Color your way through the nine circles of Hell in this unique coloring book for adults.
What’s the color of Hell? Red, pink, fuchsia, turquoise, you decide! This outrageous book includes original coloring book pages based on the famous artwork from the Gustave Doré drawn version of Dante’s Inferno.
– All seventy-six illustrations from Inferno meticulously reproduced in coloring book format
– The original seventy-six Gustave Doré illustrations included for reference and inspiration
– Full-size 8 ½” by 11″ pages
– Introduction by the creator, Mark Bussler
Add your creative touch to the terrifying first part of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, the epic 14th-century poem that continues to enthrall modern audiences. This remarkable coloring book for adults features the original Doré illustrations side-by-side with the coloring book pages to assist your creative vision and give more room to doodle.
“Written in the 14th century, Inferno gained immense popularity in the late 19th century and stirred the imagination of contemporary artists and translators from the time. Few found inspiration in such a grand way as Doré. The immensely talented French artist created a famous series of unforgettable engravings that enhance The Divine Comedy’s journey into untold depths of sorrow, pain, and madness with impeccable detail, masterful shading, imaginative landscape work, and flawless human anatomy. “
“I hope that my illustrations based on his illustrations inspire you to add color to his timeless masterpieces. I included the original pages from Inferno in this coloring book for reference and inspiration. Stretch your imagination to the limit…”
About Gustave Doré:
Born in France in 1832, Gustave Doré was considered an artistic genius at an early age who embarked on a lifetime career as a cartoonist, illustrator, painter, sculptor, and caricaturist. Wood engravings became his specialty, and he is widely known today for his breathtaking illustrations in popular books such as Milton’s Paradise Lost, Dante’s Inferno, and Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage. He died in 1883.
About the artist:
Born in Pittsburgh in 1975, Bussler is the founder of CGR Publishing, lead-restoration artist, and cover designer. He has written and illustrated more than 100 books, including Best of Gustave Doré Volume 1: Illustrations from History’s Most Versatile Artist, The Ultra Massive Video Game guidebook series, Magnum Skywolf, Ethel the Cyborg Ninja, Robot Kitten Factory, and the science fiction space manga, Omega Ronin (2021.)