Kids from 1 to 92, grab your favorite colors and lunch box. It’s time for a Cemetery Picnic!
World famous tattoo artist and illustrator Shaun Kama presents his first coloring book. Appropriate for all ages, Cemetery Picnic contains 30 pieces of haunting line art waiting to come alive with your imagination.
As an artist, Shaun Kama was inspired by Bernie Wrightson, Edward Gorey, Ralph Steadman, Boris Vallejo , Frank Frazetta , Tim Burton, EC comics, Puss Head, Tom Savini, Rick Baker, Rod Bottin & Lon Chaney.
Title: Cemetery Picnic: A Coloring Book of Haunting Art | Artist: Shaun Kama | Publisher: Blood Bound Books| Pub Date: 23/3/2020 | Pages: 65 | ISBN13: 9798620368778| Genre: Horror | Language: English | Source: Review copy provided by publisher/creator | Starred Review
Cemetery Picnic: A Coloring Book of Haunting Art Review
Cemetery Picnic: A Coloring Book of Haunting Art is billed as an adult coloring book. It contains over two dozen outlines that can be colored. The outlines include creepy creatures, graveyard settings and spooky faces. It’s nice that the creator included a variety of images so that they don’t feel repetitive. It’s also nice that the outlines have a blank page behind them. This means that you won’t ruin one image by coloring an outline on the other side of the paper. It also means you can remove the images and display them if you choose.
The printers have used quality paper. This doesn’t feel like a cheap coloring book with thin pages and it has a lovely cover. It might seem a little expensive, but you are spending more for the quality construction and packaging.
There are also a couple poems included with the outlines. One sets the tone from the start while the other wraps up the collection. The poems are a nice touch. ‘The Beecher’ is the kind of chant that you could recite at a campfire while telling ghost stories to spook kids and adults alike.
One of the things that pushes Cemetery Picnic into the ‘adult coloring book’ category is the outline content on some of the images. A few of the spooks inside appear to be inebriated and have bottles or wine glasses in hand, which some adults may not feel is appropriate for young children. There are many other outlines, however, that would be suitable for youngsters, including a scraggly cat under a full moon and an owl perched in a tree. Parents could opt to remove the less child-friendly outlines and offer the book to their children. It’s also a collection of outlines that could be shared. If you like to sit and color with your child and love Halloween, this collection does have something suitable for kids of all ages to choose from.
There are a few frightening outlines you may want to keep away from young children, such as the outline of a goat’s head with its tongue lolling out and the outline of a creepy creature surrounding a baby.
Coloring is a great way to relax and if you enjoy horror and coloring you will like this coloring book. 4 out of 5 stars.
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