Twilight Graphic Novel Coming

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Entertainment Weekly (EW), my favorite magazine, has posted details regarding the latest offering the world of TWILIGHT – a graphic novel (manga style).

Here is the passage from the article:

Yen Press will be publishing Twilight in graphic-novel form, publication date still to be determined. Though Korean artist Young Kim is creating the art, Meyer herself is deeply immersed in the project, reviewing every panel.

Take a close look at the biology-class sketch we’ve obtained (that’s an empty dialogue bubble between their heads, if you’re wondering).

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What’s interesting to me is that it doesn’t look simply like an artist’s rendering of Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson. In fact, the characters seem to be an amalgam of Meyer’s literary imagination and the actors’ actual looks.

The description of Edward from biology class: “His dazzling face was friendly; open, a slight smile on his flawless lips. But his eyes were cautious.” And Bella: “I was ivory-skinned …. I had always been slender, but soft somehow, obviously not an athlete…”

To me, this graphic-novel Bella seems much closer to me to Meyer’s book than to Stewart’s sultry portrayal. The Edward shown is closer to Pattinson, but not a real duplicate; there’s something very winning in the sketch that I don’t see in Pattinson’s all-too-perfect tousled bronze locks and piercing eyes.

Check out the article at EW’s website here. According to the website more images will be featured in tomorrow’s publication (July 15, 2009). Pick it up, check it out and let me know what you think!

This all sounds great, of course….but I know I speak for the fans when I say that we are hoping that Stephenie Meyer dedicates some time to new novels – like sequels to THE HOST series.

We are waiting very hopefully for THE SOUL and THE SEEKER….bring us more of that saga as well!!

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~Calliope

~ by Calliope on July 16, 2009.

One Response to “Twilight Graphic Novel Coming”

  1. I agree about the sequels to the Host. I can’t wait.

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