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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.


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Collin Heisler
Oct. 1st, 2015 06:09 pm (UTC)
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)
I'll make sure to stock up on red and black colored pencils for the Jon Snow page!
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 :)
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.
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)
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
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
Oct. 1st, 2015 08:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Dunk and Egg
I will get to that one, never fear.
Oct. 1st, 2015 07:18 pm (UTC)
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!
Oct. 1st, 2015 07:30 pm (UTC)
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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)
Oct. 1st, 2015 07:34 pm (UTC)
I'm going to need more red crayons.
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)
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. 😘
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  • grrm
    5 Mar 2018, 19:17
    Still working on that. When we have a final, I will share it.
  • grrm
    5 Mar 2018, 05:32
    All the Wild Cards books under Tor have had absolutely stellar covers. I'd frame them and hang them on my wall if I could.
  • grrm
    4 Mar 2018, 03:28
    Are all these examples digital artwork? It doesn't look like traditional oil on canvas. I miss the fantasy/sci-fi covers of the '70s and '80s. Even the paperbacks had amazing covers.
  • grrm
    3 Mar 2018, 17:49
    Whatever anyone can get their hands on is, I suspect, the right answer.

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  • grrm
    3 Mar 2018, 00:07
    Any chance you could tell us who’s doing the cover art for Fire and Blood? And maybe when we can expect a glimpse of it. Thank you!
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