[PR] TWILIGHT: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL, VOL. 2 WILL GO ON-SALE ON OCTOBER 11, 2011

{ED. – I enjoyed the first volume of Twilight, the Graphic Novel much more than I was expecting, and I have been wondering when the next volume would hit store shelves. Yen Press has finally announced a date!}

 

YEN PRESS ANNOUNCES

TWILIGHT: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL, VOL. 2

WILL GO ON-SALE ON OCTOBER 11, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (xx, 2011) — Yen Press, the graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group, announced that it will publish the eagerly-awaited second volume in the graphic novel adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight on October 11, 2011. Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2 will be released as an e-book and in hardcover for $19.99 ($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 throughout the artistic process and had input on every panel.

“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.

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 www.hbgusa.com.

4 thoughts on “[PR] TWILIGHT: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL, VOL. 2 WILL GO ON-SALE ON OCTOBER 11, 2011

  • May 23, 2011 at 4:58 pm
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    I saw the cover on YenPress today. I love how its the other half of the first book cover.

  • May 23, 2011 at 5:06 pm
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    @Sandy – thanks for the heads up about the cover – I added it to the post. I like it, too!

  • May 23, 2011 at 9:11 pm
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    The pictures are pretty but otherwise I’m not sure how to feel about this.

  • May 25, 2011 at 1:05 am
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    Wow, I love the cover! It’s really beautiful how their hands touch.

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