Pedro and Me by Judd Winick

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Pedro Zamora changed lives.When the HIV-positive AIDS educator appeared on MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco, he taught millions of viewers about being gay and living with AIDS. Pedro’s roommate on the show was Judd Winick, who created Pedro and Me to honor Pedro Zamora, his friend and teacher and an unforgettable human being. First published in 2000, Pedro and Me was a graphic novel pioneer. Its moving portrait of friendship and its urgent message have already reached thousands of people. Now, Pedro’s story is reintroduced to today’s graphically focused culture with a gorgeous, eye-catching new cover and a foreword from Judd.

 

About Judd Winick

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JUDD WINICK is an award-winning cartoonist and the creator of the comic series The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius. He also writes for Batman, Green Lantern, and Exiles, and is the creator and producer of the animated series The Life and Times of Juniper Lee. He lives in San Francisco.
 
Published March 31, 2009 by Square Fish. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Arts & Photography, Young Adult, Gay & Lesbian, Children's Books, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Winick leavens the chronicle of Pedro’s illness with his romance with—and subsequent on-air marriage to—Sean, Winick’s own blossoming love for a fellow castmember, funny injections of camp (“ ‘How was I going to say it without saying it?’ .

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I would love to come down decisively one way or the other about Pedro & Me, either joining in the cacophony of praise that graces the back cover (“powerful and captivating” says Publisher’s Weekly;

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