GCE Podcast with Eisner Award Nominee Rachel Smythe

GCE Podcast with Eisner Award Nominee Rachel Smythe

June 11, 2019 0 By Laura Cerrone

Each year, San Diego Comic Con hosts the Eisner Awards, which highlight the accomplishments and achievements of creators and industry professionals in comic books. For our annual relaunch of the GCE podcast, we spoke to first-time Eisner Award nominee Rachel Smythe.


The New Zealand writer and artist is known for her Webtoon comic Lore Olympus, chronicling the mythological romance between Hades and Persephone. Set amongst a contemporary background, the story deviates from the original tale but has hooked in more than one million readers per week. With an overall readership of 161 million, it is currently the number one series on the Webtoon platform. This year, SDCC takes place from July 18 to July 21 this year.


With the solid storyline, lovely dream-like art and devoted audience, it is no wonder why Smythe was recognized as an Eisner nominee. In our podcast relaunch, we get to talking about the state of affairs when you launch a series just for fun and having it grow into a fully formed pop culture juggernaut.

The series has spawned its own realm of fanart, fanfiction and devoted cosplays.


Smythe can also be found all over the internet:





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And while you’re at it, check out some cool Lore Olympus cosplay!