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January 11, 2012

Open Call / Coloring Book Vol. 2

Oh wow. It's hard to believe it's been over two years since we printed our first coloring book. I still remember the day we set the pages loose and the kids went wild coloring them in (view the colorific photos). The look on the kids' faces were priceless, as they added so much brightness to the bold lines set by folks like Nate Williams, John Malta, Gemma Correll and 26 other artists.

We're thrilled to announce that we are finally ready to print our second volume. This is an open call for submissions, we want everyone to participate. The page count has yet to be determined, but we definitely expect it to include more artists and pages than our previous run (which you can buy here).

If your submission is selected, it will be featured on Doodlers Anonymous and receive credit on its respective page and in the table of contents. You will of course also get a copy of the coloring book mailed to you.

We are setting an aggressive deadline of January 31st. Your art must be one-color (black), sized at 8.5" x 11" and submitted to as a hi-res JPG (300dpi). Now go draw.


efrain gomez
efrain gomez Posted Jan 11, 2012
Is it one entry per person? Or may we enter as many as we'd like?

Julia Smelansky
Julia Smelansky Posted Jan 12, 2012
Challenge excepted!
(I'm not realy that dramatic, I just like when Neil Patric Harris says it :)

April Nash
April Nash Posted Jan 12, 2012
I'm on it!!! Excited! xxx

Irwin Klyde Tango
Irwin Klyde Tango Posted Jan 12, 2012
I'm joining here too!!! ;)

Steve Evans
Steve Evans Posted Jan 13, 2012
perfect task for the weekend.... thanks guys... looking forward to it.

Hugo Posted Jan 13, 2012
@efrain We'd prefer if the submissions were kept to only one per person, as we expect there will be lots to sift through.

Muxxi Posted Jan 15, 2012

Sretan Bor
Sretan Bor Posted Jan 17, 2012
sure will :)

Yuveline P. Titus
Yuveline P. Titus Posted Jan 19, 2012
Wooohooo... A newbie to the group. A great start! :)

Sandra Dieckmann
Sandra Dieckmann Posted Jan 19, 2012
Yeeeees please!

Chris Lambert
Chris Lambert Posted Jan 19, 2012
exciting times....

C.P. Baker
C.P. Baker Posted Jan 19, 2012
So lemme get this straight... our pic has gotta " one-color (BLACK)..."??? For a coloring book? Oh hell I'm confused.

Have mercy on a DA Rookie, can someone shed some light on this seemingly monotone subject?

Richael  Carroll
Richael Carroll Posted Jan 19, 2012
So super excited about this!!! Starting it right... NOW !!!

Katlego Posted Jan 19, 2012
lol @ C.P BAKER- Keep it black and white- white being where we can add our lovely colours!

Terri Plemons
Terri Plemons Posted Jan 19, 2012
Is there an age requirement (can children enter)?

C.P. Baker
C.P. Baker Posted Jan 19, 2012
Gotcha Katlego, thanks for clarifying, I'll get the creative wheels turning!!!

Tzod Earf
Tzod Earf Posted Jan 19, 2012
What about subject matter, is there a certain theme you want? Also, what do you absolutely not want?

mariandree contenti
mariandree contenti Posted Jan 19, 2012

Linda A Giese
Linda A Giese Posted Jan 19, 2012
The kid in me might wanna color...will try to restrain myself if I actually get around to this. I did a sheet of christmas tags for my neices to color in once...

ZoŽ Ford
ZoŽ Ford Posted Jan 19, 2012
Looking forward to taking part in this.

okat Posted Jan 19, 2012
Alright folks, let me help clarify a few things. Yes, it is a coloring book, but that does not mean we want a 1,000 submissions of flowers and bears. Doodlers Anonymous has always been able to balance itself between the kid world and the adult world by embracing illustrations that are NOT necessarily tailored strictly for children. Have a look at the pages from our first coloring book to get a good idea of what we mean:

Emma Kidd
Emma Kidd Posted Jan 19, 2012
Me too! Nice weekend to do it.
(flowers and bears... piffle).

Lady Orlando
Lady Orlando Posted Jan 19, 2012
Count me in ! :D

Kerby Rosanes
Kerby Rosanes Posted Jan 19, 2012
Wow! This would be great! Good luck to everyone!

stefano samŗ
stefano samŗ Posted Jan 19, 2012

Roystan  Ling
Roystan Ling Posted Jan 19, 2012
brilliant! i am in!

chris davies
chris davies Posted Jan 19, 2012
Ok I'm going to do it! When will we see the line up?

Veronica Dimatulac
Veronica Dimatulac Posted Jan 20, 2012
ohhh This seems cool!

Maria Posted Jan 20, 2012
Brilliant! I am doodling right now!

Maria Posted Jan 20, 2012

anabel bouza
anabel bouza Posted Jan 20, 2012
Page orientation: does it have to be portrait?
(As opposed to landscape orientation)


Kim Reedich
Kim Reedich Posted Jan 23, 2012
Sent in this weekend!

Jude Decker
Jude Decker Posted Jan 24, 2012
Done and sent. This is exciting!

anabel bouza
anabel bouza Posted Jan 24, 2012
Ta-Daaaa! Done! :D

Linda Scott
Linda Scott Posted Jan 25, 2012
Just submitted my first piece of artwork to the site...many more to come I hope!

karlee mannix
karlee mannix Posted Jan 25, 2012
Emailing mine right meow!

Madi Posted Jan 26, 2012
is the page orientation meant to be landscape or portrait?

Katlego Posted Jan 26, 2012
Guys please help me out, how big should this picture be in centimeters- I am so confused all by the size of the image I am allowed to submit. How big was the one you submitted? Can I draw it on an A3 page/ is that too small (pulling my hair) HELP!

Hugo Posted Jan 26, 2012
Don't despair.
8.5"w x 11"h equates to 21.59cm in width by 27.94cm in height.


Boris Melgarejo
Boris Melgarejo Posted Jan 27, 2012
done and sent :D

Claudia Tambuatco
Claudia Tambuatco Posted Jan 27, 2012
anyone at all can submit?

Svenja B.
Svenja B. Posted Jan 27, 2012
Done! :D

Tina Leon
Tina Leon Posted Jan 27, 2012
Yay, finished and sent!

Veronica Au Yeung
Veronica Au Yeung Posted Jan 28, 2012
How do we submit it when we are finished? Can anyone tell me how we can submit it? to an email?

Veronica Au Yeung
Veronica Au Yeung Posted Jan 28, 2012
whoops just found out the email :) thanks guys!

hookandloop Posted Jan 29, 2012
sent with crossed fingers

Charlotte Andersen
Charlotte Andersen Posted Jan 29, 2012
Sent! Oh, this was fun.

benjamin carroll
benjamin carroll Posted Jan 29, 2012
are these supposed to be handdrawn or can they be digitally drawn?

okat Posted Jan 30, 2012
@benjamin: Hand-drawn is definitely preferred on DA.

Emma Kidd
Emma Kidd Posted Jan 31, 2012
I enjoyed doing it too.

Aha Posted Jan 31, 2012
Please help, I made an oopsie! I emailed yall my submission yesterday from a UPS store bc I don't have a scanner; but I just realized there's no way for yall to know that it came from me. Is there a way I can verify yall got it and that it's from me??

Katlego Posted Jan 31, 2012
It's almost done and dusted- dead line date

Krusty Posted Jan 31, 2012

jonathan perea
jonathan perea Posted Jan 31, 2012
and done

Aha Posted Jan 31, 2012
(Cont'd) I emailed yall at that cb2 address explaining the sitch and describing the anonymous drawing yall received from me. Sorry for any inconvenience on my part! Happy doodling :)

gabriela castaneda
gabriela castaneda Posted Jan 31, 2012
done!!! and sent :S hope it makes the cut, and the deadline! hehe

Esther Molina
Esther Molina Posted Feb 1, 2012
OMG! I enjoyed so much doing that, I can't wait to see the coloring book!!! ^__________^
Lots of hugs!!!

Kimberly Cohn
Kimberly Cohn Posted Feb 9, 2012
When will we find out who made it? Can't wait to see all the great artwork!

Pirichi Posted Feb 28, 2012
I want to know who made it!!! :)

LAMERENX NICOLAS Posted Mar 1, 2012
you know when you select all the winners ,
thank you

karlee mannix
karlee mannix Posted Mar 6, 2012
I check my email every day to see if I made the cut. The anticipation is killing me. :)

Wooly Posted Mar 22, 2012
Does anyone know any news on this? =)

Carolyn Flynn
Carolyn Flynn Posted Jun 12, 2012
Any news on when this will be published?


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