Dec. 28, 2021

Meet the Tinkers: Interview with Michael Son, VP of Content at Tapas

Meet the Tinkers: Interview with Michael Son, VP of Content at Tapas

Our first in a new series, we interview ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ฉ๐—ฃ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ at Tapas!  

*Thank you to Patron Molly for coming up with the series name!*

We talk about how he got to work at Tapas, what he does on a day to day basis, his love of comics, and the mission and vision at Tapas.  It was such a pleasure to talk to Michael and get to know him more!  

๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฒ๐—น'๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€:
https://twitter.com/tapastic
https://www.instagram.com/coolbeanjeans
https://tapas.io/michaelson  

๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€:
Established in 2012, headquartered in Los Angeles with key global operations in Seoul, South Korea, and Beijing, China, Tapas Media is one of the fastest-growing digital publishing platforms of webcomics and novels in North America. Tapas has created a community of more than 9M registered users with stories from 68,000 creators and published over 99,000 stories to date. Tapas has multiple partnerships across various multimedia platforms including Scholastic, Zoic Studios, Vault Comics, BOOM!, Hachette Book Group, Ten Speed Press (Penguin Random House), Kakao Entertainment, Podium Audio, Frolic Media, Madison Wells, Netmarble, and more. Tapas Media is the 2020 Ringo Award winner for Favorite Publisher and received its first Eisner nominations in 2021. In 2021, Tapas Media joined forces with Kakao Entertainment to expand their global storytelling footprint.  

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ต๐˜๐˜๐—ฝ๐˜€://๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€.๐—ถ๐—ผ/.

๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€:
๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜บ: https://tapas.io/series/magicalboy
๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ: https://tapas.io/series/MondoMango
๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ธ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ: https://www.viz.com/chainsaw-man
๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜”๐˜ฆ: https://www.shortbox.co.uk/product/don-t-go-without-me-by-rosemary-valero-o-connell
๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ: ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜Š๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ: https://www.dccomics.com/comics/catwoman-lonely-city-2021/catwoman-lonely-city-1
๐˜‹๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1ATAh4PZe1BdqF403XqGiV
๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/602718/the-magic-fish-by-trung-le-nguyen/
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ: https://issuu.com/illomag/docs/meadschaeffer

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