Adult Coloring Books of the 1960s

Adult Coloring Books of the 1960s coverThe first time the adult coloring book craze hit, it wasn’t about therapy or even coloring. It was about satire.

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.