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Relevant To Your Interests: The Nerdiest Coloring Books in All the Land

Last month we painted minis because quietly making stuff is one antidote to this white nationalist administration for me! So here’s another way to sit calmly with your own thoughts and not panic scroll through the New York Times and Facebook. Once a week, try sitting down, lighting a candle and turning all screens off while you color. But even if the screens are off, it doesn’t mean our nerd is. Below: the nerdiest coloring books I could find.


Wuthering Heights Coloring Book, $6.99. Edgar Allan Poe Coloring Book, $9.29. Hamilton Coloring Book (okay, the reason you want it is probably not the biography, but there weren’t enough for a musicals category), $7.87. Alice’s Nightmare in Wonderland, $14.95.

TV Shows and Movies

Doctor Who Coloring Book, $8.99. Sherlock Coloring Book, $10.47. Game of Thrones Coloring Book, $7.97. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, $11.21. Supernatural Coloring Book, $11.21. Coloring Dragons (art from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies), $8.78. Star Trek Coloring Book, $9.90. Rogue One Coloring Book, $15.99.


Human Anatomy Coloring Book (preorder, $14.99). Physiology Coloring Book, $13.43. The Sibley Birds Coloring Field Journal, $13.75.

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A.E. Osworth is part-time Faculty at The New School, where they teach undergraduates the art of digital storytelling. Their novel, We Are Watching Eliza Bright, about a game developer dealing with harassment (and narrated collectively by a fictional subreddit), is forthcoming from Grand Central Publishing (April 2021) and is available for pre-order now. They have an eight-year freelancing career and you can find their work on Autostraddle (where they used to be the Geekery Editor), Guernica, Quartz, Electric Lit, Paper Darts, Mashable, and drDoctor, among others.

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  1. Sisters Uncut, an intersectional feminist group taking direct actions against cuts to domestic violence services in the UK, has an AMAZING political colouring book for sale to fundraise. It’s been mostly drawn by my ex (cries) who I have super conflicting feelings towards, but it’s magnificent anyway and I think you should all get one!

  2. If you want to save a few bucks, and you’re a comics fan, another great thing you can do is make copies of the black and white pages out of those large collections of comics, like the ones Marvel sells. You don’t have to buy them – often public libraries have them! You can either use your own scanner/copier or the library’s. Using this strategy, I am having a blast coloring in some of the greatest Wolverine stories of the early 90s. My splash page of Mojo bursting through the door and surprising the dog snot out of Jubilee is tight, guys.

  3. Oh no. Don’t be tempting me with all this. I already have a whole bag full of colouring books that are nowhere near finished! I’ve forbidden myself from buying any more until at least one of those is done. (or at least the two emptier ones are half done. or something)

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