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Chrestian Willhans Rod & Custom Colouring Book

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rikster, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Rikster
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    Some time ago I recieved an email from Chrestian Willhans an Artist and Custom Car / Hot Rod enthusiast from Sweden.
    He send me some line drawings of some custom cars that he worked on for the last couple of month. He mentioned that he was working on a childerens coloring book about Hot Rods and Custom Cars. Inspired by his own son and his passion for these cars.
    The reason why he emailed me was that he had used my website a lot for his inspiration and as referance for his drawings. I was honnered to be able to help him with his great project and I was very impressed with the artwork he showed me back then.

    Last week I recieved an anvelope from Chrestian.
    Two copies of his freshly printed Rod & Custom Colouring Book... and wow they did look really great!!!
    A very nicely done super glossy cover but even better is the high quality paper used on the inside. Much better quality that I have seen on many coloring books. I cant really wait untill my two and a half year old son gets a little older and be able to get some really cool colors on these cars.... I guess I cant even wait that long and will give it a try as soon as the days get shorter... these books are definitly not for childeren only.

    Here are a few photos I took of the book and below is a link to more photos and info on the book where to order etc.

    Chrestian Willhans Rod & Custom Colouring Book info

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  2. actionrog
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    fucking brilliant!!!!!
     
  3. Harms Way
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    Great Stuff,..... Thanks for posting it.
     
  4. Rikster
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  5. If that's for kids, consider me about... 5! :)

    Cool stuff!

    Jay
     
  6. zombiehut
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    from calgary

    I want one , make that 3 so I dont have to share with my boys.
    Thanks for posting.
     
  7. Jeff Norwell
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    Thats AWESOME.....
     
  8. brainfrz
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    Love it. My girls would get a kick out of coloring customs, but they scribble too much for one now.

    Jon
     
  9. Are those printed single-sided? If so, it's even more brilliant than you guys realize.
     
  10. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    Thanks for the tip. I sent in my information in to get a couple of copies.
    Kan't wait to break out the Krayons.

    Happy Trails,

    Mick
     
  11. I NEED SOME! :eek:

    BTTT!
     
  12. The spawn of DRAGDOC are sharpening their crayon in anticipation!
     
  13. Rikster
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    Yes they are printed single-sided.
     
  14. Broman
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    from The Island

    I sent and e-mail requesting more info.

    I want one bad - screw the kids!


    Just kidding - my kids will be brought up right! I'm buying a few of these so I can give them to my brothers kids as well.


    I haven't been this excited since MFS I came out......
     
  15. ChevyGirlRox
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    We need to get a distributor to buy a case (or two or three) and sell them over here.

    I am very impressed. Like everyone said, heck with the kids, I wanna color!
     
  16. 38pickup
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    Those rock! I want one too!
     
  17. Broman
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    $11.50 U.S. +$7.50 for shipping per book.

    paypal.


    We need a mass order - maybe the price will come down a shade...


    I'm getting myself one regardless - but if we want to do a mass buy - I'm on board.

    HAMB power activate.
     
  18. Silhouettes 57
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    I had a friend that did a coloring book a few years ago and compaired to this color book his looks like the kids themselfs did the drawing too. This book is BEAUTIFUL!
    I hope my friend doesn't see this!!!!
     
  19. cleatus
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    Talk about getting a kid off on the right foot!

    I'm getting it for one of my best friend's little kid who - even though he's only 6 - actually appreciates my custom and talks about it all the time.

    That metalflake cover is tits! I wonder how he pulled that off in print?
     
  20. cecce
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    Hi all!

    First let me say a BIG thank you for all the wonderful feedback Im getting here! I havent got this much encouragement for my work since I dropped out of kindergarten!
    Also a GIANT thans to Rikster who posted this here.
    This feels really great.
    Alot of people has told me this would never work since I started working on this book four years ago. Let's prove them wrong! I'm already planning the next one but as for now I have alot of my savings in these books. If I sell them I promise to invest in a new book!

    Chrestian "cecce" Willhans
    Sweden.
     
  21. cecce
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    Hi Sancho!
    Yeah. Theire printed single sided. I remember when I was a kid (THATS long ago!) the agony when the markers would "bleed" through and wreck the image on the backside. As an adult I have now tried to avoid that. We've also used the thickest paper we could for the inside.
     
  22. cecce
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    ChevyGirlRox!
    I'm with you on this one.
    Who has an online store where this product would fit in?
    Who has a real life store where it would fit?
    Do you?
    Do you know someone who has?
    Send me a pm and we might be able to work something out!

    Chrestian "cecce" Willhans
     
  23. Django
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    That's pretty cool!

    What happened to the HAMB coloring book? I contributed 2 or 3 drawings and haven't heard a peep since...
     
  24. cecce
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    Hi Silhouettes!
    I think I saw that book a year back or so, and its important to me to point out that I had already started work on my book back then, but your friends work inspired me to continue my work.

    Chrestian "cecce" Willhans
     
  25. 53chevy
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    Very cool indeed! Maybe a Connect-the-Dots? How cool would it be to do a Connect-the-Dot of the Matranga or Hirohata merc! Or even the Pierson Brothers coupe!

    Ken
     
  26. cecce
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    Hi all!

    If you want to get your greasy hands on a brand new copy of the Rods & Customs Colouring Book plese follow this link
    http://www.kosmopolit.com/files/coloringbook.html
    and clic on “Order”. That will open an e-mail window with the “correct” subject so that your message wont end up in the trash.

    Chrestian “cecce” Willhans
     
  27. Broman
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    Maybe one of the Alliance Vendors could do something...

    Could be cool.


    I really want a bunch of these -- the cost might curb that down to a couple though.

    let's pool the resourses and see if we can't figure out how to do this.
     
  28. 50Fraud
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    Beautifully drawn! Cecce, good luck in your venture; Rik, thanks for bringing this to our attention.
     
  29. cecce
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    from Sweden

    Hi Broman!
    Yeah. It would be a great thing if someone on this forum could take the book up and distribute it in the States.
    The postage is a big cost as it is now.
    The book itself is pretty cheap considering that its not printed in China and that we used the best materials for it.
     
  30. cecce
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    from Sweden

    Some of you have asked me how I have done the book, so it may be of interest for others too:

    All the drawings are made by hand. Old style stuff with ink and paper.
    Some of the grilles / mesh have been made in the computer, but apart from that is all by human hand.
    The printshop wants everything digitized anyway so I usually fix small imperfections with the computer as I scan the images.
     

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