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No Straight Lines tells the story of five scrappy and pioneering cartoonists who depicted everything from the AIDS crisis, coming out, and same-sex marriage, to themes of race, gender, and disability. They tackled the humor in queer lives in a changing world, and the everyday pursuits of love, sex, and community. Their work is funny, smart, and profound, and provides a unique, uncensored window into LGBTQ lives from the 1970s onward, beginning at a time in which there was no other genuine queer storytelling in popular culture. Equally engaging are their personal journeys, as they, against all odds, helped build a queer comics underground that has been able to grow and evolve in remarkable ways.

“One of the underlying takeaways of “No Straight Lines” is that the history of queer comics is a history of resilience and being true to who you are.”” — Tracy Brown, LA Times

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Dedicated to the gentle vision  and boundless creativity of Howard Cruse (1943-2019)

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