And the Twilight ball keeps right on rolling. Yen Press will be releasing an amazing graphic novel featuring Twilight. Entertainment Weekly had a chance to speak the The Twilight Saga creator, Stephenie Meyer.
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.
When this project is done, are you done with Twilight?
I can’t say that I am done with Twilight forever. I’m not working on anything new Twilight-related now, and probably not for a while. But there’s still a possibility that I’ll go back and close some of the open doors.
What do you think, Twihards? Are you excited about this?
I cannot wait to get my hands on these, but there will only be 350,000 copies so how will this work? Will we have to camp outside Barnes & Noble?(because you know I will lol) And I firmly believe Stephenie Meyer will complete Midnight Sun at some stage, she wouldn’t just not finish it, she doesn’t strike me as the type to leave any stone unturned, so we will have to do what we do best…hurry up and wait.
Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 will be released March 16th and can be ordered now.
(Source: EW.com Thanks CF!)