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Stuck rubber baby / Howard Cruse ; [introduction by Alison Bechdel].

Author/Creator:
Cruse, Howard, author, artist.
Publication:
New York, NY : First Second is an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
233 pages : illustrations ; 26 x 20 cm
Edition:
25th anniversary edition.
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Subjects:
Gay men -- Southern States -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Closeted gays -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Race relations -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Civil rights -- Southern States -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Nineteen sixties -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Social conditions.
Nineteen sixties.
Closeted gays.
Civil rights.
Gay men.
Race relations.
Southern States -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Southern States.
Form/Genre:
Historical comics.
Gay comics.
Coming-of-age comics.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Historical comics.
Gay comics.
Coming-of-age comics.
Summary:
As a young gay man leading a closeted life in the 1960s American South, Toland Polk tries his best to keep a low profile. He's aware of the raqcial injustice all around him - the segregationist politicians, the corrupt cops, the violent Klan members - but he feels powerless to make a difference. That all changes when he crosses paths with an impassioned coed named Ginger Raines. Ginger introduces him to a lively and diverse group of civil rights activists, folk singers, and night club performers - men and women who live authentically despite the conformist values of their hometown. Eboldened by this new community, Toland joins the local protests and even finds the courage to venture into a gay bar. No longer content to stay on the sidelines, Toland joins his friends as they fight against bigoty. But in Clayfield, Alabama, that can be dangerous - even deadly. Painstakingly researched and exquisitely illustrated, Stuck Rubber Baby is a groundbreaking graphic novel that draws on Howard Cruse's experience coming of age and coming out in 1960s Birmingham, Alabama. Just in time for it s twenty-fifth anniversary, this rich and moving tale of identify and resistance is back in print - complete with an updated introduction from Alison Bechel, rare photographs, and previously unpublished archival material that give a thorough, behind-the-scenes look at this graphic novel masterpiece. -- From back cover.
Notes:
"Stuck Rubber Baby was originally published in 1995 by Paradox Press, an imprint of DC Comics. It was republished in 2010 by Vertigo, also an imprint of DC Comics."--Colophon.
Contributor:
Bechdel, Alison, 1960- writer of introduction.
Other Edition:
Reproduction of: . 1563892162 Cruse, Howard. New York, N.Y. : Paradox Press, [1995]
ISBN:
9781250249487
1250249481
OCLC:
1192476323
Publisher Number:
99986734745