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The demand for LGBTQA-themed comics has exploded since Hillary Chute,  distinguished professor of English, art, and design at Northeastern, began studying nonfiction comics and graphic novels in 2000.  Chute recently worked on a documentary about LGBTQA-themed comic books called “No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics,” directed by Vivian Kleiman. The film—part of an inclusive roster of LGBTQA work airing during Pride Month—features ground-breaking queer cartoonists and will premier at the Tribeca Film Festival June 12.

Chute discusses the appeal of comics as an underground art form as well as the increasing interest in LGBTQA narratives. 

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