There's a Party in My Head (And No One Is Invited), David J. Weissberg

Dance of the Disciples, Gary Baseman
Bad Guys, Raul Gutierrez

Elephant Hopscotch, Dabito

When I was in 5th to 8th grade, I used to participate in all of Sanrio's coloring contests. I was obsessed with Keroppi, Ahiru No Pekkle, and Zashikibuta. They will forever be my favorite Sanrio characters because I always thought Hello Kitty was a total beeotch! Hah. I remember I was very meticulous about coloring inside the lines because that was the only way to win. To make it more interesting, I created gradients and that was sorta my way of coloring outside the lines. I had to create my style. I loved it. I miss coloring books. They were so much fun and such a great exercise for color playing.

Well, with this new Outside the Lines: An Artists' Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations, it's not only just for kids, it's totally awesome for adults too! And you can color anyway, anywhere you want with it. The book is curated by Souris-Hong Poretta, inspired by Souris' daughter Lulu, who seemed to love to color art by established artists.

I am so honored to be part of this amazing coloring book alongside some incredible artists. This book is "for anyone who loves creativity and contemporary art, or who simply loves the joy of coloring, featuring more than 100 creative masterminds, including animators, cartoonists, fine artists, graphic artists, illustrators, musicians, outsider artists, photographers, street artists, and video game artists. With contributions from Keith Haring, AIKO, Shepard Fairey, Steven Harrington, Exene Cervenka, Keita Takahashi, Jen Corace, Ryan McGinness, and more, Outside the Lines features edgy and imaginative pieces ready for you to add your own special touch!"

If you're in Los Angeles this Saturday, please come join us at the MOCA store at MOCA on Grand in downtown for a spectacular coloring party from 3–6pm. Shepard Fairey will be DJing. There will be refreshments and sweets from susieccakes! More info about book launch here. And you can grab a copy here.