By Ben Howling
Well can you believe this? I can. The stupid conservatives are using coloring books to reach their base. This is just another form of propaganda.
I was not aware there were such things as adult coloring books until I stumbled across this story on Drudge:
NEW YORK (AP) — Adult coloring books are giving Harper Lee a run for the money on best-seller lists this summer.
Dover Publications has sold more than 3 million adult coloring books with titles like “Flower Fashion Fantasies.” Quarto Publishing will have 1.3 million in print this year ranging from mandalas to fairies. “Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt,” by one of the genre’s most popular illustrators, Johanna Basford, remains a top seller on Amazon two years after its initial publication.
In fact, adult coloring books occupied as many of eight of the top 20 slots in a spot-check of Amazon’s best-seller list this week, including “Creative Cats” and “Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns.”
“We cannot print them fast enough,” said Amy Yodanis, Quarto’s head of marketing. “We are getting orders of 60,000 at one time from some of our biggest retailers.”
The first book was so popular with conservatives, a new edition was printed with eight extra pages!
Oh well, you can never underestimate conservatives. I wonder if the books come with these crayons?
FootNote: The Image is from the 1945 film, Scarlet Street. Wiki describes it as:
Scarlet Street is a 1945 American film noir directed by Fritz Lang about a middle-aged painter who is seduced by a woman and paints her a portrait, only to come across that she’s using him for his money and fame. based on the French novel La Chienne(“The Bitch”) by Georges de La Fouchardière, that previously had been dramatized on stage by André Mouëzy-Éon, and cinematically as La Chienne (1931) by director Jean Renoir.
The principal actors Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, and Dan Duryea had earlier appeared together in The Woman in the Window (1944) also directed by Fritz Lang.