Suspicious Package Causes Alarm at Controversial Coloring Book Company
"These people are paying $100 to special order these books, and not all of them share our values or appreciate our success," he notes.
Since the release a few years ago of its first "cultural and political" coloring books (celebrating everything from the Tea Party to the Occupy Movement), Bell says his company has grown accustomed to hate mail. But it's the 9/11 series of books which glorify the war on terrorism that has really stirred the pot with al-Jazeera as well as Hamas and Iranian news networks calling his office.
And while those coloring books account for only a small amount of the company's business, Bell says he's not backing down. In fact, he says that Really Big Coloring Books is coming out with something truly explosive in the next few weeks.
The package seemed weirdly pliable for containing coloring books.
"I'm an old fighter," he says. "I believe if you take a stand, you take a stand."