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Brian TonerBy Brian Toner
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Brian TonerBy Brian Toner
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If you like solving puzzles and coloring, then this is the book for you.  Maineiac (as in Mainer, pronouced maniac) Crypto-Coloring will be a coloring adventure and puzzle coloring book.  You will search for clues, solve puzzles, run mazes, and decode messages hidden in the pages which will give you hints for solving the cryptogram.  The text encoded in the cryptogram will reveal links to interesting websites, videos, and messages.

Maineiac Crypto-Coloring will probably be at least 50 pages.  The actual number will depend on the complexity of the puzzles and the level of funding.  In addition to the coloring pages, it will also contain a Morse code reference, ASCII table, a few note pages, and a section for the encoded alphabet.  I intend to make sure that any information required to solve the puzzles will be included in the appendix.

Below you can find a few pages to look through so you know what to expect.  The cover has a few secret message to discover.

Maineiac Crypto-Coloring Cover
Maineiac Crypto-Coloring Cover

A sample page from 'Maineiac Coloring'.  This page is on the complicated side; the images in Crypto-Coloring will not get this complicated to draw (unless a large number of people contact me and request this level of difficulty).  This image also has a secret message to decode.

A complicated page from Maineiac Coloring
A complicated page from Maineiac Coloring

 This image will likely be closer to the level of difficulty to be expected (coloring-wise) in Maineiac Crypto -oloring.

Another sample from Maineiac Coloring
Another sample from Maineiac Coloring
Yet another picture from Maineiac Coloring.
Yet another picture from Maineiac Coloring.
Maineiac Coloring sample image.
Maineiac Coloring sample image.
The image from the video.
The image from the video.
A colored in image from Maineiac Coloring (colored by Amber Hathaway)
A colored in image from Maineiac Coloring (colored by Amber Hathaway)

 If you are interested in seeing more samples, just let me know!  You can purchase Maineiac Coloring if you like it enough!  Also, you can like Maineiac Coloring on facebook for regular updates!

Risks and challenges

The book might be too difficult or too easy. I am doing my best to make the puzzles solvable in a couple of ways. This helps to ensure that people will be able to enjoy solving the puzzles, but not get too frustrated if they can't put together all of the clues.

Right now I am in the middle of a Ph.D. program. I don't have a lot of time, but I do try and dedicate time for drawing. During the semester, a lot of my time goes toward my classes, teaching, and research responsibilities. Since I plan on working on this during the summer the teaching aspect of my job shouldn't be a concern. I may still have some research responsibilities though, but I do plan on dedicating a large portion of my summer to getting this project done (assuming I am funded).

Most of the money will go toward my living and educational expenses. There is also the cost of printing and shipping the coloring books.

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