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Cartoonist Howard Cruse Flashes Back To Pride 1984

Howard Cruse is best known as the artist-writer behind the award-winning graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby. But he also brought us the queer comic strip Wendel.

Cruse recently posted a panoramic strip he did waaaay back in 1984, when the advances the LGBT community have achieved probably seemed like a pipe dream. And yet, some things remain the same.

Cruse writes:

Time-Machine Time! In 1984 a June installment of my Wendel comic strip portrayed the thoughts of Wendel, Ollie, and other at that year’s Gay Pride rally. The strip was actually a repeating panoramic loop (as I’ve emphasized by rearranging the panels end-to-end online) with but one mildly prescient exception to the repetition. Happy LGBT Pride Month to all!

You can see the whole strip in detail on Cruse’s website.

h/t: Geeks Out

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jun 24, 2012
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  • 8 Comments
    • JT
      JT

      Man this was pointless.

      Jun 25, 2012 at 3:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • R.A.
      R.A.

      I even got out a magnifying glass, but still couldn’t read it.

      Jun 25, 2012 at 6:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MJ (different from the other one)
      MJ (different from the other one)

      can we get like a link to the larger view of the comics please?

      Jun 25, 2012 at 6:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Red Assault
      Red Assault

      That’s kinda sweet. It does show me that we have made gains… Long fought and hard-earned but gains nine the less.

      Jun 25, 2012 at 8:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dennis
      Dennis

      Loved it

      Jun 25, 2012 at 10:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      @MJ (different from the other one):
      The word “Wendel” is linked to it:
      http://www.howardcruse.com/howardsite/aboutbooks/wendelbook/gayprideloop1984.html

      Jun 25, 2012 at 9:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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