The Gay Coloring Book

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Who knew gay life pre-Stonewall was so deliciously camp? And RAUNCHY? This 1964 gay coloring book features images of a genderqueer dandy named Percy whose life appeared to be one big, lusty romp.

Only a handful of these rare coloring books are known to exist. Chronicling the life of Percy and his friends through 24 drawings, The Gay Coloring Book was one of the first books published by the Guild Press to take readers into all-male social spaces such as gay parties and gay bars, as well as the sexual cruising scenes in public parks, public bathrooms, alleys, and bathhouses. The coloring book features illustrations by George Haimsohn, who also published gay fiction under the name Alexander Goodman.

There is some disagreement about the author/illustrator, though, with some claiming it was by legendary leather artist Dom Orejudos (better known as “Etienne” and “Stephen”)…

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    Posted by Scott Fenn on Oct 12th 2020

    like this book great to see gay life from back in the day..