|Legendary rock heroes find new life in an innovative line of books from Fantoons, best-known for theirongoing relationship with the famous rock n’ roll power trio, RUSH. The LA-based publisher now introduces an expanded fall lineup featuring a new project created in partnership with the estate of rock legend Frank Zappa!
Today, the company announces an authorized coloring book packed with original art that will delight Frank Zappa fans of all ages!
“I’m blown away. This entire project brings the biggest smile to my face. People who don’t like coloring books, I fear are dead inside. I’m so happy the Zappa Coloring Book exists, and I worship David Calcano and his team at Fantoons. They make everything better.” – Ahmet Zappa
The Frank Zappa Coloring Book includes 72 brand-new illustrations celebrating the great composer, musician, futurist and innovator… Frank Zappa! Packed with humor, muffins and references, this book will bring hours of fun for every Zappa fan! Illustrated by artists who are Zappa fans themselves, the book features stunning illustrations, from the abstract to the intricate, that are sure to delight and surprise Zappa fans on every page!
Frank Zappa is one of the most influential rock musicians of all time. He’s a Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee with more than 70 million records sold worldwide. His unique musical genius and decades-long career has created a fanbase for his work that is both loyal and eager for new opportunities to celebrate his legacy.
Zappa was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997, and is considered one of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” by Rolling Stone Magazine.
“There is no one like Frank Zappa, and there will never be anyone like Frank Zappa” says Fantoons creative director, David Calcano. “He carved his own genre with pure genius. Every record he did gave us a different experience, and that was our main inspiration for this book. Let your imagination free and color while listening to Zappa music… what’s better than that?”
The Frank Zappa Coloring Book arrives in finer bookstores everywhere on November 5th, rounding out the publisher’s fall 2019 offerings, alongside the previously announced The Making of Farewell to Kings: The Graphic Novel from RUSH, and Motörhead:Where is Lemmy?
About the Creators:
David Calcano is the creative director of Fantoons, an animation studio based in Los Angeles. David was born in Caracas, Venezuela and has been watching cartoons ever since he was inside his mom’s belly. As an adult, he moved to the UK where he worked as a systems engineer until he dropped his career many years ago, to pursue his true dream: to build an animation studio, create cartoons and publish books that combine music and creative art. Calcano has worked with some of the best companies and artists around the world, including Disney, Rush, Frank Zappa, Steve Martin, Poison, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Mr. Big, Universal Music, and Anthem, among many others!
Lindsay Lee is an artist and writer for Fantoons, as well as an online freelance artist and designer. Lindsay was born in Florida and has been drawing questionable content ever since she could hold a pencil. She currently lives in Tennessee, and when she’s not busy keeping herself from freezing to death, she is working fastidiously on her own original comic.
Fantoons is an animation studio & book publisher, comprised with artists who are passionate about music in every possible way. The studio creates books, animation, comics, pop-culture merch and alternative media inspired by the world’s greatest artists. Clients include Rush, Frank Zappa, Brian Wilson, Mr. Big, Motorhead, Steve Martin, Tom Keifer, Disney, TSN, Random House, Universal Music and many more.