TWILIGHT: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL Vol. 2 Coming in October

I’ve got good news for anyone eagerly awaiting volume 2 of the Twilight graphic novel: Yen Press, an imprint of Hachette, has announced that it will be released on October 11, 2011 (you can see the cover above). This is about a month before Breaking Dawn: Part 1 hits movie theaters on November 18th.

Apparently the first volume of the graphic novel adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight was quite a success. Kurt Hassler, Yen Press Publishing Director, said in a release, “The first volume of the Twilight graphic novel was an utter phenomenon in the category, and the reception by Stephenie’s fans was absolutely overwhelming.” Volume 2 will have a first printing of 350,000 copies.

“Knowing how beautifully Young Kim rendered the Twilight universe in the first volume, I couldn’t wait for this next one,” remarked Meyer. “Her illustrations of characters and settings gorgeously capture the world and are very close to what I saw in my mind’s eye while writing Twilight.”

The press release goes on to say:
A visually arresting retelling of the story that has captured the hearts and minds of countless fans, Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2 contains selected text from Meyer’s original novel with illustrations by the talented Korean artist Young Kim. Kim’s unique artistic style which combines Asian and Western comic techniques are showcased in this black-and-white graphic novel with color interspersed throughout. Meyer consulted throughout the artistic process and had input on every panel.

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2 will be released as an ebook and in hardcover on October 11, 2011.

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