It’s been well over a year since coloring books for adults began to saturate the market with everything from flora and fauna, star wars and fantasy line art all readily available to buy online and in stores all over. So popular the trend that Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford topped Amazons best selling list and has to date sold over 2 million copies world wide.
You’ll remember not too long ago, I delved into this world and wrote about some awesome finds for the pop culture minded as the range of books commonly available were filled with swirls and flowers and intertwining vines that weren’t my cup of tea. Those Taylor Swift – Harry Styles – Jamie Dornan coloring books featuring base line art are starting to become more popular and more rampant on the market.
Take a peek at () books that are on my must-buy list!
BACK TO THE 80’S : FADS AND FASHION COLORING BOOK FOR ADULTS BY LIGHTBURST MEDIA
Price Guide: Digital Download from etsy – $11AUD / Hard Copy – Approx $25 AUD via eBay
Featuring everything we love and love to hate from the 80’s – side pony tails, leg warmers, cassette tapes and hair bands, this 35 page coloring book is a must have for anyone that grew up in the era!
CREATIVE COLOURING FOR GROWN-UPS: THE CLASSIC COMIC COLOURING BOOK
Price Guide: Hard Copy $17AUD from Booktopia
There’s over 100 pages featuring awesome comic cover art from the 1950’s in this book with femme fatales, aliens, monsters and heroes!
THE 1990s COLORING BOOK : ALL THAT AND A BOX OF CRAYONS BY JAMES GRANGE
Price Guide: Hard Copy $15-$20AUD from eBay
While the artwork is very simple, there’s more of a nostalgia vibe, much like with the 80’s coloring book mentioned above. Saved by the Bell, Clueless, 90’s fashion and much more is featured within the pages of this totally rad book!
FAT LADIES IN SPAAAAACE BY THEO NICOLE LORENZ
Price Guide: Hard Copy $11AUD from Booktopia
The title says it all. This coloring book is literally fat ladies in space….kicking butt! The artwork is very clean and semi-disney-esque too! There’s eighteen fat scifi heroines doing what they do best: trekking across the time and space, blasting off into adventure, and saving the day.
MER WORLD PROBLEMS BY THEO NICOLE LORENZ
Price Guide: Hard Copy $11AUD from Booktopia (Pre-Order)
Continuing with Lorenz’s fun art is the soon-to-be-released Mer World Problems! Filled with everyday problems the mermaid community deal with on a day to day basis with twenty examples of the most pressing issues mermaids face, including socially inept sea turtles, barnacle breakouts, interpersonal issues with fish, lack of wifi, and more.
90210, Seinfeld, Degrassi, Saved by the Bell and more by Lovebug and Snapdragon
Price Guide: Digital Download from $5.50AUD from Etsy
Ever wanted to color your very own Elaine and Jerry or Dylan and Brenda? With currently 11 hand drawn coloring books on offer, Lovebug and Snapdragon’s pop culture themed books are perfect for fans of shows like 90210 to Seinfeld to even Firefly! The printable books range from 13+ pages!
Seen something you think I should add to this list?! Sound off in the comments above!