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11 August, 2020

New Creepy Crafts from Beauty of Horror Creator Alan Robert Bring Stress Relief during Quarantine

SyFy’s Metal Crush Monday Features Colorable Tarot Cards
SAN DIEGO, CA (August 11, 2020) – Adjusting to the new normal during the COVID-19 crisis has been extremely stressful for millions of people around the world. As a result, hands-on hobbies like coloring and crafting have surged in popularity. These relaxing alternatives to screen-heavy entertainment provide a creative outlet for those looking to unplug and unwind, as well as for the creators themselves.

Bestselling horror aficionado (and Life of Agony bassist) Alan Robert has been using his downtime during the pandemic to create new Beauty of Horror coloring and activity books that are guaranteed to appeal to fans of horror and the paranormal.

“Before COVID-19 hit, I was booked for the rest of the year touring with my band Life of Agony,” explained Alan Robert. “But once large gathering restrictions went into effect and concerts were postponed until 2021, I found myself with a lot of unexpected time on my hands. I began drawing everyday and it really gave me a sense of purpose and something to focus on. Ironically, drawing all of these horrifying images distracted me from the real horrors going on outside my door.”

“Since the first Beauty of Horror coloring book release in 2016, Alan Robert has tapped into a unique activity space, where a highly engaged fandom eagerly awaits each new entry in the line. We know this range of new products, each a testament to the blood-curling charm of the brand, will send fans to their tables and desks — pencils at the ready! — to dive into more deliciously dark activities,” says IDW’s Justin Eisinger.

New releases due this fall include: The Beauty of Horror 4: Creature Feature Coloring Book which pays homage to iconic horror movies with over 80 pages to color, The Beauty of Horror Tarot Card Decks, as featured on SyFy’s Metal Crush Monday (skip to 11:15 for an exclusive look): https://bit.ly/31CRz3x, and The Beauty of Horror: Haunt This Journal, praised as “The must have activity book of the year!” by Bloody Disgusting.

As Variety mentioned recently, The Beauty of Horror universe is set to expand in a big way with an animated series in development from Arrival and Bird Box scribe Eric Heisserer (under his Chronology banner), Rooster Teeth Studios (Transformers: War for Cybertron), and creator Alan Robert.
The Beauty of Horror 4: Creature Feature Coloring Book

Ghouliana and friends take a stab at making their own monster movies in Volume 4 of the bestselling coloring book series! Follow her gang of zombies, werewolves, vampires, and other undead pals as they recreate some of the scariest screams to ever hit the silver screen. While they’re busy paying homage to their favorite frights through pages and pages of intricate, hand-drawn designs, be on the lookout for all of the iconic horror props they’ve dropped along the way. The Beauty of Horror 4: Creature Feature is back to the original size (10″ x 10″) and double-sided format that fans love!

The Beauty of Horror 4: Creature Feature Coloring Book
by Alan Robert
ISBN 978-1-68405-708-5
$16.99 US / $22.99 CAN
88-page, black-and-white square-bound softcover, 10” x 10″
On-Sale: 9/8/20
The Beauty of Horror: Haunt This Journal

They say there is nothing more frightening than the blank page… and up until now, they’d probably be right! Consider this guided journal as a companion to the hit adult coloring book series The Beauty of Horror, and this time around, bestselling creator Alan Robert encourages you to color outside the lines. Follow ghastly fan-favorite Ghouliana on a macabre descent into madness as she prompts and pokes your every move. Abide her direction… or else she may seek her revenge! The Beauty of Horror: Haunt This Journal will get you in the spirit to rip up, tear out, and unleash your creativity in ways you’ve never dreamed of.

The Beauty of Horror: Haunt This Journal
by Alan Robert
ISBN 978-1-68405-756-6
$14.99 US / $19.99 CAN
224-page, black-and-white square-bound softcover, 5.5″ x 8″
On-Sale: 10/6/20
The Beauty of Horror: Fear Your Future and Color Your Destiny Tarot Decks

Featuring 78 pieces of original card art, The Beauty of Horror Tarot Decks invite you to get a glimpse into your future… available in two terrifyingly tempting variations: Fear Your Futureand 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, while Color Your Destiny has black-and-white oversized tarot cards that are all 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.

Special Note: Fans who supported the The Beauty of Horror Tarot Deck Kickstarter will receive their decks and additional goodies in September!

The Beauty of Horror: Fear Your Future Tarot Deck
by Alan Robert and Jay Fotos
ISBN 978-1-68405-816-7
$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
ISBN 978-1-68405-815-0
$29.99 US / $39.99 CAN
78 uncoated, black-and-white cards; oversized tarot size 80 x 150mm
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: 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

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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.

About IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing (IDWP), a subsidiary of IDW Media Holdings Inc. (OTC PINK: IDWM), is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels, art books, trade paperbacks, and tabletop games. IDWP is one of the top four publishers of comic books and graphic novels in the U.S. with a library of world-renowned licensed content and original series. IDWP’s critically-acclaimed imprints include Top Shelf Productions, Artist’s Editions, EuroComics, The Library of American Comics, Sunday Press, and Yoe! Books.