American cartoonist (b. 1941) from Alabama, prominent in early underground comics and a pioneer in the depiction of gay characters, in the anthology Gay Comix, which he founded; his long-running strip "Wendel"; and his graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby, which was based on Cruse's experiences during civil-rights struggles in the South.
Howard Cruse Central
Official site, with online portfolio, some of his older comics and exclusive online material.
The Comics Get Serious: Review of Wendel All Together
Review of the collected edition of Cruse's strip about gay life in the 1980s, with samples. (January 01, 2001)
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