Get out the red pens: It’s a “Game of Thrones” coloring book


Winter is coming. Prepare your red pens.

Bantam Books announced on Monday that it will publish a “Game of Thrones” coloring book by George RR Martin, author of the fantasy series “Song of Ice and Fire.” It’s billed as an “adult coloring book,” which won’t surprise anyone familiar with Martin’s violent books or the even more violent HBO show based on them.

Adult coloring books are a new mini-craze in the publishing industry. Artist Johanna Basford tops bestseller lists with her coloring books, “Secret Garden” and “Enchanted Forest.” However, new adult coloring books have been marketed as relaxing, even therapeutic. While there’s no art available for the “Game of Thrones” coloring book just yet, it’s likely to be a little less restful.

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Bantam said the book “will feature 45 original black and white illustrations, inspired by characters, scenes, locations and other iconic imagery from Martin’s hit ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series.” Its release is tentatively scheduled for the fall.

There are also coloring books, not necessarily intended for 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 any shade you like.) And then there’s “Color Me Drunk” and “Unicorns Are Jerks,” which probably don’t fit. to your kindergarten.

It’s unclear if Martin’s coloring book will feature unicorns, jerky or otherwise. But according to the latest episode of “Game of Thrones” (warning: the link contains spoilers), users might want to stock up on fire orange and, of course, blood red.


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