Cartoonist, painter, and stand-up comedian Dan Piraro is best known for his newspaper cartoon, "Bizarro," which was first syndicated in 1985 and has acquired an international following. Appearing daily in more than 350 newspapers, the single-panel strip has won an unprecedented three consecutive Best Cartoon Panel awards from the National Cartoonists Society — 2000, 2001, and 2002. In 2011, Piraro scored the Society's highest honor, Cartoonist of the Year.
"'Bizarro' has always been a cartoon about the surreal things that happen to all of us in our so-called 'normal' lives," states Mr. Piraro. "In the art I do outside of my syndicated cartoons, I often let my imagination run wild, depicting places and things that are truly other worldly. When I was asked to do a Creative Haven® title especially designed for adult colorists, I knew this would be a place where I could push the limits and invent complex environments, characters and situations that would lead people into surreal stories and imaginings of their own. I've never been so inspired by an art project before, nor had so much fun."
With millions of copies sold, Dover's bestselling Creative Haven® series is at the forefront of the adult coloring revolution. Each title features 31 sophisticated designs, spotlighting many of today's most popular themes: mandalas and mosaics, Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs, birds and animals, flowers and folk art, tattoos and abstracts, and much, much more. Since colorists love to display their finished pieces, the images are printed on only one side of high-quality paper that is perforated at the spine for easy removal from the books. Priced as low as $5.99, there are nearly 200 titles currently in print.
In Creative Haven Bizarro Land Coloring Book, Dan Piraro's uniquely eccentric view of the world comes alive in 31 incredibly detailed illustrations. Adult colorists can lose themselves in a world of walrus cowboys, alien prom dates, cactus skeletons, helicopter babies, and other weird visions. Plus, Piraro's legion of fans can have extra fun spotting his famous "Secret Symbols" in each drawing: the piece of pie, the upside-down bird, the loafer, and more.
To celebrate the coloring book's release in October, Mr. Piraro will take part in a variety of promotional events:
- Wednesday, October 12, 12:40PM
AirTalk with Larry Mantle, KPCC Radio 89.3 FM
- Monday, October 17, 7:00PM
Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101
- Saturday, October 22, 7:00PM
South Pasadena Library, 1100 Oxley Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Priced at only $5.99, Creative Haven Bizarro Land Coloring Book will be on sale wherever books are sold — ordering is also easy at Dover's website, Amazon, and other popular destinations.
About Dover Publications:
Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2016, Dover Publications, Inc., was founded by New Yorkers Hayward and Blanche Cirker in 1941, and is headquartered in Mineola, New York. The publisher offers more than 10,000 titles, including books on architecture, cooking, fine art, crafts, history, mathematics, and music, as well as bestselling Creative Haven® coloring books for adults, Dover Thrift Editions of classic literature, the world's premier paper doll line, value-priced Little Activity Books, graphic novel reprints, and works by over two dozen Nobel Laureates. Thousands of eBooks are also available at the Apple iBookstore, Google, Amazon, and other online retailers.
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