Venue/Location: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St., Phone: 503-241-0227
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 7:00 PM
No Straight Lines
Admission: Free to the public
Floating World Comics is happy to host editor Justin Hall as he signs and discusses No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics! Several cartoonists from the anthology will also be in attendance including: Erika Moen (DAR), Robert Triptow (Gay Comix), and Vaughn Fricke (Watch Out! Comix).In the heart of the Pearl District beats the double thump of enamored hearts. She loves she, he love he who might have been a she printed in bold black and white. No Straight Lines is a comics anthology full to the bursting (pun INtended) with stories by your favorite queer-identified cartoonists and few you will soon call ‘friends.’ No matter what your orientation, No Straight Lines is bound to make you laugh and maybe even cry.
Queer cartooning encompasses some of the best and most interesting comics of the last four decades, with creators tackling complex issues of identity and a changing society with intelligence, humor, and imagination. This book celebrates this vibrant artistic underground by gathering together a collection of excellent stories that can be enjoyed by all.
No Straight Lines showcases major names such as Alison Bechdel (whose book Fun Home was named Time Magazine’s 2006 Book of the Year), Howard Cruse (whose groundbreaking Stuck Rubber Baby is now back in print), and Ralf Koenig (one of Europe’s most popular cartoonists), as well as high-profile, crossover creators who have flirted with the world of LGBTQ comics, like legendary NYC artist David Wojnarowicz and media darling and advice columnist Dan Savage. No Straight Lines also spotlights many talented creators who never made it out of the queer comics ghetto, but produced amazing work that deserves wider attention.