Pedro y yo Author Judd Winick Santiago Garc a is a Ebook Born February th and raised on Long Island in New York Judd began cartooning professionally at wit
Pedro y yo Author Judd Winick Santiago García is a Ebook Born February 12th, 1970 and raised on Long Island in New York, Judd began cartooning professionally at 16 with a single paneled strip called Nuts Bolts This ran weekly through Anton Publications, a newspaper publisher that produced town papers in the Tri state area He was paid 10 dollars a week.In August of 1988, Judd began attending the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor bringing Nuts Bolts with him, but turning it into a four panel strip and creating a cast of characters to tell his tales Nuts Bolts ran in The Michigan Daily 5 days a week from my freshman year freshperson, or first year student, as they liked to say at U of M , until graduation in the spring of 1992.A collection of those college years Nuts Bolts was published in Ann Arbor Watching the Spin Cycle the Nuts Bolts collection had a small run of a thousand books a couple of months before graduation They sold out in about 2 weeks and there are no plans to republish it.Before graduation he accepted a development deal with a major syndicate syndicates are the major league baseball of comic strips They act as an agent or broker and sell comic strips to newspapers Judd spent the next year living in Boston, and developing his strip.The bottom dropped out when the syndicate decided that they were not going to pursue Nuts and Bolts for syndication and were terminating his development contract.Crushed and almost broke, he moved back in with his parents in July 1993 Getting by doing spot illustration jobs, Judd actually had Nuts Bolts in development with Nickelodeon as an animated series At one point he even turned the human characters into mice Young Urban Mice and Rat Race were the working titles.In August of 1993 he saw an ad on MTV for The Real World III, San Francisco For those who may not know, The Real World is a real life documentary soap opera, where 7 strangers from around the country are put up in a house and filmed for six months You get free rent, free moving costs, you get to live in San Francisco, and get to be a famous pig on television.The Audition process, was everything from doing a video, to filling out a 15 page application, to in person interviews with the producers, to being followed around and filmed for a day 6 months and 6 levels later, Judd was in.On February 12th 1993, he moved into a house on Russian Hill and they began filming Along the way Nuts Bolts was given a weekly spot in the San Francisco Examiner This WHOLE deal was filmed and aired for the show.They moved out in June of 1994, a couple of days after O.J s Bronco chase in L.A The show began airing a week later.Along with the weekly San Francisco Examiner gig, Judd began doing illustrations for The Complete Idiot s Guide series through QUE Books Since then, Judd has illustrated over 300 Idiot s Guides and still does the cartoons for the computer oriented Idiot s Guides line.A collection of the computer related titles cartoons was published in 1997 as Terminal Madness, The Complete Idiot s Guide Computer Cartoon Collection.Not too long after the show had been airing, Judd s roommate from the show and good friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora, took ill from AIDS complications Pedro was to begin a lecture tour in September Judd agreed to step in and speak on his behalf until he was well enough to do so again In August of 1994, Pedro checked into a hospital and never recovered.Pedro passed away on November 11, 1994 He was 22.Judd continued to lecture about Pedro, Aids education and prevention and what it s like to live with some one who is living with AIDS for most of 1995 Speaking at over 70 schools across the country, Judd describes it as, e most fulfilling and difficult time in my life But time and emotional constraints forced him to stop lecturing.In May of 1995 Judd found the weekly Nuts Bolts under whelming and decided to give syndication another go Re vamping Nuts Bolts. Pedro y yo arranca en 1993 Judd Winick, un joven autor de c mic se presenta al casting del programa The Real World, un reality show de la MTV en la que un grupo de personas convive en una casa durantes seis meses y es finalmente seleccionado.A su llegada entabla amistad con Pedro Zamora, un joven homosexual de 22 a os de origen cubano y seropositivo desde varios a os atr Pedro y yo arranca en 1993 Judd Winick, un joven autor de c mic se presenta al casting del programa The Real World, un reality show de la MTV en la que un grupo de personas convive en una casa durantes seis meses y es finalmente seleccionado.A su llegada entabla amistad con Pedro Zamora, un joven homosexual de 22 a os de origen cubano y seropositivo desde varios a os atr s Pedro utilizar el programa para sensibilizar a los espectadores en la prevenci n y lucha contra el sida Esta obra autobiogr fica levanta acta de la profunda amistad que surge entre ambos Un libro importante para los j venes y los adultos que se preocupan por ellos School Library Journal Un hermoso relato, un tierno homenaje Le Nouvel Observateur. The best Books Pedro y yo The San Francisco season of The Real World was the best of all time. Hyperbole? Just look at the facts. Sure, the first New York season was good, but it was short and unleashed Eric Nies onto the world. The L.A. season was good, but the people were all annoying, and not in an entertaining way. And obviously, the whole franchise started to go downhill after the third season.But it all came together with the San Francisco cast, which featured mostly intelligent people who could carry on a conversation about any number of topics, and who wouldn’t dream of engaging in on-camera naked hot-tub hookups for the purposes of furthering their “acting” careers (sorry, traumatic flashback to the Las Vegas season). You had the beautiful SF locale, the entertaining drama of Puck, and most importantly, the compelling presence of Pedro Zamora, whose charisma, integrity, and desire to create positive change were equaled only by the impact he had on middle America’s idea of what a person with AIDS, or even just a regular old out gay person, might be like. He was a trailblazer in more than one way.So when this book first came out in 2000, I naturally wanted to read it to learn more about the story—the things that happened off-camera, and after the cameras stopped rolling for good. Pedro and Me definitely delivered in this area. I don’t know why I decided to read it again now, but this time I was more curious about Judd Winick’s abilities as a comic-book artist—something I wasn’t really thinking about the first time around. I know Judd has had a lot of success in this area since the show ended, but since 2000 I’ve read a lot of graphic novels and wanted to know if his work stood up to some of the best of those.Somewhat surprisingly, it absolutely did. I was impressed by both his artistic ability and his skill at telling the story—he effectively conveyed both the fun and the immense sorrow of the situation, and the book is never less than riveting. I was most surprised at his ability to convey emotion through the characters’ faces, possibly some of the most effective work I’ve ever seen in that area. I was constantly studying the faces, trying to figure out exactly how he’d done it. Very, very affecting. Given that it’s been more than 20 years since the show ended, I was a little surprised at how sad the ending still made me (let’s be honest: I cried like a baby), but that’s a testament to both Pedro’s story and Judd’s skill in telling part of it.The copy I read this time was the second edition, released in 2008. In a new Foreword, Judd speculates about how Pedro would feel about the progress that’s been made against AIDS in the years since his death. In particular, Judd excoriates the useless “Abstinence-Only” programs that continue to exert influence in the U.S., despite the fact that they clearly don’t work. An unpleasant online search reminded me that one of their other housemates, Rachel Campos, has been using her platform as a former Real World star to push abstinence, among other aspects of her conservative agenda. How depressing that a person could live with someone like Pedro and yet refuse to learn anything from him. It there’s any justice in the world, Pedro’s message is the one that will continue to resonate across the years.