Howard Cruse

American cartoonist

Howard Cruse (May 2, 1944[1] – November 26, 2019[2]) was an American alternative cartoonist. He was known creating gay themes in his comics. He was the founding editor of Gay Comix in 1980. His graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby became his best known work.

Howard Cruse
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Cruse in 2014
Born(1944-05-02)May 2, 1944
Springville, Alabama, U.S.
DiedNovember 26, 2019(2019-11-26) (aged 75)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Cartoonist
Notable works
Gay Comix
Stuck Rubber Baby
AwardsUnited Kingdom Comic Art Award,
Prix de la critique (France), 2002
howardcruse.com

Cruse died of lymphoma on November 26, 2019 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts at the age of 75.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Comics Buyer's Guide #1485; May 3, 2002; Page 29
  2. "Howard Cruse, Pioneering Comic Book Author, Dies at 75". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. "Howard Cruse, Whose Cartoons Explored Gay Life, Dies at 75". The New York Times. December 4, 2019.

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