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Happy Birthday, Howard Cruse!

LGBT comics pioneer and legend Howard Cruse celebrates a birthday today. Cruse was born and raised in a small Alabama town and his preacher father and homemaker mother could be viewed as emblematic of America in simpler times. After studying drama At Birmingam Southern College in the 1960s and then turned his focus to cartooning in underground comix and a move to New York City in the 1970s. Cruse is best known as founding editor and contributor to Gay Comix and the creative genius behind the much loved Wendell strip that ran in the Advocate magazine for several years and Stuck Rubber Baby graphic novel that explores coming out and prejudice woven into the very real political turmoil of the 1960s.

Visit Howard’s site and find him on Facebook!

Image by Howard Cruse
Image by Howard Cruse



March 7, 2015
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