Good news: a visit with Howard Cruse
Bad news: no cartoon this week
Sorry about the cartoons, but I'll be back next week, folks, I'm still dealing with illness.
In more positive news, I had a wonderful visit this weekend despite my illness with a big hero of mine, legendary gay/underground cartoonist Howard Cruse (and his charming dog Lulu). I've said this before, but 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/bookseller (if you're not convinced, read these reviews) or better yet, get a signed copy from the artist himself. 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.