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Fantasy Fans: They’re Making a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Coloring Book!

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Get in line, Lord of the Rings fans, HarperCollins is producing a new LOTR coloring book full of illustrations by Nicolette Caven, the artist behind the lovely map designs of Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea series, and our little hearts are all a flutter! In the wake of the ongoing adult coloring book craze, it’s nice that fantasy nerds will get their own chance to let loose their creative juices. The art, which is said to be inspired by “the breathtaking vistas” from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film trilogy, will allow fans to return to some of their favorite parts of the books and movies, like Gandalf’s dramatic battle with the Balrog of The Mines of Moria, or the…

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Adult coloring books are the new craze

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Remember that feeling you had as a kid during rainy days, when you would bust out your box of Crayolas and your favorite coloring book and create a dazzling work of art? Millions of people around the world are still enjoying that experience—and these days, many of them are adults. In fact, coloring books for grown-ups have become one of the hottest niches in publishing, and new titles featuring amazing and elaborate artwork are popping up everywhere. The trend started in 2013, with the release of Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book (Laurence King Publishing) by Johanna Basford. The book, 96 pages of intricate black-and-white drawings of flowers, trees, birds, and other garden-related objects, became an instant…

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