Last week I wrote about the end of Richelle Mead’s incredibly popular Vampire Academy series, and you guys were pretty bummed that it was all over. Well I’ve got some great news for the VA fans out there! Not only do you have Bloodlines to look forward to (read about that here) but you also have a Vampire Academy graphic novel on the way! Woot!
From the sounds of it, the graphic novel will follow the same story as the books. The product description is the same as the novels, so you guys aren’t getting a new story, but amazing artwork to go with the story you know and love so well.
“Two races of vampires walk our world. The Moroi are alive and wield elemental magical, while the Strigoi are undead and evil–feeding on the innocent to survive. Rose Hathaway–a half-vampire with poor impulse control–is training to be a bodyguard for a Moroi princess. Learning to decapitate and stake is hard enough, but Rose’s real danger may lie in an illicit romance with one of her instructors…”
Emma Vieceli is the lucky artist behind the upcoming graphic novel. If you’re worried that she won’t do your favorite series justice, fear not, according to her bio she kicks ass.
“I’m a professional illustrator, writer and comic artist based in Cambridge in the UK. Past clients include: SelfMadeHero, Marvel, Image, Random House, Toykopop and FuturePublishing.
My recent key releases include: Much Ado About Nothing (2009) for SelfMadeHero, Comic Book Tattoo (2008) and Violet (2008) – a children’s series I wrote and illustrated for David Fickling and Random House as part of the DFC. I’m also currently one of Imagine FX’s panel of artists. For a full list of titles I’ve worked on, please check the Scrapbook page.”
Like I said, she kicks ass. For more info on Emma and pictures of her artwork check out her official website.
Sadly, the graphic novel won’t come out until August, 2011.
So, what do you guys think? Are you fans excited for the graphic novel?