July 15, 2009

Twilight Manga: Graphic Novel Version of our Beloved Book on its way

EW exclusively announces that Yen Press will be publishing Twilight in graphic-novel form:
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). 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.

Can't wait! Thanks, MyTwiLife!

6 comments:

  1. This is awesome news! I didn't think Stephenie would ever let this happen. Now, the husband might just let me hang graphic novel art in the house--he is a total graphic novel nerd. Yay! Thanks for sharing this TCA!

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  2. I agree with this article- I think the graphics are a closer rendition to Meyer's description in the books. When I read the books again and again, I don't really picture the characters as Rob and Kristen- for some reason I have a distinct separation in my head from the books and the movies.

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  3. I love manga..manhwa [whatever the Koreans call it] and I can't wait until it comes out xD
    I agree with Heidi Ho (:
    It's easier to picture the characters.
    But...yay...can't wait.

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