By Danica Davidson

Anne Rice made her literary debut in 1976 with “Interview with the Vampire,” and her iconic book is getting a graphic adaptation by Yen Press  in “Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story,” due out November 20. The graphic novel can now be preordered, but it’s not Rice’s only work that has made it over into the comics medium. “Servants of the Bones” has been adapted by IDW, and adaptations of “The Wolf Gift” and “Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana” are going to be released. Rice spoke to MTV Geek about her early love of graphic novels, her wish to have more works adapted, and if she might ever pen an original graphic novel. Read More...

By Elizabeth Keenan

Editing a graphic novel can be a very different prospect depending on whether its an OGN, a work-for-hire, or a novel adaptation. Publishers Weekly’s Heidi MacDonald directed her New York Comic Con panel of editors through a variety of scenarios based on books they edited.

MacDonald first asked JuYoun Lee, senior editor at Yen Press, about adapting the novel "Interview with the Vampire" as a graphic novel. Being part of the Hachette Group means that Yen Press had the means to adapt books already in the market. “Graphic novels are about good stories,” Lee said. With "Interview", “it was a no-brainer when the opportunity was presented to us.". But the editing team soon made a decision to focus one character’s perspective.

“We wanted to give it a little twist or spin, and present it in a fresh way,” she said. “We chose Claudia. The book is the same story, the same plot.” Read More...

Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story Trailer

Yen Press is giving Anne Rice's novel "Interview with the Vampire" a whole new life, recasting it as a graphic novel and shifting the point of view from Louis, the original narrator, to Claudia. "Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story," with art by Ashley Marie Witter, will be out in November.


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