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Stuck Rubber Baby (original 1995; edition 2000)
by Howard Cruse
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0060977132, Paperback)A truly eye-opening comic. The story is set in the South in the early '60s and deals with homophobia, racism and the gay subculture of that period. The art is absolutely beautiful; Cruse is a master of the cross-hatching technique, which gives a certain "texture" to his art work and brings his pages to life. Stuck Rubber Baby is easily the most important comic book since Art Spiegelman's Maus.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:38:13 -0400)
As Toland Polk, a citizen of the small southern town of Clayfield in the 1960s, fights for civil rights, he begins to realize that he has another, more personal, battle to wage--that of accepting that he is gay.
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