XTRA: Cartoonist R. Crumb Rethinks ‘AIDS,’ Rethinks Everything – with David Crowe on ‘The Infectious Myth’
October 28th, 2016

R. Crumb is the best-known “underground” American cartoonist of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He created, among others, ZAP Comix, Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural and Keep on Truckin’. Most people, however, may not know that he is a long-time ‘AIDS’ rethinker, or dissident, and has been since meeting former “How Positive Are You” co-host Christine Maggiore.

In late October 2016, he joined current HPAY co-host David Crowe for a discussion of pretty much everything on David’s “The Infectious Myth” Internet radio show. Somewhere in there are Crumb’s personal impressions of the early history of AIDS. Sex, censorship and racism also come up. Don’t take our word for it; listen for yourself HERE.

Be warned that this interview contains explicit language. You’re not afraid of a little of that, are you?

A few cool things get mentioned along the way, and you can find them yourself: Christine’s book and her husband, Robin Scovill’s, documentary film, for starters. David will provide these free if you write in and tell him what you think about his show. When AIDS Began: San Francisco and the Making of an Epidemic is an excellent book on the history and scientific contradictions. Christine’s confronting of a medical consultant on the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Retro” TV show that implied she was “in denial” is in HPAY Episode 11. She and David also spoke long ago with John Lauritson, whose books Crumb praises.

To explore Crumb’s many books, and to buy stuff, head straight for “The Official Crumb Site.” His most recent book, and the longest, is The Illustrated Book of Genesis.

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