New York Times has an article about the expected success of The Twilight Graphic novel.
“We were really pushing the boundaries for the history of the category, and with a property like ‘Twilight,’ it seemed justified,” said Kurt Hassler, the publishing director for Yen Press.
When “Breaking Dawn,” the fourth and final installment of the vampire saga went on sale in 2008, Little, Brown & Company Books for Young Readers, Ms. Meyer’s publisher, printed 3.2 million copies; 45 million copies of the four “Twilight” books have been sold in the United States. If even a small percentage of this audience tries the graphic novel, the ambitious printing will seem like a safe bet. (Little, Brown and Yen Press are divisions of the Hachette Book Group.)
“Twilight” will be split into two graphic novels. Mr. Hassler said that Ms. Meyer was involved in “every panel of every page” of the adaptation, down to the dialogue balloons.
“The characters and settings are very close to what I was imagining while writing the series,” Ms. Meyer said in a statement.
The first graphic novel, illustrated by Young Kim, a Korean artist, will be released on March 16 as a $19.99 hardcover in the same trim size as the original novels. “This will fit very nicely on fans’ bookshelves,” Mr. Hassler said.