Coming of Age in South Branch Coloring Book

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About the author:
Gene Clements is an artist, writer, architect, and educator. He grew up in the Midwest and has lived in California since the 1970's. Gene thinks he's eighteen, but like Tilly and Elmer he's reminded frequently that a half-century has passed since then.
The Tilly and Elmer series began accidently when, as a joke, Gene wrote the first couple of paragraphs of a story about a frisky older couple and then made a drawing of them. His friends thought the paragraphs and drawing were funny and wanted to know how the story ended. Now, for better or worse they know, or at least they will if Tilly and Elmer ever let Gene stop writing about them.

Coming of Age in South Branch Coloring Book

Authored by Gene Clements
Illustrated by Gene Clements

Put some vinyl on the turntable and try getting into your old tie-dyed T-shirt! Tilly and Elmer are back, this time reminising about their awkward but delicious high school romance during the early 1960's. Tilly and Elmer are colorful characers - that's where YOU come in! This book will be especially fun for grownups who have never really grown up! Have fun! (Mind altering substances are optional, but the author can take no responsibility for artists who color outside the lines!)

The drawings included here are based on a selection of illustrations from the novel Coming of Age in South Branch, wherein Tilly and Elmer, sexy sexagenarians from Iowa, reminisce about their passionate, clumsy, delicious, funny (or so it seems in retrospect), and "educational" high school romance. The book describes the delights and disasters experienced by students of do-it-yourself sex education (the only kind available in the Midwest during the early nineteen-sixties). The learning was all hands-on in those days. Of course, this was Tilly and Elmer's favorite subject and they pursued it with scholarly dedication.

The selected Illustrations, like the book, are sweet, funny, nostalgic, and a little bit dirty. Sometimes more than a little. If you happen to fall in love with Tilly and Elmer, you won't be the first!

Publication Date:
0996282734 / 9780996282734
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
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Crafts & Hobbies / General

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