The adult coloring books of the early 1960s were used to poke fun at the world of the day. Sometimes, it was the gentle mockery of a friend, other times it was the sharp elbow of the political satirist. They were used to ridicule the commerce-driven world, and they were also used to sell products. Some were “adult” solely in their fascination with politics, while others were adult in a more naughty manner.
Here are eleven of those coloring books, many back in print for the first time in half a century. It includes the one that launched the satirical coloring book craze, the New York Times best-seller The Executive Coloring Book.
Also included are:
- The Skier’s Coloring Book
- The Bridge Player’s Coloring Book
- The Original Campus Coloring Book
- The 1963 Car Buyer’s Coloring Book
- Mother Goose is Loose!
- The Therapy Coloring Book
- A Coloring Book for Fishermen
- The Saga of Dr. Anton Pazu: a Coloring Book for Dentists
- The Bureaucrat’s Coloring Book
…and one produced by a pro baseball team.
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8.5″x11″, 290 pages, paperback, list price $15.99 US.