In recent weeks, there have been a couple releases of a different genre of book by prominent conservatives than the traditional biography or political manifesto: coloring books and comic books.
First, as reported by National Review Online, Blue Water Productions released its Female Force: Laura Ingraham comic book. Part of an original series on strong female role models, the comic book company describes the book as follows:
“Born into a middle-class family, Laura Ingraham has become an American success story. Denounced by many early in her career as a bigot because of her deeply held Christian views, Ingraham has drawn strength from them to succeed at almost everything she’s tried. Whether as a speechwriter for Ronald Reagan, a best-selling author or host of a radio show listened to by millions, Ingraham has made her mark and become one of the most influential voices in America.”
Then, as reported by Politico, Really Big Coloring Books released its Ted Cruz to the Future – Comic Coloring Activity Book, which it describes as an “educational comic coloring and activity book for youth, parents and teachers which details Ted Cruz’s life, principles, values and mission.”
Naturally this flurry of releases has us curious. Is this a move by conservative figures to counter the cultural tactics of progressives? To brainwash and co-opt the American youth? An evil right-wing anti-Bolshevik capitalist holiday plot? None of the above?
Inquiring minds may or may not want to know, but the one thing we can be sure of is that once Saturday Night Live gets their hands on this, Ingraham and Cruz will be skewered. Look for the obligatory Green Eggs and Ham joke.