Monday, July 20, 2009

Twilight, Manga Style!

Apparently, a Twilight graphic novel is now in the works. Take a look at these beautiful drawings of Edward, Jacob, and Bella:

Click HERE for a larger picture.

Entertainment Weekly has an article accompanying the drawings. Here's what it says:

Twilight fans have devoured the books, flocked to the movie, and snapped up the DVD. So why not a graphic novel? The publishers behind Stephenie Meyer's smash teen vampire series are preparing two volumes drawn by Korean artist Young Kim and heavily edited by Meyer. "For years I've had many fans ask me if there will be a graphic-novel version of Twilight," Meyer said in a statement. "I know they'll be just as thrilled as I am for this new interpretation." The graphic novel is essentially Meyer's brain on paper. "Stephenie is reviewing every page, every panel," says Kurt Hassler, publishing director for Yen Press, an imprint of Hachette Book Group. "People should feel like they are getting a rare glimpse inside her vision of the property."

Whether you'd really buy a Twilight graphic novel or not, you have to admit that those drawings are quite gorgeous. I wish I could bring a character to life with nothing but pencil lines! And I rather like the idea of this graphic novel - yes, we all know they're trying to make as much money off our obsessions as possible, and, hell, it's working, but at least this looks like it will be something of quality. I doubt I'll buy it, but it is a cool idea. Better than New Moon candy or Edward body glitter or Alice lipgloss at least. x)


fanpire17 said...

i love the pictures. if i could only draw like that...
on another note, i like how people make comic books sounds so mature by calling them graphic novels. hahaha you gotta love it.

Twilighter said...

I know! XD I love saying "graphic novel". It makes me sound sufisticaded. :P (I spelled that wrong on purpose, I promise!)