Artists and publishers are still at it: creating and publishing oodles of new adult coloring books to keep up with the demand. I do mean oodles: there are almost 300 books in the Amazon.com “Coloring Books for Grown-ups” category that are scheduled for release before the end of the year. And that is only the ones that have been announced. There are bizarro books (literally!), more dot-to-dot, posh, crosswords, non-book formats, cats, dogs, and grumpy cats, among so many others. Quite a pile of options to sift through, even though you may have your eyes on Johanna Basford’s Magical Jungle which is due out on August 9th.
I have taken a look at the new adult coloring books scheduled for release this Summer and here are the ones I am looking forward to getting my hands – and markers – on: Continue reading “11 New Adult Coloring Books to Watch For”
Adult coloring continues to thrive, and with its popularity the number of coloring books being published is overwhelming. I spent this past week poring over publishers’ and authors’ recent and scheduled releases (hundreds!) to find some of the most unique ones in interesting categories.
A few things I have noticed that are great: more and more single-sided illustrations, and perforated pages. And sub-genres in coloring books are expanding – if you have a special interest, there is probably an adult coloring book for it! Continue reading “15 New Adult Coloring Books to Enjoy”
It is October! The kids are back in school, the sweaters are out from storage, and the Christmas displays are up at stores just in time for Halloween. And of course, grown-up minds turn to hot, new coloring books!
My unscientific count of new publications debuting online and in retailers in October is almost 200. There are some great new coloring books for new and experienced colorists, as well as some books that may get the non-coloring people in your life into the pastime. And popular franchises such as Outlander, Breaking Bad and even Candy Crush are entering the fray. Continue reading “Coloring Book Releases – October 2015”