?

Log in

Previous Entry | Next Entry

October is here, and it's going to be a busy month for me and my publishers.

The new Wild Cards reissue, DOWN & DIRTY, comes out on October 27, as detailed below. But as it happens, that's not the only book I have coming out that day.

October 27 is also the day Bantam will be releasing the new Ice & Fire Coloring Book.

Yes, I said "coloring book." Not just for the kiddies either. No, it seems that of late adult coloring books have become quite the thing, so Bantam wanted us to do one too. And since I love seeing good fantasy art, I was of course thrilled by the idea.

Here's a look at the cover:



You can preorder this one from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer, or from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Official-Game-Thrones-Coloring-Book/dp/1101965762/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1443722280&sr=1-2

Anne Groell tells me there are also plans for a COLORING CONTEST down the line, with some cool prizes for the winners. No details yet, but I'll post them here when I've got them.

I have seen the (uncolored) art for this one, and it looks spectacular. Probably will look even better once colored. So stock up on your colored pencils, boys and girls (or your crayons, if you dare), you're going to need them.

Comments

( 63 comments )
Page 1 of 2
<<[1] [2] >>
Collin Heisler
Oct. 1st, 2015 06:09 pm (UTC)
Awesome!
I'll have to make a note to pick this up. I look forward to seeing what kinds of images are in the book. I'm not much of an artist, but coloring I can do :D
Colty Harrison
Oct. 1st, 2015 06:13 pm (UTC)
Amazing!
I'll make sure to stock up on red and black colored pencils for the Jon Snow page!
GalleanaChantal
Oct. 1st, 2015 06:33 pm (UTC)
It's a big, big, world
Thanks for sharing with us another piece of this magical world you created :)
off course, as anyone, I love to heare any news from you about ASOIAF world, but what I loved most about your blog was read about your writing process, your struggles, your way to overcome this struggles.
It's awsome for every fan end every amateur writer. And it's quite some time that i miss this kind of posts :(
I hope it's not too off-topic and if it is...just read the part where I thank you :)
TheNighIsDark
Oct. 1st, 2015 06:40 pm (UTC)
Bantem should do an 'adult' version of this
I know it won't happen but imagine how much fun it could be:

Cersei walk of shame

Drogo pouring molten gold on viserys

The mountain killing Oberyn

Eddard's execution

The Night's watch rebellion against Mormont

Theon and Ramsay having a friendly chat

Drogon burning the masters of Astapor

A naked Hodor stepping out of the pond

You know stuff like that XD

(feel free to add your own scenes to this list)
Jamaal Mac
Oct. 4th, 2015 02:33 am (UTC)
RE: Bantem should do an 'adult' version of this
Jaime, Hoat, and the hand.

Jon and Janos while Stannis the Mannis nods.

Sam and the Other.

"Only Cat"

Tywin, Tyrion, and the crossbow.
Racetrack1982
Oct. 1st, 2015 06:59 pm (UTC)
George, I challenge you to color a page and post it!
Christopher Aldenhucum Woodthethird
Oct. 1st, 2015 07:00 pm (UTC)
Coloring books kick ass.
This looks completely amazing.
I'm going to Hobby Lobby right now to get colored pencils.
Bill Mottola
Oct. 1st, 2015 07:15 pm (UTC)
A Game of Thrones
When they call it "The Official A GAME OF THRONES Coloring Book," does that mean there are six more on the way, or that it's based on the show?

Edited at 2015-10-01 07:18 pm (UTC)
grrm
Oct. 1st, 2015 08:37 pm (UTC)
Re: A Game of Thrones
It is not based on the show.
Re: A Game of Thrones - starkdad - Oct. 2nd, 2015 03:27 pm (UTC) - Expand
RRMcFreely
Oct. 1st, 2015 07:16 pm (UTC)
Dunk and Egg
Don't you have 3 books coming out? Including the Dunk and Egg book next week
grrm
Oct. 1st, 2015 08:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Dunk and Egg
I will get to that one, never fear.
mariefoxprice
Oct. 1st, 2015 07:18 pm (UTC)
Yes!!!!!
Hi George.

I got into Adult Colouring, or as it's sometimes called, Art Therapy, in March and I am really looking forward to receiving this book. If I really like the book, I can see myself getting a 2nd copy.

I've even coloured some of my other pictures to resemble ASOIAF characters so this was great news for me. I'd post an example of my ASOIAF themed pics here but Livejournal doesn't appear to allow that, so never mind!


Hope the competition is available to UK residents :) Adult Colouring is massively popular over here right now, much like your books. A match made in heaven, I think! :)

Edited at 2015-10-01 07:21 pm (UTC)
jan wolf
Oct. 1st, 2015 07:24 pm (UTC)
So Excited!
I have been buying kids coloring books for years to get my fix till the recent adult coloring craze created some nice, actually artistic options. But this. Oh be still my heart! Coloring AND ASOIAF all in one?!? I'm hooked! Thank you, George and all others involved! You've made a happy Jan!
livejournal
Oct. 1st, 2015 07:30 pm (UTC)
Hello! Your entry got to top-25 of the most popular entries in LiveJournal!
Learn more about LiveJournal Ratings in FAQ.
Dan Koifman
Oct. 1st, 2015 07:31 pm (UTC)
"So stock up on colored pencils, boys and girls."

You are going to need the red ones in particular.

Edited at 2015-10-01 07:50 pm (UTC)
fifthdream
Oct. 1st, 2015 07:34 pm (UTC)
I'm going to need more red crayons.
Karine Ferreira Stražišar
Oct. 1st, 2015 07:38 pm (UTC)
I checked the Amazon link and noticed they also have Doctor Who and even Sherlock Holmes colouring books! I didn't know they made these. Mine's all about nature and beautiful gardens and birds... I do like the idea though. It's not expensive and the drawings are nice. I think I'm going to get myself some more pencils now :)
vdevilleneuve
Oct. 1st, 2015 07:39 pm (UTC)
2 Quick Questions
You mention this is an Ice & Fire coloring book and Cersei does not look that closely like Lena Headey. The the cover says it's the "A game of thrones" coloring book. With an "A", so am I right to assume the drawings are all based on the first book in the series?

Great fun this! And am I completely mad to think the next thing might be an "ice and fire" Karaoke album? Would be great party stuff, singing along with "the bear and the maiden fair", "the Dornishman's wife" and "the Reynes of Castamere".

Edited at 2015-10-01 07:48 pm (UTC)
grrm
Oct. 1st, 2015 08:36 pm (UTC)
Re: 2 Quick Questions
Yes, this one derives from the books, not the show.

Re: 2 Quick Questions - vdevilleneuve - Oct. 1st, 2015 08:43 pm (UTC) - Expand
Lara De Brito Alves
Oct. 1st, 2015 07:55 pm (UTC)
Now it's the new big hit adult coloring books, I don't do it cause I just would ruined the beautiful draws. But look forward to see the ones from the coloring contest. 😘
vdevilleneuve
Oct. 1st, 2015 08:22 pm (UTC)
Oh and one more thing
I just saw you closed your Movie post from a few days back. Is it entirely coincidental that Pat Rothfuss anounced today they will be turning his (planned) trilogy into a tv series and a movie and a video game? I'm excited to see what that will look like.
mercedene
Oct. 1st, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
Will this be released in the UK also? I would sincerely love to add this to my collection of things to do at work that have nothing to do with work.
athelas6
Oct. 1st, 2015 08:51 pm (UTC)
Color my world
Excellent. This is a fun idea and I am definitely getting it. I bought some coloring books back at the start of summer and I never dreamed there would be one issued on one of my favorite subjects. It's so cool and you're right, it is becoming more popular. I don't have painting skills but I can color between the lines. I follow The Art of Ice and Fire on fb and I see such inspired and inspiring artwork there. Now I can do some of my own in the comfort of my home. Thank. You're brilliant.

Edited at 2015-10-01 08:51 pm (UTC)
emp_sheeptopia
Oct. 1st, 2015 08:56 pm (UTC)

I JUST put my colored pencils in storage yesterday. Sigh. At least I'm going back once or twice more this month. I kept out some, but I have almost 1000, hadn't used them for six months, and I'm traveling in my RV, sooo, into storage they went... they're coming out for that, though.

stormfairy
Oct. 1st, 2015 09:06 pm (UTC)
...
Yes! Another great reason to Never Actually Grow Up!
HoopAndHurm
Oct. 1st, 2015 09:31 pm (UTC)
I have a feeling...
That I will need many different shades of red for this.
springdragonfly
Oct. 1st, 2015 09:31 pm (UTC)
Beautiful
It's time for me to put serious consideration into adult coloring books because that is beautiful.
bunn
Oct. 1st, 2015 10:03 pm (UTC)
That is very beautiful!

Unless you are even more multi-talented than I think, there's surely an artist/artists involved in the creation of such lovely line drawings; can we hear who this talented person is?
bunn
Oct. 2nd, 2015 07:41 am (UTC)
Aha! I'd somehow missed the illustrator names as they were hidden under the folded amazon description: I just looked again as this comment was unscreened but not replied to and realised I'd missed it.

In case anyone else is wondering, they are : Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Tomislav Tomić, Adam Stower, and Levi Pinfold.
Krystal Harcina Brzezinski
Oct. 2nd, 2015 12:56 am (UTC)
Winds of Winter
Will the publishers be printing Winds of Winter as well? Hoping!
grrm
Oct. 4th, 2015 10:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Winds of Winter
When it's done.
Page 1 of 2
<<[1] [2] >>
( 63 comments )

Profile

Spain
grrm
George R.R. Martin
George R. R. Martin

Latest Month

July 2017
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner