5Panels, a group of Hungarian comic creators, was established in 2010 by comics artists who had already self-published several comic books. At first their goal was to create an online portfolio site, but soon the project evolved into the regular publication of anthologies and experimental works with common themes. The busó characters, superheroes modeled on supernatural beings of Hungarian folklore, were introduced to the audience in one of these anthologies. These creatures later became the trademark characters of the group.
5Panels is currently the most active comics publishing group in Hungary with at least one new publication for each event. EpicLine, a milestone in the history of Hungarian comics, has emerged from this unique background. Created and supported by 5Panels members, EpicLine is the first and only Hungarian monthly magazine in our tiny comics scene.