"Speaking of which, and this is top secret, apparently Mr. Drew has another large project in mind now, and it ain't gonna be cheap." - Grant Cohen
Keep on a look out. This article refers a content for the upcoming project of the Bendy franchise.

This article is about the upcoming literature. For franchise's in-universe book, see The Illusion of Living.

The Illusion of Living is an animation book revealed from Edelweiss and was published on February 2, 2021. It is directly based on the Bendy universe's book of the same name.


Enter the mind of Joey Drew in this exclusive memoir, sure to captivate fans of the hit horror video games Bendy and the Ink Machine and Bendy and the Dark Revival!

Bendy fans will delight in poring over the memoir of his ingenious creator, Joey Drew. From humble beginnings to his meteoric rise as the force behind his eponymous studio, Mr. Drew offers a behind the scenes peek at his many animation innovations, such as Sillivision, his "Rules to Animate By," and of course his unique approach to franchising-among the first of its time.

This re-release even includes never before seen information omitted from the original manuscript, cobbled together from the Joey Drew Studios archive as well as Mr. Drew’s personal estate. Don't miss this exclusive peek inside the rise-and fall-of one of the most groundbreaking animators in history!


  • On May 9, 2020, at first, the book was silently leaked.
  • On June 20, 2020, the book's cover receives an enhanced update.
  • On October 11, 2020, the book's cover was updated once again.
  • Around October 2020, the book's preview of 30+ pages is available.
  • On Decmber 29th, 2020, the audiobook version of the book is available for pre-order.
  • On January 26th,2021, the book is available for pre-order.[1]
  • The book's original release date is on February 10th, 2021.
Novels Dreams Come to LifeThe Lost OnesSent From Above
Guides Joey Drew Studios Employee Handbook
Comics Crack-Up Comics Collection
Misc. The Illusion of Living

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