- Published on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 16:37
The graphic novel, based on the first book in the series, “Twilight,” will be released as two volumes due to the length of the original. Also, there’s no word yet on whether the other three books, “New Moon,” “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn,” will be made into graphic novels.
South Korean artist Young Kim illustrated and adapted the hardcover book, in close collaboration with the original author of the “Twilight” series, Stephenie Meyer. “
“When it comes to really seeing Stephenie Meyer's personal vision of the Twilight property, this is as close an opportunity there is to accomplishing that. Stephenie was very specific and has very clear images of what the characters look like in her head,” Kim says, according to USA Today.
“[Seeing Kim’s work] brought me back to my first Twilight experience ... suddenly I would be feeling all the same things I felt that first summer while I was writing their (Edward and Bella's) story,” Mayers, for whom the way Bella and Edward are portrayed is very important.
“It is always difficult to visualize text, since everyone has a different interpretation of it, but I tried to be as faithful as possible to the descriptions in the book, and Stephenie's review and input were greatly helpful,” Kim added.
We’re curious to see the public’s reaction to the graphic novel. “The Twilight Saga” has millions of fans, there’s no denying that, and if we also count graphic novel enthusiasts, “Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1” has pretty high chances of success. What do you think? (Photos by Young Kim)