Skirmisher Releases "The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan: A Coloring Book"

Michael O. Varhola

Skirmisher Publishing is excited to announce the release of The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan: A Coloring Book, its first entry in a new line of adult coloring books! It is available from online venues that include DriveThruRPGRPGNowDriveThruComics, and DriveThruFiction (28 pages, $2.99). We very much hope you will enjoy it and share your thoughts about it on the sites to which you contribute! 

This title contains line art 24 illustrations by artist Cyrus Leroy Baldridge that are all especially suitable for coloring. They are inspired by The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan, a classic work of picaresque fiction by British diplomat James Morier that was first published in 1824 and which has been compared with the Arabian Nights. Morier's epic adventure is filled with rip-roaring exploits, witty satire, and nimble humor, and follows the rags-to-riches escapades of Hajji Baba, the lazy son of a barber, as he seeks his fortune ... but only if it doesn’t demand too much work of him. 

Baldridge himself was an adventurer and set out from Baghdad with his wife to personally retrace the journeys of Hajji Baba. He experienced a series of fantastic and harrowing adventures — in one town a native told him calmly “the last man who sketched here, we stoned to death” — and produced hundreds of images based on them, including the ones that appear in this coloring book.