A Surreal Journey Through a Cute - and Beautiful World

ByCamilla d%27Errico

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Readers` Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I love this coloring book! Got it as a gift for my step daughter & if she doesn't use it I'm going to!! The pictures are so detailed-the longer you look at them, the more you see. After the enjoyment of simply looking at the artwork-coloring it will be even more fun!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kim pedersen
I bought this as a gift for a friend with some nice Prismacolor colored pencils. When it arrived, I was stunned at the beauty and whimsy of every page; I really wanted to keep it for myself! I'll definitely be buying my own copy soon.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
emilia schobeiri
This art book is amazing! It is absolutely gorgeous and detailed and so imaginative! I am beyond impressed. I am so gleeful about this purchase that I'm almost afraid to touch it out of fear of ruining the picture. I would definitely buy from this artist again!
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
erica pearson
This book is amazing and I can see already how fun this is going to be to color. The amount of detail you can add in or leave out makes all kinds of room for whatever possibilities one can imagine. It is going to be easy to get lost in coloring this book!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
unbridled books
This book is so adorably bizarre that I bought one for my daughter and one for myself. The details and quality is fantastic (and I own a lot of nice coloring books!). Highly tec one d this for when your feeling quirky or you just want something fun to color. The artwork is beautiful.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Love the artstyle, very "melty" effects, which is nice for colors. There is also a good amount of pages to color, some are less easy to color where lines are less defined or areas are a little small but the quality of the book and pages is great. Using soft colored pencils, the colors show up very nice and vivid. The thickness of the pages also appears to be pretty thick so should allow for a variety of art mediums but I have only tested so far with the pencils. Definitely worth the cost and very pretty images.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kurt dinan
Haha... I couldn't decide when I liked this book or loved it! (So I am somewhere in between 4-4.5 Stars) I absolutely love Anime, so this is right up my alley to fulfill those needs! I think I am going to have some fun with this book. Paper is thicker than some of the books that are out there, BUT there are prints on Both Sides... (insert sad face) Anime and Copics Kinda go hand in hand with me ... so this was a bit of a letdown IMPO (the book would get 2-3 stars for that)... but obviously not a dealbreaker. Hopefully in the next book?!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kenny irick
I love doing adult coloring, but I am soooo over coloring 7 million leaves, flowers and swirls! This one is just plain awesome! I was worried that it might be a little too much for me, as far as anime or whatever this style is, but I am so glad I got it! The designs are so much fun. I am not a "gifted artist", I just do it for fun. The designs are great! So different from all the other books I have. It's creative and quirky. Love the quality of the paper, nice and thick. I wish the pages were not doubled sided however. When coloring, it tends to rub both the image and the color (pens and coloring pencils) to the page opposite or behind it. I've had to do a lot of erasing. I do use paper to separate the images and that helps a lot, but doesn't save the picture on the other side of the page. Hope that makes sense. Anyways, I attached a few pix, so you can see the style it is. I love this and look forward to buying more books from this artist!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is such a beautiful book, I don't want to color it! I'm worried I'll do an awful job! That said, I have colored one page mostly in, and it's beautiful! I would definitely buy this book for others, and maybe even again down the line. The artwork is really something to take in.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
richard rouillard
Beautiful, fun and enchanting artwork fills this book. Pages are full of fantastical girls and their pets/companions. A couple of the girls(mermaids) do not have clothing but are cleverly covered. I would leave it to a parents discretion for a child. I did have to drop off a star due to the fact that some of line line work is messy and the pages are double sided.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
So impressed with the quality of sketches and the surrealism in Camilla's art!!! I am thinking of ordering a second to leave untouched and uncolored. I am , however, a little concerned that the pages aren't one sided and I had planned on using alcohol based markers in this book...well, if it's slow enough today at work and I get no bleed through then I will have to revise this to 5 1/2 stars LOL :)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
nick mathers
Gorgeous illustrations to color however you want. It's surrealist manga, trippy and beautiful. It's been a blast to color d'Errico's work, I sometimes use her finished pieces as inspiration for the colors.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
This will be a quick review since I haven't started coloring the book, and it will be updated when I do.

For the most part I really like the book. The images are a good mix of head close-ups, whole body images, many bodies images, simple, detailed, no shadowing, some shadowing, fine lines, thick lines... So there's something for every taste, which I think was their intention. Personally, I would've preferred more simple, fine lined, images with no shadowing. And I also do not like the little creature (forgot its name) that pops up here and there with the dialogue bubble. It distracts from the main images. I think I will be taking off the dust cover when coloring to not ruin it and to make it more comfortable for me since it slips. It seems like the paper is a very good quality that supports different kinds of media, but I don't think it's good enough for water colors or heavy markers use. We'll see. It seems like you can color the image on the dust cover, too. The pages are squared, glued to the bound and double sided. No perforated pages, boo! I was really hoping for one-sided and perforated. I wish there were also some nudes, but I guess they were trying to keep it PG. We shouldn't be concerned about artistic nudes and kids seeing them; nudes are not necessarily sexual, but, we're in America, where everything is sexualized!

I am familiar with and a follower of d'Errico's work, so I pre-ordered this book back in February. It's been a long wait! So I guess I also had a lot of expectations, but all in all I'm giving it 4 starts for now because the work is indeed beautiful, the book is high quality, and you get a lot of images.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
I'm actually really disappointed in this purchase - I've been a long time fan of Camilla d'Errico and collected all her comics, so I loved the idea of getting to color her works! Unfortunately, this is a terrible coloring book for a number of reasons:

1) the pages are double-sided and not very thick, so any color you put on one side will show through the other
2) since it's double-sided, you absolutely cannot use watercolors
3) the lineart isn't clean and some pages are so sketchy/messy as to be useless for coloring

If you just wanted a book of her sketches/pre-colored pieces, this is fine but as a coloring book? No way. This purchase was an utter waste of money both for the book AND the shipping. It's really sad because like I said, I love her art, but the book is useless for its intended purchase.

I've included some photos to show what I mean about the lines being too sketchy to color. Mostly, though, it's the fact that it's got double-sided pages that's so frustrating. :<
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Confession time: I’ve never really gotten into the whole adult coloring book fad. I mean, who has the time, right? Not to mention, I have a fat stack of kid’s coloring books gathering dust in my library. Rather, when this title popped up on Blogging for Books, it was the artwork that caught my eye and compelled me to request a copy.

And Camilla d’Errico’s illustrations are indeed lovely. Beautiful. Dazzling, even. Stunning and surreal. The sort of thing I could stare at for hours on end. Honestly, there’s just no overselling it. If nothing else, POP MANGA COLORING BOOK would make a wonderful coffee table book.

The book’s synopsis describes portraits and patterns, but the majority of the pages are filled with the former, sometimes superimposed on the latter for an extra-challenging coloring experience. Portraits of wide-eyed girls and women, some fully human, others only partially so: mermaids, steampunk mechanics, dragon wranglers, and kraken-girls. Here you’ll find androids and wolves, clockwork fishes and chariots pulled by ginormous butterflies. The world that d’Errico has created is weird and whimsical and hecka fun.

In fact, some of the artwork is reminiscent of my favorite kid’s movies from the ’80s – most notably LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL. d’Errico’s wooly mammoth-type creature calls to mind Ludo, while the armored lizard immediately conjured images of SkekSil (his sharp and pointy face, anyway).

It seems like the bulk of the illustrations fall into one of three broad categories: steampunk, under the sea, and goth girl, interrupted. Whatever the case, all are brimming with creativity and artistry.

Part of me doesn’t even want to color in any of the pictures, lest I ruin them! Though I’m pretty sure this would offend/depress Ayako, the cute little blob-with-eyes who serves as our guide. She encourages us to bend the rules, exercise our creativity and, above all, *have fun*. Ayako pops up throughout the book to offer tips and dish gossip about her boss/creator. That’s the kind of book we’re talking about here.

Whether you’re a manga fan or simply appreciate funky art; are skilled in the ways of coloring with pencils, or new to the adult coloring book scene – d’Errico’s POP MANGA COLORING BOOK is guaranteed to amaze. Seriously, SF/F nerds – you need this book now.

** Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Blogging for Books. **
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jessica hatch
I’m not very familiar with adult coloring books. Including this one I only have two. This is definitely my favorite of the two! Camilla D’Errico’s newest book is based on a beautiful mix of manga and surrealism. As a huge fan of surrealism I knew I had to request this.

D’Errico is very well known, especially among manga/anime artists and comic con fans. Her art in this book makes one think about the characters as you color them in. She has left us so much freedom in her drawings to creates our own stories for them. Each picture, while all from the same artist, gives off a certain feeling of distinction. The sketches are so genuine and detailed that you feel as though you are working hand-in-hand with D’Errico herself.
Just in case you’re like me and aren’t used to so much freedom and creativity, the artist has also lent us another helping hand in the form of a little…….guinea pig? Ayako can be found on the bottom corners of a few pages. Some times she takes away from the illusion but more than that she is very helpful. Reminding us that we can do whatever we want with the pages. Color in the lines…..or don’t color in the lines! (I’ve yet to work up the courage for that.) Use bold colors or use subtle colors…….or do both! Plus she’s super cute❤

The quality of the pages is very thick. Unlike anything familiar to us in the pages of a child’s more flimsy and grainy book. These are just thick enough that you can use almost any kind of medium to color. For example I’ve mostly stuck with pencils but you can easily use markers or water colors and brushes. I would just be a little careful not to saturate the brush too much as it will distort the texture of the page. Might want to keep a blow dryer or heat gun on hand.

I’m still working on completing some of these….
This book is so incredibly different from other adult books. Where others have repeating patterns, this book is on a whole different level. There are only 80 pages front and back. Yet they range from intricate patterns to subtle characters. One minute you’re looking into a world of gangling tentacles adjacent to an innocent girl in what looks to be a bedroom repairing her torn teddy bear. The next page you find yourself looking at a field of strawberries just begging for some delicious color.

I have had more fun with this book than I ever did as a kid. I feel more creativity flowing through me and onto the pages than I ever knew I even had! So I definitely want to give a HUGE thanks to Camilla D’Errico for making it possible for me to have this much fun with a coloring book❤ she’s truly a remarkable artist.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
britt graves
Camilla D'Errico's Pop Manga Coloring book is a very uniquely styled adult colouring book to add to your collection. Unlike half of the ones out there, this coloring book requires no prior knowledge of the subject to enjoy it fully. It doesn't matter if you don't know Harry Potter's hair color or who that one person in Throne of Glass is. D'Errico's drawings are completely from her own imagination and you are free of any self-inflicted obligation to color things "the right way."

This book is full of cute, beautiful, and strange creations that will spark your imagination or leave you wondering. Either way, you will be entertained and relaxed while coloring the art. D'Errico even has a little creature who shows up to remind you that you're allowed to colour however you want to because this is YOUR art now, too.

Grab your favourite coloring tools and your childlike imagination and prepare to enter a world unlike any other.

**I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review**
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
rihards gailis
Adult coloring books are all of the rage right now. I received Camilla d’Errico’s Pop Manga Coloring Book: A surreal journey through a cute, bizarre and beautiful world. It is indeed cute and bizarre as well as beautiful.
First, it has some of the cutest illustrations throughout. The artist begins her book with a preface telling you why she draws. She encourages us as the colorists to think out of the box and to color outside of the lines. In other words there are no coloring rules, just have fun. This is how this book is designed.
I’m not sure how crazy I can get because I’m used to coloring inside the lines but that’s just my personality. The book has double sided printed pages. They are very thick and will lend itself well to most color media. I probably wouldn’t use alcohol markers because they will bleed through. I haven’t tried watercolors or water based markers yet but I think both should be okay. The book has a dust jacket that can also be colored on both sides. The cover itself is very slick and blue so it probably can’t be colored.
There are a mixture of double page spreads and single pages. The artwork is loose and looks mostly freehanded and very adorable. Whether you are a fan of pop manga or whimsy you should enjoy this coloring book. It is a very nice quality. 80 quality pages to color and enjoy.
I received this book at no charge from [...] in exchange for an honest review. I absolutely love it. It is different than what I normally buy because I normally like more realistic looking images but I am super excited to have this one in my collection so that I can get outside of my box.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
michael havens
This one is a good bit different than other coloring books I have. This one isn't so much focused on repeating patterns, though there are some, but more on characters (people).

Also, the pictures to color tend to have a sketched quality to them, similar to what you see on the cover. I kind of like this though. It allows for you to feel like you are colaborating with Camilla d'Errico in a way to complete these works of art.

One thing that I don't know if I am a huge fan of though is the little character guy who appears on a few pages. He/She pops up every so often to give you advice or tips, or to just tell you something about a specific picture. Thankfully the character doesn't show up too often though. I find it a little distracting when it shows up.

In regards to the paper quality. It seems to be good. They are double sided though, so I really doubt Copic or Prismacolor markers can be used since they bleed hard and heavy...which is a shame. I have seen some fantastic works of art done in those mediums and I think some fantastic stuff could be done in this book with them.

All in all, I like this coloring book a lot. It is a different than a lot of the other coloring books out there and I think that it will provide colorists with some fantastic opportunities to explore with new ways of coloring.

This review is based on a copy provided by Blogging for Books. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
denny fisher
Published by: Watson-Guptill Publications
Written by: Camilla d'Errico

I am loving all of the adult coloring books that are out right now, and I was very excited to receive the chance to review Pop Manga Coloring Book.

This book features a variety of manga pictures that look like they were actually drawn on the pages of the book. This book is perfect for use with colored pencils, and the one who is coloring can make it appear as if they are the one who drew the pictures, originally.

What I liked:

The pictures have such personality to them, and I love the details.

The book is very different from other adult coloring books out there.

The pictures would be great for hanging on the wall and displaying in a home.

This book is good for preteens, teens, and some adults, and I think it would make a great gift.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I do not like about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I am a fan of this book. I love it.

I give Pop Manga Coloring Book 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Manga artist and Pop Surrealism superstar Camilla d’Errico presents her first ever adult coloring book, filled with portraits, patterns, and the stunning artwork her fans and collectors have come to love.
This one-of-a-kind book offers you the opportunity to collaborate with d’Errico, adding your colors to her gorgeous black and white linework. Featuring everything from haunting and surreal character portraits to pages filled with patterns and designs all rendered in d’Errico’s inimitable style, Pop Manga Coloring Book is guaranteed to provide hours of coloring fun and excitement

What did I think:
5 stars
OMG just got it to day and just got done looking though it , and I love it, love how the artists has made it looking like she just sat down and took pen or pencil to the paper, love how the paper is thick so if I want to use color makers I can ,but with this one I'm going to stay with color pencil , love how each drawing is whimsy and has a touch of pure fantasy to each of them that you see in manga, can't wait for my new color makers to come in so I can start to color, and the cover I love it as well. With that said I would love to also say that I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest opinion and review and that these are 100 % my own thoughts to what is truly a great book , so if you love to color then you need to check this one out.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
vivian vilmin
I just got this amazing coloring book. It is titled " Pop Manga Coloring Book" by Camilla d'Errico. I didn't know anything about this artist when getting this book, but her little bio on the back is fascinating. She has partnered with some of my favorite comic companies and comic authors, which means that book is even more perfect for me than I originally thought.

This book is full of incredible images. They are usually a person (or just a face) fused with a variety of objects/animals. The cover image does a good job of hinting of the themes. I already started coloring. The book also contains images of whole bodies/animals, not just faces. There are a variety of themes represented, steam-punk, under the sea, woodland creatures, etc. I love the variety. Some are done in thick bold lines, some are done softer, like it is a sketch. Even without being a coloring enthusiast, these are some fun images to have around.

The only downfall I can come up with is that the images are double sided, which means if I want to display anything, gotta pick my favorite or make copies before I color so I can show them off. The pages are good quality paper, I haven't currently bled through with markers, so let us hope that trend continues. "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sally calentine
I never encountered Manga until college. Suddenly in college, I was surrounded by friends who wanted to spend the weekend watching anime, and I loved the whimsical nature of the beautiful manga style drawings. My boyfriend (now husband) also loved such anime as Dragonball and before long we had children who loved Pokemon and other manga type designs, comics and animation. So, when I received the opportunity to review Camilla d’Errico’s Pop Manga Coloring Book, I took one look at the cover and found that I wanted to admire the pages and color them.

The work in this coloring book is beautiful, and there’s no need to worry about handing it off to your children if you would like. All the artwork in this volume fairly family friendly. I’m glad that it is because as soon as this book came in, my nine year old claimed it as her own, coloring beautiful girls with butterflies over their hair, whimsical mermaid scenes and even girls with owls around their head. There are also robots, gears, trees, fruit and many other beautiful and fantastical scenes. The book is a hit with me and with my nine year old! The only trouble is that now I may have to get one of my own to color through!

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary company from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
rom alejandro
Pop goes the Coloring

Back in March I had the privilege of reviewing Canadian artist's Camilla d'Errico 's Pop Painting book and was captured by her talent but was swept away by her paintings, I mean where does she get her incredible ideas?

Now to top if off, Camilla has published her own Pop Adult Coloring Book!
It is so much fun to use my own color schemes, and noticing how the different colors can really change the artwork (well- I Do KNOW I am not the artist- just enjoying coloring in Camilla's sketches) and even though there are sketched pictures on both front and back of each page the paper is of such good quality that I am able to use my watercolors or crayons or colored pencils and they aren't bleeding though the paper!

I can remember when we were young, my sister and Loved to color. And before Adult Coloring became a relaxation sensation, she would remind me how it is as much fun as it is therapeutic.

You don't have to have any artistic skills to appreciate Camilla's fabulous talent and so grab a colored pencil and or watercolor pen and start dabbling in something that I believe you will enjoy and you may find coloring isn't just for children anymore!

To find out more about Camilla, visit her at Camilla d'Errico
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This coloring book is beautiful. There was some confusion it seems, with there being both a coloring book and also a book about Pop Manga drawing and coloring. But this was in fact the coloring book and I was SUPER excited about it. I have been coloring as an adult since before the craze and I love that it is a 'thing' now. I have even hosted 'coloring parties'. I love it!

The images throughout are super detailed and whimsical and I love all of them. The pages are a wonderful thickness and the coloring book itself is great quality. I have been coloring with colored pencils but I think that markers might be ok as well - although I have not tried yet.

The artist is wonderful and I am loving using this coloring book to de-stress and have fun. She also prefaces the book with notes about coloring and drawing and even recommends copying pages to color in different ways, which I thought was a wonderfully fun idea for color palettes.

I think that some of the images might be a little disturbing for younger colorers. There are images of half human half monster/ animals and some that look pretty evil, but I love it and think that it is a very fun coloring book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
shara lanel
Camilla d’Errico had once again outdone herself. The author of Pop Manga and Pop Painting has released a one-of-a-kind book filled with her gorgeous black & white art. In an age where there are coloring books on the corner of every bookstore this beautiful and surreal work outshines all others.

This book contains some of the most beautiful work I've seen in a coloring book. The art is crisp and can be colored with any number of art media. We are invited to color how ever we choose, inside the lines or out. I chose to unbind my copy and frame my work after I completed it, it can make a striking wall collage.

With artwork this amazing I didn't want to confine myself to using just colored pencils or crayons. The pages happily accepted my use of water colors, pastels and markers without bleeding through and ruining the flip side artwork. If you are the type who likes to keep your work neat and tidy you are suggested to make copies of the artwork to practice on.

I give it a 5/5 stars for gorgeous artwork and quality.

If you want a copy for yourself check out the link below to Social Book Company to find the best price. [...]
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
alison szabo
Title: Pop Manga Coloring Book
Author: Camilla d'Errico
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

"Pop, Manga Coloring Book" by Camilla d'Errico

My Thoughts....

Wow, what a beautiful coloring book in Manga 'black and white' lined work. If you are looking a coloring book with some 'incredible patterns' you have come to the right place where one can find not only faces but whole images that are simply beautiful detailed. This was definitely a good book showing different coloring techniques when you are painting. I especially liked the varieties that are presented in the different themes where I found them all so creative and let me not leave out the 'step by step instructions' on this author's technique. In the end all I have left to say is that coloring book is full of details where the quality is simply fantastic. So, get ready to color!

I received this from Bloggingforbooks in exchange for honest review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
As you can probably tell from the cover image, "Pop Manga Coloring Book" contains beautiful, surreal sketches of manga girls, the majority of them wrapped up in nature in one way or form (tentacles, animal friends, fantastical hats, etc), and a few of them having rather soulful, sometimes creepy eyes. The large coloring book has a nice, flat lay to it. The pages have a good thickness for coloring (although they're so detailed, pencils may be more appropriate than markers - prepare to spend a lot of detailed work and time one these drawings). Personally, I did not care for the addition of a small creature that pops up frequently with tips. The creature got in the way of some of the drawings, and the tips spoke to me like I was a child who didn't know red from green, pencil from pen. I'll admit, though, that the idea was cute and very fitting for manga.

*I received this book from BloggingforBooks. All opinions are my own.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Beautiful drawings and large in size to splash your color choices. I really like the facial drawings most of all, did you see the eyes? So . . . large, so . . . pretty, so . . . hypnotic, like the eyes can see into your soul, no kidding. Whimsically drawn to put you in a magical place. Well that's how I felt while coloring it, I had a hard time putting the coloring pencils down. A variety of drawings from head shots to animals and sea creatures and don't forget the butterflies and more. All the swirls and curves and curls to occupy your time. I could not find anything wrong with this coloring book just pure perfection and you know what? I am lucky to receive this free book through Bloggingforbooks in exchange for a review. Thank you, Darlene Cruz
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is a coloring book by CAMILLA d'ERRICO. It's a surreal journey through a cute, curious, bizarre and beautiful world.
And that is exactly what I found as I flipped through the pages of this over sized soft cover book of interesting drawings to color. The pages are of a heavy paper that make for easy coloring. The pages have drawings on both sides and there are what I would definitely describe, exactly as the book describes... A one-of-a-kind book with pictures that are surreal, cute, curious and bizarre. I think it is a very nicely done book, well put together and is 80 pages that will certainly entertain. Not really my taste but I'm sure there are those who will love it.. I was gifted a copy from Blogging for Books for my honest opinion.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
susetyo priyojati
Let me preface the review by saying, I am a huge Manga fan. I sometimes, dream of coloring in my manga books which I know is a big no-no and I can't color in the lines to save my life. When I came across this coloring book I knew I had to try it. Manga artist Camila d'Errico created her first ever adult coloring book filled with portraits, patterns and abstract designs. The coloring book was beautifully designed and the drawings were intricately drawn. Although some of the designs looked like soft sketches. They look like they were hastily through in just to "finish up" the book along with some drawings looked repetitive.

Disclosure - I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I absolutely LOVE this coloring book. The artwork is AMAZING. I love that when you first open it that you can see each design is unique, very detailed, and like a sketch. I enjoy coloring sketches because to me it's much smoother trying to blend and make the colors pop when you aren't working with solid super dark lines. Each design is so amazing that it just makes you want to color more and more of the book. The paper is VERY smooth and has a great thickness. I think that the only thing I'd like to see is 1 page designs, I am not a fan of the 2 page images. But there wasn't so many that it would turn me off from buying this book again or recommending it to another person. The images in this book are front and back. Would love to see more of these books, maybe like a collection series like Volume 1, 2, etc. or 2 images per page throughout the book. Just LOVE LOVE LOVE it!.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sheila lowery
Gorgeous art!! The spaces to color are big enough to work on my shading skills. Other reviewers said the sketchiness of some of the drawings put them off, I rather enjoyed it.

My only wish was that the paper was a thicker weight and the images printed on one side so you could color in marker. It's not too big of a problem though because the author gives you permission to photocopy the pages to work with different coloring palettes and styles. That's what I did.

I love this art!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sarah farley
I initially got this coloringn book for neice but liked it so much I kept it for myself. The pages are filled with wonderfully, unique drawings that are fun to color and allow the iimagination to run free. One of the things I like most is the pages are not overly busy, I tend to not enjoy coloring those pages so well.

The coloring book comes with a cover that can also be colored. The pages of the book are of a thick, quality paper. This would make a great gift or a great book for yourself if you enjoy coloring.

I recieved a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
amanda weber
I purchased this elsewhere, but I love the book. The only gripe I have is the fact that some of the images will get ruined if you decide to color them with any alcohol based markers or brush pens. Since alcohol based media will bleed through the page, the image on the back of the page will no longer be available to color. The only way I see getting around this is to cut out the page, scan it and then reprint it on some kind of card stock that will allow you to work with any media similar to Copic markers. I wish there was a pdf version that I could buy, but as they say, "First world problems."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
With beautifully drawn Manga style characters, this book will delight not only manga and anime fans, but also coloring book fans also. With whimsical drawings and beautifully captured manga character with animals mythical ,mechanical, or realistic; each page is beautifully drawn.
This book is for all ages, and each hand-drawn page is unique. Some pages have information on the picture or technique hints, but overall this book is filled with breathtaking art that captivates readers and coloring enthusiasts alike.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kim marino
I purchased this book at the first of the year. I'm over 50 years old, and I'm very picky and like only whimsical and adorable pictures. I love the critter sitters coloring books from the late 1970's and 1980's to give you an idea of my taste. This book satisfies even someone as picky as I am. The pictures are printed on very thick paper stock. The only down side is each page is double-sided so if you use markers or are a firm presser, it might bleed through, although I doubt it because the paper is so thick. I never color on the pages directly as I copy all the pages I color, so that's not a problem for me. If you like adorable pictures you will not be disappointed!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I got this at the store yesterday and it is really different, in a good way, from other coloring books I have seen. It is cute, bizarre, surreal, and beautiful all at the same time. I hope an "artist's edition" is published with one picture per page (no picture on the backside) so that you can frame your pictures or color freely with media that might otherwise bleed through the page and mess up the next picture (I've personally only used colored pencils so I can't attest to whether that happens with this book).
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
patrick hadley
If you enjoy Mange at all this book will surely bring a smile to your face and warm your heart as your fingers itch to start coloring. Once you finish perusing the pages, and oohing and aahing, you will probably flip through again and again trying to decide which page to start first.
The choices are wonderful and this is a one of kind type of coloring book, original drawings, and your friends are going to be so envious and feel you are so lucky to have this. You might want to get some for gifts, the ultimate to inspire everyone.
Would I buy for my friends and family, definitely, the pictures are beautiful, and compelling, and a wonderful 80 pages.
I received this book through Blogging For Books and was not required to give a positive review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
"Pop Manga Coloring Book" by Camilla d'Errico is awesome. I love how these pictures look. They are unique and interesting. Each one is completely strange and wonderful. The drawings are made up of thin lines. A few pages have some thicker lines in the drawings. I love the little creature...Ayako that pops up throughout the coloring book. He is so cute and I love him. The art is beautiful and I think this is definitely a coloring book to have.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I couldn't wait for this book to get here. I got it yesterday, and wow! Better than I expected, the paper is so nice and the drawings are perfect. Definitely not disappointed! Thank you so much for this, I'm so excited to start coloring! I will update my review once I finish a page or two!

Edit: so upon inspecting the coloring book I noticed a lot of ink transfer to other pages. I contacted the store about it and they were VERY rude to me about replacing the book. Whatever. I colored a page in it though and it looks great. It's really a beautiful book, I absolutely LOVE this artist just VERY DISAPPOINTED at how the store treated me. I've included pictures of the ink transfer prior to coloring a page. And a page that I colored.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
raji srivastava
This has to be the most gorgeous coloring book I've ever seen. It's also weird, but it's the kind of weird that I adore.

I enjoy Manga, but I'm more of a casual, armchair fan at this point. I'd love to explore it more, but don't have a ton of access to it. Plus, you have to be so careful to avoid nudity and profanity(which most of it includes). This coloring book is conservative, for the most part. (There's a page with "Helmet Girls" on them, and those girls are a little less covered than I'd prefer, but there's no nudity. IF this book is for a child, then you could easily tear out any pages you didn't care for before handing it over to them. This one is for me, though, and I don't feel the need to remove it.)

This coloring book seems aimed more towards children, since there are a handful of little "Be Creative" types of notes through the coloring book. I think most adults that are like me, meaning they appreciate oddness, will like this book more, though.

My only semi-complaint about the book is the fact that some(though not all) of the eyes are left completely blank. I don't know if this is common in Manga. I haven't ran across it yet, but again, I'm still pretty new to the world. I'm sure it's to inspire creativity and let the owner make their own eyes, but I am very much lacking in that area, and don't really want to ruin the pages. That said, there is a note that lets you know you can make photocopies of any of the pages to practice on before attempting the main one. Maybe with practice, I can draw some decent eyes. :P

As a bonus, I love that there's a new front and back BLUE cover hidden underneath the dust jacket. It's those little extras that make a book more special!

If you enjoy the lovely side of Manga at all or surrealistic types of pictures, or just beautiful ODD pictures, this is the coloring book for you. I absolutely ADORE it.

*I was given a free copy of this book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
scott loftesness
I never thought I would get this excited over a coloring book. This is not your standard Adult Coloring Book. This is a Manga book. Frankly, I had never heard of the term manga before. Turns out manga is used to describe black and white art. This means that you have a beautiful book of black and white art even if you never color a single page. (See my webpage for examples: http://bit.ly/2cwoh0z)
I'm not into coloring intricate designs. It's my understanding that adults are now coloring because they can feel productive when they aren't really doing anything. I get that. I have a difficult time just sitting while watching the boob tube. Boredom always follows. But I'm past the time when I ask my girlfriends to come over and we sit and color. Books like this could change my way of thinking.
Let's start with the removable  book cover that you can also color inside and out. Removing the cover leaves you a steampunk design in blue.
There are various big eyed fantasy designs.Some have a steam punk feature. Some are simple, some are more intricate.
The important question: How do they hold up with the different mediums.
I used watercolor paint, crayola crayons, colored pencils, sharpie pens, and acrylic paint.  Only the sharpie pens bled through to the other side. 
I don't understand why the red sharpie did not bleed through, but as you can see, the purple, pink and orange sharpies did. 
I have two negative things about this book. There are no borders. That means the design goes all the way to the binding making it difficult (but not impossible) to get color. 
The other negative was the author's little helper, Ayako. I have a love/hate relationship with him. I like the information he shares, but it cuts into the picture which would suck if I wanted to display it. 
Bottom line, this coloring book is printed as if it was a real book. You could proudly put it on your coffee table for display with or without coloring. I love the author's suggestion that you copy the pictures first and experiment with the colors before coloring the pages in the book, My other recommendation is to place a piece of wax paper between the pages you are working on to prevent the colors from transferring when the book is closed. 
You get your money's worth in this book. I have purchased other adult coloring books for the same price and they were single sided and only 25 pages. This book trumps their size. I highly recommend Pop Manga Coloring Book.  
Disclaimer: I received this book at no cost in exchange for an honest review. 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jen foster
These pages are fairly quick and easy to color with beautiful results. Colored pencil goes on very nicely; that's mostly what I use. I did some details in marker and gel pen and haven't had any bleed-through.I also did some soft pastel backgrounds, which came out nicely on this paper.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
aakanksha hajela
Here I am coloring again and loving it. The cover of this coloring book caught my eye. I’m not familiar with this artist or the Pop Manga pictures. I just wanted a chance to color these pages; they are really unique pictures; not like anything else out there.

My son says that this is a popular style that the kids have gone crazy over. Note from the author: “In this collection, I hope to provide you with a really interesting and unique experience. I want whomever picks up this book and flips through its pages to feel an irresistible urge to fill in all its images with all sorts of vivid colors…..I have re purposed some of my artwork, adding cool patterned backgrounds to fill the negative space – and to give you more elements to color!”

I had fun and felt free to create with colors and coloring style. The only thing I wished this artist had done in the book was make the girls smile. My son said that this is not what this genre is all about! I’ll have to look into that. I enjoyed the pages I colored. They made me think outside the box in reference to colors and style. I look forward to coloring the other pages inside.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books . I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

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★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
karla webb
Manga artist and Pop Surrealism superstar Camilla d’Errico presents her first ever adult coloring book, filled with portraits, patterns, and the stunning artwork her fans and collectors have come to love.

This one-of-a-kind book offers you the opportunity to collaborate with d’Errico, adding your colors to her gorgeous black and white linework. Featuring everything from haunting and surreal character portraits to pages filled with patterns and designs all rendered in d’Errico’s inimitable style, Pop Manga Coloring Book is guaranteed to provide hours of coloring fun and excitement.

Pop Manga is probably one of the most beautiful adult coloring books I’ve ever seen. Camilla d’Erricos art is so wonderful to look at. I was able to review one of her art books a couple months ago. The pop manga coloring book has different things to color, her characters to random objects. And as always these types of coloring books let you take off the dust jacket and color on that as well. Another thing in this coloring book which I really like is d’Errico has this cute little blob character that pops up every couple of pages to remind you, that you don’t have to stick to a certain color. You can do whatever you want, you can use different materials to color with.

The one downside I have with this book is sometimes I feel like some of the artwork is unfinished. And I am ruining a sketch that is not completed, other than that it is a really wonderful adult coloring book, that is definitely unique.

Here is Camilla D’erricos website if you’d like to keep up on her past or future projects. [...]

I received this from the Blogging for books program for my honest review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lynn bleiler
Have you ever wanted to collaborate with a famous artist? Pop Manga, Camilla d'Errico's New Coloring Book gives readers the opportunity to do that, surrounded by the artists awesome world.

Camilla draws heavily on pop and manga/anime influences, creating a world that can only come out of the imagination. While I don't consider myself an anime fan, d'Errico's take on the genre helps me get closer to the point where I could be a fan of the genre. Camilla's flowy lines create an interest in the mix of mechanical, nature and human within the book. The pages are thick enough to color on in your favorite medium (I recommend putting a paper towel under the page while it dries).

I love the eyes, eyes are the hardest to design, and the eyes of the creations within Manga Pop make me full on fangirl squee. I was able to use my pencils to softly trace my pencil around the eyes in the hopes that I can get the muscle memory to draw my own take on the eyes of the characters.

I recommend Prismacolor colored pencils and the blender to achieve a really vibrant look, but I cannot speak for other brands of colored pencils. I do like, however, the idea of using a few mixed media like Camilla may use in her own work. In fact, some of the designs in this book are complimentary/similar to those found in the Pop Art painting book by Camilla d'Errico. I had a lot of fun with that book, so this coloring book makes a natural partner on the artsy part of my bookshelf.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sara richer
I enjoy this coloring book quite a bit. I like the creative and imaginative Manga art. I am not really into Manga but I do like this book. There are lots of details and will bring me hours of coloring fun. I wish the pages were thicker so that I could use other medias such as paint and markers. Other than that I don't really have any complaints but it is the reason I gave it a 4 rather than a 5.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
terri tech
I got this book, not really sure what to expect, a bunch of coloring pictures for adult and teens? But I was pleasantly surprised, yes it is coloring pages for adults and teens especially teens into Manga. But this book also has a story from the inside cover to back. I have enjoyed it so much I have decided to color and once I am done really explore the story. Its beautiful and fun I totally say go get this as fast as you can. I find it relaxing and fun.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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In 2001 I found my first adult coloring book in one of the big chain bookstores and have been hooked ever since. I have never read a Pop Manga book before or have I experienced any of the art so when I opened this book it blew me away. This is far from your run of the mill coloring book. The pictures are hand sketched therefore giving them a unique quality it is as if you’ve been given a person’s sketchbook to color.

Camilla d’Errico did a remarkable job creating such an unconventional collection of drawings that it stands alone in its own class of adult coloring books. What you will be coloring is a mix of odd, peculiar, and bizarre with a dash of adorable tossed in. For example, a young person with trees growing out of their head, many freakishly cute creatures, pictures of a girl who wears mysterious Steampunk like headgear. I could go on for hours about how amazing the coloring book is but it is now time for me to get out my instruments and color these pictures!

Go forth my coloring book fans and buy yourself one it is well worth it...

Oh, I now plan on going to the library and checking out some Manga books I think I will like them. Do you?

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
This coloring book is soooo beautiful! I am in love with it. I love how you can color the front and back cover.I have not seen that before. It really makes the book personalized to each person. There is not a single page left without a drawing. You can literally color on every page. So beautiful.

This book is good sized. I want to say almost 100 pages of drawings. The pages are nice. I was hoping the pages would be thicker. I wanted to use markers and watercolors to brink these images to life. Looks like if I tried, ink or water color, it would bleed right though the pages. The safest medium to use in this book would be color pencils. Even then, I would only use Prisma Color. The paper has very little tooth and is almost too slick for color pencils. The color pencils would have to have the least amount of wax to hold onto the page. Let's hope that it will hold onto the page and not transfer to the other side. Obviously this paper was made for ink to be used, but its too thin for ink. Ugh.

I love every drawing in this book. It is so creative and beautiful. I was hoping each drawing would have more line variety. More thick lines to balance out the thin lines. Especially if your drawing is in black and white. It all seems to be the same line weight. It is not that big of a deal. I think I only notice it because of all my art classes and my major. I am trained to see those things. Granted, My friends and boyfriend didn't even know what I was talking about and didn't see what I was talking about. Lol. Still is very beautiful.

I have always loved Camilla's art and her style. I have been following her on Instagram for years. Her art is so fun and creative. All of her art works are so different and unique. This coloring book is like having all of her prints. Yay. She really inspires me as an artist. How anything is possible. She took her career of painting and branched it out to the coloring book world. Really smart. I hope to see more artists do this! (HINT HINT: Camille Rose Garcia, Glenn Arthur, Melstringer, and GirlDracula.)

I would love to do this coloring book with my bestie, Mimz. When we do our art parties coloring and then to see what we each did on the same drawing. It would be so cool. I cant wait to fill this up completely. I have a feeling this will help me a lot with this upcoming semester.


I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books, for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
geoff amidon
listen im very picky about my coloring books

the designs are unique
the paper is high quality.
the drawings are the type that as soon as you see them, you have a color scheme and other ideas in mind.
i have about 8 coloring books, and this one is my favorite.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
karalyn bromage
Artist - Camilla D'Errico
Pages - 80
Publisher - Penguin Putnam Inc

This book is mind blowing, there is no other word for it.
The white dust jackets with splashes of colour is eyecatching, and the bright blue underneath even more so. 
The spine is glue and string bound, providing some extra support, but still allowing the spine to ease with some use. Images do enter the spine, but as most aren't full page images, this is not a huge issue. 
The paper is quite heavy, and pencils lay down very nicely on it. Images are double sided, so if you use markers ensure you check for bleeding and be light handed to preserve the image on the reverse.

Camilla D'Errico is a bit of a rockstar in the anime/manga art world, with a number of comics, artworks and other ventures under her belt. She has also released two art books prior to this colouring book release.
With that, it comes as no surprise that the artwork in this book is superb quality. At first glance they seem very odd and mismatched, but as you look through and glance again, the images seem to make more sense. 
There are a handful of 'patterned' pages, although unlike other books, these do not seem like filler. Amongst the images you will also find dragons on leashes, narwhals and mermaids, unicorns hatching from eggs and a robot and girl in love.
All images are drawn in the artists signature manga style, with a sketchbook feel to them. Camillas friend and muse Ayako, a cute anthropomorphised blob pops up every few pages to offer advice or commentary on the piece. This doesn't bother me, but some feel that this makes the images seem disjointed. 
Line thickness varies from thick to thin throughout, even within images. These switches are natural, and do suit the style and images. Intricacy is low to moderate throughout, with many larger spaces through the book.

This type of fantasy is perfect for escapism when you are feeling down, and the level of detail in the image is also very well suited for these times.
The images may be a struggle for those who have fluctuating concentration levels as they do have a 'flow' so you might find it difficult to stop and start. 
The intricacy means that those who have fine motor impairments most likely will not have an issue with this book, but please do check. 
The varying line thickness may present a challenge to those with vision impairments, but as always, check the images and video before you decide.

Thankyou for reading and I hope you've enjoyed this review,

Taken from my website, ChronicallyBatgirlColours
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
I was happy to add this Adult Coloring Book to my ever growing collection! I was a avid "colorer" in my youth, and when the rebirth of this activity came to be for grownups, I applauded on the inside! This book is not a typical choice for me to be honest, but that does not mean the skillful artwork is lost on me. Camilla is a very talented artist whose child like images seem to jump right off the page. Her characters have huge "soulful" eyes which are reminiscent of Japanese comics. The book is filled with fairies, some with unicorn horns, animals and many other accompaniments. Her drawings will be fun to color.

The quality of the book is wonderful. Even the cover can be colored! The pages are high quality and each come with a little note giving inspiration on how to just "let go" and color outside the lines. Crayons or colored pencils will work wonderfully for this book. Give it a try if you want a unique book with "not the usual" images!

***I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cliff chang
I chose this color book to review because I thought the cover looked like the game "Zelda" by Nintendo. I love to look at these color books. This has to be one of the cutest ones I have ever reviewed. I was inspired to color a few of these pictures. I don't even like to color. These pictures I think would also look special as a black and white wall hanging.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
srishti srivastav
I’m just in awww of this illustrator she is so amazing. I color for hours in this lovely book. Many things to practice with background, faces, bodies and creatures. Best of all she give you tips in the front of the book. Can’t wait for the next book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
avi johri
I love coloring books and the innocent appearance of Manga. Put them together and you have this wonderful coloring book. I am always excited when a coloring book comes up for review and this one will be a joy to add my own flair to.

The book has a removable dust cover, which can be colored. The pictures are beautifully drawn and will be fun for adults or older children to color, although they do say to not be afraid to stray outside of the lines.

If there is one negative it is this, I like to take my pages out of the book while coloring and the binding on this book may make that difficult without tearing the pages. This will not keep me from enjoying the book however or recommending it to all who enjoy coloring.

I was given this book by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
juliana winger
Bought 4 of these, one for me and the others as gifts. The pages are double sided but thick enough there is no bleeding through. The artwork is replicated perfectly, it conveys the delicate hand the artist used.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Quality artist with her quality paintings turned to line art for us to color. I live this artist, I love everything she draws! And I'm beyond excited that I get to color anything she produced, I'm srsly fangirling all over the place right now
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
julie redding
I requested a free review copy of Pop Manga Coloring Book by acclaimed manga artist Camilla d'Errico for a few different reasons. I'm very interested in adult coloring books, and I enjoy reviewing them. I know there are many such books being published now that they're trendy, and they run the gamut from superb quality to inferior and disappointing. Also, I have a friend who loves both art and manga, and I was curious to see what her take would be on this book, so I planned to pass it along to her once I was finished with my review. My first impression of this book was solid. The cover is attractive, and also does something I love: shows an uncolored illustration, instead of one that has already been colored in by someone associated with the publisher. I do like that they threw in a bit of color with the text and the dotted background--just enough to make it attractive without taking away from a prospective buyer's sense of what a typical page within the book would look like before colors were applied. I also enjoyed that, like with many adult coloring books, the book jacket itself could be removed and turned inside out to become a long pull-out/poster type of coloring page. When adult coloring books are published like that, it gives the impression that the publisher doesn't want the person coloring through the book to miss out on a single square inch of potential coloring fun.

Another plus for Pop Manga Coloring Book is the extensive introduction by the artist. For those who are interested in this book because they've followed d'Errico's work and been longtime fans of her style, all of the extra information included in the introduction should prove informative. For those approaching it with fresh eyes, d'Errico's excited attitude and encouraging tone might be just the ticket to a flight of creativity. A little puff ball of a character named Ayako serves as a guide through the book, providing helpful tips and spurring colorists onward. Ayako's adorable appearance on many of the pages makes Pop Manga Coloring Book feel even more like manga.

Something unusual about this coloring book is that, where most coloring books have dark, heavy, inky lines, this one has many lighter, thinner lines comprising the images to color, which makes it feel more like a book of sketches. Some may see this as a downside, but for me, that feeling almost erased the delineation between sketch artist (d'Errico) and colorist (in this case, me), which prevented the vibe I get from most coloring books that I'm coming to the table after all of the excitement is over and adding what is almost an afterthought to the process.

Also, I really enjoy coloring patterned backgrounds. From feathers to strawberries, dots to leaves, flower petals to tentacles, and picture frames to geometric shapes, Pop Manga Coloring Book offers several opportunities for the colorist who likes filling in background patterns to go to town.

If you enjoy Manga, playful designs to color, and a touch of magic and surrealism, I can't recommend Pop Manga Coloring Book highly enough!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Let me start by saying WOW. The book is better in person. The photos don't do any justice. It's double side which means I can't use markers but other than that no issues. Hope this artist comes out with another soon.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This book is so much more than just a manga coloring book. The art is beyond beautiful. It won't matter if you enjoy manga or not, you will love the images. The pages are thick, in case you prefer to coloring in pen, but thin enough to allow framing if you chose.

The images appear to be drawn with an ink pen and photocopied over, but in a way so that you can color with ease. Not only can you use this book to color, but the details will give you an idea of how to create your own art.

A very beautiful book of art. I would recommend this to anyway who enjoys coloring or loves black and white art.

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sandy mccartney
Meet Camilla d'Errico, the young and talented canadian borne artist is gaining ground with her Pop Manga. Her work excels and she has a large following of fans. One can't help but love her graphics which are cute and unique. Her newest creation is Pop Manga Coloring Book where she gives her readers a chance to color her pictures. I went ahead and framed a number of mine to put up in my daughter's room.
Coloring is known to relieve stress in adults and one can be proud to display the finishing projects from this desired book. I was given the awesome opportunity to review for Blogging for Books. It was a great pleasure.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
j rgen
Great coloring book. Had tons of fun coloring it. Well worth it. Pages are thick but I just use color pencils on it I think if you use marker it will go thru. If you're a anime fan you'll love this as well.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
One of the best coloring books I own and it just happens to be by my favorite artist!

I love how adorable and creepy-cute and how detailed each page is. I cant wait to fill up each and every page using my Prismacolor pencils and gel pens. If Camilla ever makes another coloring book I'm definitely preordering it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sara gibson
There are so many positive reviews that I hardly need to say more. It's a gorgeous, filled with great artwork from a talent artist. You don't have a be a fan of pop surrealism to find the pictures in the book compelling and beautiful. A nice bonus is the number of people who have posted their artwork online using the hashtag. Really great book!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
leah murphy
I had to post a large picture of this review because honestly..."THAT COVER".

My oldest daughter is into Manga and her and I have been on the "adult coloring" bandwagon for over a year now so when I saw this beauty we just had to get it. Have you ever seen the cover and pretty much sight unseen knew you were going to enjoy the content so much? This book illustrated by Camilla d'Errico is just that. Her illustrations are works of art that fascinate the mind. So let me go over this little gem and tell you the pros and cons from my perspective.

Pro 1. The illustrations are on point. The way her mind transforms an image from one main focal point to multiple themes reminds me of having fun in elementary school while I was working on Squiggles. Do you remember those? The teacher would draw a random shape on your paper and you had to turn it into something. Even though my squiggles never looked near as good as these the whimsical feel is the same. Just look at the main cover we have a beautiful little girl with a bee in her hair and her neck is wrapped by an octopus that looks like it is wrapped around sea wood, and then to top it all off she is wearing a bear on her head. YEAH Adorbs!
Pro 2. You feel as though you were just given d'ERRICO's art journal. Some pages look as though they were drawn with charcoal which is thicker and choppy. It is my absolute favorite medium and I adore these pages. However, there are some amazing pages that are drawn with (what looks like) pencil and they are just as beautiful. Most of these pieces are reminiscent of walking through an art museum. You can FEEL the emotions of each scene. They are truly beautiful.
Pro 3. The cover it quite thick which makes a great base for a book that you will be coloring in.
Pro 4. You could learn how to really draw with this book. d'ERRICO's hand strokes are effortless to follow and so beautiful to see on paper.

Okay now here we go with the cons...
Con 1. The book is an odd shape (large, for a coloring book) which is completely fine if you are coloring on a coffee table or desk but large otherwise.
Con 2. You don't really want to color the pictures they are so beautiful. I wasn't sure if this fit under a pro or a con but I can see it as both so there ya go!

This was a super amazing book to review from Bloggingforbooks.com and we are so grateful that we can share our honest opinions with you.
~Zoe and Mom
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
D’Errico’s book lives up to its title. There are indeed doses of cute here, but cute rarely stands alone. Almost every image in this collection also contains something of the bizarre or surreal. For the most part, d’Errico’s concoctions succeed in eliciting that pleasantly surprised “o” reaction. Some not so much. (Octopus tentacles, really?) But this is not a criticism of d’Errico, whose artistic talent and unfathomable imagination results in truly unique images.

The only real complaint I have about the artwork in this book is the preponderance of floating heads. From a colorist’s perspective, I would like to see more full-page illustrations. On that note—D’Errico’s depiction of mer-children embracing hands and tails deserves and award (if it hasn’t already won one) for its eloquent blend of romance and sweet whimsy.

D’Errico welcomes the reader with an upbeat introduction, where she discusses the joys and challenges of coloring. She also suggests making photocopies of the pages for practice. Sounds like a good idea, right? Unfortunately, this book does not lie flat. As a result, it will prove difficult to successfully photocopy (or color) sections of drawings that appear near the inside of the spine. A hamster-like critter named Ayako periodically pops up in the book to give coloring tips. This technique is cute and creates a sense of intimacy with the reader. (Hardcore colorists, however, might find this intrusion into their coloring space annoying.) Overall, this is a collection worth recommending to those who enjoy a dash of the unusual in their lives.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.
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Coloring books are a great stress reliever for people of all ages. As a Social Worker, I use them for my personal self-care and recommend them to others. I am not a real fan of Magna, but I have 3 teenagers that go crazy over it. So when I saw this book I knew I could not pass it up. The Manga coloring book is a wonderful addition for those who love animation, magna anime and the cute and bizarre. I adored the cute little animation at the bottom of the page that helped inspire the inner creative artist in each of us. I also noticed that the cover both outside and inside since all done in black and white can also be colored to add your own personal customized flare to your book. There is so much creativity put into this coloring book that I was amazed. The book feels me a sense of curiosity, comfort, love, acceptance, pain, loneliness and acceptance. The artwork is excellent with a lot of free space to explore both inside and outside the lines J Easy book to recommend for all ages that enjoy coloring, relaxing and taking a break from life to escape to simpler enjoyments.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.
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This book is so whimsical it almost flew out my window. But seriously, this is manga with a splattering of pop-surrealism that is sure to please any anime or manga fan. The art is drawn by Camilla d'Errico. I actually used to have one of her paintings as a wallpaper back in the day.

Full of steampunk flare, fairy tale creatures, and chimera illustrations, it gives more than enough for the eye to relish. You won't want to use pencils for this one. Vibrant and jewel toned pens or markers will have to do the trick. Anything less and the pictures won't fully realize their potential.

All pages are double-backed and made with sturdy paper. All details are left empty to give the best coloring experience-even smaller spaces and objects. I would definitely recommend this to someone searching for a unique coloring book.

-​I received a complimentary copy from Blogging for Books for a honest review-
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fabio fraccaroli
This is one of my favorite coloring books. Love Camilla's work. The drawings are beautiful and so different. A real pleasure to color. maybe single side print in the next one, I really hope there will be a next one. Looking forward to it.
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alexis rutz friedrich
I wasn't impressed with this coloring book. In my opinion, most of the images lack the feel of true Manga and there is little variety in character and setting throughout the book. My daughter is an art student and loved the book. She likes the detail in the pictures and how the feeling of the picture is executed through the art work. That being said my daughter isn't into Manga, which may be why she felt differently about the book. If you are looking for a coloring book that features the big-eye girl oil painting feel you will probably enjoy this book, but if you are looking for a Manga coloring book you may be disappointed.
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megan reichelt
This is a nice coloring book and if you like the manga style, it would make a good addition to your coloring book collection. The art was varied and there is something for everyone. That said, I was very disappointed in the format of the book. The pages are bound and cannot be cleanly removed. I have many coloring books that tell a tale but most of them have perforated pages which makes it easy for coloring and for sharing. That is why it only gets three out of five stars.
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