The already passé adult coloring book craze is a fucking farce. All the “stress relieving” page designs are way too intricate. Zen patterns and overgrown secret gardens are boring reasons to stay in the lines. And the merchandising push is reminiscent of scrapbooking, and we all know what happened with that. Some adult coloring books are a little bit irreverent of this wholesome pastime, incorporating swear words into the designs (is that supposed to help our stress?), or making the coloring subject matter macabre now that gothic horror is a mainstream trend. Once in awhile, we all doodle or spend crayon time with children, and it feels satisfying to neatly give a black and white Elmo line drawing red fur. Then we move on.
One artistic genius moved on, by establishing Coloring Book Corruptions. Born out of boredom, Coloring Book Corruptions founder started taking typical children’s coloring pages and actually worked outside the box and the lines to create truly depraved visions. Images originally meant to celebrate Sesame Street, Harry Potter, Disney, Bible stories, unicorns, or any generic preschooler interests were completely defiled with dark humor, gore, and sexual innuendo. In one work, Tinkerbell mischievously splashing her friend turns into a very wet lube fart induced by a set of anal beads the fairy pulls out of a male butthole.
Coloring Book Corruptions describes the motivation thusly:
“Boredom will produce a wide variety of things. One fine day whilst visiting my cousin, we decided to color. If not for her enjoyment of this hobby, this past time would have never been born. We sat down to begin and I casually flipped through a rather large coloring book. Perhaps it was fated that this particular coloring book was full of slightly deranged looking animals. I could not help but imagine them plotting and feuding with one another. Inspired, I began to turn a seemingly innocent children’s coloring book into something both awful and hilarious (at least to me). I feel this concept should be shared with the world based on the twisted amusement it has brought me.”
Coloring Book Corruptions is on a nonspecific hiatus as far as coloring output goes. However, demented folks can try their own hand and markers here where there are dozens of free coloring pages and an opportunity to submit a sick masterpiece for praise and prestige.