Adult coloring books have become quite popular (I won’t lie, I own one). Mostly the books are filled with flowers, animals and rather feminine subjects. There has been a serious shortage when it came to books for horror fans and lovers of the macabre. But now, IDW has announced the release of Alan Robert’s horror themed adult coloring book titled The Beauty of Horror.
From the Press Release:
Get that red crayon ready! Rock-star-turned-comics-creator Alan Robert (Life of Agony bassist, Crawl to Me) has inked a deal with premier publisher IDW Publishing to create a unique, horror-themed adult coloring book, titled The Beauty of Horror, scheduled for a 2016 Halloween release. The Beauty of Horror is filled with intricate, hand-drawn, pen and ink illustrations by Robert that take the color enthusiast on a twisted journey through bizarre carnivals, the zombie apocalypse, serial killer lairs, and haunted burial grounds. Horror fans and newcomers alike will welcome this GORE-geous and creative blood-soaked alternative into their coloring library.
“The coloring book craze took hold of my wife and daughter a few months ago and I wanted to get in on the fun, but as I flipped through the endless pages of nature patterns, it dawned on me that someone left out all of the damn corpses,” Robert laughs. “As a proud member of the horror community, I took it upon myself to stand up for the rights of monster-lovers everywhere. Why should we be excluded from the coloring phenomenon?! Needless to say, my take on the whole thing is completely warped, but I know I’m not alone… there’s a lot of us horror-fiends out there looking to color in some morbid stuff.”
The Beauty of Horror features 80 pages of original artwork depicting a variety of increasingly terrifying scenes and patterns. Featuring a beautifully chilling red foiled cover and high-quality paper that will ensure the pools of blood you color don’t leak through the pages, Robert and IDW have come together to present a deluxe coloring experience.
“From the first image he sent over, it was clear that this was going to be a hit,” says IDW VP of New Product Development Jerry Bennington. “Alan (Robert) has such an eye for creating these coloring pages that are gruesome and gory, but still something you can’t help but want to color. It’s really like The Walking Dead have burst into The Secret Garden, and we love it.”
You will be happy to learn that The Beauty of Horror will arrive in stores this October, just in time for Halloween. So, start stocking up on the colored pencils now. For more information on the book visit the official website.