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Find cannabis coloring bliss with Katie Guinn's empowered babes of all stripes and sizes.
Find cannabis coloring bliss with Katie Guinn's empowered babes of all stripes and sizes.
Find cannabis coloring bliss with Katie Guinn's empowered babes of all stripes and sizes.
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"Katie Guinn has given women an image of themselves, without apology... Stoner Babes is phenomenal. Enter with abandon." —Lidia Yuknavitch

We are proud to present the dreamy, luminous, cannabis-inspired, feminist new adult coloring book: Katie Guinn's The Stoner Babes Coloring Book. In its pages, over 60 gorgeous humans are ornately depicted in Guinn's beautiful, revealing style.   

 

Each page depicts a beautiful woman or gender nonconforming babe savoring the effects of the cannabis plant.

The art is single-sided and perforated. On the back of each portrait, you can read about what empowerment means to each of them.

The word "stoner" gets a bad rap. But these portraits of accomplished weed lovers show that marijuana can instead be a creative muse, a quiet focus, powerful medicine, and a means of self-empowerment.

In the words of Genesy, the cover babe, "Empowerment means being celebrated and supported on your journey to becoming your highest self."

Our campaign theme song is "High Road" by We Ain't They (also featured in the video)!

About the Artist

A self-portrait by the artist, based on a photo by Christine Shields
A self-portrait by the artist, based on a photo by Christine Shields

Katie Guinn is a Portland-born artist, designer, writer, and mother who spent her adolescence in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Katie's inspired by her home in the Pacific Northwest, literature, music, art history, and the beautiful radiance of the empowered female being. Katie is a flower gardener, caretaker of fairies, moss, and rocks collector. She sometimes likes to partake in the transcendental qualities of cannabis when she makes art and appreciates its healing qualities. The Stoner Babes is Katie's first publication. She is the head of neighborhood watch on her block in Portland, OR, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

About the Publisher

A Microcosm portrait by Cecilia Granata
A Microcosm portrait by Cecilia Granata

Microcosm Publishing is a diversified, independent publishing house and distributor in Portland, Oregon. Since 1996, our books and zines emphasize self-empowerment and skill-building, by showing hidden histories, fostering creativity, and equipping readers to make positive changes in their lives and in the world around them. In a world that is swinging to the right, we are carving out a place at the center with nonfiction offerings about DIY skills, punk music, bicycling, food, gender, self-care, and social justice.

About the Rewards

The book itself! The Stoner Babes Coloring Book has 128 single-sided, perforated pages full of colorable transcendence. It officially comes out in Fall, 2018, but we're printing it early in time for 4/20. 

Feminist Weed Farmer is Madrone Stewart's guide to the zen of cultivating your own medicine. We're publishing it at the same time as Stoner Babes and couldn't be prouder of this duo of feminist cannabis books.

 

Leaflet

 

Leaflet is a mini-log for keeping track of the cannabis strains you've tried, how you consumed them, and how they made you feel. A pocket-sized zine that makes a great tool for anyone trying to find your perfect match. Add a copy of Leaflet to any reward level by adding $8 ($10 outside of the US). (Created by Dan Cole, husband of Microcosm publicity manager Cyn!) 

Three Rad Coloring Books

Mental Health Superpack

Do coloring and cannabis both help you cope with anxiety and other bugbears? Combine them with some potent mental health books and soothe your troubles from all sides!

  • Stoner Babes
  • Unf*ck Your Brain is our bestselling book about how to get your sh*t together so you can live your best life
  • This is Your Brain on Anxiety is a deep dive into the history, meaning, and coping with that difficult state
  • Maps to the Other Side is a sweeping adventure story about living, thriving, and community organizing with and around bipolar disorder
Coloring Books Galore
Empowered Babes Bookshelf

Risks and challenges

It's within the realm of possibility that our patriarchal federal government will make cannabis *and* empowered femininity entirely illegal. In which case, books like these will be even more meaningful and poignant.

Thank you! Never stop believing.

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    Colorable pdfs

    We'll email you 10 pages from The Stoner Babes Coloring Book in pdf format that you can print and color!

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    The Stoner Babes Coloring Book

    One empowering coloring book, mailed to you.

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    Stoner Babes + Leaflet

    A copy of The Stoner Babes Coloring Book, and a Leaflet cannabis strain log. (Want to add the Leaflet to a different reward level? Add $8 US / $10 int'l to your backing amount and message us to let us know.)

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    Stoner Babes + Feminist Weed Farmer

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    Three Rad Coloring Books

    A copy of The Stoner Babes Coloring Book, plus our classic favorites The Post-Structuralist Vulva Coloring Book and The Beard Coloring Book. Truly something for everyone!

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    Mental Health Superpack

    Heal and soothe and cope and rise above with a copy of The Stoner Babes Coloring Book, Unf*ck Your Brain, This is Your Brain on Anxiety, and Maps to the Other Side

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    Five Stoner Babes

    Five copies of The Stoner Babes Coloring Book, perfect for gifts, parties, wallpaper art, or mailing to members of Congress.

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    Coloring Books Galore

    All the coloring books Microcosm has published to date! Includes The Stoner Babes Coloring Book of course, The Post-Structuralist Vulva Coloring Book, The Beard Coloring Book, The Classic Bicycle Coloring Book, and The Henry & Glenn Adult Activity & Coloring Book

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    Empowered Babes Bookshelf

    A copy of The Stoner Babes Coloring Book, plus a whole bunch of books to inspire your own empowerment. Includes The Post-Structuralist Vulva Coloring Book, The Beard Coloring Book, Mama Tried, Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick, Manspressions, Bikes in Space 2, Xtra Tuf, and Aftermath of Forever

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    Ten Stoner Babes

    Ten copies of the Stoner Babe Coloring Book, for distribution at your coloring party, weed shoppe, bachelorette party, or wherever the need is greatest

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    Original art from the book

    Want your own coffee-stained original drawing from the book? We'll let you choose from a handful of options. And you'll get a book too, of course.

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    Your Stoner Babe Portrait

    A copy of the Stoner Babes Coloring Book, plus Katie will draw you your very own Stoner Babe portrait, in the colorable style of the book's pages, and send it to you.

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