Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Twilight As A Graphic Novel!

Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, all Twis need to know that Yen Press will be publishing Twilight in graphic-novel form! However, the publication date is still to be determined:

"Korean artist Young Kim is creating the art and Stephenie 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). 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.

What do you think? If you’d like to see more before weighing in, pick up a copy of EW magazine, which will hit newsstands on Friday, July 17 — it contains finished illustrations of Edward, Bella, and Jacob."

11 comments:

  1. awesome
    i hope it comes out soon

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  2. That's awesome!

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  3. Can't wait to read it!

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  4. I think it will be good. I like, as you pointed out, that they are using descriptions from the books rather than the movies!

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  5. I am pretty sure a Japanese artist has already done this...

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  6. it will be too cool. I can't wait to get my hands on it. btw, Hi there! This might be helpful to your readers especially those who are looking for the Twilight in Chinese version. Chinese Twilight

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  7. I'm sorry but to me that art looks rubbish. Be better if it was drawn like ACTUAL manga. this is that american-ized rubbish stuff.

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  8. Anyone read ''nightlight''? its a parody of twilight and is sooo funny, its like the twilight movie bella haha but her name is belle goose and edwards name is edwart.. hes a computer nerd and she's megga up herself.. funny!!

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  9. When is this coming out?

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