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Michael Slocum


Artist - Writer - Activist. Michael Slocum was Director of Publications and Editor of Newsline, a monthly magazine published by the People with AIDS Coalition of New York. Zander Alexander, PWA, was a comic-strip character he created specifically for Newsline. An artist and writer, Michael combined these talents in cartoon form to share his experiences as an African-American gay man with AIDS. With humor and keen observation, Michael explored the issues of disclosure, family difficulties, relationships, fears and challenges that all people living with AIDS can identify. Often painful, sometimes funny, and always poignant, Zander Alexander, PWA is a visual testament of Michael's life, vision and purpose.