A coloring book for ‘Game’ fans
Winter is coming. Get your red pens ready.
Bantam Books announced Monday that it will publish a “Game of Thrones” coloring book from George R.R. Martin, author of the “Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy series. It’s being touted as an “adult coloring book,” which will not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with Martin’s famously violent books or the somehow even more violent HBO show based on them.
Coloring books marketed toward adults are a new mini-craze in the publishing industry. Artist Johanna Basford has topped bestseller lists with her coloring books, “Secret Garden” and “Enchanted Forest.” Bantam said the book “will feature 45 original black and white illustrations” inspired by Martin’s wildly successful series. It is tentatively scheduled for release in the fall.
There are also coloring books, not necessarily aimed at adults, featuring presidential candidates such as Ted Cruz and Hillary Rodham Clinton. (In the latter, you can color the former secretary of State’s pantsuits whichever shade you like.)
“THRONES” fans can soon color George R.R. Martin’s drawings.