This is way cooler than the Aladin coloring books we had as a kid. An arts company commissioned 23 different illustrations of the one and only Bill Murray for the hippest coloring book you'll be seeing at South By next year.
Belly Kids is the company responsible for this amazing idea. Inspired by "the great man of cinema" himself, Thrill Murray: A Colouring-In Book fills us with so much joy. Is that a better name than any book on your bookshelf? Yes, yes it is. Belly Kids got 23 different illustrators to do 23 unique illustrations inspired by different scenes from their favorite Murray movies. They could do him done up in zombie make-up from his scene-stealing spot Zombieland, or mopey Murray from Lost In Translation, or Dr. Venkman from Ghostbusters. The book is retailing for only £6.99, and we're already trying to convince our roommate we need a copy for our house.
This is an illustration by Anneka Lange of Murray as the title character from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. As you can see, she couldn't help but color it in herself. The version in the book will not be in color, we promise:
Apparently Steve Zissou was a popular choice. (He's also on the cover of the book.) This is a side-by-side, black and white vs. color comparison of illustrator Hattie Stewart's interpretation of the world famous explorer:
But Brooke Olsen's simple Groundhog Day drawing might be our favorite:
No word yet on whether anyone did an illustration of Groundhog Day, Ghostbustin' Ass Bill Murray, his character from Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes (cut to 1:15:04):
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