DIY colouring books - every kid used to have one of these and it is kind of impossible to think they might be overseen by the comic book industry. Manga fans all over the world showed us how it works: a real fan doesn't just read manga – a real fan is manga. Cosplaying and drawing and colouring
his favorite characters. Copic markers have become the most wanted object for manga fans all over the world. John Green is an illustrator specialized in animals who has been working in the field of "colour yourself" books for quite some time now. Dover Publications offers a vast series of his books. He obviously is a fan of the classics and seems to think that every kid should know them, too. And which medium would suit this challenge better than comic books? So he decided on the spot that next to his favourite race horses the great "Sherlock Holmes", "Hercules", "Frankenstein's Monster" and "Dracula" should become part of his work. "Colour your own Graphic Novel" is a great challenge for all the "Colorist-Newcomers" out there. We probably wouldn't recommend copics, though. How about some nice dark watercolours or acrylics, black or brown oil based-crayons, ink or a bit of organic substance? Earth, grass, dungheaps? Anyway – there are no limits to your creativity here and if you aren't worried about you nicely painted walls you may even discover a great future comic book genius!