Good morning fellow WEBTOON readers and welcome to this week’s installment of Saturday Morning Webtoons! This is where we shine a light on two WEBTOONs we are thoroughly enjoying. These stories have had us captivated chapter after chapter each week and we couldn’t pass up sharing them with you! So grab your favorite snacks, an electronic device and settle into these sensational stories.

DISCLAIMER: The following posts have possible spoilers for Punderworld and Jane E.

Punderworld

Persephone looking out into the woods in Sigeel's Punderworld WEBTOON Canvas series.

Punderworld WEBTOON Canvas Series.

Sometimes a story is so good that we need all of the retellings! And this week, we are taking a look at two WEBTOON Canvas retellings that have knocked our socks off. First, we have Sigeel‘s Punderworld! This series is a retelling of the myth The Taking of Persephone and features the love-struck misadventures of Hades and Persephone. It heavily focuses on the misadventures aspect as the two meet and fall head over heels for each other while trying to navigate the world of Gods and Goddesses.

One could say that I have a love for all retellings of The Taking of Persephone and they wouldn’t be wrong. Punderworld is one of my favorite versions due heavily to Sigeel’s art style and overall charm in her work. It isn’t a modern-day retelling, but the themes of love and finding hope in the dark are evident across all generations. It was easy to fall in love with Sigeel’s versions of Hades, Persephone and the other Greek Gods. Plus, I can’t ignore how much I love the way she is able to add a bit of humor to all of her stories.

Punderworld is currently on hiatus, but you can read season one here!

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Jane E.

Jane floating in the ocean in Effievescence's Jane E. WEBTOON Canvas series.

Jane E. Webtoon Canvas Series.

Our second WEBTOON Canvas retelling is Effievescence‘s Jane E. This is a modern-day retelling of Charlotte Bronte’s classic gothic romance novel Jane Eyre. When a young Jane is denied love in all of its forms, she finds herself being shipped away to a school that will correct her ways. When Jane finally finds a place that feels like home with the love she has always wanted, she is faced with her most trying circumstance yet. Will she choose love or her convictions?

My first reading of Jane Eyre solidified the classic gothic novel as one of my favorites. It’s dark and romantic in a way that took me entirely by surprise. And the same can be said about Effievescence’s modern-day retelling. It holds onto the similar themes of the novel and each chapter is broken into a few different updates to help give us a visual as the story goes on. The best part of Jane E. is the balance of bringing the story into the present day while also giving us the old school gothic feel.

Jane E. can be read here!

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