Review: 'No Straight Lines: The Rise Of Queer Comics' Marvelously Surveys History

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Sunday October 10, 2021

'No Straight Lines: The Rise Of Queer Comics'
'No Straight Lines: The Rise Of Queer Comics'  (Source:Frameline45)

Vivian Kleiman's "No Straight Lines" surveys the history - so far - of queer comics, from strips drawn for local gay newspapers to the rise of graphic novels to the advent of web comics and, with that evolution, the establishment and expansion of a space in which people of all genders and sexualities can find voice and have a place to tell stories. Features Howard Cruse, Mary Wings, Rupert Kinnard, Jennifer Camper, and Alison Bechdel.

"No Straight Lines" screens at OUTshine Fort Lauderdale and Seattle Queer Film Festival

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.