Feb 28, 2011 | Comments 5
Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 (HC)
Stephenie Meyer Young Kim | Yen Press | CBR | ISBN 0759529434 | Pub March 16 2010 | 213 Pages (Monochrome) | 90.22 mb
The graphic novel adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, the first book in her four-volume and runaway bestseller Twilight Saga, published by Yen Press and adapted and illustrated by Korean talent Young Kim. The adjective is appropriate since Ms. Kim’s monochrome artwork are just about perfect for the subject matter. Anyhow, just as the original books became best sellers, and the movie adaptation of these books box office hits, Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 also set printing records: it sold over 66,000 copies in its first week, the largest debut for a graphic novel in the US, according to publisher Yen Press. It has already broken the record for largest first printing for a graphic novel with 350,000 copies. Of course you can ask any American teenage girl on the street if she has read Twilight and it would be safe to say she has (although we would much rather have them read many other books with better topics). If you’re in the US you can ask your girlfriend or wife about it and chances are she’s read, or at least heard about it, too. And if she has, maybe now’s your chance to curl and cuddle up with her with a laptop or e-reader and read the graphic novel.
When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret Beautifully rendered, this first installment of Twilight: The Graphic Novel is a must-have for any collector’s library. Book description
Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona. After the publication of her debut novel, Twilight, booksellers chose her as one of the “most promising new authors of 2005″ (Publishers Weekly).
Young Kim graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in painting from the College of Fine Arts. She has worked on numerous animation and cover illustration projects and currently makes her home in Yongin, Korea. info on book dust jacket.