Book Review: Pop Manga Coloring Book: A Surreal Journey Through a Cute, Curious, Bizarre, and Beautiful World by Camilla d’Errico

Pop Manga Coloring Book: A Surreal Journey Through a Cute, Curious, Bizarre, and Beautiful World

Paperback, 80 pages
Published July 19th 2016 by Watson-Guptill
You may remember my review from earlier this year for Camilla’s Pop Manga drawing book, where I discusses my newfound love for her style and art.  Well, she came out with a coloring book!!!!  The lineart chosen for this book is fantastic.  Leagues above the general/pattern adult coloring books.  And the detail lines are fine enough that you can ignore some of them to make a simpler piece.

My biggest problem was with the two page spreads.  I love them, but since they spanned two pages you have to deal with the gutter of the book.  To solve this problem, and the problem of wanting a harder surface to color on, I bought a second copy of this book, so I could tear the pages out when I choose to color them.
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The intricacies of these images mean that it takes some time to finish a single image, which is why it took a bit to post this review.  I wanted to share an image that I had colored.  In the meantime, I found that someone else had posted their rendition of the same image on Instagram.  So, I decided to include it as well to show off that the lineart is just a starting point.  And you’re limited only by your imagination.
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Image posted on Instagram by jaki21x
Markers, colored pencils, and watercolors work well with this paper stock, but the pages are double-sided.  Just be careful about bleeding through if you want to color both sides.
Have you colored any images from this coloring book?  I would love to see your versions, so post in the comments or link to your images!

Summary:

Manga artist and Pop Surrealism superstar Camilla d’Errico presents her first ever adult coloring book, filled with portraits, patterns, and the stunning artwork her fans and collectors have come to love.
This one-of-a-kind book offers you the opportunity to collaborate with d’Errico, adding your colors to her gorgeous black and white linework. Featuring everything from haunting and surreal character portraits to pages filled with patterns and designs all rendered in d’Errico inimitable style, “Pop Manga Coloring Book “is guaranteed to provide hours of coloring fun and excitement.”

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review through Blogging for Books, but I also went out and bought a copy!

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