This is probably the most obscure book I've received to colour! I must admit I didn't realise what the book was about beforehand, I assumed it was some kind of provocative work from a niche artist, but it's actually based on a series of trashy cult classic films by John Waters, which featured famous drag queen Divine. So this is a lesson to look properly at what I'm inquiring about beforehand! Once I commit to a review, I'm in, so if you happen to be a fan of Divine then you'll love it!
The illustrator, Charlotte Victoria Furness, is a fine art graduate and comedy cabaret act from Leeds, UK. She is a massive Drag fan and loves to create beautiful art that shocks by contrasting with the crude subject matter!
As you can imagine the book is filled with in-jokes from the Divine films, much of it quite full on, grungy and sleazy in style. I was confused about some of the pictures, such as the ribbon-wrapped turd in a box, but apparently if you've seen the films you'll understand all of it! Here's a selection of images from the book.
The book is A5 in size and staple-bound, with a card cover and no preamble- not even Charlotte's name. Paper quality is thin and the 11 images are double-sided, so it's pencils only.
It is what it is- vulgar, coarse and filthy, but that's exactly the intention. There's some mild swearing so it's not one to share with the kids (I think you probably realised that by now).
It may be very 'out there' but I know if there was a Dumb and Dumber colouring book I would be ALL.OVER.IT and understand every single weird reference! You can't say I don't cater for all different tastes at Colour with Claire!
Here's my finished pic of Divine.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Charlotte's Etsy.