The first pick on this final day of what seems like the years-long 2017 PopCult Gift Guide really puts the “adult” into “adult coloring book.” It’s The Burlesque Coloring Book, and it’s a really nice collections of illustrations even if you’re not into the whole coloring thing. This is a great gift for any burlesque afficianado, or performer on your holiday shopping list, and it’s also just perfect for anybody who likes looking at and/or coloring wonderful drawings of beautiful ladies. James Courtney has produced an incredible collection of vintage cheesecake-style drawings that you can color, if you are so inclined.
I’m going to quote liberally from the inside flap here:
“All the comedy and sexiness of a burlesque show without having to leave your house! The Burlesque Coloring Book is a fun and imaginative portrayal of burlesque in all of it’s varying styles that truly celebrates the diversity of these amazing performers! The perfect combination of art and sass!” — Deb au Nare, founder of the Burlesque Academy of Asheville “The glamour of burlesque is perfect for coloring! As a burlesque aficionado, I’m thrilled by the charm and energy in these drawings. As a coloring fiend, I adore the beautiful costuming and fine details in this book!”
— Jo Weldon, author of The Burlesque Handbook
“The Burlesque Coloring Book captures not just the look and style of contemporary burlesque but also the sparkly personalities that make up today’s scene. Other adult coloring books help you relax, this one’s guaranteed to leave you more than a little worked up.”
— Dustin M. Wax, Executive Director of the Burlesque Hall of Fame
“The Burlesque Coloring Book exemplifies all the spirit, sass and fun burlesque has to offer. A little bit campy and a whole lotta sexy, what better way to unwind than to spend time coloring these fabulous beauties? And…no one says you have to stay inside the lines!”
— Autumn Adamme, founder of Dark Garden Unique Corsetry
The Burlesque Coloring Book is a delightfully detailed collection of illustrations showcasing the fabulous scenery, extravagant costuming, and vibrant performers that make burlesque what it is today. Featuring over 50 real-life drawings by highly acclaimed pin-up artist James Courtney, every page of this book stands poised and ready for your choreography of color!
Those rave reviews are well-deserved, and any fan of the female form will appreciate this book. It’s printed on high-quality thick paper stock, with each coloring page is on its own separate sheet. Crayons, pencils, or even pens can be used without any bleed-through. And the variety of illustrations presented guarantees a relaxing and inspiring experience for colorists of every skill level.
Your best bet to get The Burlesque Coloring Book is through Amazon, but you might be able to find or order it from other booksellers.