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Five scrappy queer comic book artists journey from DIY work to international acclaim


“Evokes laughter with the timeless humor of queer comics" – Filmmaker Magazine

Celebratory documentary NO STRAIGHT LINES profiles five queer comic book artists whose careers progressed from the DIY underground scene to the international stage.

Part of NewFest Presents
In-Person Ticket — $12
$5 for Members
Virtual Ticket — $10 | Free for Members

Offering an uncensored window into LGBTQ+ lives from the 1970s onward, the film follows the scrappy cartoonists as they navigate the AIDS crisis, workplace discrimination, and the everyday pursuits of love, community, and a good haircut. Their work and personal stories are sure to make you laugh, as well as appreciate how they helped to pioneer a queer comics underground against all odds. Featuring renowned queer artists Alison Bechdel, Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse, Rupert Kinnard, and Mary Wings.

In-person tickets include a Q&A with featured artist Jennifer Camper, moderated by editor/cartoonist Hazel Newlevant

Available virtually for 48 hours following in-person screening at The LGBT Community Center on April 21 at 7PM


Vivian Kleiman




In-Person: April 21 at 7PM (LGBT Community Center)
Streaming: April 22-23


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