Art by Im Gang-Hyeok, Story by Hong Seong-Su
Peak: An Announcement
Some of you might have seen this coming, but here it is – we hereby announce that we’ve officially dropped Peak.
Peak is a webtoon project that is even older than SCS itself, as the two core members involved in this project started working on it back in 2011 as part of Easy Going Scanlations. Gripped by its fantastic and beautifully realistic art and equally exciting tales of mountain rescue men in action, we’ve immensely enjoyed releasing every chapter into English for the viewing pleasure of an even broader audience.
However, Peak, once freely accessible to readers like almost every other webtoon, turned pay-per-view a while ago, meaning that while current season being serialised is still free, previous seasons are no longer so and readers must pay to view them. This presented us a dilemma, as unlike the past original Korean raws which are locked by Daum, there is no such means of restriction for English chapters that have been released on the web and we don’t think it’s right that English audience can read past chapters freely when their Korean counterparts can’t – there’s nothing we can do about the chapters we’ve already released, but we didn’t want to continue the practice either.
We did search for avenues that would allow our English version to generate some sort of revenue for the authors (thereby justifying our activities), and for a while we thought we found one and were ready to contact the authors for permission, but that hope was dashed recently when we learned that both Naver and Daum (the two major Korean portals where most of your favourite webtoons are serialised) have plans to launch their English webtoon services within the year. Upon hearing that, we thought we should better leave Peak to the official releases and concentrate on wrapping up other webtoons we are currently working on instead. It also means that we aren’t likely to pick up a new, recent webtoon any time soon, though we may still look into working on some of the older webtoons.
Thus, with much regret, we bid Peak goodbye. But don’t be too disappointed, as the chance is pretty high that you can enjoy the proper, official English versions of Peak and other webtoons before this year ends. So until then, patience, guys ;)
If you want to follow the current season of Peak, please click the link below: