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

I am a huge fan of Camilla d’Errico, she is one of my favorite pop surrealism artists so when I heard that she was coming out with an adult coloring book, and I HAD to have it.  I tend to be intimidated by coloring books because well I hate rules and I never want to color things the “right” color.  Since d’Errico herself uses such wild variations in colors in her artwork, I didn’t have that feeling that I was going to “mess it up” by coloring someone’s skin purple or coloring animals with the whole spectrum of the rainbow.  When the original artist is thinking completely out of the box, it feels like an invitation to go with the flow.

The artwork is incredible, the biggest challenge I have had is fighting my boyfriend and son off because they are dying to color in it too even though they have their own coloring books to work on - they’re just not as fun as Camilla’s.  The pages are nice and thick, but since they are printed with images facing each other I would recommend using color pencils or watercolor pencils to keep the color from transferring onto the next page.  I highly recommend this coloring book, and that you follow Camilla d’Errico on Facebook and Instagram for more of her incredible imagery [and to see her use of colors as long as it wouldn’t make you feel too inclined to follow the rules].

P.S. Please do not judge my coloring skills or lack thereof in the images above. 


I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.