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Apr 23 2018
NO STRAIGHT LINES Kickstarter Launches: History Of Queer Comics Comments (0)

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A new Kickstarter has launched to fund No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, a subject that feels of the moment and a long time coming ...

From the Kickstarter page:

The recent box-office success of Wonder Woman and Black Panther are proof that audiences are hungry for more diverse stories from the comics. And while they have yet to conquer your local cineplex, there's a whole community of LGBTQ artists and writers that has been working tirelessly for decades to tell queer stories through the comics medium.

In 2012, cartoonist Justin Hall curated the anthology No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, which featured milestone contributions by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer comics creators.

Now, Justin's Lambda Literary Award-winning and Eisner-nominated collection is the inspiration for a documentary film directed by Peabody Award-winning and national Emmy-nominated filmmaker Vivian Kleiman. This feature-length film will bring stories from the comics off the page and give you a personal introduction to the dynamic artists and writers who paved the way.

Sounds like a winner — and it's well on its way.