Twilight The Graphic Novel contains selected text from Meyer's original novel with illustrations by Korean artist Young Kim. A rare fusion of Asian and Western comic techniques is reflected in this black-and-white graphic novel with colour interspersed throughout. Stephenie Meyer consulted throughout the artistic process and had input on every panel.
"I've enjoyed working on this new interpretation of Twilight," said Stephenie Meyer. "Young has done an incredible job transforming the words that I have written into beautiful images. The characters and settings are very close to what I was imagining while writing the series."
Samantha Smith, Atom Editorial Director, said, "It's incredibly exciting for us to be able to introduce fans, who might not have read a graphic novel before, to this wonderfully innovative and imaginative format. Stephenie Meyer's fans have always been hugely supportive. We're sure that they're going to be just as excited as we are to see Twilight in such a new and exciting way."
In four years, Stephenie Meyer has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The Twilight Saga's translation rights have been sold in nearly 50 counties and 85 million copies have been sold worldwide. The Australian sale figures for the Twilight Saga is now well over 3 million copies.
As is typical in graphic novel published due to the length of the prose novel, the book will be divided into two volumes and the release date of the second volume is yet to be announced.
Review: Thoroughly enjoyable for any Twilight fan. See Twilight through new eyes in this cartoon book as it retells the story of Bella & Edward in a very personal way bringing to life the characters in a most enjoyable way. Totally captivating!
Twilight The Graphic Novel, Volume 1
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Art Adaptation: Young Kim