Second Avenue Caper: When Goodfellas, Diva, and Dealers Plotted Against the Plague


By Joyce Brabner; Illustrated by Mark Zingarelli

*Village Voice Best Graphic Novel (2014)*
*Lambda Literary Award Winner - Best LGBT Graphic Novel (2015)*

The renowned graphic-book author Joyce Brabner's Second Avenue Caper is the true story of a tight-knit group of artists and activists living in New York City in the early 1980s who found themselves on the front lines in the fight against AIDS.

Struggling to understand the disease and how they could help, they made a deal with a bona fide goodfella, donned masterful disguises, piled into an "A-Team" van, and set off for the border, determined to save their bedridden friends by smuggling an experimental drug into the United States from Mexico.

With their community in crisis and the world turned against them, this impassioned gang of misfits never gave up hope as they searched for ways to raise awareness and beat the plague. Fast-paced, poignant, and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning illustrator Mark Zingarelli, Second Avenue Caper is a heartfelt tribute to the generation that faced down AIDS.

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Hill and Wang (Nov. 2014)
ISBN-13: 9780809035533
Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 44.5 x 21 cm