By KEVIN HOOVER
Celebrated artist and the “King of Halloween Tattoos” Shaun Kama has once again partnered with indie publisher Blood Bound Books to release a compendium of original designs as a coloring book. SPOOKY TREATS, the follow-up to 2020’s breakout hit Cemetery Picnic, fills its pages with a menagerie of fun, eclectic images culled from the artist’s creative psyche. This time around, Kama’s graphical renditions are complemented by his poetic prowess, as SPOOKY TREATS intersperses written compositions throughout its pages, each illustrated by Kama through various mediums and styles.
Says the publisher: “The artist who invited you to a Cemetery Picnic has an all-new kreepy adventure to enjoy! Spooky Treats is 32 new pieces of line art waiting for you to bring to life. The coloring book also features 5 original poems written and illustrated with chalk, charcoal & illustration pen by Shaun Kama.”
Kama, in keeping with his commitment to delivering “cool, yet creepy” art that can be enjoyed by all, ensured that SPOOKY TREATS embraced a ghoulish aesthetic without leaning into gore or violence; based upon early reviews – it’s a direction that’s paying off well with readers. Additionally, the publisher and artist included a QR code that expands upon the book with even more content for those who’ve colored in all the pages.