Judd Winick, artist and writer and author of the best-selling graphic novel series, Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth and Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World, is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky,
On October 28th, 2015 Richard Wolinsky interviewed Judd Winick in the studios of KPFA on the publication of the first in Judd’s graphic novel series, Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth. A second book in the series, Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World was published in May 2016. And a third book, Hilo: The Great Big Boom will be published in February 2017. Both Hilo books have spent time and continue to spend time on the NY Times Hardcover Top Ten Graphic Novels best-seller list.
Judd Winick is a comic book, comic strip and television writer and artist, and gained fame as one of the housemates on perhaps the best-known season of MTV’s The Real World reality television series, set in San Francisco. Since then, he has become a gay rights and AIDS activist, worked on The Green Lantern and Green Arrow comic books, wrote a graphic novel about his friendship with Pedro Zamora, titled Pedro and Me, and created an animated TV series, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee for the Cartoon Network.
Judd is also the recipient of several awards from the American Library Association and GLAAD. He is married to Pam Ling, whom he met and dated during the Real World: San Francisco season.
A shorter version of this interview aired on Arts-Waves on KPFA and Bookwaves via syndication.
Photo & Illustration courtesy Judd Winick. Thanks, Judd.