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July 18, 2012 10:58 AM   Subscribe

Cartoonist Justin Hall is about to release No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, a book celebrating and showcasing the work of queer cartoonists, including Trina Robbins, Alison Bechdel, and Joey Alison Sayers. A 36-page excerpt can be downloaded here (pdf, 3.6 mb).

No Straight Lines is broken into three sections:
Comix come out: Gay gag strips, underground comix, and lesbian literati
Comix to comics, punk zines, and art during the plague
A New Millenium: Trans creators, webcomics, and stepping out of the ghetto


You may also be interested in the material at No Straight Lines, a tumblr associated with a course on queer comics at the California College of the Arts. This includes interviews and links to queer comics.
posted by ChuraChura (8 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
COOL. Thank you for sharing.
posted by dlugoczaj at 11:31 AM on July 18, 2012


Not the links.net Justin Hall?
posted by Rash at 11:53 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Awesome. I am loving this.
posted by capnsue at 1:06 PM on July 18, 2012


Oo, excitement!
posted by Sidhedevil at 1:22 PM on July 18, 2012


Came for Diane DiMassa, leaving feelin' as happy as Chicken.
posted by ApathyGirl at 1:31 PM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


I purchased a copy of the book from Justin at CAKE in Chicago and indeed, it IS awesome!!!
posted by kuppajava at 4:12 PM on July 18, 2012


No not THAT Justin Hall. I just had a mini 1996-gasm.
posted by humboldt32 at 4:14 PM on July 18, 2012


Was about to be outraged with I didn't see Tim Barela and his excellent years-long running Leonard And Larry mentioned.

But then I did see it, and all was right with the world.

Carry on.
posted by hippybear at 1:02 PM on July 19, 2012


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