Original ink comic strips and cover art from
Leonard & Larry, 1983-2003, a gay comic strip created and written by Tim Barela.
Leonard & Larry debuted in the pages of
Gay Comix in 1984, and was regularly featured in the
Advocate (1988-1990) and
Frontiers (1990-2002) magazines.
Tim Barela is a Los Angeles cartoonist and creator of the gay comic strip
Leonard & Larry. He was born in 1954 in Temecula, California. He began work as a cartoonist in the mid-1970s. In the 1980s he created the
Leonard & Larry, which focused on the life of a middle-aged gay couple living in West Hollywood.
Leonard & Larry first appeared in
Gay Comix in 1984. The strip then moved to the
Advocate magazine in 1988 where it ran once a month for two years. In 1990 the comic moved to
Frontiers magazine where it ran every other week for 12 years. The comic has since been published by Palliard Press in four volumes:
Domesticity Isn't Pretty (1993),
Kurt Cobain and Mozart Are Both Dead (1996),
Excerpts From the Ring Cycle in Royal Albert Hall (2000), and
How Real Men Do It (2003).
6.25 linear feet.
5 flat archive boxes.
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