WEBTOON, the world’s largest digital comics platform, is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Call to Action Contest. Lucian Gallacane’s action fantasy SCALE HUNTERS will receive the grand prize of $50,000, a spot in WEBTOON Originals, a two-year Clip Studio Paint EX license and have their series turned into an animated short. First runner-up Flagbearer will receive $30,000, while second runner-up Code <grace>  will receive a $20,000 prize.  Flagbearer and Code <grace> will also receive deals to become WEBTOON Originals creators and a two-year license for Clip Studio Paint EX.

With over 3,700 submissions, WEBTOON’s Call to Action Contest allowed comic creators to submit original, action-packed digital comics for a chance to win cash prizes and a spot on WEBTOON Originals alongside some of the biggest names in action on the platform.

WEBTOON is awarding additional prizes to the top 20 contest finalists. Fourth through 10th place finalists will receive $5,000 each as well as a two-year Clip Studio Paint EX license. All top 20 finalists and honorable mentions will receive a one-year Clip Studio Paint  EX license. You can see a full list of winners here.

“We called on the next generation of incredible action storytellers, and were answered,” said David S. Lee, Vice President of Content, WEBTOON U.S. “These submissions introduced WEBTOON fans and our content teams to thousands of new heroes and villains. We set out to empower the creator of the next great action comic, and these submissions show that WEBTOON creators are some of the most exciting and innovative in comics.”

Grand-prize-winning series, SCALE HUNTERS, is an action/fantasy that follows, the cool-headed Thomas and the kindhearted Mote, as they traverse a beautiful but deadly forest to reach a mysterious lighthouse that is said to be the origin of all magic scales which can temporarily grant humans otherworldly abilities, and the most sought after of them all are the wish-granting scales that come from the wings of fairies. Thomas, on a journey of redemption, will have to face a variety of strange scaled beasts as well as other Scale Hunters, all while trying to protect the forest’s fairies — and restore his name.

“We are truly grateful to all the readers of the SCALE HUNTERS entry and also thankful to WEBTOON for hosting such a fun contest. Receiving the notification that our comic was a winning entry was a dreamlike experience,” said Lucian Gallacane, writer of SCALE HUNTERS. “The Call to Action Contest was the perfect opportunity to celebrate action storytelling and I hope readers will check out SCALE HUNTERS when it is released as a WEBTOON Original. I am determined to write a compelling story that can stun and inspire.”

“First and foremost, we want to warmly thank the readers and the WEBTOON team for their incredible appreciation and recognition of our comic SCALE HUNTERS. When I heard the results, I screamed with joy for 15 minutes and tried to remember how to breathe. It was night, I don’t think my neighbors were as happy as I was at that moment. It was an amazing and unbelievable feeling. I’ll give it my all to make sure the WEBTOON team and the readers have a great time with SCALE HUNTERS,”  said bisabidesu, lead artist of SCALE HUNTERS.

WEBTOON’s global creator community has brought new energy, innovation, and fandoms to action comics. Today, a new generation of comic fans turn to WEBTOON to find the biggest and best action and superheroes with titles like Doom Breaker (over 35 million views) and unOrdinary (over 1.1 billion views). WEBTOON’s industry-leading roster of global action sensations also includes titles like Tower of God (6.2+ billion views) and The God of High School (4.8 billion views), which have captivated audiences as hit anime adaptations on Crunchyroll and HBO Max.

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