Friday, May 18, 2012

In The Meantime: The Golden Age Of Coloring Books










11 comments:

Steven M. said...

Those covers are amazing. They catch your eye right away.

Jason said...

What I'm wondering is... Why are there coloring books at a library? Can you color in them and then check them back in?!

Those all had library stamps in them. Color me befuddled.

ickybones said...

Boy I wish I had these when I was a kid. I would of been coloring all day nonstop.

Zartok-35 said...

They got the professionals, Alfred Abranz, Dave Hoffman, even Bob McKimson! Thats impressive.

Blog Caliguia said...

That's awesome :). Regards John, i'm a big fan :)

Tomcil said...

Hey John K, I got A Little Golden Book (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) and wonder if it's worth studying.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f29/ClassicChloe711/OLA/lgb/070480x640.jpg

Tomcil said...

Hey John Kricfalusi, I have one of those Little Golden Books (the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs book) from a car boot in the UK and I wonder if it's worth studying. What do you think?
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f29/ClassicChloe711/OLA/lgb/070480x640.jpg

Paul B said...

HI EVERYONE!

I was looking in youtube the video of John K at the Comic Con, when he made the pitching of "Cans Without Labels", unfortunately it's gone. Someone had the brilliant idea to download it ? would be great to have it.

HemlockMan said...

I also recall the boxes of great coloring books that would end up in my dad's used bookstores. Back in those days they knew how to create something that would catch the eye of any kid and make him want that coloring book!

MadCurry said...

The first two remind me of my childhood, when I would have my plastic cowboys and indians slaughter each other to the last man, usually an indian. I would then bust out my massive crayon collection and detail the atrocities in parent disturbing detail. Crayons and cheap plastic toys help kids process history better than any grade school class. Bugs and company didn't hurt either.

Jeff Read said...

I love Bugs's crayon headdress. Any publisher who pulled a stunt like that today would be boycotted into bankruptcy.