Twilight Manga: Meyers Involved in 'Every Panel'

Topic started by gia on Feb. 17, 2010. Last post by John_Martone 4 years, 7 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13


Missed it: the New York Times has a piece on the upcoming Twilight manga with a few more details about the Twilight manga, including this piece of info:

“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.

I applaud the idea of keeping the original creators involved with later iterations of its works in general, here every bit as much as anywhere else...but this particular statement is funny because the dialogue balloons have been the subject of admonishment from comic pros like John Barber and Simon Jones (occasionally NSFW). Barber suggests that the placement and lettering are so bad that those who come to Twilight as their first comic might feel like their failure to parse Twilight properly will turn them off from comics as a whole.


"The balloons are giant awkward shapes...and the placement is terrible--they're awkwardly over the figures, overlapping panels randomly."


This all comes from the online preview, of course-- it's entirely possible that the dialogue bubbles will change before its release on March 16th.
 
(Caught it: AICN Anime.)
Post by Karasu (76 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Insistence that she was involved with the text balloons smacks heavily of disclaimer. "It certainly isn't OUR fault."
 
My lack of enjoyment of the plot leads me to understand that she'd be heavy-handed with every aspect she touches.
 
(Personally, I didn't even lay out type this badly in GD 101.)
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@Karasu: It did seem like a kind of odd thing to be so specific about.
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Post by Sigue (860 posts) See mini bio Level 8
@Kelleth said:
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This image effectively sums up my feelings regarding Twilight in general.
Post by sora_thekey (1,097 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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I have to say that the narrative captions look cool... but You're right those ballons are ... IDK!?
Post by lanaswift (636 posts) See mini bio Level 4
@Karasu: Ugh, no kidding. It's like someone gave her the PSDs for the comic and she was like "HEY I COULD DO THE REST BY MYSELF GUYS!!1"
Post by Miken (87 posts) See mini bio Level 12
There's a certain point where it really should be left to the pros...-_-;;
 ...Not that I actually want this manga at all though.
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Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@Karasu said:
" Insistence that she was involved with the text balloons smacks heavily of disclaimer. "It certainly isn't OUR fault."  My lack of enjoyment of the plot leads me to understand that she'd be heavy-handed with every aspect she touches.  (Personally, I didn't even lay out type this badly in GD 101.) "
Okay, the design isn't doing much for anyone, but her hyper involvement is probably moreso to legitimize the entire venture. Well, and probably to pacify what I can only assume is an enormous, controlling franchise holder.
Post by GrandMarshal (152 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Dam theres a lot of vomiting going on in these comments
Post by Boddington (169 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Meyers: More sparkle, darker eyeliner!
 
Artist: There's not enough ink in my pen for what you want, woman!
 
Meyers: Then what good are you to me? *neckstab action*
Post by OtakuVal (15 posts) See mini bio Level 1
I read Twilight and I liked it, and no, I'm not a 14 year old teenage girl...This seems like a better adaptation than the movies...so I am looking forward to it.
Post by Sigue (860 posts) See mini bio Level 8
@OtakuVal said:
" I read Twilight and I liked it, and no, I'm not a 14 year old teenage girl...This seems like a better adaptation than the movies...so I am looking forward to it. "
A 15 year-old girl, then?
Post by OtakuVal (15 posts) See mini bio Level 1
@Sigue: Wow...what is it with some people thinking nobody besides teenagers can like the book... I mean Harry Potter is popular amongst adults and I personally the first book is nothing special...And if you must know, I'm 27, I have nothing to hide, and I'll say it again, I'm looking forward to this adaptation...at least Edward's kinda of handsome in that one, unlike Robert Pattison *shudders*.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@OtakuVal said:
" @Sigue: Wow...what is it with some people thinking nobody besides teenagers can like the book... I mean Harry Potter is popular amongst adults and I personally the first book is nothing special...And if you must know, I'm 27, I have nothing to hide, and I'll say it again, I'm looking forward to this adaptation...at least Edward's kinda of handsome in that one, unlike Robert Pattison *shudders*. "
I'm with you. While the extremist fan reaction can leave me a bit... disheveled, I have absolutely no problem with the source material and the readers by large. I never read the books, but I found that I was pretty entertained by the second movie. Was I sold a bill of inferior goods wrapped in Robert Pattison sparkles? 
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