Adult colouring books - coming

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Therin of Andor, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Therin of Andor

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  2. Marsden

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    I had some coloring books that came out around TMP but were obviously based on TOS, maybe a TAS tie in, but the heavily featured Rand. I think they got destroyed when my old house was torn down. I might get the TOS one, just to have.
     
  3. Johnny7oak

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    Interesting. I wonder if they'd make a Crayola digital coloring adaption to like a kindle or something... it would be neat if the crayon switched colors linked to the color on the pad... like a touch the digital crayon on the color wheel or box, then color in selectable style modes...for digital kindle color books.
     
  4. Therin of Andor

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    There was a very funny one in which Nurse Chapel's outline had been traced from a photo, and her insignia and collar were drawn as if they were a knotted scarf around her neck.
     
  5. Jedi_Master

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    I'll have to get one of those. I would enjoy having a relaxing hobby.
     
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  7. Sto-Vo-Kory

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    Are these coloring books the the same as the Trek coloring books John Byrne is now illustrating?
     
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    I don't think any of the other adult coloring books done in this style have ever been given apps like that, so I doubt these will.
    Ever since they started doing adult coloring books for things like Dr. Who, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones I've been hoping for Star Trek, so this news makes me very happy. I'll definitely be getting at least the TNG one.
     
  11. Christopher

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    What is it that makes these "adult coloring books" instead of "all-ages coloring books?" I assume it's not the sort of thing that "adult" is often used to imply, though I could see that in the case of a Game of Thrones coloring book.
     
  12. JD

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    I think it's mainly just because they tend to feature more detailed, complex images than the usually kids' coloring books. There no adult content in any of them, even the GoT one.
     
  13. Therin of Andor

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    They seem to be marketed as "adult" because the drawings are more complex, and not suited to "all ages" abilities. So-called adult colouring books are often stocked in different sections of bookshops to the regular kids' colouring, puzzle and sticker books.

    A bit like so-called "Young adult" books being more suited to younger kids (eg the old TOS, TNG and VOY Academy novels) or, indeed, much older readers (such as the later "Harry Potter" novels, which were progressively aimed at higher reading ages).
     
  14. Sto-Vo-Kory

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    I thought it was to side-step the stigma of "coloring books are for kids" in much the same way the term "graphic novels" tries to avoid the "comic books are for kids" stigma.
     
  15. Christopher

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    Well, except that that's co-opting the term "graphic novel" from its original meaning (a particular, squarebound prestige format of extra-long comics, e.g. The Dark Knight Returns or The Death of Captain Marvel) to a more generalized meaning (synonym for all comics). "Adult coloring books" is more straightforward -- aside from the sexual implications often attached to the word "adult" as an adjective for entertainment media.
     
  16. Steve Roby

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    Will there be ebook versions?

    (Not that I want them, but ebook versions of adult colouring books are a real thing. No idea why.)
     
  17. Jinn

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    You could make screenshots and print the page :D
     
  18. JD

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    They are? How does that work, do you pick colors and swipe to color them in or something? Or do you just print the pages.
     
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  19. Steve Roby

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    No idea. A lot of the time you can't print the pages because of DRM.
     
  20. Avro Arrow

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    You just use the crayons directly on your screen.

    It works once, anyway.
     
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