Grab your crayons and your backpack for a fantastical journey through The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book, sixty-four pages illustrating twenty-six words that highlight memorable victories and collective moments in LGBTQP (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Pansexual) culture.
The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book is Jacinta Bunnell’s fourth book in the Queerbook Committee series of coloring books (including Girls Are Not Chicks and Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon) and the first with acclaimed illustrator Leela Corman (Unterzakhn). As you add your own extraordinary colors to these pages, we hope you are left asking, “Isn’t everything fabulous in this world just a little bit gay?” This notion is celebrated on every unique page, made up of inked and framed line drawings with beautiful typography, reminiscent of a handsomely designed vintage children’s alphabet book.
Each day, we take another step toward a greater understanding of gender fluidity, gender diversity, and sexual orientation. Change does not come easily or unfold overnight. But together we are an unflappable squad of comrades staring down oppression while stopping to make art and find joy along the way.
“With beautifully rendered moments of Queer life, The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book offers over fifty pages of inked and framed line drawings and typography for folks of all ages, a tool for education and inspiration.”
—Cristy C. Road, author and illustrator of Spit and Passion
“Two of my favorite people in the world also happen to be among the most talented. I will add it to my new-parent gift pack, alongside Bunnell’s other coloring book projects.”
—Anne Elizabeth Moore, The Ladydrawers Comics Collective
“Jacinta and Leela have created a beautiful, fun coloring book which teaches us that everyone is deserving of respect and understanding. I’m only halfway into this thing and I’ve already gone through three tubes of glitter!”
—Jon Wurster, Bob Mould Band
About the Contributors:
This is Jacinta Bunnell’s fourth coloring book in the collection known as the Queerbook Committee. Jacinta is an artist, writer, and teacher who cofounded a philanthropic fancy-costumed ladies arm-wrestling league in the Hudson Valley. She lives among some very debonair coyotes, bears, rabbits, unicorns, extraordinary humans, zinnias, and rhododendron bushes.
Leela Corman is the author and illustrator of Queen’s Day and Unterzakhn. She is an accomplished belly dancer and belly dance instructor. Corman is a cofounder of The Sequential Artists’ Workshop, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prosperity and promotion of comic art and artists in Gainesville, Florida, where she is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Florida.”
Author: Jacinta Bunnell • Illustrated by Leela Corman
Publisher: PM Press/ Reach and Teach
Size: 8.5 x 11
Page count: 64