‘Gossip Girl’… The Comic Book? [UPDATED!]

Yen Press, who previously made headlines with their announcement of an official “Twilight” graphic novel in the works, will soon mine another teen-friendly property with a manga series based on Cecily von Ziegesar’s bestselling “Gossip Girl” novels.

Written and illustrated by HyeKyung Baek, “Gossip Girl: For Your Eyes Only” will pull from the same source material as the hit CW television series chronicling the lives of students at an elite private school in New York City, while also offering “an original re-imagination of the girls’ senior year focusing on the lives of Blair and Vanessa.”

[UPDATE: Click here for an exclusive 4-page preview of “Gossip Girl: For Your Eyes Only” here on Splash Page!]

The “Gossip Girl” manga will be serialized monthly in the “Yen Plus” anthology, beginning with the January 2010 issue.

“There are few series in the publishing world that have been as impactful or successful as Cecily von Ziegesar’s GOSSIP GIRL,” said Yen Press Publishing Director Kurt Hassler in the official announcement of the series. “The novels have captured the imaginations of young women around the world, and we look forward to demonstrating with GOSSIP GIRL: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY that graphic novels as a medium can be just as welcoming to girls as it is to boys.”

Check out the cover of next month’s “Gossip Girl: For Your Eyes Only” cover of “Yen Plus” below:

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