The Hard-Rocking Horror Aficionado’s Best-Selling Brand Pays Twisted Tribute to Pop Culture Titans in Upcoming Fifth Volume
SAN DIEGO, CA (February 10, 2021) – With four fearsome coloring books, two seasonal specials, and a haunted journal under his belt, Alan Robert — creator of the coloring book phenomenon The Beauty of Horror and bassist/songwriter for the legendary metal band Life of Agony — is proud to announce the newest edition of the bestselling IDW series, The Beauty of Horror 5: Haunt of Fame. As with its preceding fourth volume (the wildly successful Creature Feature), Haunt of Fame plunges a sharp knife into the very heart of pop culture!
“It’s like a twisted wax museum filled with all of my favorite pop culture stars,” says Beauty of Horror creator Alan Robert. “Similar to how Ghouliana took on horror icons in the last book, this time she tackles rock royalty, sports heroes, and famous faces from TV and film. It’s a bizarre mashup that’s equally horrific as it is hilarious. I really can’t wait to see what coloring fans do with these freaky designs!”
Join the terrifying tyke Ghouliana and her merrily-macabre squad of walking horrors as they spend their 15 minutes with the most famous celebrities to ever brighten our cultural landscape. While coloring the 80 pages of detailed, hand-drawn designs, be sure to help the fan-favorite fiend find all the ghastly memorabilia and easter eggs hidden throughout. The Beauty of Horror 5: Haunt of Fame is presented in the original size and double-sided format that fans love.
The Beauty of Horror 5: Haunt of Fame Coloring Book
by Alan Robert
$16.99 US / $22.99 CAN
88-page, black-and-white square-bound softcover, 10” x 10″
“Alan Robert consistently delivers some of the most original and engrossing coloring experiences in the market,” says Nachie Marsham, publisher of IDW. “With its creepy aesthetic and passionate embrace of pop culture iconography, the Beauty of Horror line welcomes a diverse adult audience that’s eager to let loose with their mischievously creative side.”
Ahead of Haunt of Fame’s autumn release, June 2021 will see the debut of the highly-anticipated The Beauty of Horror Tarot Decks, inviting fans and curious newcomers to glimpse the future in two terrifyingly tempting variations: Fear Your Future and Color Your Destiny. Both sets contain 22 major and 56 minor arcana cards, all illustrated by Alan Robert. Fear Your Future is a more traditional tarot set featuring fully-colored standard-sized tarot cards (featuring the sensational talent of Locke & Key colorist Jay Fotos), while Color Your Destiny has black-and-white oversized tarot cards that are uncoated and ready to color! Each Tarot Deck comes packaged inside a collectable keepsake book with ribbon lift, ready to add to any discerning tarot card collection.
The Beauty of Horror: Fear Your Future Tarot Deck
by Alan Robert and Jay Fotos
$29.99 US / $39.99 CAN
78 full-color cards featuring linen finish; standard tarot size 67 x 126mm
The Beauty of Horror: Color Your Destiny Tarot Deck
by Alan Robert
$29.99 US / $39.99 CAN
78 uncoated, black-and-white cards; oversized tarot size 80 x 150mm
Special Note: Fans who supported the The Beauty of Horror Tarot Deck Kickstarter will receive their decks and additional goodies beginning in May/June.
With the exciting new Beauty of Horror developments outlined above, now’s the perfect time to experience what GQ calls “an extraordinary collection of deeply unsettling images,” and The Wall Street Journal calls “scary fun!”
Be sure to follow IDW on social media for the latest information regarding IDW’s complete line of The Beauty of Horror products!
For Further Reading
The Beauty of Horror 1: A GOREgeous Coloring Book • B&W • $17.99 US / $23.99 CAN • ISBN 978-1-63140-728-4
The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium Coloring Book • B&W • $16.99 US / $22.99 CAN • ISBN 978-1-68405-070-3
The Beauty of Horror 3: Haunted Playgrounds Coloring Book • B&W • $16.99 US / $22.99 CAN • ISBN 978-1-68405-308-7
The Beauty of Horror 4: Creature Feature Coloring Book • B&W • $16.99 US / $22.99 CAN • ISBN 978-1-68405-708-5
The Beauty of Horror: Ghosts of Christmas Coloring Book • B&W • $12.99 US / $16.99 CAN • ISBN 978-1-68405-332-2
The Beauty of Horror: Tricks and Treats Halloween Coloring Book • B&W • $12.99 US / $16.99 CAN • ISBN 978-1-68405-603-3
The Beauty of Horror: Haunt This Journal • B&W • $14.99 US / $19.99 CAN • ISBN 978-1-68405-756-6
About Alan Robert
Alan Robert is the creator of several critically-acclaimed graphic novels: Wire Hangers, Crawl to Me, Killogy, The Shunned One, and The Beauty of Horror, a bestselling series of horror-themed adult coloring books. Robert is also well known as the bassist/songwriter for the hard rock group Life of Agony for over two decades. A Brooklyn native, Alan’s journey as a comic book creator began at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he attended on a scholarship and studied cartooning under legendary Thor comic writer/artist Walter Simonson.