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Crites' Coloring Book (hardback)

Author: Tom Crites
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Format: Hardback
Size: 279mm x 216mm
Page Count: 100
Weight (g): 650
Genre: ComixGraphix

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Adult colouring books are a big deal. The art in this one is cooler than most.

A talented artist with a thirst for music and literature, Tom Crites self-published zines and contributed to the small press for over two decades. He designed album covers and t-shirts, but also created art simply because he loved to do it, often leaving his work in public places for others to find. Throughout all of this, Tom struggled with mental health issues. In August 2013, at the age of forty-five, he committed suicide.

The artworks collected here were produced by Tom over many years and are representative of his unique and largely unsung talent. Some pieces were drawn at home in his apartment, watching films he would later review for zines or online; others he sketched whilst in hospital. All are suitable for framing. Be forewarned: There are no ‘mindfulness mandalas’ here, no kitsch exotic flowers to relieve the stresses of your desk job. Here is a darker beauty: macabre mysticism, human-animal hybrids, hallucinatory patterns, a melding of the sublime and the horrific. The works contained in this book are evidence of a symbolic anthropology and they embody the creative spirit that carried Tom through much of his life. Do not colour them lightly.

Sixty-nine beautiful drawings suitable for framing. Each page is printed single sided only. This special edition contains material (ten pages of extra drawings) not in the paperback edition.

About the author

Crites lived and worked back and forth across the U.S., fulfilling capacities from Zamboni driver to Trust Officer. He was actively involved in independent publishing for over twenty years and contributed much artwork to zines in that time, including his own Melefact and Paniscus Revue.



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This is the special edition NO-ISBN hardback exclusive to this website and contains an additional eleven drawings not available in the paperback edition.

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