Robert Triptow

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Robert Triptow
Born Robert James Triptow
(1952-05-10) May 10, 1952 (age 62)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Artist, Editor
Notable works
Gay Comics
Awards Lambda Award for Humor, 1989
Special Achievement Award, San Diego Comic Con, 1989

Official website

Robert Triptow (born May 10, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is a writer and "the last of the underground cartoonists."[1] His 1989 anthology Gay Comics is one of the earliest histories of the subject,[2] and won the first Lambda Literary Award for Humor.

As a cartoonist, Triptow's contributions to Howard Cruse's Gay Comix began with issue #2. He succeeded Cruse as editor of Gay Comix,[3] from issue #5 (1984) through issue #13 (1991).

As a journalist, Triptow has contributed to The Advocate, Bay Area Reporter, Frontiers, The Sentinel, and other West Coast gay publications.[4]

Books[edit]

Contributions[edit]

In addition to Gay Comix, his cartoon work has appeared in:

  • Robert Kirby and David Kelly, editors, (2008) The Book of Boy Trouble 2: Born to Trouble, Green Candy Press. ISBN 1-931160-65-1.
  • Camper, Jennifer, editor (2007) Juicy Mother 2: How They Met, Manic D Press. ISBN 978-1-933149-20-2
  • Camper, Jennifer, editor (2005) Juicy Mother Soft Skull Press. ISBN 1-932360-70-0
  • Gregory, Roberta (2004), Naughty Bits #40, Fantagraphics.
  • Gregory, Roberta (1999), Naughty Bits #28, Fantagraphics.
  • Gregory, Roberta (1998), Naughty Bits #27, Fantagraphics.
  • Kinney, Jay, editor (1993), Young Lust #8, Last Gasp, ISBN 0-86719-253-4.
  • Bocage, Angela (1993), Real Girl #6, Fantagraphics, ASIN B000IQUH6S.
  • Bocage, Angela (1991), Real Girl #2, Fantagraphics.
  • Bocage, Angela (1990), Real Girl #1, Fantagraphics, ASIN B000KSA71O.
  • Robbins, Trina, editor (1990), Choices: a pro-choice benefit comic anthology for the National Organization for Women, Angry Isis Press, ASIN: B002E5WBKG.
  • Leyland, Winston (1986), Meatmen #1, G. S. Press.

Awards[edit]

  • The first Lambda Literary Award for Humor, for the 1989 anthology Gay Comics.
  • Special Achievement Award from the San Diego Comic Con in 1989 for Strip AIDS U.S.A.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Christensen's 2008 interview.
  2. ^ Williams, p. 114: "Information on gays and lesbians in comics lacks proper treatment, but a few items do exist, including Robert Triptow's Gay Comics."
  3. ^ Cadelago.
  4. ^ Cruse, Gay Comix #2, "Who We Are."
  5. ^ Levin: "He got all the gay cartoonists."

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