By Larry Pierce
Well, this is my first coloring book review for the magazine, so I thought if I was going to do it I might as well do a review of one of my favorite books. Today I will be taking a look at Chris Dyer’s Kick-Ass Coloring Book (For RAD Adults and COOL Kids).
The first thing that really stands out is the cover of the book, the colors are bright and bold and the design really draws your attention. The cover of this book screams skateboarder and street artists (aka Graffiti Artist), and once you open and take a flip through the pages you will be hooked. From the heavy lines to the super cool imagery there’s not a whole lot this book doesn’t offer to fans of Chris Dyer’s unique brand of art.
The paper is a heavier weight than standard copy paper but not as heavy as cardstock. I’m strictly a color pencil dude and cannot speak about the amount of bleed through that marker colorists might have. I do know this though, colored pencils do not bleed through so at least I can color the front and back of every page without kicking myself for not making copies. There are 26 pages front and back and an extra page in the back with stickers for your skateboard, your car, your roller-skates or just whatever mode of getting around town that works for you. The images are heavily lined and the details are intricate but not so much that you don’t want to grab your pencil and color every last one of them.
From one dude who colors to any dude that colors, I can guarantee that you’ll love this book. If you don’t, feel free to send me your copy.