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Alan Robert’s The Beauty of Horror Tarot Card Set has 12 Hours to Fund on Kickstarter

The Beauty of Horror Tarot Card

IDW and Alan Robert are expanding the bestselling line of coloring books, The Beauty of Horror, with a devilishly delightful Tarot Card Set — available to order right now as part of a Kickstarter campaign! The campaign has just 12 hours to go to reach its funding goal.

This first-ever Beauty of Horror Kickstarter gives fans of coloring books, mystical predictions, and macabre monsters the opportunity to acquire the Tarot Card Set as either a fully-colored card deck or a black-and-white deck perfect for coloring! And, of course, there’s also the option for the most dedicated devotee of divination to get both sets — because why should you have to choose?

The Beauty of Horror Tarot Card
  • The “Fear Your Future” Deck is a traditional tarot set featuring art by Alan Robert and pre-colored by Jay Fotos, measuring the standard tarot card size of 70mm x 120mm and including a guidebook.
  • The “Color Your Destiny” Deck follows the Beauty of Horror adult coloring book tradition by offering tarot cards, printed on premium cardstock paper, with line art by Alan Robert. Oversized for best illustrative results, these cards measure 90mm x 154mm and come packaged with a guidebook.
The Beauty of Horror Tarot Card Set

Inspired by the classic Rider-Waite tarot deck published in 1910, Alan Robert has fashioned the Beauty of Horror Tarot Card Set with 78 cards per deck, with 22 Major Arcana cards (featuring such classic cards as The Magician, The Lovers, The Hanged Man, and more, plus a special appearance of Beauty of Horror icon Ghouliana as The Empress) and 56 Minor Arcana cards.

Supporters of this crowdfunding campaign will receive several free “Ghouliana’s Ghastly Gifts” as a reward, many of which will be exclusive through Kickstarter! In addition to these special gifts with purchase, fans will have an opportunity to upgrade their experience with a Beauty of Horror themed tarot cloth as well as a “Draw Your Own Terror” deck.

We’ve also been provided exclusive commentary from Robert about Beauty of Horror and its terrifying influences.

Q: Where do all of these fantastic gory images originate from? Do you picture these images in your dreams (or nightmares)?

Alan Robert: I think I’ve always had a bit of a twisted sensibility… it’s in my DNA, and I have definitely had some vivid and extremely graphic dreams in my life that have influenced my art over the years. I can think back to my high school days of drawing horrific monsters in my notebook sitting inside the school cafeteria. My friends would hover around me to see what gory scene I’d draw up next… Man, I’ve been into horror for as long as I can remember. I’m also a product of all the 80s horror flicks… which certainly didn’t help the situation! My favorites back then were A Nightmare on Elm Street and Hellraiser, Evil Dead, The Thing, Chainsaw Massacre, and all the zombie Living Dead movies. Later on, I got into the more psychological horror like The Shining and Jacobs Ladder.  But, the one movie that really got me into horror… the one movie that made the biggest impact on me was The Amityville Horror

I begged my parents to watch that movie when it came on HBO for the first time in the 80s, but I had never seen an R-rated movie at that early age. It came on and I literally lasted about 30 seconds. The opening title credits with the haunting chants scared the pants off of me and I ran back to my room to hide under the covers. The thing that scarred me the worst was that I was forced to listen to the entire movie through the thin walls of our Brooklyn home! I think my imagination went wild and proved to be WAY scarier than the actual movie. I STILL remember how scared I was that night. I think that one event triggered my entire fascination with horror.

Q: When you were little, what were you afraid of?

AR: Living in a rough part of Brooklyn in the 70s and early 80s, I think I was probably most afraid of getting robbed or beaten up by street gangs in the neighborhood. A bunch of my friends had been jumped by that point, waiting for the bus, and my bike had been stolen from my backyard shed, so I remember feeling pretty scared about that… especially riding the subway to school.

Q: Can you share a quick story about Halloween in your own life? Is there a page in your newest book (The Beauty of Horror: Tricks and Treats) that reminds you of that?

AR: I can remember a few times as a kid, watching a horror movie in my room and seeing something strange out of the corner of my eye, as if I was being watched. Sometimes it turned out just to be my own reflection in my pet lizard’s tank. But there was this one night around Halloween… I was like 16 or so, where I was in bed, getting ready to doze off and I felt a finger touch my nose. I immediately jumped out of bed and turned all the lights on. I tore the place apart looking for someone hiding in my closet or the bathroom. I was absolutely convinced that someone was there and was messing with me. But once I came to the realization that I was alone, I got really scared. Was it a ghost that was trying to connect with me? It makes me wonder what really happened that night. Everyone knows the feeling of a touch… this was not the feeling of a blanket or a pillow that accidentally touched my face… it felt like a finger! 

There is a page in The Beauty of Horror “Tricks and Treats” coloring book where Ghouliana is seen grabbing a doll out of the hands of an unhappy girl through the reflection in a mirror. This ghostly connection of an evil spirit reaching through a mirror into the human world kind of reminds me of that night.

Preview: Beauty of Horror: Ghosts of Christmas Coloring Book

Beauty of Horror: Ghosts of Christmas Coloring Book

Alan Robert (a & c)

This new addition to the popular series of adult coloring books will fill even the longest nights of the year with the Beauty of Horror. May your days be scary and bright! Ghouliana sinks her fangs into The North Pole, causing all kinds of chaos and havoc on Christmas Eve with this spooktacular holiday-themed coloring book! Each perforated page is easily removable and ready for display under the mistletoe. Ghosts of Christmas is intricately illustrated by best-selling artist Alan Robert and is overflowing with limb-filled stockings, zombified elves, burning gingerbread houses, and decaying reindeer. Even good ol’ Saint Nick is terrified to turn the pages! A terrific gift idea for horror enthusiasts and fans of the Beauty of Horror series.

TPB • B&W • $12.99 • 64 pages • 7” x 7” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-332-2

Preview: The Beauty of Horror 3: Haunted Playgrounds

The Beauty of Horror 3: Haunted Playgrounds

Alan Robert (w & a)

Explore more of Ghouliana’s monochromatic world just waiting for you to saturate it with red, black, or any color you can imagine (even pastels). You never know what’s lurking behind the next corner, so keep your eyes peeled for all the hidden pieces of the monster Ghouliana is trying to reanimate. Find out why Alternative Press hails The Beauty of Horror as “the twisted coloring book you’ve been waiting for!”

TPB • B&W • $16.99 • 88 pages • 9-4/5” x 9-4/5” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-308-7

The Beauty of Horror Gets Monster-Sized with Giant Coloring Prints Set

Just when you thought it was safe to pack your colors away, creator Alan Robert returns with The Beauty of HorrorUltimate Nightmare, Deluxe Coloring Set. Get your claws around twelve oversized illustrations that you can color and frame from the bestselling horror series. Each 12” x 12” MONSTER-sized print allows for an even more fun coloring experience with its large spaces and one-sided, deluxe coloring format. This GOREgeous print collection includes fan favorites from The Beauty of Horror Volume OneVolume Two: Ghouliana’s CreepatoriumVolume Three: Haunted Playgrounds, and features three, brand-new Alan Robert exclusives!

The Beauty of Horror: Ultimate Nightmare, Deluxe Coloring Set by Alan Robert will be available in both comic shops and bookstores September 2018 from IDW Publishing.

The Beauty of Horror Coloring Book Three Goes International

The Beauty of Horror goes international as Ghouliana shows us her favorite scary sites from around the world in Alan Robert’s The Beauty of Horror 3: Haunted Playgrounds, Another GOREgeous Coloring Book!

Life of Agony bassist Alan Robert reveals more of Ghouliana’s monochromatic world, and it’s just waiting for you to saturate it with red, black, or any other color you can imagine (even pastels).

You never know what’s lurking behind the next corner, so keep your eyes peeled for all the hidden pieces of the monster Ghouliana is trying to reanimate. Collect them all and find out why Alternative Press hails The Beauty of Horror as “the twisted coloring book you’ve been waiting for!” Sink your fangs into over 80 pages of intricate, hand-drawn, spooktacular designs presented in a high-quality, deluxe coloring format.

The Beauty of Horror 3: Haunted Playgrounds, Another GOREgeous Coloring Book by Alan Robert arrives in stores July 2018 from IDW Publishing.

James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas, Eryk Donovan, and Clay McLeod Chapman Appearing at Forbidden Planet in NYC

The Forbidden Planet comic book shop in New York City is holding their Annual In-Store Jam Signing—timed to take place before the start of New York Comic Con—on Wednesday, October 4, starting at 7 p.m. E.T. BOOM! Studios creators who are participating include:

James Tynion IV (writer – The WoodsEugenic, CogneticMemetic)
Michael Dialynas (artist – The Woods)
Eryk Donovan (artist – EugenicCogneticMemetic)
Clay McLeod Chapman (writer – Lazaretto)

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 473-1576

Joining them will be Alan Robert (The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book.)

You can RSVP on Facebook too.

The Beauty of Horror, Lask Year’s Coloring Book Gets a Sequel

lan-roberts-the-beauty-of-horror-2-ghoulianas-creepatorium-another-goregeous-coloring-book-1The color-crazed carnage continues with Alan Robert’s The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium, Another GOREgeous Coloring Book!

The rockstar-turned-comics-creator follows up his Amazon #1 Best Seller with everyone’s favorite undead girl Ghouliana, as she mischievously attempts to trick budding colorists into unleashing a deadly spell. Try and find the ingredients she’s sprinkled throughout Robert’s intricate pen and ink illustrations before it’s too late!

lan-roberts-the-beauty-of-horror-2-ghoulianas-creepatorium-another-goregeous-coloring-book-2This ghastly follow up to the Beauty of Horror features over 80 pages of original artwork depicting a variety of increasingly terrifying scenes and patterns. Featuring a beautifully chilling red foiled cover and high-quality paper that will ensure the pools of blood you color don’t leak through the pages, Robert and IDW have come together to present a deluxe coloring experience.

The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium, Another GOREgeous Coloring Book by Alan Robert arrives in stores this September from IDW Publishing.

It’s beautiful! It’s horrifying! It’s Alan Robert’s The Beauty of Horror!

Beauty of HorrorGet that red crayon ready! Rock-star-turned-comics-creator Alan Robert has inked a deal with premier publisher IDW Publishing to create a unique, horror-themed adult coloring book, titled The Beauty of Horror, scheduled for a 2016 Halloween release. The Beauty of Horror is filled with intricate, hand drawn, pen and ink illustrations by Robert that take the color enthusiast on a twisted journey through bizarre carnivals, the zombie apocalypse, serial killer lairs, and haunted burial grounds. Horror fans and newcomers alike will welcome this GORE-geous and creative blood-soaked alternative into their coloring library.

The Beauty of Horror features 80 pages of original artwork depicting a variety of increasingly terrifying scenes and patterns. Featuring a beautifully chilling red foiled cover and high-quality paper that will ensure the pools of blood you color don’t leak through the pages, Robert and IDW have come together to present a deluxe coloring experience.

The Beauty of Horror will be in stores this October.

Alan Robert brings the Shunned One to IDW Publishing

Life of Agony bassist/songwriter Alan Robert teams up with IDW Publishing once again to release another creator-owned horror comic miniseries The Shunned One in 2014. Robert’s upcoming tale of winged woe focuses on an Angel of Death who goes rogue after being ordered to take several innocent lives. This guilt-ridden death angel begins to carry out his own judgment on humans, based on their actions instead of whether their names appear on the preordained Death List. The Angel’s unsanctioned murders instantly alter the balance within the universe and trigger a string of unforeseen disasters that spiral out of control. Banished from Heaven by his Creator and hunted by a pack of vengeful death angels, The Shunned One must hide among the humans to survive while trying to reverse the damage he’s done.

The Shunned One marks the prolific creator’s fourth horror comic series with IDW in four years; following his other critically acclaimed series Killogy, Crawl to Me, and Wire Hangers. Visit The Shunned One website at http://www.theshunnedone.com

IDW Limited Releases Alan Robert’s Crawl To Me Deluxe Hardcover Edition

IDW Limited is pleased to announce a special new limited edition hardcover of Alan Robert’s Crawl To Me. From rock star to all-star comic creator, Life of Agony’s Alan Robert brings intensity and electricity to everything he does. This critically acclaimed, award-winning mini-series will be presented in a custom case and cover, with hand-drawn artwork by the book’s creator and artist. Presented in the multi-tiered IDW Limited fashion, fans will be able to select the level of original artwork and casing they’d like to purchase according to their budget and desire.

Crawl To Me is both written and illustrated by Robert, with a beautifully painted dust jacket by artist menton3 of Monocyte fame. It’s part psychological thriller and part haunted house story. Ain’t it Cool News praised it as being “Gorgeous and terrifying,” while Fangoria raved, “Readers will be blown away by the story and art of this psychological thriller.”  Crawl To Me was awarded Best Mini-Series of the Year by ComicMonsters.com and Hollywood is already taking notice. Crawl To Me is currently in development to become a live-action feature film, with a screenplay penned by screenwriters T.J Cimfel and David White.

Just in time for Halloween, fans will be able to pick up this haunting tale that’s equal parts trick and treat. Alan Robert is a man of many talents, and they are fully on display in the pages of Crawl To Me. The book is available for pre-order immediately on www.idwlimited.com with a ship date of mid-November.

ALAN ROBERT’S CRAWL TO ME DELUXE LIMITED EDITION (RED-$100.00/BLACK-$250.00; 128 pages; 7.5” x 11”; hardcover) is now available for pre-order

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