Inspiring Colouring on offer with Mike Medaglia’s “One Year Wiser”

One Year Wiser Colouring Book - Cover

Need to calm down in this crazy world?  Take some time out to practise mindfulness by colouring a weekly meditation with One Year Wiser: The Colouring Book from SelfMadeHero, out next week.

In case it’s passed you by, colouring books for adults are huge right now. Back in April, for example, The Guardian reported that in the US, Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford was topping the book sales charts, with her colouring books for adults taking top spots on’s bestseller lists.

Mike Medaglia, a Huffington Post blogger and Zen Buddhist practitioner, and whose work includes Last Days of Nobodies published by Avery Hill, has illustrated 52 meditations based on the words of inspirational thinkers from Gandhi to Virginia Woolf and Rumi to Roosevelt.

One Year Wiser: The Colouring Book - Sample Page

One Year Wiser is a colouring book for adults to soothe, calm, and inspire, offering the perfect opportunity to channel your creative energies and unwind by personalising a weekly meditation. The book empowers you to be wiser and calmer, but it’s a gift for sharing too, providing a fun activity for anyone interested in exploring mind, body, and spirit or just simply experimenting with the inner artist within you.

Mike, who has developed a strong fan following with his meditation comics on Huffington Post, has also created One Year Wiser, a spiritually uplifting full-colour book of 365 daily meditations, which will be published by SelfMadeHero in September.

• More of Mike’s work can be found at:

One Year Wiser: The Colouring Book is published on 8th July 2015 (paperback, 112 pp, rrp £8.99)

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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