Color Me Absent


So … yeah. It’s been a while 😬 Like 2.5 years since the last post.

But, like I said in the beginning, I am not a writer & have a full life outside this site. Irregular updates are the norm around here.

Anyways … a few weeks ago I ran across a post on Twitter showing some photos of a Universal Monsters Coloring Book from 1991. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to gush a bit and retweet it, because I have this coloring book!

My mention of scanning the book and posting the pages online got a pretty good response. So, later that day, I dug out some of the other coloring books I have (to post a pic) and the good responses grew!


So, here we are! Posting coloring books!

This wasn’t a project I planned on necessarily but, I’ve always saved these unused coloring pages with the intention to scan & print them for my own kids to color. Why not share the love?

As you might imagine, putting these together takes a bit of time. So, I’ll be posting the books one at a time, as I work on them. The first post, featuring the Universal Monsters coloring book will be up very shortly.

In the meantime, I wanted to point out that there are quite a few coloring books available on, free to download & print. I’ve linked to some choice 80’s & 90’s selections below. Enjoy!

Real Ghostbusters (1989)

Ghostbusters 2 (1988)

Return of the Jedi (1983)

M.A.S.K. (1986)

SilverHawks: Sky-Shadow (1986)

Go-Bots: Trace & Color (1985)

Go-Bots (1985)

Centurions (1986)

The World of Teddy Ruxpin (1986)

Donkey Kong (1982)

Super Mario Bros. (1989)

Rainbow Brite: I’m a Fit Kid (1986)

Marvel Superheroes (1983)

Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars: Escape from Doom (1984)

Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars: The Crime of Centuries (1984)

The Fantastic Four vs. The Frightful Four (1983)

The Amazing Spider-man Unmasked! (1983)

The Amazing Spider-man (1992)

She-Ra: Princess of Power Who’s Who Book (1985)

Masters of the Universe: Adventures at Snake Mountain (1985)

Masters of the Universe (1984)

Masters of the Universe (1983)

G.I. JOE: The Capture of Cobra Commander (1984)

G.I. JOE: The Solaris Project (1987)

G.I. JOE: The Cobra Shrinking Ray (1987)

G.I. JOE: The Secret of Starfish Island (1987)

G.I. JOE (1983)

G.I. JOE (1989)

Transformers: The Lost Treasure of Cybertron (1985)

Transformers: The Autobot Smasher (1985)

Transformers: Bumblebee to the Rescue (1984)

Transformers: The Deadly Fuel Shortage (1985)

Transformers: Battle at Oil Valley (1985)

Transformers: Summertime Coloring Book (1985)

Transformers: Search for Treasure Under the Sea (1985)

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