This last week, Stephenie Meyer announced that volume 1 of Twilight will be released in graphic novel format on March 16, 2010. This will be approximately the first half of the book. All the pretty pictures mean it takes more space, so the book will be released in two volumes.
From the press release on Stephenie's site:
Twilight: The Graphic Novel contains selected text from Meyer's original novel with illustrations by Korean artist Young Kim. A rare fusion of Asian and Western comic techniques is reflected in this black-and-white graphic novel with color interspersed throughout. Meyer consulted throughout the artistic process and had input on every panel.
"I've enjoyed working on this new interpretation of Twilight," said Meyer. "Young has done an incredible job transforming the words that I have written into beautiful images. The characters and settings are very close to what I was imagining while writing the series."
Much to the dismay many of my male friends, I've never really been into graphic novels. However, my Twilight habit has broadened my horizons in many ways. I've seen movies and heard music I would have never experienced prior to reading and seeing Twilight. It stands to reason it wouldn't stop there. The glimpses I've seen of the artwork is beautiful, so I can't wait to see the entire thing.
The graphic novel is available for pre-order at Amazon. The first printing is limited to 350,000 copies, so reserve your copy now.