Ize Press logoIze Press, the Korean comics imprint of Yen Press and Anime NYC, one of New York City’s biggest anime conventions, have announced a big name for their upcoming slate of guests for their November 17-19, 2023 event at the Javits Center: Sleepy-C, artist for works such as Tomb Raider King and manhwa mega-hit Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint. Sleepy-C will be able to meet fans in N. America for the first time in honor of the series’ upcoming English print graphic novel debut. Anime NYC confirms via their website: “Sleepy-C will appear on Saturday and Sunday. She will appear on a panel and host autograph sessions.”

The Ize Press edition of Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint will be released on December 12, 2023.  It’s available for pre-order now, and Ize Press will hopefully have early release copies available at the show for the autograph sessions. Ize Press has also been releasing physical English language editions of Tomb Raider King and The World After the Fall, the latter of which is written by singNsong, the author of Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint.

You can also check out Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint on Webtoon, where it currently gets updated weekly. The official synopsis reads:

Dokja was an average office worker whose sole interest was reading his favorite web novel ‘Three Ways to Survive the Apocalypse.’ But when the novel suddenly becomes reality, he is the only person who knows how the world will end. Armed with this realization, Dokja uses his understanding to change the course of the story, and the world, as he knows it.

In their own press release, Yen Press had this to say regarding the series:

  “Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint is a compelling survival game manhwa that combines psychological drama and supernatural action—a brilliant series bolstered by Sleepy-C’s amazing artwork. Readers have frequently requested and eagerly anticipated English print editions of the widely renowned Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint since Ize Press, the Korean comic imprint of Yen Press, was announced in April 2022. Written by singNsong, the author of The World After the Fall, Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint has reigned supreme as one of the top ten action series on the digital comic platform WEBTOON with over 268 million views and 2.9 million subscribers. This Korean comic series also won the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Award in the Manhwa Category of the 2021 Korea Content Awards.”

It also included a bio for Sleepy-C:

“Sleepy-C is an artist who has worked on some of today’s most popular Korean comics. In 2019, Sleepy-C worked on the series Tomb Raider King and in 2020 became the main artist of the Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint webcomic. With her amazing artwork bolstering the adaptation of one of the most popular Korean webnovels, Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint has quickly become an iconic work in the world of Korean webcomics.”

Other guests for Anime NYC include several hololive idols such as Fuwawa, Mococo Abyssgard, Biseki Bijou, and Shiori Novella. Kazuki Ura (voice actor for Yoichi Isagi in soccer anime series Blue Lock), the cast of Drawfee, and Sarah Natochenny (voice actor for Ash Ketchum in the Pokémon anime series) to name a few. You can check out the full line-up announced so far on Anime NYC’s guest page, and purchase badges to attend this event too.

Anime NYC has a page up for their panel schedule, however the schedule itself has yet to be announced.

Are you excited to meet Sleepy-C at Anime NYC, or have you read and enjoyed Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint? Let us know in the comments!