Review: Super Awesome Coloring Book by Mark Cesarik

October 2, 2015 4 stars, Art, Crafts, Non-Fiction, Thuy 0

MarkCesarik-AwesomeColoringBookTitle: Super Awesome Coloring Book
Author: Mark Cesarik
Publication Date: September 11, 2015
Publisher:  Test Pattern Press
Genre: Art, Crafts, Non-Fiction
Find It: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N, Book Depository
Source: review copy from author
Rating: 4 stars – stay up late

Designed by popular NYC illustrator Mark Cesarik, The Super Awesome Coloring Book features 50 super-awesome, original coloring pages. Adult coloring enthusiasts will find this book both super and awesome. Here’s why: polar bears, penguins, astronauts, fighter pilots, bulldogs, fishing lures, butterflies, modern chairs, other super stuff, other awesome things. You get to color ALL of the above and more! The designs are intricate and challenging, yet really relaxing, too. Perfect for relieving stress and exploring your creativity! Designs are printed on one side of the page only so you don’t have to worry about bleed-through when using markers. This super and awesome book is also perfect for other media, like colored pencils and even crayons. Edited by best-selling coloring book artist Jenean Morrison.

Adult coloring books have seen a surge in popularity over the last year or so. With high pressure jobs and hectic home lives, many stressed out adults are starting to see the benefits of carving out a little bit of time for creativity. Coloring books are a really great way to do something fun and creative that doesn’t require a lot of materials of preparation. Just grab a box of crayons or colored pencils and you’re ready to go. It’s a great activity to enjoy solo or with the whole family.

Entering into the coloring book arena is veteran artist and illustrator Mark Cesarik. Cesarik has done a lot of design work for Free Spirit Fabrics, graphic design for products and fine art illustration. The Super Awesome Coloring Book features 50 original coloring pages and features a large variety of themes – from traditional fare such as florals and geometrics to quirkier illustrations featuring polar bears, sewing machines, buttons, astronauts, fishing lures and modern chairs. There’s a wide range of whimsical designs and there is sure to be something for everyone in this delightful coloring book.

While I think that adult coloring books are a bit fad-ish, I think they are a good fad, one that encourages people to make time for a little creativity in their lives. They’re also great for families and I can imagine sitting down to color with my nieces and nephew for a few minutes of coloring fun. The Super Awesome Coloring Book is a great addition to the coloring book line up. The images are a unique and you are only limited by your own imagination.

You can see more images from the coloring book here. What do you guys think? Have you fallen down the coloring book rabbit hole?

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my review or opinion of the book.

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