June 9, 2015
George R.R. Martin’s coloring book
by Nick Davies
As reported here on Moby Lives, coloring books for adults have become something of a trend recently, with Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford’s nature-themed books landing on bestseller lists. And now it seems that even George R.R. Martin is getting in on the craze.
Michael Schaub reports for the Los Angeles Times that Bantam Books (the publisher of the A Song of Ice and Fire books) has announced a forthcoming coloring book based on the hit fantasy series. While there are elements of Martin’s books—kings and queens, dragons, knights, and so forth—that you could find in a traditional children’s coloring book, this one will be geared towards adults, like Bosford’s and other examples that Schaub cites, like Color Me Drunk and Unicorns Are Jerks.
There hasn’t been a title announced yet, but here are some suggestions that Martin and the Bantam team are welcome to use:
- A Clash of Colors
- All Thousand Faces of the Many-Faced God
- Grumkins and Dragons and Snarks, Oh My!: The Mythical Creatures of Westeros
- Where’s Varys?
- The Big Book of Westeros Weddings; and its companion book, The Big Book of Deaths at Westeros Weddings
Per Schaub, Bantam has announced that the coloring book “will feature 45 original black and white illustrations, inspired by characters, scenes, locations and other iconic images from Martin’s wildly successful ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series.” It’s scheduled for publication in the fall.
Nick Davies was a publicist at Melville House.