Time spent coloring can also be time spent learning, thanks to two beautiful and informative coloring books presented by IDW Publishing and the Smithsonian Institution. This October, aviation and paleontology fans of all ages can look forward to a creative exploration of their favorite topics, as they color their way through Airplanes: A Smithsonian Coloring Book and Dinosaurs: A Smithsonian Coloring Book.
These books are designed to provide fascinating coloring experiences for readers. The pages stand alone as works of art and the books also contain insights from the National Air and Space Museum’s aeronautics experts and the paleontology experts from the National Museum of Natural History.
Airplanes: A Smithsonian Coloring Book allows readers to soar through the skies with some of the most recognized and revered airplanes from the collection at the National Air and Space Museum. The thrilling artistry of John Pirtel vivifies the very first powered aircrafts of the 1900s, revolutionary bombers and jet fighters of the 20th century, supersonic passenger airliner, and many more.
Dinosaurs: A Smithsonian Coloring Book invites readers to explore millions of years of animal wonders, guided by experts from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The artistic wizardry of Rachel Curtis (The Princess Bride: A Storybook to Color) captures scenes featuring the herbivorous Stegosaurus, the sea-dwelling Hesperornis, the giant sauropod Camarasaurus, the mighty Tyrannosaurus, and many more.
If you need something new and creative to do while practicing social distancing, download your free coloring book from Mad Cave and show off your artistic skills by participating in The Mad Cave Coloring For Fun challenge.
Post your final colored pieces across social media using the hashtag #MADCAVECOLOR and every week a winner will be chosen that will receive a Mad Cave mystery box shipped to their door!
There will be six (6) books in total for anyone to print at home and color using markers, pencils, crayons or any other method you’d like!
Mad Cave coloring books provide the perfect opportunity, while new comic book releases are on hold, for anyone and everyone to flex their creativity while they enjoy a relaxing activity to help to take their mind off of things.
Check back each week to download all-new Mad Cave coloring collections – for free!
Vault has announced Vault Color Up, a free 22-page coloring book that is available to download right now. While most of the world is stuck at home, Vault wanted to take the opportunity to provide readers with a fun, free, productive distraction.
The Vault Color Up coloring book, designed by Tim Daniel, comes in two different PDF formats: a low-resolution version that fans can print at home and color using markers, pencils, crayons, etc., and a high-resolution version that fans can import into digital design programs like Adobe photoshop or illustrator.
Fans are encouraged to show off their final colored pieces on social media using the hashtag #vaultcolorup!
Vault Color Up is available for free right now, and can be downloaded from the Vault Comics web store, here.
The Beauty of Horror: Tricks and Treats Halloween Coloring Book
Alan Robert (w & a & c)
Expect more tricks than treats from bestselling artist Alan Robert as you color each of these GOREgeously drawn macabre masterpieces. While you fill your jack ‘o lantern to the brim with delicious delights, keep an eye out for all of Ghouliana’s contaminated candies before you take a fatal bite. She has already dismantled Christmas with The Beauty of Horror: Ghosts of ChristmasColoring Book, now it’s time to turn Hallow’s Eve on its head with these brand-new FANGtastic designs. Trick or Treaters beware! These 7” x 7”, one-sided perforated pages allow you to decorate your haunt with your horrific creations for everyone to see!
$9.99 US/$10.99 CAN
7 1/4 x 10 7/8”
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/17
‘Tis the season to color all of your favorite Archie characters! You can give Archie’s jalopy a Christmas paint job or personally style Betty and Veronica’s holiday outfits. Plus, each image has an intricate background pattern to add to your color experience. The possibilities are endless and the fun never stops!
Beauty of Horror: Ghosts of Christmas Coloring Book
Alan Robert (a & c)
This new addition to the popular series of adult coloring books will fill even the longest nights of the year with the Beauty of Horror. May your days be scary and bright! Ghouliana sinks her fangs into The North Pole, causing all kinds of chaos and havoc on Christmas Eve with this spooktacular holiday-themed coloring book! Each perforated page is easily removable and ready for display under the mistletoe. Ghosts of Christmas is intricately illustrated by best-selling artist Alan Robert and is overflowing with limb-filled stockings, zombified elves, burning gingerbread houses, and decaying reindeer. Even good ol’ Saint Nick is terrified to turn the pages! A terrific gift idea for horror enthusiasts and fans of the Beauty of Horror series.
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Artist: Brooklyn Allen, Carey Pietsch, Carolyn Nowak, Ayme Sotuyo, Dozerdraws, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell and more
Cover Artist: Brooklyn Allen
Grab your favorite colored pencils, markers, glitter, and even the yellow ochre crayon you unearthed from that ancient cave so many years ago! Now you can join the Lumberjanes in earning your Friendship to the Craft badge.
Featuring 96 gorgeous pages of original Lumberjanes art to color from series artists like Brooklyn Allen, Carey Pietsch, and Ayme Sotuyo, this book is an azure-dly good time for all.
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book SC
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Artists: Dylan Burnett, Jorge Corona, Brandon Dayton, Jae Lee
Cover Artist: Jorge Corona
Experience Jim Henson’s cult classic film like never before in the first-ever The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book, illustrated by Dylan Burnett, Jorge Corona, Jae Lee, and Brandon Dayton.
Featuring over forty black and white illustrations showcasing the strange and magical world of Thra, populated with vibrant creatures and characters like Jen, Kira, the Skeksis, the Mystics, Aughra, and more, waiting to be brought to colorful life.
Explore more of Ghouliana’s monochromatic world just waiting for you to saturate it with red, black, or any color you can imagine (even pastels). You never know what’s lurking behind the next corner, so keep your eyes peeled for all the hidden pieces of the monster Ghouliana is trying to reanimate. Find out why Alternative Press hails The Beauty of Horror as “the twisted coloring book you’ve been waiting for!”