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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

Oct 3, 2023

Dennis is joined via Zoom by cartoonist Carlo Quispe, one of the creators of Uranus Comics, who will be showing his work at the New York Queer Zine Fair on Saturday, October 7th. Carlo talks about when he first realized he could draw, winning a prestigious art contest as a kid with a little special help from mom and what it was like to move to the U.S. from Peru at 13. He also talks about his mentors and inspirations, the corner he often cuts in his drawing that comes back to bite him in the as and why he believes cartooning is one of the most intimate art forms. Other topics include: the Showgirl he spotted on the street in New York City, his mother finding his illustrated teenage diary and realizing her son liked guys from the explicit pictures, his religious parents coming around to accepting him just in the last year, the mural he painted in Washington Heights that caused a stir in the neighborhood and the piece of Mickey Mouse merch he's dreamed of all his life but never owned.