A Little Secret About ‘Adult Coloring Books’

Since I have self published five ‘Coloring Books For Adults’, I will do my best to remain unbiased in the following rant. (Ya, sure I will.  After all, I’m Aunty V …)

Here’s what I want to talk about.

Not all coloring books are created equal.  And there are so many choices out there, it’s hard to decide what to look at next!

When you break it down, there are lots of books out there, but while we would like to believe that each and every coloring book is packed with original and unique, hand drawn illustrations, the truth is, not every coloring book is. For every book that is totally original, I would be willing to bet there are hundreds, if not thousands of other coloring books for adults out there that are “compiled” by someone who buys the rights to ordinary clip art and stock images,  and puts it  together and calls it a ‘coloring book for adults’. The same  images can be found in hundreds of different books, with different names of authors because of this. There’s  a lot of people taking advantage of the ‘coloring craze’ who are churning out these books day after day.

Some people don’t mind that. Some people do.

If you like to find unique images you’ll never find in other books,  look for words like, “hand drawn”, “original”, “unique”…etc. Look on the cover and/or listings for those words before you take the time to ‘look inside the book’ or worse yet, buy the book, and you won’t waste your time and money wading through a bunch of clip art and stock images.


Here’s something not so secret.  Aunty V. has her own dot-com now… stop by and pay us a visit online at  www.auntievscoloringbooks.com

Oh… WHILE I’M TALKING ABOUT SECRETS…. I have a new book coming up… it’s a big SECRET.. and I can’t wait to tell the world about it!

Let’s just say, it’s all original, with hand drawn images, and a little twist…!

Auntie V. says,  “Get your color on!”

Stay tuned!


Didn’t know it would be this hard…

The adult coloring book market is flooded right now with new artists like myself.  And that’s a good thing for those who color.

But for us artists?? Not so much.  It’s going to be an uphill battle but I’m ready and willing and am studying and learning all I can so that I can successfully market my books and make a real living.

There’s a lot to it but I believe I can do it.  And that’s all I need.

Ok… back to work! 🙂

My work….


Here are a few pages from my coloring books for adults!  The first is from ‘Auntie V.’s Dia De Los Muertos’, the second, from ‘Valentines Day Coloring book for Adults by Auntie V.’ and the third is from my upcoming book… I’m keeping the name a secret but I know most of us will love the theme.. I almost can’t wait to publish this one! Feel free to download and color and share these pages and thanks!