THE INFERNAL DEVICES MANGA
In October 2011, Yen Press came to an agreement with Cassandra Clare to adapt The Infernal Devices into a three-issue series featuring each of the books in the best selling trilogy: Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess.
A sample of the first issue, illustrated by HyeKyung Baek, was one 40 comics that was given away on Free Comic Book Day on May 5, 2012.
The first manga installment, Clockwork Angel, is due out on October 7, 2012. Until then, single chapters can currently be found in the on-line issues of Yen Plus.
ABOUT THE SERIES
A prequel to Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, the #1 New York Times-bestselling The Infernal Devices is the story of Tessa Gray, a sixteen-year-old American girl traveling alone to Victorian London who runs afoul of the city’s sordid supernatural underworld. Rescued by the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, Tessa quickly finds herself caught up in an intrigue that may very well destroy her new friends – including the two enigmatic young men, Jem and Will, who have taken her under their wing…
Publisher: Yen Press
Story by: Cassandra Clare
Art by: HyeKyung Baek
Volume 1: Clockwork Angel coming October 30, 2012
Volume 2: Clockwork Prince coming September 2013
Volume 3: Clockwork Princess coming May 2014
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YEN PRESS ANNOUNCES MANGA ADAPTATION OF CASSANDRA CLARE’S THE INFERNAL DEVICES
NEW YORK, NY (10/14/2011) — At New York Comic Con Yen Press announced that it has entered into an agreement with #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Cassandra Clare to create a manga adaptation of her epic The Infernal Devices trilogy with artist HyeKyung Baek.
The Infernal Devices, a standalone trilogy set within the universe of Ms. Clare’s immensely popular The Mortal Instruments series, is the story of Tessa Gray, a sixteen-year-old American girl traveling alone to Victorian London who runs afoul of the city’s sordid supernatural underworld. Rescued by the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, Tessa quickly finds herself caught up in an intrigue that may very well destroy her new friends – including the two enigmatic young men, Jem and Will, who have taken her under their wing…
Cassandra Clare said of the deal: “As a long-time fan of manga, I’m so excited to be working on this adaptation with Yen Press. Manga has influenced a great deal of the way I envision narrative, and the chance to see my work rendered in the form is something I couldn’t pass up. I look forward to seeing HyeKyung Baek’s evocative art bring The Infernal Devices’ world of gaslit romance to life.”
Kurt Hassler, Yen Press Publishing Director, said: “I confess that I’m a sucker for Victorian Era storytelling, and I was already a fan of Cassie’s The Mortal Instruments series. The combination of the two that is The Infernal Devices had me rapt from page one, and I knew that I wanted to see this story unfold through sequential art. I cannot think of another illustrator better suited to evoking this world visually than HyeKyung Baek, and I can hardly wait to see these pages start crossing my desk!”
Chapters of The Infernal Devices will be serialized in Yen Press’s monthly online anthology magazine, Yen Plus, with publication of the first volume slated for Fall 2012.
Cassandra Clare vaulted onto the publishing scene with her first YA novel, City of Bones, and has published three other bestselling novels in The Mortal Instruments series. First published in August of 2010, Clockwork Angel marked the first installment of Cassandra’s The Infernal Devices trilogy and debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. The second book in the series is scheduled to release on December 6, 2011. Both The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices have been optioned for film by Unique Features.
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