Yen Press has announced two manga style adaptations of bestselling YA novels: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Chronicles of Nick and Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices trilogy. HyeKyung Baek is attached to The Infernal Devices as artist. Both series will initially be serialized online at Yen Plus before graduating to a print edition. Does “online serial followed by print edition” sound familiar? It should.
YEN PRESS ANNOUNCES MANGA ADAPTATION OF SHERRILYN KENYON’S
CHRONICLES OF NICK SERIES
NEW YORK, NY (10/14/2011) — Yen Press, the graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group, announced that it has entered into an agreement with internationally acclaimed author Sherrilyn Kenyon to create a two volume manga adaptation of her #1 New York Times bestselling Chronicles of Nick series.
Chronicles of Nick, a YA prequel to Kenyon’s immensely popular Dark-Hunter novels, reveals the path of a young Nick Gautier and the circumstances that led him to become the man with whom readers first became familiar in Kenyon’s earlier books. Chronicles of Nick and the forthcoming manga adaptation from Yen Press to be titled Dark-Hunters: Infinity provide a perfect entry point for young readers into the world of the Dark-Hunters as well as rich and visual back-story for existing fans.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Yen Press,” Sherrilyn Kenyon said. “As a major otaku, I’ve been a fan of their manga and magazine for years. I count Soul Eater and Spice & Wolf among some of my all time favorite tales. I know Chronicles of Nick couldn’t be in better hands, and I look forward to a partnership I know will thrill my fans and make the stories come alive for a whole new audience.”
Kurt Hassler, Yen Press Publishing Director, said of the project: “The first time I had the pleasure of meeting Sherrilyn, I was truly impressed by her level of enthusiasm for manga and anime. We had a great conversation about cosplay and various characters and series. It’s that level of enthusiasm that will truly make this an extraordinary endeavor, and we look forward to finding the perfect artist to bring Sherrilyn’s beloved characters to life in Dark-Hunters: Infinity!”
Chapters of Dark-Hunters: Infinity will be serialized in Yen Press’s monthly online anthology magazine, Yen Plus (www.yenplus.com), with publication of the first volume slated for Fall 2012.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a powerhouse with more than 25 million copies of her books in print in over 30 countries. Since 2006, she’s placed over fifty novels on the New York Times list with over a dozen of them landing the #1 slot. During that same time, she claimed ten #1 slots on Publisher’s Weekly. Sherrilyn lives a life of extraordinary danger…as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she can be found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends.
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