The Official Beatles Coloring Book.

This perfectly lovely drawing comes to us from The Official Beatles Coloring Book, and is the work of illustrator Nan Pollard. Here you can read a little story about the artists’ granddaughter,Kory Bingaman, and an amusing story behind the creation of the coloring book, made in 1964.

Now, a seller on Etsy (and I imagine countless others)has decided it’s okay to trace Mrs. Pollard’s work and alter it and sell it as their own. If you read Ms. Bingaman’s article and look at the scans of the coloring book, you can see a picture of Paul brushing his teeth that has clearly been altered into this Etsy seller’s “Banana” piece. Sad.



  1. Tahlia said,

    February 24, 2010 at 2:12 am

    That is sad…. And I looked at that “painting”… It’s not even that good or that clever of an idea for an alteration.

  2. tahlia said,

    February 24, 2010 at 7:15 am

    it is sad. And not even that clever of a rip-off. They should be ashamed!

  3. KoryBing said,

    February 24, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Oh boy, another one! I showed the Threadless rip-off to my grandmother and she was actually flattered, although I think it would be nice if these guys would at least credit my grandmother’s work as the base of their work. Acting like their work is 100% original is the part that makes me angry, hah!

  4. This Kid said,

    September 22, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I hate to say this, but he looks a bit like Justin Bieber. eww.
    I prefer the REAL George.

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