NEW YORK, NY (10/8/21)—Yen Press, LLC announced the graphic novel release of The Beginning After the End, the immensely popular webcomic written by TurtleMe with art by Fuyuki23 based on the Tapas original novel. The Beginning After the End stands out as one of the most read series on the leading digital publisher of webcomics and novels, Tapas, with more than 13.3 million webcomic views and more than 14.4 million novel views for a combined readership of around 28 million.
“While the craft of storytelling has evolved alongside technology in order to be consumed on a screen instead of paper, it’s a great honor to have my story printed and distributed on paper so that my beloved readers and myself can physically hold it and keep it as a part of our bookshelves,” said TurtleMe, the creator of The Beginning After the End. “Thank you, Fuyuki, for bringing my novel to life with your art, and thank you to Tapas and Yen Press for making all of this happen.”
“Partnering with a world-class publisher like Yen Press is a dream come true for all involved,” said Alex R. Carr, Senior Director of Publisher Development at Tapas Media. “This is a momentous next step for creator TurtleMe and artist Fuyuki23, in terms of introducing this epic story to a brand-new audience, and it signals Tapas as a destination point for boundless stories and storytellers.”
“As fans and advocates for art and storytelling, we at Yen Press love seeing the great things done by creators such as TurtleMe and Fuyuki23 and companies such as Tapas to share webcomics and novels with the world,” said Mark de Vera, Sales and Marketing Director at Yen Press. “It is an honor to bring to print The Beginning After the End, a series that we feel fits right in with the many other works that have found a home at Yen Press.”
King Grey has unrivaled strength, wealth, and prestige in a world governed by martial ability. However, solitude lingers closely behind those with great power. Beneath the glamorous exterior of a powerful king lurks the shell of man devoid of purpose and will.
Reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, the king has a second chance to relive his life. Correcting the mistakes of his past will not be his only challenge, however. Underneath the peace and prosperity of the new world is an undercurrent threatening to destroy everything he has worked for, questioning his role and reason for being born again.
The launch date of the physical release of The Beginning After the End will be announced by Yen Press in the near future.
About Yen Press, LLC
Yen Press, LLC is a joint venture between Kadokawa Corporation and Hachette Book Group. Founded in 2006, Yen Press has quickly risen to become one of the largest and most prolific publishers of manga and original graphic novels in the North American marketplace and a driving force in the introduction of light novels and Japanese literature to new readers through its Yen On imprint. For more information, visit www.yenpress.com.
About Tapas Media, Inc.
Tapas Media, Inc. is a next-generation media company offering bite-sized content through its online mobile platform, Tapas. Tapas Media properties, which consists of the popular Tapas mobile app and Tapas, boasts over 8.7 billion views to date from more than 9M registered users – primarily in North America. Tapas Media provides a best-in-class reading experience for fans of storytelling on mobile devices and on the web, featuring original series – under Studio Tapas, the division dedicated to producing and publishing original webcomics and novels – licensed webcomics, and a successful digital novels division. Tapas have a devoted community side of the platform, Tapastry, which provides a destination for any creator to share their stories and find their audience. Founded in March 2012, Tapas has gathered over 64,000 creators, 99,000 series, and more than 2M episodes. Tapas has multiple partnerships across various multimedia platforms including Scholastic, Zoic Studios, Vault Comics, BOOM!, Hachette Book Group, Ten Speed Press (Penguin Random House), Kakao Entertainment, Podium Audio, Frolic Media, Madison Wells, Netmarble, and more. Tapas is the 2020 Ringo Award winner for Favorite Publisher. Tapas received their first Eisner nominations in 2021 and recently made a name for itself in its half-billion-dollar acquisition by entertainment giant Kakao Entertainment.
For more information, please visit Tapas.