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SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED: Flip on some tunes and sharpen your crayons, it's about to get colorful.
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The Stoner's Coloring Book: Coloring for high-minded adults

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The original stoner’s coloring book was lost by Greek explorers in the 13th century. The explorers were toasting their long day by smoking the peace pipe and doing some light coloring when a sandstorm swept through camp. They disappeared – along with the coloring book. Scholars heard rumors of such a book, but could not make heads or tails of the thing. But recently, a strange Phoenician tablet was discovered and translated into modern languages and the stoner’s coloring book was recovered. In a strange twist of fate, this long-lost treasure is now being offered on Kickstarter.

A portion of the ancient hieroglyphics that would become the Stoner's Coloring Book
A portion of the ancient hieroglyphics that would become the Stoner's Coloring Book

Seriously, I’ve poured my heart, soul, and lungs into this effort for the past couple months, and it’s finally ready for public eyes. I’ve been making art since I was a wee pup, and I’ve spent the last year focusing on black and white line drawings. Composed of my original artwork and submissions from other artists, the Stoner's Coloring Book is psychedelic, graffiti-inspired, and oven-toasted like a delicious banana bread. 

  • Sometimes you feel all crafty and shit but lack the motivation to start from scratch. Coloring is a perfect way to get creative without the hassle!
  • Coloring is therapeutic and meditative
  • This book cures acne
  • You'll be supporting young artists
  • This is the only coloring book with an age minimum. 18+ please.
Take a deep breath
Take a deep breath

Acclaim:

Huffington Post: "Woah Man, There's A Coloring Book for Stoners" - "Crayon in one hand, blunt in the other."

Yahoo! "New Coloring Book for Stoners Encourages Oh-So-Mellow Creativity" - "Whether or not you partake, you have to admit, the idea is not entirely half-baked. It does have an intense air of relaxation about it."

Hunger TV: "Inside the Stoner's Colouring Book" - "If, when you’re stoned, you need to be colouring in a penguin with a quiff and sunglasses wearing some Argos jewellery and what looks like knock-off Louis Vuitton, then it’s time to put down that blunt and get involved with this kickstarter."

TIME: “Why Adults Are Getting into Coloring Books” – “You create something that’s beautiful and that’s satisfying.”

Quartz: "Coloring books are suddenly catching on with adults” – “There are Facebook pages devoted to adult colorers. There are coloring clubs. People who motivate themselves to pay off debt by coloring.”

"With just one dollar you can make a difference by helping a privileged white person color. I'm that privileged white person, and I want to color." -Justin

Specifics

  • Estimated delivery: September 2015
  • Length: 36 pages (that's hours and hours of coloring!)
  • Print size: 10.5” x 10.5”
  • Full color cover and back

Extra uses for the Stoner’s coloring book:

  • Shelter from rain as you run down the sidewalk
  • Gift for your mom
  • Pizza holder
  • Ashtray
  • Kindling (only for dire, post-apocalyptic situations)

Our fundraising goal is $6420. Now you may be wondering, why does a coloring book cost so damn much? Look, I don’t want to make a cheap book that you’re not going to cherish. I want this thing to be fucking gorgeous. The top-shelf California flower of coloring books. 

The majority of these funds will go towards printing fees. The rest will be used to support the artists! This is an important aspect of this Kickstarter, as I believe artists deserve to be paid for their work and should be recognized for the value they bring to our communities.

If we raise:

  • $6,420 – The Stoner’s Coloring Book comes to life! for your coloring pleasure.
  • $12,420 – Foil-blocked cover (shiny colors!), perforated and bleed-proof pages, and a rip-out page of rolling papers.
  • $10,000,000 -- Trip to the moon.
  • $20,000,000 -- Populate a small island with oompa-loompas.

Rewards

Rewards are fun, and, let’s be honest, why you’re all here. The rewards include sweet coloring kits that have everything you need to spend mind-numbing periods of your day coloring (and snacking) and even original pieces from the coloring book’s creation.

Every person or animal who donates $20 or more to this kickstarter gets their name (or codename) printed in the book to be enshrined forever as a benefactor to the stoned colorer community. Any reprints of the book will also include your name. Please note that if you don’t want your name printed, that’s fine too, totally up to you. 

Thanks for reading!

Now here are some pretty pictures.

A variety of styles featured in the coloring book
A variety of styles featured in the coloring book
For high-rollers, a screen-print of "Crowded Zoos of Man's Imagination"
For high-rollers, a screen-print of "Crowded Zoos of Man's Imagination"

For more page previews and updates, check out @stonercoloringbook on Instagram and @stonedcolorer on twitter.

"The Truth is Not The Truth"
"The Truth is Not The Truth"

Risks and challenges

I've never published a book before, so the challenges lie in navigating the world of printers, ISBN numbers, and paper stocks. The main thing is that the majority of the illustrations are already done. The artwork is the easy part for me, it's the rest that might cause setbacks. But I've already been in communication with local print shops and I have family in the publishing business, so I'm being advised on the right routes to take as I work to get this coloring book printed.

I will try my best to get this book posted and mailed by September 2015, but there’s always a chance I’ll be a little late on my deadline. In which case you’ll get the coloring book, just a little later than expected. That’s not overly upsetting is it? Just make yourself a damn quesadilla and it’ll be there in no time.

Woohoo, you made it to the end!

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    YOU GOT A PRINTER???

    A PDF of 6 high-res printable pages from the Stoner's Coloring Book. Print em or use your computer, and get to colorin.

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    O.G. COLORER

    A copy of the Stoner's Coloring Book -- for the early birds.

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    YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK

    A copy of the Stoner's Coloring Book with your name printed in the credits. Includes shipping to US and Canada.

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    SHIT, HERE'S SOMETHING TO COLOR WITH

    A signed copy of the Stoner's Coloring Book, your name in the book, AND a box of colored pencils, crayons, or markers.

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    ONE FOR YOU, AND ONE FOR YOU

    Two copies of the Stoner's Coloring Book.

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    KUSH LOVERS WHO COLOR TOGETHER

    Two signed copies of SCB, your names in the book, AND two boxes of colored pencils, crayons, or markers (or one big box).

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    INDACOUCH COLORING KIT

    A signed and numbered screen-print of "Crowded Zoos of Man's Imagination" (11"x14"). This print is being released exclusively during this kickstarter -- edition of up to 100.

    Includes two signed copies of SCB for you and a friend, your names in the book,
    and two boxes of colored pencils, crayons, or markers (or a set of 12 prismacolor pencils).

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    CHRONIC COLORER

    A signed and numbered screen-print of "Crowded Zoos of Man's Imagination" (11"x14").

    Includes three signed copies of SCB for you and your buds with your names in the book,
    AND a 24-pack of Prismacolor super-creamy and nice colored pencils. These pencils are so nice you will wet yourself. Wear protection.

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    RETAILERS and DISTRIBUTORS LOOK HERE

    10 Coloring books for $100. This is for shops who want to carry SCB in their stores. Email stonerscoloringbook@gmail.com if you have questions or are interested in a larger order.

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    YOU ARE A PURPLE UNICORN WITH WINGS

    An original, signed drawing (11"x11") from the creator of the coloring book.

    Includes five signed copies of SCB for you and your buds, your names in the book,
    a 36-pack of Prismacolor super-creamy and nice colored pencils,
    and a signed and numbered screen-print of "Crowded Zoos"

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    GANJA GOD

    A badass 12" x 12" painting (acrylic and oil), plus
    Five signed copies of SCB for you and your buds, your names in the book,
    a 36-pack of Prismacolor super-creamy and nice colored pencils,
    and a signed and numbered screen-print of "Crowded Zoos of Man's Imagination"

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    DALI'S BLUE DREAM

    A life-time supply of SCBs*,
    a 36-pack of Prismacolor super-creamy colored pencils,
    a 12-pack of Copic Sketch Markers (luscious markers for professional coloring),
    AND a badass 36"x36" (91.4cm x 91.4cm) mixed media painting (oil, acrylic, collage).

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