Trauma and the Graphic Novel, Part 2: The Broken Mirror

Content warning: discussions of trauma  In this second post on trauma in the books we’ve read this semester, I’m going to address Stuck Rubber Baby. There is already a post on this blog on trauma in Stuck Rubber Baby, but I’ll be addressing a different scene and approaching the story from the perspective of how […]

The Impact of the Graphic Novel on a Trauma Narrative

The cover of the graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby

The graphic novel, Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse, tells the story of Toland Polk, as we, the reader, follow him throughout his life as he comes to terms with his sexuality, grapples with religion, and struggles with voicing his discomfort around racism and homophobia.. I think the medium of a graphic novel adds an […]