Young Kim

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Young Kim graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in painting from the College of Fine Arts. She has worked as a character and background designer at animation and online gaming companies and also on numerous animation and cover illustration projects but her most illustrious accomplishment so far is her adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling 'Twilight' books into a series of popular graphic novels. She currently makes her home in Yongin, South Korea.

Author's Comment: Q: What was the most challenging part in adapting Twilight into a graphic novel? A: I think this goes back to that question about pleasing the fans. Would my Edward fit the millions of Edwards in fans' imaginations? Would they like my version? Would they be satisfied with Bella's expressions, the way the two of them interact, or even just the backgrounds? I think everyone who works on visualizing text has the same worries because if something that previously only lived in someone's imagination is actualized in a fixed visual medium, it has to create its own beauty that didn't exist in the imagination to have meaning.

Nationality: South Korean

Featured series by Young Kim

Twilight Saga: The Graphic Novel (Ages 12 and up)