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A Look Inside Chuck Palahniuk's Next Novella... Which Is Also a Coloring Book A Look Inside Chuck Palahniuk's Next Novella... Which Is Also a Coloring Book

If you thought the adult coloring book craze was just weird licensed cash-ins, think again. After surprising us all with last year’s Bait, a short story anthology/coloring book hybrid, Chuck Palahniuk is returning to the well again with his first long-form prose in three years, and it also happens to include gorgeous…

Spectacular New Figures From Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, and Overwatch, and Even More Great Toys of the Week Spectacular New Figures From Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, and Overwatch, and Even More Great Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly reminder to hide your life savings somewhere safe, because there are so many goddamn awesome toys coming out. This week: Hot Toys finally unleashes the Homecoming figure we really want, Overwatch gets an amazing action figure, Anki’s adorable robot gets a new coat of paint, and…

The Occult Activity Book Is Back With More Witchy, Creative Fun The Occult Activity Book Is Back With More Witchy, Creative Fun

Earlier this year, we told you about The Occult Activity Book, S. Elizabeth and Becky Munich’s charmingly dark spin on adult coloring books. That volume sold out, so now the authors are back just in time for Halloween with a brand-new second issue.

This Is What a $3,000 Box of Colored Pencils Looks Like This Is What a $3,000 Box of Colored Pencils Looks Like

Fashion mogul and designer Karl Lagerfeld has realized that the adult coloring book fad isn’t going away any time soon. But instead of cashing in with his own line of coloring books, he’s collaborated with Faber-Castell on a set of colored pencils that will set you back $2,850. Come again?

The Creators of That Drake Coloring Book Now Have a Kim Kardashian Connect-the-Dots The Creators of That Drake Coloring Book Now Have a Kim Kardashian Connect-the-Dots

If coloring books were somehow able to make a miraculous comeback in a time when even watches are an entertaining distraction, there’s no reason that connect-the-dots puzzles can’t be popular again too. And there’s no better person than the most-famous Kardashian to help bring connect-the-dots back into the spotlight.

Attention, Artistic Creatures of the Night: You Need a Copy of The Occult Activity Book  Attention, Artistic Creatures of the Night: You Need a Copy of The Occult Activity Book 

Even if you’re not a practicing witch, warlock, sorcerer, necromancer, or otherwise follower of the dark arts, The Occult Activity Book would be a mighty fine (and fun!) addition to your bookshelf. Adult coloring books are trending hard right now, but this one is spooky and special.

Even IKEA Has Its Own Adult Coloring Book Now Even IKEA Has Its Own Adult Coloring Book Now

The adult coloring book craze has swept across the world, with everything from TV shows to comic books getting the treatment lately. But now IKEA is joining in with a book that lets you therapeutically color in minimalist Swedish furniture. It’s probably less stressful than trying to put it together, at least.

The Wait Is Over, a Drake Coloring Book Is Finally Here The Wait Is Over, a Drake Coloring Book Is Finally Here

If you thought Aubrey Graham’s career peaked at playing Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation, apparently a bunch of other stuff also happened after he left the show that now warrants an entire coloring book dedicated to his life and accomplishments.

The Matrix Glitches as Black-and-White Comic The Walking Dead Becomes a Coloring Book The Matrix Glitches as Black-and-White Comic The Walking Dead Becomes a Coloring Book

The Walking Dead comic book is a relative rarity in the world of modern, mainstream comic, as each issue is in greyscale, rather than the normal full-color palette, making it a comic you could color at your pleasure. But now the zombie series is going to be an adult coloring book anyway

DC Comics Wants You To Color In Its New Comic Covers DC Comics Wants You To Color In Its New Comic Covers

We’re in the middle of that already weird limbo-week between Christmas holidays and New Years celebrations. Are you stuck at work with nothing to do? Stuck at home and wanting to unwind after all that family togetherness? DC Comics’ might be able to help.

Crayola Now Has Its Own Line of Coloring Books For Adults Crayola Now Has Its Own Line of Coloring Books For Adults

Crayola has always been the first name in coloring innovation, so it’s surprising it wasn’t the company behind the recent trend in adult coloring books. But now it’s showing everyone how it’s done with its own line of wonderfully-detailed coloring books targeted at those who are already masters of staying within the…

The Outlander Coloring Book Is An Actual Thing That Exists The Outlander Coloring Book Is An Actual Thing That Exists

Don’t take that header as me being dismissive—the current “Adult coloring book” boom is a very real thing, and even Game of Thrones is getting in on it. But holy cow, Diana Gabaldon wrote an Outlander coloring book filled with gorgeous art for you to fill in. What a time to be alive! I hope you remembered what color…

The Official Game of Thrones Coloring Book Really Isn't For Kids The Official Game of Thrones Coloring Book Really Isn't For Kids

Thanks to talented artists like Johanna Basford, coloring books have somehow become an incredibly popular pastime again—and not just for kids. Bookstores are now flooded with intricately illustrated black and white books targeted at adults, including an upcoming collection featuring scenes from A Game of Thrones.

Disney Has Invented 3D Coloring Books

With its Color Alive line, Crayola was the first company to merge coloring books and apps so kids could bring their on-page creations to life. But Disney Research is taking that idea one step further by letting kids see a coloring book character move in 3D while they’re still coloring it.

Why Millions of Grownups Are Buying These Coloring Books For Adults Why Millions of Grownups Are Buying These Coloring Books For Adults

Amazon's Top 100 book list changes hourly, but there are a few mainstays right now: All the Light We Cannot See, of course, and the unreleased Go Set a Watchman. Oh, and two coloring books for grownups.

Crayola's New Coloring Books Bring Your Creations To Life With an App Crayola's New Coloring Books Bring Your Creations To Life With an App

Coloring books might seem like an antiquated plaything given all the drawing and painting apps available for tablets, but learning to master a colored pencil or crayon and stay within the lines helps develop hand-eye coordination. So instead of trying to convince kids to put down their tablets (or phones) Crayola's…

Mer World Problems Shows that Undersea Life Is, Ugh, Like, So Hard Mer World Problems Shows that Undersea Life Is, Ugh, Like, So Hard

First world problems are harder, mer world problems are harder. At least, that's the premise of the Mer World Problems coloring book by Theo Nicole Lorenz. A few of the pages are available online, but the full experience can be bought on Amazon and CreateSpace

An Artist-Designed Coloring Book For Budding Creative Types An Artist-Designed Coloring Book For Budding Creative Types

Unlike grown-ups who’ve had their wildest creative impulses edited, judged, and generally tamped down for years, kids are pretty fearless when it comes to facing a blank page. Wielding crayons with reckless abandon ain’t no thang for the little 'uns, but a bit of artistic guidance can be fun, too.

The Best Scenes From Insane Old Star Trek Coloring Books The Best Scenes From Insane Old Star Trek Coloring Books

It's been long established that children's coloring books are the apex of any and all science fiction narratives. Star Trek is no different, what with over two dozen coloring books to the franchise's name. Here are some select scenes for your enjoyment and/or confusion. Who wants to draw Geordi's visor?

Completely insane Avengers coloring book asks kids to enter the maze in Hulk's pants Completely insane Avengers coloring book asks kids to enter the maze in Hulk's pants

The Avengers have gone on plenty of thrilling adventures, but none as pulse-pounding as their escapade in the 1983 Marvel Superheroes Coloring Book. In this time-honored tome, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and Iron Man spend forty-odd pages screaming about the magic pencils required to defeat the villain Ashius from…

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