'A rich, fascinating, and affectionate tribute to queer comic book art and its pioneers.' - James Kleinmann, The Queer Review

No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics traces the history of queer comics in the USA through the profiles of five pioneering artists - Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Jennifer Camper, Rupert Kinnard and Mary Wings. Showcasing their groundbreaking work alongside the artists’ personal lives, the film explores the evolution of an LGBTQ comics scene from its beginnings in the 1970s to international recognition, and its legacy in contemporary comics today. Directed by Vivian Kleiman, a longtime collaborator of filmmaker Marlon Riggs, this engaging documentary is a touching and vital celebration of queer art.

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No Straight Lines Film Poster