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Howard Cruse

Howard Cruse
Ed Sedarbaum

Howard Cruse (1944-2019) launched his career as an underground cartoonist during the 1970s in underground comix, and in 1980 he served as the founding editor of the groundbreaking Gay Comix series. His comic strip Wendel was serialized in The Advocate through much of the 1980s.

Stuck Rubber Baby
, his most widely known work, was the winner of Eisner and Harvey Awards in the U.S. and (in translation) a Comics Critics Award in Spain, a Luchs Award in Germany, and a Prix de la critique at the International Comics Festival in Angouleme, France. The graphic novel was also honored with a Transformative Work Award in 2017 at CXC (Cartoon Crossroads Columbus). He also provided humorous illustrations for numerous mainstream magazines.

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Stuck Rubber Baby 25th Anniversary Edition

Howard Cruse; introduction by Alison Bechdel
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Painstakingly researched and exquisitely illustrated, Stuck Rubber Baby is a groundbreaking graphic novel that draws on Howard Cruse’s experience coming of age and coming out in...

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