Want to hear the coolest thing in the whole world? One of my illustrations has been included in Souris Hong-Porretta‘s new Outside the Lines Coloring Book!
I am crazy honored to have my Octohug drawing nestled on a page near awesome illustrations by some of my favorite artists: Gary Baseman, Keith Haring, Kozyndan, Ryan Junell, Ryan McGinness, Saelee Oh, Shepard Fairey, Souther Salazar, and so many more!
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For those who are unfamiliar with my history, Octohug was one of my first illustrations I had embroidered on baby onesies, and gocco printed on greeting cards when I launched my WilloToons product line in 2007!
I am so over the moon excited that this sweet illustration lives on in OTL, and will be colored by kiddos all over the land!!
Outside the Lines has been receiving a ton of amazing press, too. Check it out:
- Huffpo Arts & Culture: Coloring Book Geared Towards Art-Loving Adults Might Be The Best Thing We’ve Ever Seen
- Gizmodo: An Artist-Designed Coloring Book For Budding Creative Types
- Cool Hunting: Over 100 works of art by over 100 contemporary artists, for creatives of all ages
- Hello Giggles: Item of the Day
- Boing Boing: Kids’ coloring book of contemporary art
- Daily Candy: A Modern Take on the Coloring Book
- USAToday, Nylon Mag and many more! (Souris’ Pinterest board)
She even had a huge Book Launch party at MOCA that I wish soooo badly I could have been there for! (I was in Oslo, Norway at the time.) LA Weekly covered it and published some great photos:
Souris Hong-Porretta & Shepard Fairey
The beautiful MOCA, which all artists received a membership to… I’m so excited to go!
View all OTL Book Launch photos by Nanette Gonzales, LA Weekly
I’ve even started receiving shout-outs from friends who are coloring my page!
This coloring book is truly SUCH a super cool creation. A perfect gift for kids AND art-loving adults, too. Gigantic thanks to Souris for including me! ♥