Get out those crayons, Sarah Koenig needs a face

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Now you can give Ira Glass a purple complexion and green jacket. (Image: Topher McCulloch)

Enjoy listening to podcasts? Into the coloring book trend? Here’s news to make your day: A podcast coloring book is now a thing.

In honor of National Coloring Book Day Tuesday, Chicago artist and podcast fan Topher McCulloch shared “Words for Your Ears,” a coloring book featuring outlines of hosts he enjoys. It’s free on his ambitious Make Something Awful Everyday Tumblr.

Representing public media, there’s Ira Glass of This American Life, and the book is dedicated to Sarah Vowell, a TAL contributor “who should really be hosting her own podcast,” as McCulloch wrote. Also appearing are Invisibilia’s Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, and Sarah Koenig of Serial.

McCulloch told Current he’s been working on the project for several months. He enjoys Invisibilia’s coloring-book versions of its episode art. And National Coloring Book Day motivated him to post his book. “It’s the beta version, with more to come,” he said.

Koenig’s page in the book could use some filling in; she’s depicted without facial features. “Maybe it’ll become a coloring activity book,” McCulloch mused. “Connect the dots to solve the  mystery of where Sarah’s face is.” Very Serial-esque.

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