Twilight the Graphic Novel

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Twilight is getting the graphic novel treatment courtesy of Yen Press.  The style is a pseudo Manga style, my guess is to appeal to a female audience.  Will we soon hear the shrills of tween girls invading our comic book stores?  How about the apocalypse?

We hope that the series drives a female audience into comic book shops and those shops take advantage to increase the female audience.  One can dream….

Entertainment Weekly chatted Twilight author Stephenie Myer about her role with the graphic novel.

The text of your original novel is boiled down so carefully that it doesn’t feel like anything is missing. Were you the one who did that?

I was definitely involved.  I didn’t do the original “script” for the book, so to speak.  But when I got the dialogue with the images, I did a lot of tinkering. In a couple of places, I asked for missing scenes to be inserted.  For example, the conversation in the car that Bella and Edward have after she faints in Biology.

How does the feeling of reading the graphic novel compare to that of reading the original? Does it bring something new to the experience for you?

For me, it takes me back to the days when I was writing Twilight.  It’s been a while since I was really able to read Twilight; there is so much baggage attached to that book for me now.  It seems like all I can see are the mistakes in the writing.  Reading Young’s version brought me back to the feeling I had when I was writing and it was just me and the characters again.  I love that.  I thank her for it.

You can read the rest of the interview here.