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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Twilight: The Graphic Novel Volume 2

If you’re a big fan of Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1, it’s time to get excited! Little, Brown has announced that Yen Press (the manga and graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group) will be releasing Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2 on October 11th, 2011. The new volume is again illustrated by the very talented Young Kim and had Stephenie Meyer’s input through every panel. This time we have Edward on the cover, although if you notice, the two covers really belong together. Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2 will be released as an e-book and in hardcover for $19.99 US ($22.99 CAN) with a first printing of 350,000 copies.

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 Kim throughout the artistic process and had input on every single panel that the artist created.

“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.” Kurt Hassler, Yen Press Publishing Director, commented, “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. It’s an incredible testament to the collaboration between Stephenie and Young Kim, and we cannot wait to be able to put the second volume into the readers’ hands!”

Stephenie Meyer has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The Twilight Saga’s translation rights have been sold in nearly 50 countries and 116 million copies have been sold worldwide.

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