Our first in a new series, we interview 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗦𝗼𝗻, 𝗩𝗣 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁 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!
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.
𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁 𝗵𝘁𝘁𝗽𝘀://𝘁𝗮𝗽𝗮𝘀.𝗶𝗼/.
𝘔𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘉𝘰𝘺: https://tapas.io/series/magicalboy
𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘰 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘰: https://tapas.io/series/MondoMango
𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘢𝘸 𝘔𝘢𝘯: https://www.viz.com/chainsaw-man
𝘋𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘎𝘰 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘔𝘦: https://www.shortbox.co.uk/product/don-t-go-without-me-by-rosemary-valero-o-connell
𝘊𝘢𝘵𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯: 𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘊𝘪𝘵𝘺: https://www.dccomics.com/comics/catwoman-lonely-city-2021/catwoman-lonely-city-1
𝘋𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘯𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘋𝘦𝘳𝘣𝘺: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1ATAh4PZe1BdqF403XqGiV
𝘔𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘤 𝘍𝘪𝘴𝘩: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/602718/the-magic-fish-by-trung-le-nguyen/
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳: https://issuu.com/illomag/docs/meadschaeffer
𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆𝗧𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻:
𝗦𝘂𝗯𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁:
𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀: 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆, 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲, 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗴𝗹𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲!
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