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From the start of queer comics in the underground scene to Alison Bechdel & mainstream acceptance as told in a documentary film.
From the start of queer comics in the underground scene to Alison Bechdel & mainstream acceptance as told in a documentary film.
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    Every little bit helps! To thank you for supporting NO STRAIGHT LINES, you'll get a social media shout-out and access to backer-only updates.

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    FRIEND

    You'll get exclusive video of Co-Producer/Professor Justin Hall discussing pages from Alison Bechdel's FUN HOME and Howard Cruse's STUCK RUBBER BABY, arguably the two most important LGBTQ graphic novels discussed extensively in the film.

    Alison Bechdel’s cat, Donald, will lend her signature "meow" to be your distinctive new ringtone!

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    You’ll get streaming access to Marlon Riggs’ landmark experimental documentary TONGUES UNTIED (featuring additional camerawork by Vivian Kleiman). Marlon was a close friend of artist Rupert Kinnard and wrote the forward to Rupert’s B.B. AND THE DIVA collection.

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    COMPATRIOT

    You'll get digital editions of QU33R (the sister anthology to NO STRAIGHT LINES featuring many legendary and up-and-coming LGBTQ cartoonists) and ANYTHING THAT LOVES (the first all-bisexual comics anthology), along with an exclusive, digital, hi-res illustration by Justin Hall celebrating the history of LGBTQ comics!

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    SEXY DATE

    NO STRAIGHT LINES doesn't include queer erotica, but we didn’t want to ignore the genre altogether. So we’re offering a signed copy of HARD TO SWALLOW (the deluxe gay men’s erotic series by Co-Producer Justin Hall and Dave Davenport, with lots of special guests). PLUS you’ll get a signed copy of Justin’s zine DIRTY DRAWINGS.

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    ACCOMPLICE

    Get invaluable insights from the masters! You’ll get streaming access to highlights from the Queers and Comics conference featuring Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse, with topics ranging from which pens and ink they use, to their guiding aesthetic principles.

    All with an exclusive new introduction by QiC creator Jennifer Camper and co-organizer Justin Hall.

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    CO-CONSPIRATOR

    You’ll get a high-res digital file of the NO STRAIGHT LINES film poster, signed and personalized to you!

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    INFLUENCER

    You’ll get an archival quality print of a photograph from the film NO STRAIGHT LINES, photographed by the amazing cinematographer Andy Black, so you know it’s going to be gorgeous and perfect for framing.

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    FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

    You'll get a signed copy of the book that started it all, NO STRAIGHT LINES: FOUR DECADES OF QUEER COMICS, along with an exclusive new bookplate to celebrate the film.

    You’ll also get a social media shout-out and access to backer-only updates.

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    COLLABORATOR

    You'll get admission to a private work-in-progress screening of NO STRAIGHT LINES either in person or via Internet screening with Q&A.

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    PEAS IN A POD

    Be a cartoon character! We’ll use your reference photo and include you and your fellow backers in panels of an original comic by a prominent queer cartoonist.

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    BESTIES

    Enjoy lunch with the filmmakers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, or New York, or a virtual meeting (depending on your location) plus you’ll get a prominent “thank you” on our website.

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    COMPADRE

    A cartoonist will prepare a personalized cartoon for you, Plus you'll be listed in the FILM CREDITS and get a prominent “thank you” on our website. Among the possible artists who have offered their services are comics powerhouses Sina Grace, Elizabeth Beier, Diego Gomez, and Nicole Georges.

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    FRIENDS OF HOWARD

    A SPECIAL REWARD TO CELEBRATE HOWARD CRUSE'S BIRTHDAY ON MAY 2!

    You’ll receive a digital edition of the book that started it all, NO STRAIGHT LINES: FOUR DECADES OF QUEER COMICS, containing over 300 pages of comics from the some of the world’s greatest LGBTQ cartoonists, an essay by editor Justin Hall to put it all into historical context, and a forward by filmmaker Lana Wachowski (THE MATRIX, CLOUD ATLAS, SENSE8).

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    NEW REWARD!

    You’ll receive a digital edition of the book that started it all, NO STRAIGHT LINES: FOUR DECADES OF QUEER COMICS, containing over 300 pages of comics from the some of the world’s greatest LGBTQ cartoonists, an essay by editor Justin Hall to put it all into historical context, and a forward by filmmaker Lana Wachowski (THE MATRIX, CLOUD ATLAS, SENSE8).

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