||Pioneering gay cartoonist Cruse dies at 75
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( WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, Nov. 26 )Howard Crusea pioneer in the LGBTQ cartooning movement and the author of Stuck Rubber Baby, a 1995 award-winning graphic novel about the intersection of race and sexuality in the Southdied Nov. 26. He was 75.
His husband of 40 years, Ed Sedarbaum, said that Cruse succumbed to complications from lymphoma at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Cruse, who lived in Williamstown, Massachusetts, had been diagnosed in August.
Cruse was born in 1944 in Alabama. In the 1980s, Cruse edited Gay Comix, a groundbreaking comic series that centered gay and lesbian cartoonists, and he created the topical Wendell series for The Advocate, according to Lambda Literary.
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