Next Up Visiting Artist: Howard Cruse

Howard Cruse’s comic strips and humorous illustrations have appeared in American Bystander, Playboy, The Village Voice, Artforum International, Heavy Metal, The Advocate, and numerous other mainstream American magazines, as well as in underground comic books. Aside from cartooning, Cruse’s creative ventures have included art director positions in both Birmingham and New York City. Cruse’s comic strip Wendel was regularly featured in The Advocate between 1983-89 and he is best known for the award winning graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby published in 1995, which has won both Eisner and Harvey Awards in the U.S. in 1996 and, in translation, a Luchs Award in Germany, a Prix de la critique at the International Comics Festival in Angouleme, France in 2002, and a Comics Critics Award in Spain. Cruse was the founding editor in 1980 of Gay Comix.

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