MK Czerwiec’s (pronounced sir-wick) new book Taking Turns (Penn State University Press) shares the story of Unit 371, a shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients. Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people …
Stuck Rubber Baby HC
by Howard Cruse
Published by Vertigo
216p, b&w, hardcover, 7"x9.25"
Cruse's classic graphic novel about a young man growing into political and sexual awareness in the civil rights era South gets a new print edition. SRB combines the obsessional attention to drawing a la Kim Deitch with the straightforward gay-minded storytelling of Dykes to Watch Out For. Following the flawed and conflicted protagonist, Toland, proves to be both frustrating and rewarding, ultimately able to cut into the realities of its time and place. -EF