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MORE ADULT COLORING BOOKS! THE BEAUTY OF HORROR ARRIVES IN OCTOBER
I've said it before and I'll say it again. I don't understand this new adult coloring book craze. Every few weeks I see another announcement for another new title. We've got them for The Walking Dead, Spawn, and I Hate Fairyland already. Now IDW Publishing has announced the upcoming release of Alan Robert's The Beauty of Horror just in time for Halloween. The book is filled with Robert's intricate, hand drawn, pen and ink illustrations of bizarre carnivals, the zombie apocalypse, serial killer lairs, and haunted burial grounds. Needless to say, you're going to need a lot of red crayons.
"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."
"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."
The Beauty of Horror features 80 pages of original artwork from Robert and a red foiled cover. IDW promises it's a “deluxe coloring experience.” It will retail for $17.99.
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