Stuck Rubber Baby

Meanwhile, "Writing Queer" assembled writers whose comics had tackled LGBT characters and issues. The wise and wonderful Howard Cruse, author of the seminal gay graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby, revealed that he came out through his work. "My first gay story was in 1976 but that didn't commit me to being gay. I could've just been a straight liberal." He said the remnants of his Deep South upbringing had fallen away "after a lot of acid trips", but recalled drawing an autobiographical panel which hinted falsely that he had a girlfriend. "Most of us who are gay have those moments in our past when we were teetering back and forth, in and out of the closet." He later laid the memory to rest by redrawing the offending panel with the gender corrected.

Taken from The Guardian

Introduction by Tony Kushner

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  • kevin

    Sorry I couldn't make the last minute was needed at work . Next time!

    March 18, 2014

  • Kristian-Andreas

    Hi guys it's been a long day and I'm exhausted. I'm changing my RSVP just in case I end up not coming. Great book thought thanks for recommending.

    March 17, 2014

  • Anthony

    HI Everyone- I awoke to a horrible head cold yesterday and will be unable to attend this evening. I read SRB and enjoyed it. I thought the living situation with Toland and "the gang" was a bit unrealistic for the timeframe of the story. I am so disappointed I will miss this evening but look forward to the April event!

    March 17, 2014

  • ericreads

    This was the first graphic novel I,ve read, covered a lot of a manner that would have been hard to digest narratively. Unfortunately I can't make the discussion this eve. Would like to hear what others thought.

    March 17, 2014

  • Brian G.

    Enjoying the book!

    March 12, 2014

  • Anthony

    Hi Gang!
    I look forward to my first meet up on March 17th! Anthony

    February 6, 2014

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