Colouring Book Theatre: Six Million Dollar Man

The Six Million Dollar Man: Coloring Book By Saalfield  (1975),           I’ve done Six Million Dollar Man books before by Saalfield, but I always enjoy another dip into the Bionic Craze. Colouring books are usually a mixed bag depending on what reference materials they give the artist, this may be the first time […]

Colouring Book Theatre: Star Trek

Star Trek: Coloring Book By Saalfield  (1975),           Another submission from the very generous Tracy, this is the fifth time I’ve covered Star Trek on CBT and I do so because a) they are mostly terrible and b) I like terrible.             This book by Saalfield is head and […]

Colouring Book Theatre: Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings (1979), Whitman (Editor’s note Today’s submission provided and authored by Kurt, who has graciously us provided a glimpse into this neat book- Take it away Kurt!)             I have very nostalgic feelings for Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings.  It reminds me of the Age of the Video Store – […]

Colouring Book Theatre: Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica: Adventure Activiy Book by Grosset and Dunlap I stumbled on this book over the holidays and that’s good because i didn’t know it even existed prior to that. The artwork is credited to Tony Tallarico, a busy guy in comics and coloring books in the 60s and 70s (most famously for drawing those […]

We’re going to need a bigger crayon

I fondly remember getting the Spider-Man Vs Man Wolf book on Christmas eve 1978, it helped me pass the time until we got to the bigger presents. I’d like to reunite with it but I do worry that it will start a new obsession. That Star Trek one is calling to me…..

Colouring Book Theatre: Star Trek color and activity book

The Amazing Spider-Man: “Star Trek Color and Activity book” by Merrigold Press If anybody has been reading the blog, you’ll know I pretty much adore Star Trek coloring books, mostly because a) They’re terrible and b) often hilarious (see this for more) When I bought this book it seemed familiar but I swore I’d never […]

Colouring Book Theatre: The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man: “Spider-Man Unmasked” by Marvel Books Recently a reader commented that I have never met a colouring book I didn’t hate. He was kidding but it did strike me that even though everything I do is done out of love, it does seem like i love to crap on them. I’ll counter that […]

Colouring Book Theatre: UFO Seeing is Believing

UFO: Seeing is Believing Coloring Book By Whitman 1978 Another colouring book I found rummaging through  Planet of the Stuff a couple of weeks ago. Not to be confused with the Gerry Anderson UFO coloring book we covered a few months back. Whitman had quite the little cottage industry capitalizing on the UFO craze in the late 60s/early 70s. […]

Colouring Book Theatre: Happy Days

Happy Days Colouring and Activity Book Another colouring book I found rummaging through  Planet of the Stuff a couple of weeks ago. Like a lot of 70s kids, I non-ironically stood in a mirror going “Ayyyyy!” and begged my parents for a leather jacket. I loved Happy Days, had a Mego Fonize doll and even bought […]