Twilight: The Graphic Novel

Jan 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Book News, Fandom, Featured Articles


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NEW YORK, NY (January 20, 2010) — Yen Press, the graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group, announced that it will publish the highly-anticipated first volume in the graphic novel adaptation of  Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight on March 16, 2010.  Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 will be released in hardcover for $19.99 ($22.99 CAN) with a first printing of 350,000 copies.  As is typical in graphic novel publishing, due to the length of the prose novel, the book will be divided into two volumes and the release date for the second volume is forthcoming.


Twilight: The Graphic Novel contains selected text from Meyer’s original novel with illustrations by Korean artist Young Kim.  A rare fusion of Asian and Western comic techniques is reflected in this black-and-white graphic novel with color interspersed throughout.  Meyer consulted throughout the artistic process and had input on every panel.


“I’ve enjoyed working on this new interpretation of Twilight,” said Meyer.  “Young has done an incredible job transforming the words that I have written into beautiful images.  The characters and settings are very close to what I was imagining while writing the series.”


Kurt Hassler, Yen Press Publishing Director, said, “Few American publishing properties are better suited to introduce a vast readership to the medium of graphic novel than the phenomenon that is Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight.  Yen Press will certainly continue to expand this audience with the help of Bella and Edward.”


In four years, Stephenie Meyer has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon.  The Twilight Saga’s translation rights have been sold in nearly 50 countries and 85 million copies have been sold worldwide. 


Yen Press is an imprint of Hachette Book Group dedicated to publishing graphic novels for adults and young readers.  Yen Press’ focus is primarily on licensed manga, but also publishes across the wide spectrum of the graphic novel market, including, but not limited to: original manga publications, original American comics/graphic novels, webcomics, licensed adaptations, and children’s graphic novels.  


Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second largest publisher in the world. Hachette Book Group’s product lines include adult, illustrated, religious, children’s and audio books under the Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, Yen Press and Hachette Book Group Digital Media imprints.  For more information, visit


10 Comments to “Twilight: The Graphic Novel”

  1. switzerland says:

    Um… some people might think its cool,but i cant think of anything more ridiculous they could do with twilight!
    Its pratically a twilight comic book!

  2. Verónica says:

    I totally agree with switzerland… A comic book? Really?! Omg…

  3. Team Jacob All the Way says:

    I agree with switzerland on this
    It is not twilighty

  4. Shanise says:

    I think it’s great; there are people out there that only read graphic novels and manga. Plus the art work looks beautiful.

  5. Rosalyn says:

    I never read an graphic novel before but I am willing to at least check it out. Plus, I don’t think graphic novels are the same as an comic books.

  6. Stephanie G says:

    i agree with switzerland. i mean come on a graphic novel!!! what is next a cartoon series?

  7. Brita says:

    Graphic novels are actually a great way to read stories. I know a lot of graphic novels that have better stories than any other book’s I’ve read.

    If you haven’t read any graphic novels, I suggest one of my favorites, and it’s a really quick read. American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang.

    I think these are the best things about Twilight becoming a graphic novel:
    – It will be great if you want to refresh your memory of the story without having to read the book. Graphic novels are faster paced (generally) and easy to read quickly.
    – Having it in graphic novel form will give us the perfect image of how the characters are supposed to look. It will be way better than the movie because Stephenie could consult with the artist and put input on how she imagined them. We will see the images Stephenie wanted to show us (without having to read 3 pages of descriptions :P)

    . . . I think it is very imature to think that graphic novels do not have the same value of books, or are just “cartoons” because they are not. It’s a different way of storytelling and a beautiful one at that.

    P.S. For anyone who has read Maximum Ride, they also made a graphic novel adaptation, and the art is fabulous! It’s really cool to see you’re favorite books in graphic novels, so I think everyone should at least give the graphic novel a try 🙂

  8. Kay says:

    A graphic novel is the best way for the auther to show the readers what they imagion in the minds will they are writing the material. Along with the backgrounds and what happeneds in the story line. A movie can go so far were a picture can go as far as you want. I love the idea cause now I can the story as the auther saw it.

  9. What is a graphic novel. Robert toldme before but I’m such a retardi forgot!!

  10. Twizard says:

    I think a graphic novel is an excellent way to reintroduce Twilight. I mean come on the movie was not really an adequate represention of the book. I actually think they could have done so much better. THEY didn’t even spend any time on the meadow scene which in the book is the most important scene in the book. I think the graphic novel will a so much better representation!!!!!!!!!!!

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