Synopses & Reviews
Two masters of offbeat Internet humor combine the mindless fun of childrenandrsquo;s coloring books and the hilariously soul-crushing realities of modern adult life
With over 150 videos and 65 million Youtube views to their credit, Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen know how to make people laugh. Their YouTube video, andldquo;Hipster Olympicsandrdquo; racked up nearly three million hits and quickly attained worldwide cult status amongst both the cool crowd (and those who like to poke fun at them). Their recent hit andldquo;The Walken Deadandrdquo; was viewed over 600,000 times in less than three weeks. Now, the duo put their prolific creative talents to work in Coloring for Grown-Ups. The artwork may resemble that of a childrenandrsquo;s activity book, but look closer. Offering an ironic look at the stereotypes, habits, and challenges of modern adulthood, Coloring for Grown-Ups includes:
andbull; A andldquo;Hipster or Homeless?andrdquo; coloring page
andbull;The 6 Steps to Abandoning Your Hopes and Dreams checklist
andbull; An andldquo;Adulthood A to Z,andrdquo; (andldquo;A is for Anti-Depressantsandrdquo;, andldquo;B is for Billsandrdquo;)
Darkly humorousandmdash;and fun for any occasion andmdash;Coloring for Grown-Ups is the perfect stocking stuffer for reluctant adults of any age.
Following the news, engaging in political debate, or going to the opera is all well and good, but from time to time you just need to sit back and look at some old-fashioned beefcake. Team that with some crayons, pens, and markers, and what do you have?
IN AN ACTIVITY BOOK!
Color Me Swooon will leave you weak in the knees as you and your pens caress chiseled features and chest hair. Along with coloring, youll rate more than sixty gorgeous guys on swoon-worthy-ness, as well as learning what in their lives (beyond their killer looks, duh) makes them so hot. From Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Will Smith to Daniel Craig, Jake Gyllenhaal, and even One Direction, all the heartthrobs are here, and in no particular order. (Except for Ryan Gosling, who is first. Obviously.)
So what are you waiting for? Get out your crayons and color those hotties good.
The lives of the saints are filled with inspiring, life-changing momentsandmdash;but the deaths of the martyrs are where youandrsquo;ll find the andldquo;Oh, hell no!andrdquo; moments of history. This adult (very adult, as the body count will quickly indicate) coloring book gives aspiring crayon and paper artists the chance to hone their craft while also buffing up their knowledge of Catholic history and legends. Each intricately detailed illustration from acclaimed graphic artist Julia Gfrandouml;rer leaves plenty of room for interpretation. And the attending stories will go down pretty easy at cocktail hours as well.
Outside the Lines Tooand#160;is a hip and imaginative coloring book featuring original line drawings from more than 100 creative masterminds, including animators, cartoonists, fine artists, graphic artists, illustrators, musicians, outsider artists, photographers, street artists, and video-game artists. With most pages commissioned especially for this book, this collection features the work ofand#160;Dalek,and#160;Timothy Tompkins,and#160;Ryan Humphrey,and#160;Richard Colman,and#160;Maria E. Piand#241;eres,and#160;David Ellis,and#160;Jim Houser,and#160;Justina Blakeney,and#160;Kevin Lyons,and#160;Rainer Judd,and#160;Tim Biskup,and#160;and more.
About the Author
Hallie Fryd is a writer living in Oakland, California. She studied history at Carnegie Mellon University and writes frequently about history and pop culture. She grew up in a Quaker suburb of Philadelphia, but dislikes weatherandmdash;which brought her to the temperate climate of the San Francisco Bay Area. When not writing, or trying to recount historical episodes with wild gesticulations, she works as a social media manager for the brain training company, Lumosity. Hallie is the author ofandnbsp;Scandalous!: 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Foreword Reviews Gold Medal Book of the Year Winner in 2012.Julia Gfrandouml;rer is an artist living in Portland, Oregon. She is the author and illustrator of Black Is the Color, the acclaimed graphic novel about a 17th century sailor abandonded at sea by his shipmates.