Rachel Smythe is on a roll this year. Her WEBTOON Lore Olympus has taken home an Eisener and Harvey Award this year, and today, it was announced that she won the 2022 Ringo Award for Best Webcomic/Digital Book. It’s clear that Smythe’s modern take on the Greek myth, The Taking of Persephone, has found its way into readers’ hearts everywhere.

WEBTOON and its creators are making waves in the world of webcomics. Smythe’s Lore Olympus was joined in the Best Webcomic/Digital Book category by Archie Comics: Big Ethel Energy, Batman: Wayne Family Adventures, and Let’s Play. It’s exciting that four out of five nominees come from the platform. And they aren’t the only WEBTOON to win a Ringo Award. Merryweather and PokuriMio‘s Clinic of Horrors took home the Fan Favorite New Series award.

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If you haven’t had the chance to read Lore Olympus, we highly suggest it. Smythe’s modern-day retelling gives us a look at what the Greek gods and goddesses are up to after dark. It is romantic and suspenseful, and we are downright obsessed. What might have only started as the love story between Hades and Persphone has become so much more. We hope Smythe will continue to tell the story of the Greek gods and goddesses.

Smythe shared, “It’s been an incredible year for Lore Olympus and I’m immensely thankful to the fans that continue to follow the series as well as the esteemed committees that have recognized the title this year. My team and I are excited to continue telling this story and watching the relationship between hades and Persephone evolve further as season 3 continues on the WEBTOON platform.”

Have you read Lore Olympus? What are your thoughts on the WEBTOON series? Let us know in the comments below and on social media! If you haven’t read it yet – find it here!

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