Remember how satisfying it was when you were a kid to put crayon to paper and create a masterpiece? Well, coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore. An entire industry of coloring books geared towards adults has sprung up, and the results can be very relaxing. Since today is National Coloring Book Day, here are a few suggestions that marry coloring with lesbian, bi and queer interests.
Get your coloring on with these images pulled straight from the cover of lesbian pulp novels. There are twenty-five covers included like Women’s Barracks, Twilight Girl and more. These pulpy novels from the 50s and 60s have become part of our camp history, but they were also often the only lesbian content that readers could get their hands on back then.
Stacked Deck Press is the place to go for original LGBTQ coloring books. In thgis sequel to the Butch Lesbians of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s Coloring Book, you’ll find notable butch figures like Cherifa Amina and Honey Lee Cottrell, just to name a few.
Here’s another from Stacked Deck! This book, like Butch Lesbians, is illustrated by out queer artists and features out subjects and icons like Oscar Wilde, Frida Kahlo, and Divine.
This indie coloring book celebrates lady love with sweet illustrations from all different eras and experiences. You’ll find knights in shining armor, flappers and much more.
Theo Nicole Lorenz has created a number of coloring books, and since unicorns are the official mythical creature of the lesbian and queer community, we’re sharing this cheeky coloring book with you. You’ll find unicorns doing rude and inconsiderate things like texting in the movie theatre and stealing your clearly marked lunch.
Now go out an buy yourself some nice colored pencils, or better yet, the Crayola box with the sharpener, and get coloring!