Martyrdom : The Coloring Book

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The lives of the saints are filled with inspiring, life-changing moments - but the deaths of the martyrs are where you'll find the "Oh, hell no!" moments of history. This adult (very adult, as the body count will quickly indicate) coloring book gives aspiring crayon and paper artists the chance to hone their craft while also buffing up their knowledge of Catholic history and legends. Each intricately detailed illustration from acclaimed graphic artist Julia Gfroerer leaves plenty of room for interpretation. And the attending stories will go down pretty easy at cocktail hours as well.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 187 x 232 x 7.62mm | 249.48g
  • Zest Books
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • English
  • 50 b-w photos
  • 1942186061
  • 9781942186069
  • 1,857,065

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Praise for Julia Gfroerer's work: "Gfroerer's art is incredible and entirely her own--scratchy, fine linework and a pitch black palette that would feel at home on the cover of a metal album." - Seattle Weekly "Julia Gfroerer has been making minicomics and posting comics online for many years... She's won fans in many circles because of her horrific non-horror comics. Gfroerer's stories are atmospheric and often supernatural, but she doesn't depict monsters -- rather, her comics deal with emotional agonies, depicted with elegant linework and haunting imagery." - Comic Book Resources "Her work resonates with the reader because it succeeds in harbouring a greater depth--ostensibly it explores humanity: people and their wants and desires, their extents and extremes, their complex simplicities, and always coming from a place of such feeling and emotion; the crux of what drives anyone to do anything, the crux of being. It's made all the more stronger by a tangible, focused essence lent to it by its creator, and Gfroerer's willingness to explore herself, her emotions, things that trouble or interest her, and spin all that on the page..." - The Comics Beat
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About Hallie Fryd

Hallie Fryd is a writer living in Oakland, California. She studied history at Carnegie Mellon University and writes frequently about history and pop culture. She grew up in a Quaker suburb of Philadelphia, but dislikes weather - which brought her to the temperate climate of the San Francisco Bay Area. When not writing, or trying to recount historical episodes with wild gesticulations, she works as a social media manager for the brain training company, Lumosity. Hallie is the author of Scandalous!: 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Foreword Reviews Gold Medal Book of the Year Winner in 2012.

Julia Gfroerer is an artist living in Portland, Oregon. She is the author and illustrator of Black Is the Color, the acclaimed graphic novel about a 17th century sailor abandoned at sea by his shipmates.
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