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Sweet Valley High Gets Graphic Novel Adaptation

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Sweet Valley High Gets Graphic Novel Adaptation

Ahead of New York Comic Con, Dynamite Entertainment has announced that they will be publishing a series of “Sweet Valley High” graphic novels. Based on the young adult series created by Francine Pascal, the “Sweet Valley High” series of novels spans hundreds of books published between 1983 and 2003. The adventures of twin sisters Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield will now continue in a line of graphic novels aimed at young adult readers.

“I can’t wait to see Sweet Valley High as a graphic novel for the first time ever,” said author Francine Pascal in the press release. “I love the idea of Elizabeth and Jessica in four-color action. Fabulous!”

“We are always looking for ways to expand our offerings for teen readers, and are thrilled to be able to publish the first-ever graphic novel series set in Sweet Valley, California,” added Dynamite CEO and publisher, Nick Barrucci. “Sweet Valley High has such an incredibly rich publishing history with fans of all ages, and we are honored to publish all-new adventures of the Wakefield twins and their friends!”

Set in Sweet Valley, California, the series follows the everyday adventures of identical twin high school students Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield. In addition to the main “Sweet Valley High” novel series, a number of spinoffs were created — including “Sweet Valley Kids,” “Sweet Valley Twins,” “The Unicorn Club,” “Sweet Valley University” and many more. More recently, the “Sweet Valley Confidential” and “Sweet Valley: The Sweet Life” series have followed the characters into adulthood. A “Sweet Valley High” television series also ran for four seasons in the mid-90s.

Information regarding the creative team and release date for the first “Sweet Valley High” graphic novel is forthcoming.

Official Press Release

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT TO VISIT SWEET VALLEY HIGH IN 2017!

Leading Publisher of Licensed Fiction Works with Author for First-Ever Graphic Novel Series

October 5, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Sweet Valley High has been published for over 20 years, beginning in 1983. Francine Pascal’s iconic young adult series produced over 600 novels, in addition to multiple spinoffs and popular television series. Now, the Wakefield sisters have graduated from books and television to their first-ever graphic novel series from New Jersey’s Dynamite Entertainment.

Sweet Valley High follows the exploits of identical twins Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield as they endure the common struggles of daily teenage life. These two beautiful young women live in the fictitious Sweet Valley, California. Elizabeth is warm, friendly, and sincere, while her twin sister Jessica is flirty, mischievous, and irresponsible.

“We are always looking for ways to expand our offerings for teen readers, and are thrilled to be able to publish the first-ever graphic novel series set in Sweet Valley, California,” says Dynamite CEO and publisher, Nick Barrucci. “Sweet Valley High has such an incredibly rich publishing history with fans of all ages, and we are honored to publish all-new adventures of the Wakefield twins and their friends!”

“I can’t wait to see Sweet Valley High as a graphic novel for the first time ever,” says author Francine Pascal. “I love the idea of Elizabeth and Jessica in four-color action. Fabulous!”

Look for more information on Dynamite Entertainment’s upcoming Sweet Valley High series in the months to come, set for release in 2017.