Bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk presents Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color, his first ever colouring book for adults. Bait is both the colouring book debut and the second short story collection for Palahniuk, author of Lullaby and Fight Club. The hardcover album contains eight bizarre tales, illustrated in detailed black and white by Joelle Jones (Lady Killer), Lee Bermejo (The Suiciders), Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy), and more.
"Not content with displaying the underbelly of modern American society in projects like Fight Club , Survivor and Choke , author Chuck Palahniuk has turned his attention to an unexpected new medium : the coloring book."--THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER "Chuck Palahniuk is pushing boundaries again."--COMICBOOK.COM "Chuck Palahniuk brings his twisted vision to the humble coloring book."--PLAYBOY "Within eight salacious short stories, "Bait" presents problematic parents, taboo-centric sex clubs, scatalogical celebrity satire, and a Titanically-twisted "Pygmalion" variant, all with that Palahniuk edge fans have come to anticipate, with equal measures of excitement and anxiety."--CBR "Remember those adult coloring books with all of those repetitive floral, sometimes tribal, most times trippy designs? Yes, that's the inspiration. But instead of giving you some peace of mind with mindless coloring, you're given eight short stories of Fight Club quality, drawn by nine renowned artists ."--EPICSTREAM "The bestselling author of Fight Club and Make Something Up is famous for penning macabre tales that haunt readers, and his latest does not disappoint. Bait pairs eight disturbing short stories with gorgeous (and twisted) illustrations from eight artists, forming a short story/coloring book hybrid created solely for adults."--PASTE MAGAZINE "The mind that changed our perspectives on the childish idea of an imaginary friend is taking the innocent notion of a coloring book and warping it into a complex emotional symphony dealing with ideas such as legacy, fame, and survival."--COMICS BEAT "Those evocative images of Palahniuk's prose are brought to the page with crisp black-and-white linework, inviting readers to contribute their own creative vision through coloring....Joëlle Jones's illustrations enrich the story with art nouveau-inspired visuals that are as beautiful as they are haunting. Like most adult coloring books, there's an intricacy to the linework that demands a certain degree of focus, and Jones goes overboard with detail to make the coloring process even more involved. Readers can join the fun with the release of Bait this Wednesday, and the impressive hardcover package makes Bait a great gift idea for any Palahniuk fans during the holiday season."--AV CLUB "Some of the best comic book artists in the industry have lent their talents to Bait ." - FREAK SUGAR "Too sick, too profane and too disturbing to be within arm's reach of anyone who isn't prepared to scarred by Palahniuk's biting prose.... But, more importantly, it is an amazing read , and if you're going to get any coloring book aimed at adults (and by god, this must be the adult-iest on the market), it should be this one."--AL.COM "The conceit is a blast. Ingenious...Palahniuk likes to involve his readers, and maybe even have them be co-conspirators. I loved this book. It's smart in a new way that deserves to be recognized. Congratulations once again to Palahniuk for showing us a new way to do things...and to make us involved." --FORCES OF GEEK " Kids will want to stay far away from Chuck Palahniuk's new coloring book, entitled Bait, but kids at heart will enjoy indulging their creepy creative side by filling in illustrations to gruesome stories like "Salvation."--SIGNATURE