New From Drawn + Quarterly: A Cartoonist’s Walk In Eden Adult Coloring Book

by Hannah Means Shannon

 

Publisher Drawn + Quarterly have released an adult coloring book with a specific twist–it’s conceived of and drawn by cartoonist Anders Nilsen. While many adult coloring books you’ll see in shops these days may actually have been illustrated by cartoonists–this one’s designed by one too as A Walk in Eden.

Here’s what Drawn + Quarterly have to say about the new book and its creator:

A keen observer of the natural world and the mystical treasures contained within, Anders Nilsen uses lush, inky lines to craft an enchanting, meditative journey for your coloring tools. A Walk in Eden is a fantastical view of primeval creation, with an exquisite mix of sprawling landscapes and close-up examinations of plants, fungi, and minerals—think giant crystal formations emerging out of pools surrounded by lush vegetation and flowers the size of small trees. Though this is a world void of humans, here and there are small reminders of our presence. 

Anders Nilsen is influenced by the designs of Ernst Haeckel and other early scientific and botanical illustrations in this book, and invites you to take part in these new designs.

A Walk in Eden is composed of 80+ full-page drawings, and this book is both adult and kid-friendly in content.

Here’s a closer look at the art that this coloring book contains: