COLO LOCO is an adult coloring book inspired by everything I like and also by cherished memories from childhood.
In COLO LOCO the themes are quite different than any other mandalas or coloring books. We deal with geek subjects and the pop culture!
COLO LOCO est un livre à colorier pour adultes inspiré par tout ce que j'aime ainsi que mes souvenirs d'enfance.
Les thèmes de COLO LOCO sont très différents des autres livres à colorier. Ils sont plus "geek" et on s'attaque aussi à la culture pop!
Le reste du texte est en anglais pour l'exportation. Mais vous pouvez faire Google Translate avec un clique de droite!
It all started as an exposition in my home town. It was a big event truly, which now is repeating in other cities. I had a couple of pretty art pieces to show, but I wanted to make something people could remember.
What has not been seen in the region so far was a collective art. So I decided to make a coloring art piece that I would give to one person among all the people that colored it while the duration of the exposition.
The success was phenomenal! Adults and kids enjoyed coloring the crowd of robots I did in a shape of an apple ( the theme being New-York). I did kept a small control over the colors, giving restricted markers colors. The result was exactly as I expected it, making it a pretty contemporary art piece.
Seeing people liking this so much, I started to ask their thoughts of making a coloring book of these, and it was all very positive comments.
So its how the main idea was born!
The apple on the cover is now the icon of Colo Loco!
-The art style: I do what I call crowded illustrations. All pages are made with crowds of people and characters. I do them with different sizes of pens, and detail them with hatches and lines.
-The cool themes: zombies, pirates, fairies, mermaids, fantasy, steampunk, Wizard of Oz, music bands, Greek Mythology and video games!
-Looks nice on the walls: also each illustrations has a shape related to the theme. For example: pirates crowd shaped like a skull!
-The texts related to the themes: each illustrations has its text accompanying it so it makes it more fun for immersion into that theme.
The texts will be bilingual English / French.
I even suggest to some music to go along with the coloring!
-The paper & book quality: all the book is made of high quality thick paper, good for any pens and to allow markers to be used. Also, each illustration pages has its back totally blank, so it doesn't bleed on other pages! Great! And they all are removables.
-Because its what you've been waiting for: and everyone but you will have one if you don't take one...
-Printing 1000 copies (mostly all budget goes there)
-Rewards & extra shipping of some rewards
-45 gallons of coffee
-Materials for art making (pens, markers, papers, coffee again, etc...)
-Testers copies (shipping and printing)
-5% + 5% Kickstarter fees.
This is Kickstarter, so of course there are rewards. Everything is listed on the side, some images below as well, and here they are, a bit more detailed in list:
- pdf of the pages
- hard copy of the book (64 pages thick paper, soft cover).
- signed copy of the book
- coloring postcards
- the book with high quality markers
- special mention of your name and/or company in the book
- a T-SHIRT with my art on it
- handmade SHOES with coloring permanent markers
- you, as a character, hidden in one of the crowds
- original copies of the illustrations, signed on the back
All extra money will be spent in printing more books!
However I do have extra rewards for you:
Colo Loco has become a dream for me now. This Kickstarter campaign will help making this dream come to life.
I really want you to be part of this dream.
By pledging in this project , I'll be able to print and distribute the books at book sellers and online, making it available to everyone.
I do have a warning though: my art is as crazy as my brain: its a dangerous and undeniably FUN place to be!
Risks and challenges
Considering I'll be delivering the book in September, there ain't many risks for this project, but some would be those:
I could fall in my Canadian ever icy outdoor steps, break my neck.
I could not complete the drawings in time, which is not going to happen.
You all hate me and wish I had never existed.
There are actually more risks, and definitively a challenge, if I win this campaign, but for myself only. I have so far no experience in partnership with book sellers and libraries. However, I have a strong network in that domain on which I'll rely for support and advises.
Also, the book will need to be like I'm expecting it to be. If for some reasons it is not, I will need to adjust things with the printing company to make you receive what is expected.
I have ideas for a second book. A project is always a challenge, but being challenged is what makes you better. So I actually hope there will be some bumps in the road, so that next time, COLO LOCO Volume 2 would be even more perfect!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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