[Seattle, Washington:]: The M Kimberly Press, 1989. Of 35 copies, this is number 28, signed in ink by the authors on the colophon. Ten woodcuts in blue, black, and red by the authors. Printed on Rives Heavyweight in Times New Roman and Futura types. Lower back cover slightly bumped and slight staining on the lower front cover. A near fine copy. Taupe cloth with red lettering on the front cover in an accordion-style binding. Octavo. Unpaginated. Item #16163
This book was modeled after the popular Victorian parlor game, the Exquisite Corpse. It was played by a number of people, each drawing one segment of a "corpse" on an accordion-folded piece of paper. Each segment was drawn without seeing the rest of the corpse. That was how Separated at Birth was written and illustrated. One of the authors wrote a paragraph and sent a sentence to the other, which then became the first sentence of their paragraph.
Mare Blocker founded the M Kimberly Press is 1984 and specializes in printmaking, book arts, and drawing. She worked as the Visiting Instructor of Art at Whitman College and a Workshop Instructor in bookbinding at the Missoula Art Museum.