Monday, June 24, 2013

Wonderfully Made

Published right here in St. Louis MO in 1967 by Concordia House Ltd, Wonderfully Made was one of six books in a sex education series created for (ahem) pastors, teachers, youth workers,  and parish planners in an attempt to "help growing boys and girls better understand their roles and live their lives as Christians." Or something. Apparently some professionals were brought in for the scientific angles and facts, though in my opinion the real professional involved here seems to be the artist, simply credited as "Concordia Films." In fact, the art is so good, it doesn't even need any carefully worded text, because as you will see, when the pictures are put in order below they just as easily tell the tale of the birds and bees, and the ramifications, wonderfully.


Crafty C said...

so...but it all starts with boys and girls swapping blowup pool animals and riding horses together?? and then for 3 days out of the month girls play tennis and boys look in the mirror and sleep? then the man and woman stand next to each other and sort of meld together and the baby is carried around in a bubble between them both? wow! i had it all wrong!


that is really cool art! especially all the D-smiles!

Mr. Karswell said...

You got it!

Mr. Cavin said...

I love the graph of the girl growing up (her dress is totally awesome since it, too, matures), and I love the boy and the girl spotlighted on a field of their pink classmates. This really is excellent stuff.

Mr. Karswell said...

I'm gonna try and track down the rest of this book series for future AEET posts-- stayed tuned!