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No Straight Lines

Author : Justin Hall
ISBN : 9781606997185
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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No Straight Lines showcases major names such as Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, and Ralf Koenig (one of Europe’s most popular cartoonists), as well as high-profile, crossover creators who have dabbled in LGBT cartooning, 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. 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. Until recently, queer cartooning existed in a parallel universe to the rest of comics, appearing only in gay newspapers and gay bookstores and not in comic book stores, mainstream bookstores or newspapers. The insular nature of the world of queer cartooning, however, created a fascinating artistic scene. LGBT comics have been an uncensored, internal conversation within the queer community, and thus provide a unique window into the hopes, fears, and fantasies of queer people for the last four decades. These comics have forged their aesthetics from the influences of underground comix, gay erotic art, punk zines, and the biting commentaries of drag queens, bull dykes, and other marginalized queers. They have analyzed their own communities, and their relationship with the broader society. They are smart, funny, and profound. No Straight Lines has been heralded by people interested in comics history, and people invested in LGBT culture will embrace it as a unique and invaluable collection.

No Straight Lines

Author : Justin Hall
ISBN : 1606995065
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Collects the best comics featuring homosexuality from the past forty years, including works by such authors as Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, and Ralf Koenig.

Transposes

Author : Dylan Edwards
ISBN : 9781938720123
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Dylan Edwards' Transposes separates gender from sexuality and illustrates six fascinating true stories of transgender men who also happen to be queer. The result is laugh-out-loud funny, heartbreaking, challenging, inventive, informative, and invites the reader to explore what truly makes a man a man. Finalist for the 2012 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction! "Transposes will teach you something about what it means to have a body and to feel desire. About what it means, in short, to be human." — From the foreword by Alison Bechdel, New York Times bestselling author of Fun Home and Are You My Mother? Released by Northwest Press, which has been publishing quality LGBT-inclusive comics and graphic novels since 2010.

No Straight Lines

Author : Alan Moore
ISBN : 0956766242
Genre : Social Science
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The author argues that we have reached the nadir of the adaptive range of our industrialised world. Now faced with an unsustainable trilemma of social, organisational and economic complexity, we have entered an era in which the rules we have previously organised our lives around no longer apply. Leaving us with both a design problem and a design challenge which we must urgently solve. By describing an entirely new way for true social, economic and organisational innovation to happen, No straight lines presents a revolutionary logic and an inspiring plea for a more human-centric world.

Qu33r

Author : Robert Kirby
ISBN : 1938720369
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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QU33R is an all-new anthology featuring queer comics legends as well as new talents. We've celebrated our history, and now QU33R shines a loght on our future!

Shirtlifter 1

Author : Steve MacIsaac
ISBN : 9780979134937
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Winner of Prism Comics first annual Queer Press Grant, SHIRTLIFTER is a series of queer-themed short fiction comics from STICKY artist Steve MacIsaac. This first issue features the self-contained story "Unmade Beds." Set amidst the gay expatriate culture of Tokyo, the comic is a quiet and lyrical examination of cross-cultural adjustment and sexual parity. This new edition features re-inked, and in some cases redrawn, artwork and 8 pages of bonus material including alternate pages, sketches, and a feature on the evolution of a comics panel from inspiration to completion. 52 pages, color.

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life Of Ethan Green

Author : Eric Orner
ISBN : 0312076355
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The freshest and funniest look at the gay world since "Dykes to Watch Out For." Tracking the ups and downs (mostly downs) of gay everyman, Orner examines the pitfalls and pratfalls of modern gay life with extraordinary wit and insight. Orner's work has appeared in mainstream and alternative newspapers.

Gay Comics

Author : Robert Triptow
ISBN : 0452262291
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A collection of the best gay and lesbian cartoonists in America today, compiled from the 12-issue comic series Gay Comix and other national and regional gay periodicals.

Wuvable Oaf

Author : Ed Luce
ISBN : 9781606998168
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Wuvable Oaf is the first-ever collection of the acclaimed self-published comic book series by cartoonist Ed Luce. Oaf is a large, hirsute, scary-looking ex-wrestler who lives in San Francisco with his adorable kitties and listens to a lot of Morrissey. The book follows Oaf ’s search for love in the big city, especially his pursuit of Eiffel, the lead singer of the black metal/queercore/ progressive disco grindcore band Ejaculoid. Luce weaves between the friends, associates, enemies, ex-lovers and pasts of both men into the story of their courtship. A romantic comedy at its core, Wuvable Oaf recalls elements of comics as diverse as Scott Pilgrim, Love and Rockets, and Archie, set against the background of San Francisco’s queer community and music scene.

Education S End

Author : Anthony T. Kronman
ISBN : 9780300138160
Genre : Education
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This book describes the ever-escalating dangers to which Jewish refugees and recent immigrants were subjected in France and Italy as the Holocaust marched forward. Susan Zuccotti uncovers a gruelling yet complex history of suffering and resilience through historical documents and personal testimonies from members of nine central and eastern European Jewish families, displaced to France in the opening years of the Second World War. The chronicle of their lives reveals clearly that these Jewish families experienced persecution of far greater intensity than citizen Jews or longtime resident immigrants. The odyssey of the nine families took them from hostile Vichy France to the Alpine village of Saint-Martin-Vesubie and on to Italy, where German soldiers rather than hoped-for Allied troops awaited. Those who crossed over to Italy were either deported to Auschwitz or forced to scatter in desperate flight. Zuccotti brings to light the agonies of the refugees' unstable lives, the evolution of French policies toward Jews, the reasons behind the flight from the relative idyll of Saint-Martin-Vesubie, and the choices that confronted those who arrived in Italy. Powerful archival evidence frames this history, while firsthand reports underscore the human cost of the nightmarish years of persecution.

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