Illustrator: Kerby Rosanes
Pages: 96 (Paperback)
Release Date: April 11, 2017
Source: For Review
Purchase: Amazon•TBD (affiliate link)
The fantastically detailed style fans have come to know and love through his previous New York Times bestselling coloring books—Animorphia and Imagimorphia—is back, and just as awesomely-complex as before. Dragons, unicorns, griffins and other mythical creatures morph and explode into astounding detail. Bring each imagination-bending image to life with color and find the objects hidden throughout the book.
I had picked up one of this author’s other coloring books previously and put it right back. I was so intimidated by the amount of detail! While less detailed, Mythomorphia is no less intimidating because the illustrations are absolutely mind blowing! As you can probably decipher from the title, the theme of the images is myths. It’s full of everything from dragons to fairies to the Sphinx. Some pages are pretty and some are creepy, but all are amazing.
Mythomorphia is a paperback. Nothing too fancy going on with the cover, but the insides do not disappoint. The paper is fairly thick and white, which is standard for these type of adult coloring books. Colored pencils and gel pens work best, since alcohol based markers do bleed through in places and leave shadows on the back of the page. All of the pages are printed double sided, so you’ll likely want to stick with coloring mediums that don’t bleed or show on the back. There are several two pages spreads, but the illustrations do not go all the way into the binding. Instead there’s a gap. On one hand, I like that, since you can color everything. But on the other hand, the pictures look broken.
The illustrations of Mythomorphia are really amazing, and like I said, seem to be less detailed than the artist’s previous coloring books. Not that there aren’t a lot of intricate details, because there are (especially on that Chinese dragon!). But there’s less “morphing” going on in this one, so there’s fewer random doodles adding to the pictures. Instead, these mostly seem to be straight forward images of the mythical creatures. There are small random objects mixed in as part of the scavenger hunt portion of the book though.
Overall, I think Mythomorphia is a great adult coloring book. By no means is it an easy one, and each picture will give you hours of relaxation and entertainment.