If you don't know who Howard Cruse is, go find out
For some years now I've been a huge fan of legendary gay/underground cartoonist Howard Cruse, and I've been meaning for a while to write him a fan letter, but was always sort of too nervous to do so. So imagine my surprise a few days ago to receive a nice email FROM Howard (a friend of his was led to my site courtesy of another hero of mine, Tom Tomorrow). I actually ran around my dorm room screaming I was so excited, I kid you not. Anyway, if you haven't read his masterpiece of a graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby (which to be very simplistic chronicles the struggles of a young man involved in the Civil Rights movement in 1960s Alabama to come to terms with his sexuality), run, do not walk, to your nearest comics shop/independent bookseller/library (if you're not convinced, read these reviews). For lighter fare you can check out Wendel All Together and for immediate gratification, read the sad story of Jerry Mack, or find out Why We are Losing the War on Art.