In our most outrageous interview yet, that also ends in the bathtub, we have an intimate chat with the 6’2″ hunky cartoonist Justin Hall about his past endeavors and his exciting new project No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics that will be hitting the shelves any day now!
Justin hall is an award-winning cartoonist best known for True Travel Tales, Hard To Swallow, and Glamazonia. His work has appeared in publications such as the Best American Comics, the Book of Boy Trouble, and the S.F. Bay Guardian, as well as in shows at the S.F. Cartoon Art Museum. He is on the board of Prism Comics and teaches comics at the California College of the Arts.
Queer cartooning encompasses some of the best comics of the last four decades, with humor, and imagination. Until recently, queer cartooning existed in a parallel universe to the rest of comics, appearing only in gay newspapers and gay bookstores, not in comic book stores, mainstream bookstores or newspapers. The insular nature of the world of queer cartooning, however, created a fascinating scene, with an aesthetic forged from underground comix, gay erotic art, punk zines, and the biting commentaries of drag queens, bull dykes, and other marginalized queers. LGBT comics have been an uncensored, internal conversation within the queer community, and thus provide a unique window into the hopes, fears, and fantasies of queer people of the last four decades. No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics celebrates this vibrant artistic underground by gathering together a collection of excellent stories that can be enjoyed by all.
feATurinG comics By:
Joe Johnson, Shawn, Charles Ortlieb and Richard Fiala, Trina Robbins, Mary Wings, Roberta Gregory, Lee Marrs, Joyce Farmer, Nazario, Carl Vaughn Frick, Howard Cruse, Kurt Erichsen, Jerry Mills, Donelan, Jeff Krell, Tim Barela, Burton Clarke, Robert Triptow, Ralf König, David Wojnarowicz, James Romberger, Marguerite Van Cook, Ivan Velez, Jr., Carl Vaughn Rick, Jerry Mills, Jaime Cortez, Jennifer Camper, Robert Kinnard, Dianne DiMassa, Leanne Franson, Leslie Ewing, Joan Hilty, Alison Bechdel, Andrea Natalie, Michael Fahy, Craig Bostick, Roxxie, Robert Kirby, David Kelly, Sina Evil, Tom Bouden, Eric Orner, Victor Hodge, Steve MacIsaac, Fabrice Neaud, David Shenton, Joey Alison Sayers, Gina Kamentsky, Dylan Edwards, Annie Murphy, Tristan Crane and Ted Naifeh, Edie Fake, Erika Moen, MariNaomi, Leanne Franson, Maurice Vellekoop, Dan Savage and Ellen Forney, Ariel Schrag and Kevin Seccia, Paige Braddock, Tim Fish, Glen Hanson and Allan Neuwirth, Chuck McKinney and Chino, Françoise Peneaud and Roger Zanni, Tony Breed, Christine Smith, Isabel Franc and Susanna Martîn, Justin Hall, Eric Shanower, Jon Macy, Rick Worley, Andy Hartzell, BiL Sherman, Carrie McNinch, Ed Luce, Michelle Gruben, Kris Dresen and Mysh.
Links to find the goods:
No Straight Lines publisher link: click
Hard To Swallow
publisher link: www.hardtoswallowcomics.com