TurtleMe is the creator of The Beginning After the End, the #1 hit webcomic and web novel series from Tapas. He is a Korean American storyteller and grew up admiring action fantasy works in both English and Korean which inspired the creation of his own series where he brings together a blend of western and eastern literature. With the collaboration of The Beginning After the End artist Fuyuki23, both the web novel and webcomic series update regularly in fast-paced installments to build an epic fantasy that follows the journey of Arthur Leywin, a reincarnated king that is reborn into a new life of magic and twisted fate.

Since its initial release in 2016, the novel consistently updates weekly and is now on its 10th volume. The Beginning After the End—commonly addressed as TBATE amongst fans—was adapted into a webcomic in early 2018 and is now in its fifth season. Today, the web novel is currently available in English and Chinese and as an audiobook via Audible. The webcomic currently publishes in America, Japan, South Korea, China, Thailand, Indonesia, France, Germany, Mexico, and India and debuted as a graphic novel in print published by Yen Press in August 2022.

Arthur, a former king in a past life, is reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, where he has a second chance to relive his life. 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.

Launched in 2012, Tapas Media is a pioneer digital publishing platform for webcomics and web novels in North America. Tapas Media’s portfolio of businesses—Tapas, Tapas Community, and Studio Tapas—provides webcomic and web novel readers, content creators, and established storytellers a creative platform to consume, publish, and distribute nearly 100,000 series to date. With global offices in Los Angeles, Seoul, and Beijing, stories from over 75,000 creators, and a strong community of more than 10 million registered users, Tapas is the premiere digital destination to create and consume the stories you crave.

TurtleMe will appear on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for panels and autograph sessions.

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