Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ocean of Secrets to Premeire at C2E2 this weekend

It is no secret that the success of any Comic-con, Expo, or Film Festival is the gathering of like-minded individuals to come together to network, entertain and inspire. This year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) is no different. This year, the art of Sophie-chan will be on display courtesy of TOKYOPOP according to a recent press release.

If you are a fan of manga, you can read the details in the full release below which has the schedule information:

Self-Taught Canadian Manga Artist To Appear

In Booth #441 April 21-23

Los Angeles, CA— TOKYOPOP announces today that the first volume of the fantastical shojo manga series, Ocean of Secrets by artist Sophie-chan will debut at next week’s C2E2 convention in Chicago, IL.

“We're thrilled to showcase such a talented creator at Chicago's go-to pop culture convention C2E2” says TOKYOPOP founder, Stu Levy. “ Sophie-chan is living proof that anyone and everyone can make their dreams a reality, and "Ocean of Secrets" is classic fantasy shojo manga but with her own unique perspective mixed in. Come meet her and the TOKYOPOP team!”

Artist and writer Sophie-chan proves that with hard work, patience and sheer determination you can realize your dream. Fans will have the chance to meet this inspirational young artist in a series of signings throughout the weekend.

Born in Iraq, and now living in Canada, Sophie-chan became infatuated with ­shojo manga at only seven years old. She taught herself to draw, even as she studied to become an engineer, to fulfill a dream of creating her own manga. In 2008 she started a YouTube channel to show off her artwork, which has since amassed an audience of 370k subscribers, with fans of her original creations all around the world!

“I'm thrilled to have my first graphic novel Ocean of Secrets debuted in Chicago next week and looking forward to the most exciting chapter of my journey!“ says artist Sophie-chan.
Sophie-chan will appear on TOKYOPOP’s panel presentation, taking place on Friday April 21 at 11:15 in room S405a, followed immediately by a signing in the publisher’s booth (#441) at 1pm. Additionally, fans can catch the Ocean of Secrets creator at the below times throughout the show:

Friday April 21:

Saturday April 22:

Sunday April 23:

Sophie-chan’s Ocean of Secrets was discovered through POP Comics, a mobile-first manga and comics platform, allowing users the ability to upload, read, and connect with original comics and their creators on any smartphone or tablet.

After being shipwrecked, Lia, an orphan girl joins the cold-hearted Captain Albert on a mission to escape powerful knights from Lyronaz. She engages with a magic power beyond her wildest dreams and discovers how the murder of Lyronaz's queen is related to Albert.

Fans not in Chicago can purchase copies of Ocean of Secrets at finer bookstores and comic shops everywhere on May 16, 2017.

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