2016 in comics: A return to colouring books
2016 marked the year when adults took a conscious break from gadgets and escape the digital overload by turning to colouring books and bullet journals. From the globally acclaimed Secret Garden series by Johanna Basford to Baagh-e-Bahar, a Mughal theme-inspired colouring book by Good Earth, there were many options for those looking to try their hand at colouring. Art was suddenly a good way to de-stress and ruminate. An offshoot of this were paint parties or events where even amateur artists could learn how to paint in groups. Bullet journalling - a novel way to write a journal by putting in self-assigned tasks in bullet points, and recording your day-to-day life in sections - was also a major trend.