It’s butchariffic! We’re out-of-stock of Stacked Deck Press’ Butch Lesbians of the 50s, 60s,and 70s Coloring Book and are gearing up for a second edition…and the second edition will be bigger, badder, smarter, and butcher than the first one. Keep your eyeballs peeled for further information. (Rainbow-tastic butch Margo Rivera-Weiss as drawn by Sonya Saturday and colored by Avery Garland Cassell)
Scout and I were two butches that were in love and couldn’t keep our hands off of one another. She and I’d been shacking up for a year now, but the bloom was not off the blossom, so to speak. Age makes for passion and the experience to know how to act on it. We were both over 50 with decades of sexual intrigue under our belts, and had a heated sex life, full of intrigue and mystery. One of our earliest surprises had been when I discovered that I wasn’t only a bottom, but I was also a switch. It was all Scout’s fault and it happened early on when we were flirting and trading what turned us on. She told me that she loved having her hair pulled during sex, but neglected to mention that the slightest tug of her silver pompadour sent her directly into subspace. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.
“I don’t understand!” Scout’s blue eyes got rounder and rounder as we snuggled together in bed. She looked so sweetly vulnerable. That lost small animal look in her eyes combined with her come drying on my wrist made me fall even a little more in love. I felt like a paternal, ferocious mountain lion protecting a fawn from the big, bad wolf.
We love what Diane has done with these two butch musicians, one a punk singer and the other a canción rancheras singer…Arlus Gainer and Chavela Vargas. Send us your colored pages from your copy of either of our two books, the Butch Lesbians of the 20s, 30s, and 40s, Coloring Book or the Butch Lesbians of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, Coloring Book, and we’ll post it on our FaceBook page!
The Butch Lesbians of the 50s, 60s, and 70s Coloring Book has arrived. Travel through time with Stacked Deck Press and meet real life butches from around the world in this new release, part of the historical butch lesbian series. There are barroom butches, marrying butches, activist butches, cross-dressing car thief butches, punk butches, baby butches, debutante butches, publishing butches, and more. There are butch mothers, political activists, feminists, scene-stealers, filmmakers, girlfriend-stealers, writers, photographers, opium smokers, librarians, and renegades gracing these pages. Building upon the success of The Butch Lesbians of the 20s, 30s, and 40s Coloring Book, and the ensuing community coloring parties held throughout the US, Avery Cassell and Jon Macy usher their readers into the 50s, 60s, and 70s with an embarrassment of butch riches. The Butch Lesbians of the 50s, 60s, and 70s Coloring Book offers not only a love letter to mid-century Butches, but a detailed map to our bold and beautiful history. Grab your crayons or pencils, color our glorious butches, then turn to the bibliography for pages of detailed, juicy, and inspiring biographical details, along with suggestions for further reading for every butch represented.
“Butchariffic! ” — Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and Dykes to Watch Out For
“…more than just exercise pages for your crayons.” – Cathy Camper, Lambda Literary Newsletter
“The coloring book is just wonderful, so beautifully drawn and with those informative bios on butch lesbians, many of whom would otherwise be forgotten as butch lesbians. ” – Bernadette Brooten, author of Love Between Women: Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism