“Gay Love” by Howard Cruse – Comic Art Show
Howard Cruse, 75 years old, is a pioneer of Gay comics.
“Gay Love”, his first European comic art show, will take place in Brussels at the “Comic Art Factory” gallery, from the 17th of May til the 6th of July 2019. The gallery is open from Thursday to Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm. The gallery is located at Chaussée de Wavre 237 1050 in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibit is free.
The son of a Baptist minister, Cruse was born in 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama. The racial turmoil he observed in that city during the early 1960s provided the basis years later for his internationally acclaimed graphic novel “Stuck Rubber Baby”. First published in 1995, it has won both Eisner and Harvey Awards in the U.S., a Comics Creators Guild Award for Best Graphic Album in the UK, and the Prix de la critique at the International Comics Festival in Angoulême
Howard Cruse’s comic strips and humorous illustrations have appeared in Playboy, The Village Voice, Heavy Metal, The Advocate, and numerous other mainstream American magazines, as well as in underground comic books such as “Snarf”, “Bizarre Sex”, and “Dope Comix”.
Between 1983 and 1989, he wrote and drew “Wendel”, his comic strip about a group of gay friends that was regularly featured in “The Advocate”. He was also the founding editor in 1980 of “Gay Comix”, a series of underground comic books published by Kitchen Sink Press.
Cruse now lives in Massachusetts with Ed Sedarbaum, his partner of 40 years and his husband for the last fifteen of those years.