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Announcing episode 3 of our Strip AIDS 2020 podcast, hosted by Alexandro Segade!

Each episode features one of the comics artists of Strip AIDS 2020 in conversation with fellow AIDS activists.

Episode 3: Paco

Carlo Quispe with Joey Terrill

Visual AIDS Artist+ Member and HIV advocate Joey Terrill speaks with Carlo Quispe about comics as a tool for addressing fear and stigma in the gay community. They discuss what has changed—and what hasn’t—since the 1980s, and how comics can offer new forms of representation for queer Latinx communities.

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Carlo Quispe's comics include Uranus published by Printed Matter, Inc., Hairy Tales (also an animated short), CARLITO from Paper Rocket Comics and ANITA in WW3 Illustrated issue #51 published July 2020. carloquispe.com@carlo_quispe_art

Chicano artist Joey Terrill is a second-generation native Angeleno, who has been painting and making art for over 30 years. Born in 1955, his work combines influences ranging from his love of pop art to Mexican retablos and 20th century painters ranging from Romaine Brooks to Frida Kahlo as well as the energy, politics and creative synergy of Chicano and queer art circles in Los Angeles. He illustrated several issues of Chicos Modernos from 1989-1992, a Spanish-written comic series emphasizing the importance of safe sex. joeyterrillart.com

Alexandro Segade is an artist and writer based in New York. His graphic novel The Context was published by Primary Information this year, and his podcast Supergay explores the ways that superhero comics have always been queer. Segade is a founding member of the collective My Barbarian, which has a survey exhibition scheduled at the Whitney Museum in 2021, and he is an assistant professor of art at Cornell University. alexandrosegade.net

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A transcript of the conversation will be available soon.

Visual AIDS thanks Carlo Quispe and Joey Terrill for participating in this episode. Special thanks to Alexandro Segade for hosting and consulting on the podcast, and to Fletcher Aleckson for recording and editing. Strip AIDS 2020 is curated by Paul Sammut for Visual AIDS.

Strip AIDS 2020 was funded in part by The New York Community Trust DIFFA Fund. The Strip AIDS 2020 website and related programming is funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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