Chuck Palahniuk’s new novella is arriving this week in the form of a hardback adult coloring book, collaborating with Duncan Fegredo on cover art, and Steve Morris and Mike Norton on colorable illustrations. Preceded by Bait, a series of colorable short stories, and also published by Dark Horse, Legacy: An Off-Color Novella For You To Color, however, tells a single story with themes of criminality and immortality, alongside plenty of mythological sidenotes.
The narrative of Legacy focuses on “an amoral banker and his despicable family”, and a “stalker”.
Palahniuk describes the book, saying:
Imagine if Joseph Campbell produced a coloring book. Legacy will be one part Art Bell, one part Carl Jung, part George Noory, and right brain from cover to cover. All cultures have their myths about attaining immortality, but Dark Horse, Mike, Steve and I are the first to slap such high culture anthropology into the low culture world of coloring.
The idea behind the book has always been the layers of reader participation generated by the coloring experience. Palahniuk adds:
Each reader will bring his or her final details to the story. When colored, each book will be a one-of piece of collaborative art worth keeping for the ages!
Here at Comicon, we have a special excerpt for you to read from the opening of the novella:
Legacy: An Off-Color Novella For You To Color, arrives in both comic shops and bookstores this week on November 7th, 2017.
Stay tuned for our interview with Palahniuk on this new book on the 7th, also!