Lowell Thompson says that it took almost 55 years for him to come up with this. “But it was worth it,” he adds about his Human Coloring Book. “It’s still a layout but I think it expresses an important idea that I plan to expand into an ongoing campaign.” Coming on the heels of Pantone’s new SkinTone guide and with a range of revised skin tone crayons and colored pencils available on the market, Thompson, author of the 2020 Anti-Racist Coloring Book (subtitle: “Take Your World Beyond Black & White”), will be launching his first “Lowell’s Human Color Workshop” in May 2023.
“I actually started with ‘James Brown Wasn’t Black,’ then I came up with ‘Marilyn Monroe Wasn’t White’ but when I came up with Abe, I thought he’d make the best first poster. George Washington might be next. Beyond those it’s unlimited. Any ideas?”
(See future Daily Hellers for details.)