Chuck Palahniuk to publish colouring-in book for adults

The ‘Fight Club’ author will publish short story collection ‘Bait’ this autumn

Chuck Palahniuk is to publish a collection of short stories in the form of a colouring-in book.

The ‘Fight Club’ author will publish Bait: Off-Colour stories for You to Colour this autumn. It is comprised of eight tales, which publisher Dark Horse has described as “provocative and not for the faint of heart”.

One of the stories is about a passenger on the Titanic “who finds a surgical solution to the obstacle of ‘women and children first’” and another is about a Hollywood star “whose fading brand faces a viral (and scatological) internet campaign”.

The book, which comes out on October 25, is illustrated by comic-book artists including Lee Bermejo, Duncan Fegredo and Joëlle Jones.

“Maybe between your colours, the artists’ designs, and my stories we can create something that endures. Something worth keeping,” said Palahniuk. “Let’s create a well-bound book that can sit on any shelf and be available for a new generation to discover and enjoy.”

Palahniuk will publish a comic-book sequel to his bestselling novel Fight Club later this month. Illustrated by Cameron Stewart, the comic will continue the adventures of Tyler Durden.

The author has also co-written a screenplay for a film adaption of his 2002 novel Lullaby. A Kickstarter for the project has raised over $333,000 (£235,000) with a few days left to go.