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Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death

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In 1981 three Mexican-American brothers self-published their first comic book, Love and Rockets, and “changed American cartooning forever” according to Publishers Weekly. Over twenty-five years later it is still being published to critical and commercial success.

Jaime Hernandezs moving stories chronicle the lives of some of the most memorable and fully formed characters the comics form has ever seen. His female protagonists, masterfully delineated with humor, candor, and breathtaking realism, come to life within Californias Mexican-American culture and punk milieu.

In April 2006 Hernandez began serializing his work with the New York Times Magazine—all of which will be collected here in full color. The notoriously private artist has opened his archives for the first time, revealing never-before-seen sketches, childhood drawings, and unpublished work, alongside his most famous Love and Rockets material.

Praise for The Art of Jaime Hernandez:

"The Art of Jaime Hernandez is proof of what I've been trying to convince comics artists to do for thirty years. FEWER lines and less technique with more 'human interest' was, and should still be, the way to approach our craft. Bravo, Jaime, for your body of work! Continue to be yourself." 

J-- ohn Romita Sr., artist, The Amazing Spider-Man

Synopsis:

In 1981 three Mexican-American brothers self-published their first comic book, Love and Rockets, and changed American cartooning forever according to Publishers Weekly. Over twenty-five years later it is still being published to critical and commercial success.

Jaime Hernandez's moving stories chronicle the lives of some of the most memorable and fully formed characters the comics form has ever seen. His female protagonists, masterfully delineated with humor, candor, and breathtaking realism, come to life within California's Mexican-American culture and punk milieu.

In April 2006 Hernandez began serializing his work with the New York Times Magazine--all of which will be collected here in full color. The notoriously private artist has opened his archives for the first time, revealing never-before-seen sketches, childhood drawings, and unpublished work, alongside his most famous Love and Rockets material.

Praise for The Art of Jaime Hernandez:

The Art of Jaime Hernandez is proof of what I've been trying to convince comics artists to do for thirty years. FEWER lines and less technique with more 'human interest' was, and should still be, the way to approach our craft. Bravo, Jaime, for your body of work Continue to be yourself.

J-- ohn Romita Sr., artist, The Amazing Spider-Man

About the Author

Todd Hignite is an acclaimed comics scholar, and founder and editor of the award-winning publication Comic Art. He is the author of In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists (2006), and co-editor of Strips, Toons & Bluesies: Essays in Comics and Culture (2006). He lives in Dallas, Texas.

 

Alison Bechdel is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of the autobiographical graphic novel memoir Fun Home (Houghton Mifflin, 2006).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810995703
Author:
Hernandez, Jaime
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Author:
Hignite, Todd
Author:
Hignite, M. Todd
Author:
Bechdel, Alison
Subject:
Hernandez, Jaime
Subject:
General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Gay & Lesbian
Subject:
Individual Artists - Monographs
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
260 full-color and black-and-white ilust
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
12.25 x 9.00 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 224 pages ABRAMS - English 9780810995703 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 1981 three Mexican-American brothers self-published their first comic book, Love and Rockets, and changed American cartooning forever according to Publishers Weekly. Over twenty-five years later it is still being published to critical and commercial success.

Jaime Hernandez's moving stories chronicle the lives of some of the most memorable and fully formed characters the comics form has ever seen. His female protagonists, masterfully delineated with humor, candor, and breathtaking realism, come to life within California's Mexican-American culture and punk milieu.

In April 2006 Hernandez began serializing his work with the New York Times Magazine--all of which will be collected here in full color. The notoriously private artist has opened his archives for the first time, revealing never-before-seen sketches, childhood drawings, and unpublished work, alongside his most famous Love and Rockets material.

Praise for The Art of Jaime Hernandez:

The Art of Jaime Hernandez is proof of what I've been trying to convince comics artists to do for thirty years. FEWER lines and less technique with more 'human interest' was, and should still be, the way to approach our craft. Bravo, Jaime, for your body of work Continue to be yourself.

J-- ohn Romita Sr., artist, The Amazing Spider-Man

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