No Straight Lines, film screening + Q&A

Date and time
4 May 2022 at 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Type of event
Film screening
Place and route

Svarta havet
LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm (Look at a map)
Underground station: Telefonplan

NO STRAIGHT LINES: THE RISE OF QUEER COMICS, the documentary film by Vivian Kleiman and Justin Hall, profiles five pioneering LGBTQ cartoonists- Alison Bechdel, Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse, Rupert Kinnard, and Mary Wings, as well as some of the younger cartoonists inspired by their work. The film explores how these trailblazing LGBTQ artists resisted censorship and displayed tremendous conviction by providing an uncensored window into queer lives from the 1970s onward, beginning at a time in which there was little other genuine queer storytelling in popular culture. They helped build a queer comics underground that has been able to grow and evolve in remarkable ways.

Justin Hall is an American cartoonist and educator. He has written and illustrated autobiographical, erotic, and fiction comics, and edited No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, an award-winning overview of LGBTQ comics in the West. He is the Chair of the MFA in Comics program at the California College of the Arts.

Moderated by Stef Gaines.

Poster by Laslo Strong.


The Bachelor’s programme Graphic Design and Illustration