We’re all just infinitesimal specks on a rock hurling through a giant black hole. We all know it. Whether we’re consumed by an enormous tidal wave, bombarded with falling meteors, or ravaged by a new incurable disease, the end is near.
So the penultimate question is: Would you rather a) drink alone in your room and brood or b) color? Well, good news. Now, with this adult coloring book, you can do both! Artist Ted Rechlin offers thirty-eight apocalyptic scenarios for you to color, question your mortality, and come to terms with your insignificance! Awesome! Scenes vary from a gorgeous shot of the NASA space station being sucked into a black hole to an elegant portrayal of the next Ice Age.
Also included are beautiful depictions of zombie uprisings, picturesque plagues ravaging the human race, aesthetically pleasing aliens plotting to destroy planet Earth, and much more! To add some irony, each illustration is accompanied by an optimistic quote: envision “‘Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.’ —Lord Byron” as tornadoes tear through cities around it. Or what if it’s all a dream and we’re just brains in vats? What if nothing’s tangible and the world around us is all just perception? What if all that you love doesn’t exist and is only simulated? It doesn’t mean you can’t color!
So embrace your inner nihilist, and the reality that you might not be sticking around too much longer. Pick up your colored pencils and The Apocalypse Coloring Book. You’re going to need a way to cope when things start to go downhill.