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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A touching tribute, in graphic comic-book style, to the friendship shared by cartoonist Judd Winick and Pedro Zamora of MTV's Real World. The book explores the friendship of these very different friends and the legacy to AIDS Awareness that Zamora left behind after his death from the disease.
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Without the third season of MTV's The Real World, set in San Francisco, Pedro Zamora would have lived and died quietly, a Cuban immigrant who became an AIDS educator after his HIV diagnosis at the age of 17. But in 1993, he and seven others were selected for the cast of The Real World, and Pedro's battle with AIDS, his irrepressible good nature, his love affair with Sean Sasser, and his growing friendship with his housemates would become public knowledge. When Pedro succumbed to complications of AIDS in November 1994, news of his death was carried on every major network and made international headlines. Thousands of letters arrived from around the world. Even President Clinton applauded Pedro's bravery in speaking out to young people about AIDS prevention and self-esteem. Judd Winick, a struggling cartoonist, had also been chosen for that season of The Real World, and became Pedro's roommate and close friend. His cartoon memoir tells the story of their friendship and serves as a vivid memorial to a bright-eyed and gifted man who made more of his 22 years of life than most of us could make of 80. --Regina MarlerAbout the Author:
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.
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Book Description Rebound By Sagebrush, 2009. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11061331574X
Book Description Rebound By Sagebrush, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M061331574X