Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive peek at the upcoming ‘Twilight’ graphic novel and also had a chance to talk to the Twilight Saga author, Stephenie Meyer. They chatted about her involvement with the comic and also about her work on future books.
The graphic novel (due out March 16), was drawn and adapted by Young Kim, but Stephenie shares that she was very involved in the process:
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.
The graphic novel has made her feel the way she did back when she first wrote Twilight.
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.
EW: When this project is done, are you done with Twilight?
SM: 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.
Many Twilight fans will assume that she’s talking about the unfinished manuscript for Midnight Sun, at least that’s where my mind immediately went!
What do you think? Are you still anxiously waiting for the rest of Midnight Sun? Would you read any other Twilight-related books she might write in the future?
To take a look at the graphic novel cover and peek at an exclusive panel from it, check out EW.com.
Photos by INF