Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mythic Coloring Book with Charles Vess & Michael Kaluta

Faerie Magazine is thrilled to present MYTHIC COLORING BOOK (November 19, 2015), a lush, 128-page coloring book from these two legendary artists—two books in one, filled with giants, dragons, mermaids, talking crows, faeries, fairy tales, enchanted forests, and midsummer nights’ dreams ...

Charles Vess is an award-winning artist whose work has graced the covers and interior pages of many publications include two New-York-Times-bestselling picture books penned by Neil Gaiman, Blueberry Girl and Instructions. Most recently, he collaborated with Charles de Lint on The Cats of Tanglewood Forest and Seven Wild Sisters. “I’ve always been happiest,” he says, “drawing scenes set deep within that elemental greenwood where fairies, giants, mermaids, and dragons all became my best friends and have remained so to this day.”

Artist Michael Kaluta is best known for his acclaimed 1970s adaptation of the pulp magazine hero The Shadow with writer Dennis O'NeilHe worked with Elaine Lee on the space opera Starstruck, and has done covers for Danzig, worked on video games, illustrated numerous books, and done countless private commissions—all in his detailed, elegant, art-nouveau-influenced, ultra-romantic style. “I’ve not been able to figure out why a mermaid on a rock pleases me so much more than a seagull on a rock,” he says, “but it does... it makes me feel more alive inside to think that clouds hide castles in the air, that dragons live in sea caves, that the land is alive with wonder.

MYTHIC COLORING BOOK presents 120 stunning black-and-white drawings, 60 from each artist, with two covers and two opening letters. Readers flip the book halfway through to get two dazzling books in one.

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