C is for Comic/Colouring Book

Crikey! It's C-Day! Come, come, come… join the cool conversation my creative counterparts! Are we not a crazy collection of clever creatures?

Caveat: continued commitment to this challenge will lead to a celebratory conclusion… so blog on! Have to cut the chit-chat due to chronometrical constraints. Cheers!

Ever wondered what books would say if they had the chance to express themselves/air their views?

Well, you are about to find out!

All illustrations are by the talented Mary-An. Check out her website HERE


And now you get to play along! What do YOU think these two want to tell us? Post it in the comment section below. Have fun!

 At the end of the challenge, between 02nd and 05th of May, I'm going to announce my favourite "book comment" which will be the one that resonates with me the most!

A REMINDER: the IWSG site will have a corresponding post for each letter/day of the A to Z Challenge so do stop by.

On the Facebook page, a thread will be started for the "letter of the day" and we'd LOVE you to share your A to Z post links on the daily thread – this saves YOU time scrolling through links on the master A to Z sign-up list, especially since people post at different times… some MAY skip letters… dead links etc.

One last thing – don't forget to visit those who stop by your blog!


  1. Jocelyn Rish on April 3, 2014 at 9:42 am

    It so cool that you're doing an interactive theme again this year. Hmmm, as for what these two would say to each other, I imagine the comic book would mock the coloring book for having color outside the lines, whereas the coloring book would make fun of the bubbles of words hovering on all the comic's pages. 

    Hope you’re having fun with the A to Z challenge,
    <a href=" http://www.jocelynrish.com/blog">Jocelyn Rish</a>

  2. Hilary on April 3, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Hi Michelle … Comic would say to Colouring … come on out and be more creative .. step over that threshold .. 

    Cheers Hilary

  3. Tasha on April 3, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I'm loving your theme 🙂

    Comic: Why do they colour outside the lines?
    Colouring book: Because being inside the lines is boring, surely your characters can tell you that!

    Tasha's Thinkings

  4. Julie Flanders on April 3, 2014 at 11:58 am

    As usual I have to leave the clever captions to others but I just have to say I love Mary-An's illustrations! Love that bunny. 😀

  5. Alex J. Cavanaugh on April 3, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Not coming to me today. I'm still operating on brain overload from yesterday.

    And appreciate your comment today, Michelle!

  6. SittieCates on April 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Brain's not working. 🙂 Think, think, think! 😉 Hmmm… 

    OK. My guess for this? Perhaps these books are trying to tell us that nothing really beats a beautifully illustrated book. With images, they simply come to life for a reader. 🙂 



  7. L. Dragon on April 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I'm a children's writer so I love the idea of the books talking back or to each other. Great visual btw.

    <a href="http://dragontailsblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/challenge-beyond-yourself-writing-atozchallenge-drawing/">Challenge Beyond</a>
    I am challenging A to Zers to draw a simple picture with their mouth – try it!

  8. tara tyler on April 3, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    you should think outside the lines.

    i take it one frame at a time.

    fun c post! of course, it's created by my colorful chum, Mish!

  9. Sherry Ellis on April 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Rabbit to the other comic:  "It looks fun over there.  Can I hop over?"

    Other comic to the rabbit:  "What makes you think the grass is greener over here?  I was just thinking it might be nice to get away from all this chaos!"


  10. Shelly on April 3, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Hugs and chocolate, Michelle!

  11. Celine on April 3, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I'm not coming up with anyting witty or funny, but I LOVE the alliterations at the start of your post – it made me smile 🙂

    Happy A to Z-ing!

  12. C. Lee McKenzie on April 3, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    One book to another, we need to book up. Your color my stripes=perfect for each other.

  13. Elsie on April 3, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    I'm with Julie, I'm letting the others be clever.  I'd spend an hour trying to think of something clever enough!  😉

    <a href =http://mockturtlemusings.com>Elsie</a>

    <a href=http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com>AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge</a>

  14. Sammy D on April 3, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Chronometrical Constraints!! Crikey, that's Clever!!

  15. Jamie Dement (LadyJai) on April 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Comic Book – You are unorganized, random, and chaotic. You need to conform to the norm.

    Coloring Book – You're too uptight. You need to spread your pages and let the colors flow! Free your spirit.

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    <a href=http://writebackwards.we3dements.com>My A to Z</a>
    <a href=http://caringforaveteran.wordpress.com>Caring for My Veteran</a>

  16. Guilie Castillo on April 3, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Oh, this is too cool! I can't come up with witty repartee at the moment, but I love the idea 🙂 I'll keep coming back, see if one of these days my neurons get a jump-start. Thanks for visiting!

    <a href="http://guilie-castillo-oriard.blogspot.com/"&gt; Guilie @ Quiet Laughter </a>

  17. S. Katherine Anthony on April 3, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Comic, "Your colors are out of line!"

    Colrouring Book, "I spill it like it is."

  18. krystal jane on April 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Comic – I already has color!

    Coloring Book – Yeah, well, I can be whatever color I want, so there!

  19. Penny on April 3, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Hi human, Michelle,

    Thank goodness you do a refreshing angle to that silly alphabet challenge! 🙂  Frankly, I'm exhausted just trying to keep up with it all.  And now my poor human gets reminders on Farcebook about it.  Please, I beg you, make this madness STOP!!!! 🙂

    Colour me crazy!

    Penny, the pawsitive host of the Alphabark Challenge, 2014!

  20. Charity Bradford on April 3, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    I skipped all the comments, just in case someone already said what I was thinking. 

    Coloring book to the comic book–So, you're me in two years?

  21. Doreen on April 4, 2014 at 12:36 am

    What an adorable illistration, They all are! I love this theme.

  22. Lori L MacLaughlin on April 4, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Love the concept! I'll have to give it some thought.

  23. Patricia Lynne on April 4, 2014 at 2:03 am

    I'm going to leave the captioning to others, but I giggled at the little comic of the two books talking to each other.


    ~Patricia Lynne~

    <a href="http://storydam.com/">Story Dam</a>

    <a href="http://www.patricialynne.com/blog.html">Patricia Lynne, YA Author</a>

  24. Leslie Rose on April 4, 2014 at 3:23 am

    You had me at comic book. Yep, I'm a nerd.

  25. Medeia Sharif on April 4, 2014 at 3:38 am

    With the way they're facing each other and their color schemes, they look like good friends. 

  26. Betty on April 4, 2014 at 4:06 am

    The coloring book says to the comic book "you really crack me up" and the comic book says to the coloring book "you brighten my day".



  27. WriterlySam on April 4, 2014 at 4:58 am

    Comic: "At least they open you…I can't breathe in this plastic sleeve and it smells funny."

    Coloring Book: "At least you're safe from all the sticky fingers. Picassos and Rembrandts they're not, my friend. The lines are merely suggestions, no one messes with yours."

    • Marie Abanga on April 4, 2014 at 6:51 am

      Wow Michelle,

      Great Post, colourful indeed, the message and illustrations are equally captivating, well to me!

  28. Michelle Wallace on April 4, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Thank you for all the wonderful comments… keep them rolling… I'm having a blast! 🙂

  29. Nancy LaRonda Johnson on April 5, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Comic book:  This rabbit’s carrot is coming out of its cranium!
    Colouring book: That coo-coo comedian can’t stand that I’m so cuddly cute.

  30. Robin on April 5, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I am not just for nerds any longer. The cinema has saved me. I am back in vogue. ~comic book

    I will always be popular. Little children love me. Parents love me. I am the cat's meow. ~coloring book

  31. Beverly (@Bevimus) on April 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    It's funny, I didn't get into comic books until I was older- but I was always a huge fan of coloring books.

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