The Bizarro Coloring Book

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Title: The Bizarro Coloring Book
Publisher: "produced by Poncho Press under the editorial supervision of Leah Rosenthal and Ann Wortham"
Date(s): 1991, 2012, 2013, 2016
Medium: print
Fandom: Blake's 7 (issue #1), multifandom (issue #2)
Language: English
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The Bizarro Coloring Book is a zine of Bizarro Universe cartoons by Leah Rosenthal.

this "Duck Buck" was printed in The Bizarro Zine #3

It has a sister zine called The Bizarro Zine.

For similar creations, see Coloring Book.

Issue 1

The Bizarro Coloring Book 1 was published in February 1991, is spiral bound for easy working, and is a collection of gen Blake's 7 cartoons by Leah Rosenthal.

a 1991 flyer -- Vila says: "The coloring book for those of discriminating Taste and class!. Avon responds: "one pack of crayolas and he thinks he's Suzi Lovett--"

From an ad:

Because you asked for it (when I thought you knew better --), Poncho Press is proud to announce the upcoming escape debut of The BIZARRO COLORING ALBUM. This fanzine will feature dozens and dozens of illustrations from your favorite BIZARRO 7 stories, with almost no text to distract you. You can use them as pin-ups, or amuse yourself by creating color masterpieces, embroidery patters, or wrapping yesterday's fries. The zine will be spiral-bound for easy opening... and each and every one of the first hundred copies sold will come with your very own box of crayons! Such a deal! Plus, THE BIZARRO COLORING ALBUM will also feature brand-new art, created especially for this portfolio, with some of your BIZARRO favorites! DUE FOR RELEASE THIS SUMMER... to makes sure you don't miss out, simple send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope. When the zine is ready, you'll be the first to know!

From the zine:

My thanks to all the editors who granted specific written permission to reproduce and reprint these illustrations from earlier issues of their own fanzines: Deb Walsh, Leigh Arnold, Ann Wortham, Mary Fall Wardell, and all the rest.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

"The Bizzaro Coloring Album" is finally out! And I enjoyed/am enjoying it very much. The contents are a combination of story illos, filler illos, illos from various convention flyers, and some brand new Bizzaro-type illos. All of them are done in Rosenthal's best Bizzaro style. I do have a confession to make, I haven't colored any of them yet, because each time I pick up the book I start laughing again. [1]

Issue 2

The Bizarro Coloring Book 2 was published in 2012, contains about 120 pages, and is a collection of gen multifandom cartoons by Leah Rosenthal.

Fandoms included: The Avengers, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Beauty & the Beast, Blakes 7, Bones, Boston Legal, Castle, Dark Shadows, Dr Who, Fawlty Towers, Forever Knight, Fringe, Glee, Grimm, Hawaii 5-0, Hercules, Highlander, House, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Lost, Magnum PI, Merlin, Miami Vice, NCIS, Original, Quantum Leap, Sherlock, Simon & Simon, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Star Trek Original, Star Trek Next Generation, Star Trek Reboot, Star Wars, The Simpsons, The X-Files, Torchwood, Twilight, White Collar

"Bonus: a starter set of crayons with each order *while supplies last*!" [2]

Issue 3

The Bizarro Coloring Book 3 was published in May 2013 and contains 81 pages. Its focus is Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis.

Issue 4

The Bizarro Coloring Book 4 was published in May 2016 and contains 31 pages.

It contains all of the Supernatural cartoons Leah has drawn to date.

Issue 5

The Bizarro Coloring Book Goes British is issue 5. It was published in May 2016 and contains 50+ pages. Fandoms include: Doctor Who, Blackadder, Blake's 7, Sherlock, Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances, Merlin, Robin of Sherwood, and more.

It is printed color photocopy, GBC bound.



  1. ^ from The Neutral Arbiter #1 (May 1991)
  2. ^ from the publisher's ad