Alan Robert, the bassist in Life of Agony, a New York-based alternative metal band, has teamed with IDW Publishing to craft a unique, horror-themed coloring book, The Beauty of Horror.
The Beauty of Horror will be filled with intricate, hand drawn, pen and ink illustrations by Robert that allow color enthusiasts to explore bizarre carnivals, a zombie apocalypse, serial killer lairs, and haunted burial grounds.
“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 is 80 pages of original artwork depicting a variety of increasingly terrifying scenes and patterns. It features a red foiled cover as well as high-quality paper to ensure the pools of blood you color don’t leak through the pages.
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 will be available for a Halloween release later this year.