Chuck Palahniuk to Write Short Stories for an Adult Coloring Book

By Maryann Yin Comment

Bait Coloring (GalleyCat)Chuck Palahniuk has signed a deal with Dark Horse Comics. He plans to create an adult coloring book, his first, entitled Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color.

The publisher has scheduled the release to take place in Fall 2016. The artists who have agreed to create the illustrations include Joëlle Jones, Lee Bermejo, Duncan Fegredo, Kirbi Fagan, Alise Gluškova, Steve Morris, Tony Puryear, and Marc Scheff. Palahniuk plans to write eight short stories for this book.

Here’s more from the press release: “Palahniuk’s short stories are provocative and not for the faint of heart. (His public readings are notorious for making audience members pass out.) Bait continues in that vein with stories about: A passenger on the Titanic who finds a surgical solution to the obstacle of “women and children first,” a Hollywood star, whose fading brand faces a viral (and scatological) internet campaign, an animal psychic who coaxes a statement from a fish that witnessed a political assassination, and increasingly terrible birthday gifts that place a girl at the center of an extinction-level event.”